Last Updated on May 16, 2021 by April
Working on your trivia skills? Learning food lists is very useful when it comes to trivia night. For example, being able to list foods that start with D from the top of your head will give you a leg up on the competition. That happens to be the very reason I created this list of D foods!
There are plenty of foods beginning with the letter D, so knowing even half of them should be enough to help you win. From fruits that start with D to vegetables that start with D, this list has them all.
So whether you need to know about desserts, ingredients, or even drinks, you are covered. Enjoy!
Foods That Start With D
Here is the ultimate list of foods starting with D. How many can you list without peaking? You will be surprised how many of these foods you have already heard of.
Dabberlocks are a type of pasta, a chain letter game that dates back to the early 20th century.
A Dagwood sandwich is a meal consisting of many slices of bread with layers of cheese and various other toppings in between.
Dahi vada is a type of Indian dish made from lentil-based dough.
A Daim bar is a chocolate and hazelnut dessert that was first introduced in Germany in 1949.
Dahl is an Indian dish that is also known as dal.
The Damascus bread comes from the Middle East and it has a hard crust on the outside while its inside consists of soft grains.
A Danish pastry consists of rich, buttery dough filled with fruit or cream cheese filling and then topped with icing sugar.
Daikon is a type of Japanese radish that is most often eaten raw in salads.
A damper is a type of bread or cake baked with yeast and wheat flour, which was commonly consumed by Australian settlers during the 19th century.
Danish Pastry Doughnuts
The Danish pastry doughnut includes layers of buttery brioche-like dough that is fried, dusted with sugar, and then iced.
Danish pastry doughnuts are also known as Daims or cream sticks in Australia.
Daiquiri is a cocktail made from rum, sugar syrup, lime juice, and ice cubes.
Dall sheep are eaten by the inhabitants of North America, including Alaska and Canada.
A dal tadka is a popular dish in Indian cuisine that consists of lentils with spices boiled together until they are soft.
The daube provençale is an excellent beef stew from France’s southwestern region.
Damson is a dish that is popular in the United States.
It is a dessert dish that includes jam and bread crumbs, which have been mixed together with butter or margarine.
Dandelion wine is a beverage that has been made in Europe for centuries and is particularly popular in France.
Danish Blue Cheese
The Danish blue cheese can be aged up to two years or more, before being eaten as a delicacy.
Dandan noodles are a type of cheap food that is popular in China.
The Danube rösti is an excellent dish from Europe’s southwestern region.
Dandelion greens are eaten throughout the world, though they are most popular in Europe.
Darjeeling is a type of Indian tea that is black and has a flavor similar to the English breakfast tea.
An example of dark beer would be Guinness, which has been brewing in Ireland since 1759.
Dark chocolate is a type of chocolate that has had many of the sugars removed from it.
Dark Corn Syrup
An example of dark corn syrup is Dixie Crystals, which contains maltose and dextrose.
The dauphine potatoes are shaped like tiny balls with a smooth surface on one side. They are grown in France.
The Danish ham is a type of cured pork that comes from Denmark. It has low amounts of salt compared to the other traditional hams.
Darwin’s barberry is a type of shrub that is common in the Middle East and Asia. It has clusters of small, white flowers with edible berries.
Dates are a popular fruit grown around the world with many different varieties such as date palm or Medjool dates.
Dasheen is a type of tropical vegetable that is related to the taro plant.
The Darjeeling tea comes from a special type of black tea grown in India called Camellia sinensis.
Date plums are a type of fruit that is related to the plum.
Dried fruit is a food product in which fruits have been dehydrated and sugar has often been added. Dried fruits include raisins, apricots, apples, or cherries.
Dauphinoise potatoes are a type of potato dish in which the potatoes are thinly sliced and baked with cream, butter, salt, pepper.
Debbie cakes are a type of cookie that is shaped and baked to look like a doll.
Decaf coffee is a type of coffee that has had its caffeine removed.
A deeknut is a doughnut that is deep-fried or baked and dipped in a sugar-water mixture.
A deli turkey is a type of processed meat product made from cooked, deboned turkey. Raw meat can be purchased in large quantities to make the process more cost-effective. It is often cold-smoked for flavor before being sliced up.
Deer, AKA, venison is eaten in many dishes around the world.
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Demerara is a type of brown sugar made from sugar cane juice and molasses.
Desert King Fig
Desert king figs are a type of fruit native to the southwest and Mexico.
Diacetil is a natural chemical that gives butter its distinctive taste, which some people prefer in their foods as well. It can be found naturally occurring or added during production at varying levels for desired tastes.
Desert limes are a type of citrus fruit that only grows in the Sonoran Desert.
Desert Quandong is a small but delicious fruit that grows in the desert.
Desert yams are a type of tuber grown in the desert.
Duke’s wart is a small, white mushroom that can be found on oak trees. It has medicinal purposes and can also be used as an ingredient for dishes like soups and stews.
Duncan Hines Frosting Mix
Duncan Hine frosting mix is a popular frosting used in many baked goods like cakes and cupcakes.
Detar is a type of fibre obtained from the plant Dendrocalamus strictus.
Deviled eggs are a classic dish of hard-boiled eggs cut in half and filled with a mixture that usually consists of mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper, and paprika.
Dulce De Leche
Dulce de leche is the name for milk or sweetened condensed milk that has been slowly cooked until it becomes caramel-like.
Dewberries are small berries that can be found in the Novembe and December.
Dill pickle is a type of cucumber that has been eaten to help prevent scurvy since 1795 when it was first discovered by James Lind, a Royal Navy surgeon.
Dhokar dalna is a type of Bangladeshi sweet dish that is made from rice flour and various spices.
Dilkush bread is a type of bread eaten in Turkey, which is made from whole wheat flour.
A Danish dressing is a seasoned mayonnaise-type salad dressing that typically consists of vinegar, cream, and other ingredients such as sugar or honey.
Dill is used as a herb, spice, and ingredient for cooking.
Dinosaur Egg Oatmeal Cookies
A Dinosaur egg oatmeal cookie is a type of sweet that can be made with various ingredients such as oats, chocolate chips, or raisins.
Dim Sum Buns (Xiao Long Bao)
The Dim sum bun is a small steamed bun that is often served in a soup-like broth.
Dips are often used as an accompaniment to food.
Ditalini is a type of pasta that is typically shaped like a small tube.
Dirigible Plum Cake
A dirigible plum cake is a type of dessert consisting of a layer of sponge cake and a filling that typically consists of fruit such as plums.
Divinity is a recipe that is a mixture of sugar, egg whites, and corn syrup.
Dolmades are grape leaves stuffed with rice or meat that have been cooked in olive oil.
Dodger is made from beef that is marinated in soy sauce, ginger, and garlic.
Dogfish is a beer that is produced by the Sam Adams Brewing Company.
Dolichos beans are brown lentils.
A doppia coppa is a type of fruit syrup that consists of alcohol and water, as well as juice from fruits such as oranges or lemons.
Dolmas are made from grape leaves that are stuffed with rice, meat, or fish.
A dotty is a type of fruit dessert made from apples and sugar boiled in water for around 15 minutes.
Domsiah rice is a type of rice that is cooked with lentils, as well as other spices.
Doner kebabs are made from spiced meat that is cooked on a vertical rotisserie.
A doughnut is typically a sweet dessert made with deep-fried, ring-shaped dough.
Dosa is made from rice and black lentils.
Doanh Dau Bao Chua Thai
This dish is commonly eaten during the Vietnamese New Year celebrated on the first day of the lunar calendar.
These are smaller, bite-sized doughnuts that have been cut from a larger doughnut shape.
This is yogurt which has probiotics and other nutrients mixed in with it to be consumed as an alternative to milk or juice.
Doub Palm Fruit
Doub palm fruit is a type of palm which is grown in Africa.
These are a variety of Scottish breakfast food that includes baking soda and buttermilk as ingredients.
Doubles are made from two fried dough patties with curried chickpeas and a range of other ingredients.
These are lentils that have been dehydrated before they were packaged.
This is a type of Chinese dish made by boiling dumplings, usually in chicken broth or soy sauce.
Dough is made from a mixture of water and flour that has been kneaded.
A doughboy is a type of savory doughnut that is baked or deep-fried.
Dover sole is a type of flatfish which is found in the North Atlantic.
Draft beer is a type of beer that has been served right out of a keg.
Dragee is a small, round sweet that is made from sugar and oil.
These are cranberries that have been dehydrated before being packaged. Dried grapes can also be used to make this type of dried berry.
Dragon fruit is a delicious fruit that comes from Central America. It is sweet and has many health benefits.
Drop cookies are very small, chewy, and often contain chunks of chocolate or fruit.
Dragon noodles are a popular type of Asian noodle, which can be made in many different styles.
These are peas that have been dehydrated before being packaged and they typically come in a small package with other dried vegetables like carrots. Dried lentils can also be used to make this type of dry pea product.
Dragon Tongue Bean
Dragon tongue beans are a type of bean that is native to China. They have a texture similar to English peas, but they are white and black with stripes.
Dried prunes can come in many forms like whole or diced and then packaged into individual servings for portability – these make an excellent snack.
Drambuie is a traditional Scottish liqueur that was originally created for Sir Walter Scott’s fictional character, “Old Mortality.”
These are apricots in their dried form and they can be found as a snack or used to make other dishes. Dried apricot is also popularly paired with lamb when eaten raw.
Draw soup is a traditional soup served in Scotland that is made with beef stock, potatoes, onion, and any vegetables you have on hand.
Dredge oysters are oysters that are dredged in flour before they are fried.
Dried Fruit Compote
A fruit compote is a mixture of various fresh and dried fruits, boiled down with sugar until the liquid evaporates and becomes thickened to a jam-like consistency.
Dried squid is a type of squid that has been dried to preserve it for future use. Dried squid is often eaten as a snack or used in dishes as an ingredient.
The fat found near the abdomen and under the skin on a duck, which can be rendered down with its own meat into something like lard or bacon grease.
Droewors is a type of sausage from South Africa.
Drum fish are eaten as a delicacy in the United States and are sometimes referred to as drums or drumlets.
The Drunken Chicken is a dish that originated from the Sichuan province of China. The chicken is boiled with soy sauce and other spices including star anise, cloves, cinnamon sticks and peppercorns before being fried.
Drumsticks are a popular type of chicken leg and are usually roasted or fried.
A form of beef that is hung in a humid environment to allow the natural enzymes to break down some of the tough connective tissue, giving it a more tender texture when cooked. The process also concentrates flavors like umami which come from proteins before breaking down.
A lean cut of meat that is tender and has a mild flavor when cooked properly according to recipes.
Drunken shrimp is a type of hot pot dish that is made with shrimp, potatoes, carrots, and other ingredients.
Dubraj rice is a type of rice that is grown in the eastern region of India.
The process for dry aging beef involves hanging it to break down some tough tissue and also concentrate flavors like umami, which come from proteins before breaking down. The meat becomes tender during this process but there are health risks involved so be sure to be careful.
Duff is a type of baked dessert that is made with flour, butter, sugar, and milk.
A dish from the Levant region in Western Asia which has been traditionally served on its own or as a dip for bread because it can be eaten fresh or dried out like nuts. Dukkah typically consists of spices such as cumin, coriander, sesame seeds, and salt.
A type of crab that is native to the Dungeness region in Washington State on the Pacific Coast of North America which can be found in various forms such as live or cooked among other animals like king crab.
Dulse is a type of seaweed that is commonly found in coastal areas, so it can be easily collected. Dulse has a reddish-pink color and may also have purple or black spots on the surface which are actually colonies of algae living symbiotically with the plant.
Dumplings are a type of dough that is made from a variety of ingredients such as flour, eggs, and water. They are typically boiled in water or sometimes deep-fried before eating.
Durian is a fruit that grows in Southeast Asia and has a very strong smell. Durian is typically sold cut into pieces, with the seeds removed to reduce an unpleasant odor of durian that emanates from the flesh.
Durum wheat is a type of wheat that has been ground and then sifted to produce flour. Durum is typically used for making pasta or couscous, as it can be made into noodles without any additional ingredients.
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