Foods that start with A

There is a lot of stuff to eat in the world but choosing the right meal at the right time is important. Do you want to know all the foods that start with A? No, really? have you ever thought of knowing how many foods are actually out there in the world to eat? Well, this article is going to be a lot of fun.

Our website is a hub of well-curated articles about everything you can devour. They are systematically arranged and are fun to read. In this article, we are going to tell you about all the healthy foods that start with A.

1. Axoa

Descendants of civilization with mysterious origins, the Basques are fiercely attached to a culture, language, and culinary traditions that they pass on from generation to generation. The axoa, especially served on fair days, is its most famous emblem.

The gastronomy of the Basque Country, made with local products of exceptional quality, including red-headed Manech lamb, pie noir pork, or the famous Espelette pepper, is renowned for its refinement.


2. Avocado Toast

The sandwiches with avocado or avocado toast were invading social networks for several years. Today I’m offering you my favorite version of avocado toast, as they say all over the world and on the internet: avocado and poached egg toast! As effective for competition breakfasts as for sweet dinners. The mixture of the roundness of the avocado, the crunchiness of the bread, the flowing of the egg yolk caught up by the fondant of the bread crumbs… Gluttony galore! 

poached eggs with avocado and toast

3. Asopao de pollo

Another one in the list of foods that start with A is Asopao. It is a Puerto Rican dish made from chicken soup with oregano, garlic, pepper, ham, onions, okra, olives, and tomatoes.

Chicken Asopao de pollo

4. Arancini

Arancini is a traditional Sicilian dish. These are fried rice balls stuffed with meat stew, mozzarella, and green peas. The name comes from the shape and color that resembles oranges.


5. Apáki 

The “apáki” is made from pork. It is first marinated for two or three days in strong vinegar made of Cretan wine; it is then smoked with aromatic herbs and wrapped in a layer of spices and herbs in order to obtain an aromatic taste. It can be eaten as it is or warm-up for a few minutes in the pan, in the oven, or on the grill. 

Apaki smoked pork

6. Alphabet soup

The alphabet in this soup from the first letter to the last letter is equally tasty because it is made from high-quality flour and eggs. 

And there are so many letters! In addition to this, interesting pasta, the combination of carefully selected spices and dried vegetables gives the soup a great taste. 

Alphabet Soup

7. Alu Gobi

Familiar vegetables will open up in front of you from a new side, you just have to add oriental spices.. Alu gobi a traditional Indian dish is a combination of stewed potatoes with cauliflower. Serve with rice or flatbread.

Aloo gobi

8. Ab Moo

Ab Moo is a dish prepared with fresh pork. Bring to mix with seasonings. then wrapped in banana leaves Like Aeb Ong, Aeb Pla, Aeb Kung, cooked by grilling or grilling with low heat until the inside is cooked, unlike other types of Ab is Ab pork with additional ingredients, namely chicken eggs.

ab moo

9. Abodo

You can make adobo from chicken with whole chicken eggs. But, in my opinion, the most delicious and at the same time, the simplest adobo option is only from chicken.

In essence, adobo (borrowed by the Filipinos from Spanish cuisine) is not so much one particular dish as a whole class of dishes and even, in a broader sense, a certain technique for preparing stews.

 Abodo Chicken

10. Abgoosht

Abgoosht is in the category of nutritious and delicious Iranian foods that are cooked in different cities and regions with different ingredients and spices. The stew is made from lamb, chickpeas, onions and beans.


11. Agave Syrup

Agave syrup is a healthy alternative to sugar and is mainly used to sweeten drinks or other liquid dishes. To make agave syrup, the core of the agave is first crushed and then juiced. 

The juice obtained is boiled down until a light syrup is produced. When the juice is boiled down, it loses water, which means that it has a longer shelf life. Since agave syrup is a purely natural product, no artificial additives or sweeteners are used in its manufacture. Like rice syrup or maple syrup, it is also suitable for a vegan diet.

agave syrup

12. Ambrosia

Ambrosia is not only food for the ancient Greek gods, but also for mere mortals. This is the name of the amazingly tasty fruit salad, which is very popular in the United States. As a rule, this is a salad of pineapple and tangerines (or sweeter clementines) with the addition of mini marshmallow marshmallows, coconut, nuts, dressed in whipped cream. If you wish, of course, you can add other fruits or berries and season them with curd cheese, cottage cheese, or yogurt.


13. Andagi

Andagi is a deep-fried donut made with eggs, sugar, and flour – an Okinawan specialty. When deep-roasted, the round balls crack along lines that resemble emojis, which is why donuts are considered a good fortune in Okinawa and are used for many happy occasions such as engagements and birthdays. You will also notice that these donuts will be thicker than regular donuts.


14. Angel Food Cake

A cake that is light, impressive in volume, delicious and healthy, because it does not contain fat and cholesterol. The difference with other cakes is that it is made without butter and without egg yolks. It is high in protein and is usually served with whipped cream, red fruit, or jam.

Angel Food Cake

15. Apple Cake

From just a few ingredients such as apples, flour, eggs, and vanilla pudding powder, a dough is created in around 15 minutes that bakes into what is probably the most delicious apple cake in the world in just under 45 minutes. Incidentally, it tastes best with local apples! 

Apple Cake

16. Ashure

Also known as Noah’s pudding. This is one of the oldest dishes in Turkish cuisine. According to legend, it was Noah who prepared it on the 10th day in his ark from the remaining products at his disposal. The ingredients are indeed off-suited, but they all come together in the best way.

ashure and noah's pudding

17. Aioli

Aioli is a type of mayonnaise. But, unlike the mayonnaise we are used to, garlic is certainly added to aioli. Aioli is prepared in almost the same way as ordinary mayonnaise, but exclusively by hand: in a mortar, without a blender and a garlic press. And it is served cold with fish and vegetable dishes, salads with potatoes, meat, fish and seafood.


18. Alfredo Sauce

This creamy cheese sauce is a lifesaver for the dry game, especially yesterday’s scraps. Slice leftover fried game into strips (much like beef stroganoff), or grind the raw game and quickly sauté the minced meat in olive oil over high heat. And then put the prepared meat in hot sauce, heat it up a little, and here’s a great companion for pasta or filling for “white” pizza.

 Alfredo Sauce

19. Aligot

Aligot is a French dish made from cheese mixed with mashed potatoes. It can be used both as an independent dish and as a side dish. The main requirements for the cheese are that it should be soft, easy to melt, and not too salty.


20. Anejo Cheese

Its name means “ripe cheese” and is the mature version of Queso Fresco.

In the past, it was made exclusively from goat’s milk but today, due to the high demand, it is also made from cow’s milk. It has a solid chewy texture but at the same time, it is fragile. Its taste is salty and intense with notes of herbs and very often it is enriched by wrapping the cheese with paprika. It is usually used grated in various dishes.

anejo cheese

21. Antipasto

The variety of antipasto dishes is so great that in many restaurants chefs serve “antipasto misto” – a dish for the company, combining a variety of antipasto options, in which each guest will choose something to their liking: thin slices of meat, olives with slices of Parmesan cheese, breadsticks wrapped in pieces of ham, goat cheese, mozzarella cubes with anchovies, seasoned with paprika and olive oil. Slices of traditional Italian focaccia or bread with olives or cheese are typical companions of vegetable antipasto. Salad can also be served as an antipasto.

Antipasto | Richard Ricciardi | Flickr

22. Apple Sausage

The sausage turns out to be bright, tasty, aromatic, and most importantly, healthy without dyes, preservatives, artificial flavors, and flavor enhancers. The basis of this sausage is chicken and apples, as well as nuts. And therefore, you can safely treat even small children with this delicacy.

Chicken Apple Sausage

23. Asiago Cheese

Asiago is one of the most popular hard cheeses in Italy, and it is also one of the oldest. Incredibly, the birth of this cheese dates back 1000 years, although then it was made not from cow’s (as it is now), but from sheep’s milk. Ideal Asiago has a light beige color and grainy texture with many small holes all over the surface.


24. Almond Butter

Almond butter is one of those magical ingredients that once you discover it you wonder how you lived a life without it! It is the secret ingredient that will transform the texture and taste of your smoothies, take off your pastry, become a quick snack spread on a slice of banana bread, or replace a dessert when you dip a date in it.

almond butter

25. Abalon

Abalon is a small mollusk with a single shell. In shape, it resembles a human ear, which is why it is called that. Its meat is white on the outside and yellowish on the inside. The meat goes well with various side dishes – rice, potatoes, noodles, vegetables. It can be boiled, stewed, fried, and baked. A beautiful shell can be used as a decoration for a dish.

26. Acaí berry

Acai berries are a family of super-foods. Acai berries are the fruit of the Brazilian palm. The appearance of the Acai fruit is reminiscent of the American blueberry or blueberry. However, in contrast to them, this berry has quite large seeds. The fruit is hard and its taste is a combination of the well-known forest berries with chocolate.

Acai berries

27. Ahi Tuna

When it comes to fish and seafood, Ahi tuna is one of my favorites! High in protein and low in fat, plus it’s absolutely delicious! There are different variations of cooking ahi tuna. You can add rice, vegetables, spices, the main thing is to leave the main ingredient of freshly salted tuna, seasoning it with soy sauce, sesame oil, and green onions.

ahi tuna

28. Ackee

This exotic fruit is popularly dubbed the “vegetable brain” for the appearance of an edible core, it really resembles the appearance of the human brain, as well as the kernel of a walnut. Boiled ackee is eaten with jerky fish or bacon, vegetables, and spices. Ackee is often served with toasted breadfruit or pancakes.

Ackees, half of the Jamaican national dish

29. Albacore Tuna

Albacore is a type of tuna. In another way, it is called long-feather, and in Spain, it is called bonito (translated as “beautiful”, thanks to the silvery scales shining in the sun). If albacore is served as a main dish, it is best to cut it into large slices. It goes well with various sauces, marinades, and side dishes like rice, potatoes, noodles, and others.

It can also be served with vegetables – red or green peppers, tomatoes. It will not be superfluous to season the meat with salt, spices, and fresh herbs – dill or onions.

albacore tuna

30. Almonds

Almonds can be eaten on their own, with salt or sugar (honey). This nut is perfect for decorating desserts, giving a spicy taste to salads, boiled or fried vegetables. Ground almonds are used in baked goods and for thickening soups, goulash, and sauces.


31. Amanatsu

This fruit is often eaten pure. But in Japan, it is also used to make jams and spreads. Because of its strong aroma and the balance between sweetness, acidity, and bitter substances, it is also a good basis for very aromatic, alcoholic drinks. The sweet, tart wine made from Amanatsu citrus fruits is also very popular in Japan. The bowl can be used to refine dishes and seasoning.

Amanatsu fruit

32. Anchovies

Anchovies are small fish without a smell. Anchovies are also eaten neat or on sandwiches – they are especially good on porous bread fried until golden brown. Some people stuff olives with Anchovies.


33. Angus Beef

Angus is the best beef for preparing steaks. Juice, softness, ideal structure of meat, the most delicate taste, and alluring aroma – all these are the characteristics of appetizing steaks from this beef. Many other dishes can also be prepared from marbled meat: burgers, kebabs, cutlets, sauté whatever! 

Angus Beef

34. Apples

Yes, how can we miss apples in the list of foods that start with A? It is better not to combine apples with milk, kefir, fermented baked milk, and other fermented milk products – this is fraught with bloating. Ideally, with dough, nuts, non-acidic fruits such as bananas, poultry. Baked apples help you digest fatty foods faster.


35. Artichoke

The use of artichoke in cooking is very diverse: it is served both as a main course and as a side dish. Pizza and salads are made from it, added to pies and bread. Some restaurants make desserts from it.



That’s all about the foods that start with A and that’s a lot of stuff to each. I didn’t even know that some of those things existed in the first place. I hope you enjoyed this list too and if you wish to add something, you can do this in the comments section and I’ll look into it. You can also check out other lists about fruits and vegetables on our website.

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