Foods, like many other things, have different names based on their origin. These names are good for spicing up your conversations so you don’t have to sound monotonous when writing or talking to people about food.
The shorter the name, the easier it is to pronounce and write, especially when you are texting. In this article, you’ll learn about the 264 popular foods with 5 letters.
264 Foods with 5 Letters
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter A
1. Agave: A plant that is widely used as a sweetener.
2. Aioli: A cold sauce comprising a blend of garlic, salt, olive oil, and eggs.
3. Algae: A casual term for a large and assorted group of photosynthetic eukaryotic organisms.
4. Alton: Home to unique recipes.
5. Ancho: A huge aromatic range of chili pepper, used (typically dried) in dishes of Mexican origin and style.
6. Anise: Also called aniseed or anix, Anise is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae of Eurasian origin.
7. Anjou: Another name for the French wine grape Chenin blanc.
8. Apple: Fruit.
9. Arepa: Arepa is a type of food made of ground maize dough, eaten in the northern region of South America.
10. Aroma: A typical, pervasive, and commonly pleasing or spicy smell the scent of freshly-baked bread.
11. Aspic: A savory gelatin made with meat stock or broth, set in a mold to sheathe other ingredients.
12. Assam: Indian tea.
13. Azuki: An annual vine widely cultivated throughout East Asia for its small bean.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter B
14. Babka: A sweet plaited bread or cake of Jewish origin. It’s common in Poland and Ukraine.
15. Bacon: A salt-cured piece of pork cut from the belly or less fatty parts of the back.
16. Bagel: A bread product originating in the Jewish communities of Poland.
17. Baker: A person who bakes bread and cakes.
18. Basil: A cooking herb of the family Lamiaceae.
19. Baste: A cooking procedure that involves cooking meat with its own juices, a sauce, or a marinade.
20. Beans: Legume dish.
21. Beets: The taproot portion of a beet plant Bento.
22. Berry: A small, pulpy, and often edible fruit.
23. Betty: A traditional American dessert made from fruit Bialy.
24. Bison: A large bovine in the genus Bison within the tribe Bovini.
25. Bland: An unseasoned, mild-tasting, or insipid food.
26. Blend: A mixture of foods.
27. Blini: A Russian pancake usually made from wheat or buckwheat flour and served with smetana, tvorog, butter, caviar, and other garnishes.
28. Boeuf: The culinary name for meat from cattle.
29. Bombe: A frozen dessert normally containing ice cream and formed in layers in a mold.
30. Booze: An alcoholic drink produced by distillation of grains, fruits, vegetables, or sugar.
31. Brats: A type of German sausage made from pork or, less commonly, beef or veal.
32. Bread: A staple food prepared from dough of flour and water, usually by baking.
33. Bream: A species of freshwater and marine fish belonging to a group of genera including Abramis, Acanthopagrus, Argyrops, Blicca, Brama, Chilotilapia, Etelis, Lepomis, Gymnocranius, Lethrinus, Nemipterus, Pharyngochromis, Rhabdosargus, Scolopsis, or Serranochromis.
34. Brill: A species of flatfish in the turbot family (Scophthalmidae) of the order Pleuronectiformes.
35. Brine: A high-concentration solution of salt in water.
36. Broil: A culinary technique of cooking meat or fish by exposing it to direct heat.
37. Broth: Soup.
38. Brown: A square or rectangular chocolate-baked confection Bunch.
39. Bundt: A cake that is baked in a Bundt pan, giving it a typical doughnut shape.
40. Burnt: Burnt Basque cheesecake.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter C
41. Cacao: A small evergreen tree in the family Malvaceae. Its seeds, cocoa beans, are used to make chocolate liquor, cocoa solids, cocoa butter, and chocolate.
42. Cajun: A fish.
43. Candy: A confection that features sugar as a principal ingredient.
44. Caper: A perennial plant that bears rounded, fleshy leaves and large white to pinkish-white flowers.
45. Carne: A sweetened stew of ground beef and minced chiles or chili powder often with beans.
46. Carob: A flowering evergreen tree or shrub in the Caesalpinioideae subfamily of the legume family, Fabaceae.
47. Carve: Cooked meat cut into slices for eating.
48. Cater: Provide people with food and drink at a social event or another gathering.
49. Chaga: Mushrooms.
50. Chard: Green leafy vegetable.
51. Chewy: Chewing gum.
52. Chili: A zesty stew made with chili peppers, meat, tomatoes, and often pinto beans or kidney beans.
53. Chips: Thin slices of potatoes that have been either deep fried, baked, or air fried until crispy.
54. Chive: A perennial plant that’s related to the onion and has slender leaves used for food seasoning.
55. Chuck: An economical cut of beef.
56. Chunk: A thick, solid piece of meat or other types of food.
57. Cider: An alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of apples.
58. Clove: The aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum.
59. Cocoa: Also known as the cacao bean or cacao is the dried and fully fermented seed of Theobroma cacao, from which cocoa solids and cocoa butter can be extracted.
60. Conch: A sea snail.
61. Coors: A beer.
62. Corer: A device for removing the core and pips from an apple.
63. Cosmo: A cocktail.
64. Coupe: A dessert of fruit and ice cream, usually served in a glass goblet.
65. Cream: A dairy product made with the higher-fat layer skimmed from the top of milk before homogenization.
66. Crema: The Spanish word for cream.
67. Crepe: A very thin type of pancake.
68. Cress: A rather fast-growing, edible herb.
69. Crimp: The process of compressing together the side and top crusts of a pie by pinching the pastry together in a fluted pattern.
70. Crisp: Cooked foods, such as pastry and biscuits that are well cooked.
71. Crock: A pottery container used for food and water.
72. Crocs: Crocs pot meals.
73. Crudo: An Italian word for “raw”.
74. Cruet: A small vessel or set of vessels for salt, pepper, oil, or vinegar used at dining tables.
75. Crumb: A tiny piece that falls from bread, cookies, or cake.
76. Cumin: A flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, originating from the Irano-Turanian Region.
77. Curds: A substance comprising casein and other ingredients. It’s obtained from milk through coagulation and used as food or made into cheese.
78. Cured: Cooked food that contains salt, sugar, nitrite, and nitrate. These additions are used for preservation, flavor, and color.
79. Curry: A dish with a sauce seasoned with spices, mainly associated with South Asian cuisine.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter D
80. Dairy: Food products made from milk.
81. Date: A flowering plant species in the palm family, Arecaceae, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit called dates.
82. Decaf: The removal of caffeine from coffee beans, cocoa, tea leaves, and other caffeine-containing materials.
83. Detox: Alternative medicine with various food items.
84. Dicer: An enzyme that in humans is encoded by the DICER1 gene.
85. Dijon: Traditional mustard of France.
86. Diner: A person who dines (as in a restaurant) or who is dining.
87. Dolma: A family of stuffed dishes associated with Ottoman cuisine.
88. Donut: A type of food made from leavened fried dough.
89. Dough: A thick, malleable, sometimes elastic paste made from grains or leguminous or chestnut crops.
90. Dozen: A grouping of twelve food items.
91. Dress: A salad dressing.
92. Drink: Water, beverage, beer, etc.
93. Dulce: The Spanish word for “sweet.
94. Dulse: A red alga.
95. Durum: A tetraploid species of wheat.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter E
96. Eggos: Waffles.
97. Enoki: Mushrooms.
98. Evian: Natural mineral water.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter F
99. Fanta: Beverage.
100. Fudge: A type of sugar candy made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk.
101. Farro: A grain of wheat.
102. Feast: A huge meal.
103. Fiber: A portion of plant-derived food that can’t be totally broken down by human digestive enzymes.
104. Fizzy: A lemon-lime drink.
105. Flake: A chocolate bar.
106. Flaky: A light and thin unleavened pie resembling, but distinct from, puff pastry.
107. Flank: A part of an animal’s body between the ribs and the hip.
108. Float: Singaporean plant-based food company that has developed a plant-based substitute for chicken eggs.
109. Flour: A powder made by grinding raw grains, roots, beans, nuts, or seeds.
110. Fluke: A similar kind of fish from the same family as the winter flounder that is seen as a right-eyed fish.
111. Flute: A traditional Mexican taco made with corn tortilla, potato, cheese, and chicken.
112. Fried: Food cooked with oil.
113. Fries: Pieces of potatoes that have been deep-fried.
114. Frito: A brand of chips.
115. Frost: Ice that is used to decorate cakes and biscuits.
116. Froth: A gelling or stabilizing agent in which air is suspended.
117. Fruit: A seed-bearing structure in flowering plants that is formed from the ovary after flowering.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter G
118. Gumbo: A soup popular in the U.S. state of Louisiana, and is the official state cuisine.
119. Gamey: A strong flavor or smell of game meat, especially when it is high.
120. Gooey: A soft and sticky type of food.
121. Goose: A bird of any of several waterfowl species in the family Anatidae.
122. Gouda: A sweet, creamy, yellow cow’s milk cheese originating from the Netherlands.
123. Gourd: A fruit of some flowering plant species in the family Cucurbitaceae, mainly Cucurbita and Lagenaria.
124. Grain: A small, hard, dry seed – with or without a hull or fruit layer – harvested for human or animal consumption.
125. Grape: A fruit, botanically a berry, of the deciduous woody vines of the flowering plant genus Vitis.
126. Grate: Small shreds of food that have been rubbed on a grater.
127. Gravy: A sauce made from the juices of meats that run naturally during cooking and is often thickened with wheat flour or corn starch for more texture.
128. Graze: a British snack company.
129. Grill: Food cooked on a rack over a source of heat, usually a charcoal fire or ceramic briquettes heated by gas flames.
130. Grist: Grain that has been separated from its chaff in preparation for grinding.
131. Grits: Porridge made from boiled cornmeal.
132. Guava: A popular tropical fruit cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter H
133. Halva: A type of sweet originating from Persia.
134. Herbs: Widely spread groups of plants, exclusive of vegetables and other plants that are grown for macronutrients, with salty or aromatic properties that make them good for flavoring and enhancing food, medicinal purposes, and fragrances.
135. Honey: A sweet, sticky food substance made by honey bees.
136. Hoppy: A beer-flavored almost non-alcoholic drink produced by Kokuka Beverage Company.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter I
137. Icing: A sweet, creamy coating made of sugar and a liquid. It’s used for coating or decorating baked foods, such as cakes.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter J
138. Jello: A range of gelatin desserts, puddings, and no-bake cream pies.
139. Jelly: A lax and rather elastic food product made with gelatin or pectin.
140. Jerky: A lean-trimmed meat that has been cut into strips and dried.
141. Juice: A drink made from the extraction or pressing of the natural liquid contained in fruit and vegetables.
142. Julep: An alcoholic drink, or cocktail, containing bourbon, sugar, water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter K
143. Kasha: Pseudocereal buckwheat or its culinary preparations.
144. Kebab: A type of cooked meat dish that originates from cuisines of the Middle East.
145. Kefir: A fermented milk drink.
146. Kiwis: An edible berry of several species of woody vines in the genus Actinidia.
147. Knish: A traditional Ashkenazi Jewish snack food consisting of a filling covered with dough that is typically baked or sometimes deep fried.
148. Korma: A South Asian dish made with meat or vegetables braised with yogurt, water or stock, and spices to yield a thick pulp or gravy.
149. Kugel: A baked pudding or casserole made from lokshen or Jewish egg noodles or potatoes.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter L
150. Lager: A beer.
151. Latke: A type of potato pancake.
152. Latte: A coffee beverage of Italian origin.
153. Leeks: A vegetable.
154. Lemon: A citrus fruit.
155. Limes: A citrus fruit.
156. Liver: A slippery organ located in the upper right portion of an animal’s abdomen.
157. Lunch: A meal eaten in the middle of the day.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter M
158. Mache: A common corn salad.
159. Maize: A cereal grain.
160. Mango: An edible stone fruit produced by the tropical tree Mangifera indica.
161. Matzo: An unleavened flatbread.
162. Melba: A dessert of peaches and raspberry sauce with vanilla ice cream.
163. Melon: Any of numerous plants of the family Cucurbitaceae with sweet, edible, and fleshy fruits.
164. Mezze: A selection of small dishes served as appetizers.
165. Mince: Beef that has been finely chopped with a knife or a meat grinder or mincing machine.
166. Minty: Having the flavor or aroma of mint.
167. Mirin: A type of rice wine and a common ingredient in Japanese cooking.
168. Mocha: A chocolate-flavored warm beverage that is a variant of a caffè latte.
169. Mochi: A Japanese rice cake.
170. Morel: Edible fungi.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter N
171. Nacho: A Mexican food consisting of fried tortilla chips or totopos covered with melted cheese.
172. Nappe: A French culinary term for sauce.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter O
173. Olive: A species of small tree or shrub in the family Oleaceae.
174. Onion: A vegetable that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.
175. Oreos: A sandwich cookie.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter P
176. Pabst: Alcoholic drink.
177. Paleo: A diet including lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
178. Panko: A type of breadcrumb.
179. Pasta: A type of food made from an unleavened dough of wheat flour mixed with water or eggs.
180. Paste: A thick, soft, moist substance typically produced by mixing dry ingredients with a liquid.
181. Patty: A flattened, usually round, serving of ground meat and/or legumes, grains, vegetables, or meat alternatives.
182. Peach: A deciduous tree.
183. Pecan: A species of hickory.
184. Peeps: Marshmallows.
185. Pekoe: A high-quality black tea.
186. Penne: An extruded type of pasta with cylinder-shaped pieces.
187. Pepsi: A carbonated soft drink.
188. Perch: A fish of the genus Perca.
189. Pesto: A sauce.
190. Pilaf: A rice dish.
191. Pinto: A variety of common beans.
192. Pizza: A dish of Italian origin consisting of a usually round, flat base of leavened wheat-based dough topped with tomatoes, cheese, and often various other ingredients.
193. Plums: A fruit of some species in Prunus subg.
194. Poach: A cooking technique that involves heating food submerged in a liquid.
195. Pollo: A type of poultry.
196. Ponzu: A sauce.
197. Prawn: A small aquatic crustacean with an exoskeleton and ten legs.
198. Prune: A dried plum, most commonly from the European plum.
199. Pulse: A type of legume.
200. Punch: A wide variety of drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic.
201. Puree: Cooked food, usually vegetables, fruits, or legumes, that has been ground, pressed, or blended.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter Q
202. Quaff: An alcoholic drink.
203. Quail: A bird.
204. Queso: A Mexican-inspired appetizer or side dish of thick and creamy melted cheese.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter R
205. Raita: A side dish in Indian cuisine.
206. Ramen: A Japanese noodle dish.
207. Ramps: Wild onions.
208. Reese: A candy brand.
209. Rolls: A small, usually round, or oblong individual loaf of bread served as a meal accompaniment.
210. Rosti: A Swiss dish consisting mainly of potatoes, sautéed or shallow-fried in a pan.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter S
211. Sable: A rotund, barrel-chested antelope with a short neck, long face, and dark mane.
212. Salad: A dish containing mixed natural ingredients with at least one raw ingredient.
213. Salsa: A variety of sauces used as condiments for tacos.
214. Sanka: A brand of instant decaffeinated coffee.
215. Sapor: A flavoring.
216. Saran: A snack.
217. Satay: A Southeast Asian dish of seasoned, skewered, and grilled meat, served with a sauce.
218. Sauce: A liquid, cream, or semi-solid food, served on or used in preparing other meals.
219. Saute: A meal with ingredients that have been fried quickly in a little hot fat.
220. Scone: Baked food made of wheat or oatmeal with baking powder as a leavening agent, and baked on sheet pans.
221. Score: A cut slit on the surface of a piece of meat or any other food.
222. Scrap: Refuse.
223. Scrod: A small cod or haddock, and at times other whitefish.
224. Seder: A ritual feast at the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover.
225. Seeds: An embryonic plant enclosed in a protective outer covering, along with a food reserve.
226. Shake: A sweet beverage made by blending milk, ice cream, and flavorings.
227. Shank: The portion of meat around the tibia of the animal, the leg bone beneath the knee and shoulder.
228. Shirr: An egg without its shell.
229. Shiso: A cultigen of Perilla frutescens, a herb in the mint family Lamiaceae.
230. Shuck: An outer covering such as a husk or pod, especially the husk of an ear of maize.
231. Skate: A fish.
232. Slurp: A type of noodle.
233. Smelt: Seafood with low fat, low calorie, low mercury. It’s a source of vitamin B12, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
234. Smore: Toasted marshmallows and a layer of chocolate inserted between two pieces of graham cracker.
235. Snack: A small portion of food that is usually eaten between meals.
236. Socca: A type of thin, unleavened pancake or crêpe made from chickpea flour.
237. Spear: A plant shoot, especially a pointed stem of asparagus or broccoli.
238. Spelt: A type of wheat.
239. Spice: A seed, fruit, root, bark, or other plant substance primarily used for flavoring or coloring food.
240. Split: Nut butter and fruit spread in an appropriate pack.
241. Sprig: On-demand food startup.
242. Spuds: A potato.
243. Squab: Meat of an immature domestic pigeon.
244. Squid: A mollusc with an elongated soft body.
245. Stale: Food that’s no longer fresh and pleasant to eat.
246. Stalk: The main stem of a herbaceous plant.
247. Steak: A meat generally sliced across the muscle fibers.
248. Steep: Dry ingredients, such as coffee, tea, or spices soaked in liquid.
249. Stein: Beer in the mug.
250. Sugar: Sweet-tasting, soluble carbohydrates.
251. Sumac: Any species of flowering plants in the genus Rhus.
252. Sushi: A Japanese meal of vinegared rice with some sugar and salt.
253. Sweet: Candy.
254. Syrah: A dark-skinned grape.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter T
255. Tacos: a traditional Mexican food consisting of small hand-sized corn- or wheat-based tortilla topped with a filling.
256. Taffy: A type of candy.
257. Tangy: A piquant flavoring.
258. Tater: A potato.
259. Tbone: A steak of beef cut from the short loin.
260. Thyme: An aromatic perennial evergreen herb.
261. Toast: A sliced bread.
262. Toddy: A mixed drink made of liquor and water with honey, herbs, and spices.
263. Toffy: A kind of firm or hard sweet which softens when sucked or chewed.
264. Tonic: A carbonated soft drink.
265. Torta: A group of cakes, pies, flatbreads, sandwiches, or omelets.
266. Torte: A multilayered, cake that is filled with whipped cream, buttercreams, mousses, jams, or fruit.
267. Tripe: An edible lining from the stomachs of various farm animals.
268. Trout: A freshwater fish.
269. Tuber: An enlarged structure used as a storage organ for nutrients in some plants.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter U
270. Unagi: A Japanese freshwater eel.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter V
271. Vegetables: All edible plant matter, including flowers, fruits, stems, leaves, roots, and seeds.
272. Vodka: A clear distilled alcoholic beverage.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter W
273. Wafer: A thin crisp cake, candy, or cracker.
274. Water: A mineral, transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical matter, which is the main constituent of Earth’s hydrosphere and the fluids of all known living organisms.
275. Wheat: A cereal grain that is a worldwide staple food. It’s used for making bread.
276. Wings: Chicken wings.
277. Wurst: A ground (minced) meat sausage.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter X
278. Xigua: Chinese word for watermelon.
279. Xouba: A fried stewed sardine.
280. Xerus: Squirrel meat.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter Y
281. Yeast: Eukaryotic, single-celled microorganisms classified as members of the fungus kingdom.
282. Yodel: A frosted, cream-filled cake.
Five-Letter Food Names Starting with Letter Z
283. Zesty: Salad dressing.