Foods That Start With O

The fifteenth letter of the alphabet has quite a few foods with names starting with it. Though there are not many fruits and vegetables, many amazing appetizers, main course dishes, and desserts begin with an ‘O.’ Check the following list to find out what they are.

Foods That Start With O

List of Foods Beginning With O




  • Oats

Meat, Fish, and Seafood

  • Offal (A common name for organ meats)
  • Oxheart
  • Oxtail
  • Octopus
  • Opakapaka Fish
  • Orange Roughy
  • Opah
  • Oyster
  • Ormer
  • Oreo Fish


  • Ossau-Iraty
  • Oaxaca Cheese
  • Olivet Cendré

Sauces, Spices, and Condiments

  • Olive Oil
  • Oregano
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Orange Zest
  • Oriental Five-Spice Powder (Chinese spice blend with cloves, fennel seeds, star anise, Sichuan pepper, and Chinese cinnamon)
  • Okonomiyaki Sauce (Japanese savoury sauce)

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Foods)

Snacks, Appetizers, and Side Dishes

  • Omelet
  • Oreos
  • Onion Rings
  • Oatcake (Scottish staple food made with oatmeal, similar biscuits or crackers)
  • Ogi (Nigerian fermented cereal pudding)
  • Okroshka (Russian cold soup with vegetables, eggs, and meat)
  • Ochazuke (Japanese dish with rice and green tea)
  • Ohitashi (Japanese side dish with blanched greens in soy sauce)
  • Olan (South Indian vegetable dish with ash gourd, coconut milk, and black-eyed peas)
  • Onigiri (Japanese rice ball)
  • Örgü Peyniri (Turkish braided cheese)
  • Oondees (Indian sweet breakfast dish made with rice or semolina)
  • Opekanec (Slovakian leavened baked sweet dish)

Main Course Dishes

  • Ogbono Soup (Nigerian soup with ground ogbono seeds, vegetables, and meat)
  • Orzo Pasta (Small rice-shaped pasta used in Italian and Mediterranean dishes)
  • Oeufs en Meurette (French dish with poached eggs in a rich red wine sauce, with mushrooms and onions)
  • Oil Down (Grenadian one-pot stew with meat, coconut milk, and breadfruit)
  • Okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake, often with seafood, meat, and cabbage)
  • Okowa (Japanese glutinous rice dish with meats and vegetables)
  • Omurice (Japanese dish featuring fried rice wrapped in an omelet and served with ketchup)
  • Oyakodon (Japanese rice bowl topped with chicken and egg)
  • Ou Tenga Maas (Tangy Indian fish curry from the region of Assam)
  • Obusuma (Kenyan name for Ugali, an African staple dish made with maize flour)
  • Ox Bone Soup (Korean broth with meat and vegetables)
  • Ossobuco (Italian dish with braised veal shanks)

Sweets and Desserts

  • Opera Cake (French layered cake)
  • Olive Oil Cake
  • Osmanthus Cake (Chinese rice flour pastry)
  • Oblea (Spanish sandwich wafer with sweet filling)
  • Ovos Moles de Aveiro (Portuguese dessert with sugar and egg yolks)
  • Obbattu (Puran Poli, Indian sweet flatbread dish)
  • Oshiruko (Japanese dessert with red bean soup and mochi)
  • Osumashi (Japanese clear soup with vegetables and meat broth)
  • Oliebol (Dutch deep-fried donut, similar to beignets)
  • Oeufs à la Neige (Floating Island; French dessert featuring meringue floating on custard)

Drinks and Beverages

  • Orange Juice
  • Oat Milk
  • Oolong Tea
  • Ouzo (Greek anise-flavored liqueur, typically served as an aperitif)
  • Orgeat Syrup


What are some popular Christmas foods that start with ‘O’?

Oliebol, the Dutch festive-looking deep-fried donuts, are typically served during Christmas. In Slovakia, the sweet opekanec is typically prepared on the day before Christmas to be eaten as a fasting food.
When it comes to American cuisine, there are not many ‘famous’ Christmas dishes with ‘O.’ Still, the oyster stew is especially popular during the holiday season in the southern states. In New England, the same oyster stew is a favorite during Thanksgiving.

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