List of Foods Starting with B

The letter B is the second letter of the English alphabet. Here is a list of foods that begin with the letter B, along with their definitions.

Common Foods Beginning with B

  • Bacon: A form of cured and unsmoked pork, usually cut into strips. Often eaten fried.
  • Bagel: A bread of Jewish origin consisting of a small, sweet roll made with wheat flour and formed into the shape of a circle.
  • Baked Beans: A dish of white beans baked in sauce.
  • Baked Potato: A potato that has been baked in its own skin, usually in an oven.
  • Bamboo Shoots: The edible shoots of bamboo plants.
  • Banana: A fruit from plants of the genus Musa.
  • Barbecue: Food cooked on an open fire with coal or wood smoke.
  • Barley: A type of cereal grain.
  • Basil: An herb used for seasoning.
  • Batter: A mixture of flour and liquid, usually with added eggs. Often used for frying foods.
  • Beancurd: A food made from mashed soya beans. Also known as ‘tofu’.
  • Beans: A group of legumes commonly eaten as a food.
  • Beef: The meat of a cow, bull, or ox.
  • Beefsteak: A steak cut from the meat of a cow.
  • Beet: A purple-coloured vegetable.
  • Bell Pepper: A pepper which is red, green, yellow, orange or purple in color.
  • Berry: A small fruit that grows on a shrub and is edible.
  • Biscuit: A dry cake that has been baked and can be broken into small pieces.
  • Black-Eyed Peas: A legume that grows in pods.
  • Blackberry: A type of berry with a black color.
  • Blackcurrant: A small, tart, dark red fruit with seeds on the inside.
  • Blueberry: A berry with a blue-grey color.
  • Bone marrow: The soft, fatty substance found inside bones of animals. It is usually roasted or cooked as a meal in its own right.
  • Boniato: A kind of sweet potato.
  • Borracho Beans: A dish of beans cooked in a spicy sauce.
  • Bouillon: A soup stock made by boiling meat or vegetables in water.
  • Boysenberry: A hybrid berry that is larger than a red raspberry and smaller than a blackberry.
  • Bran: The hard outer layer of cereal grain.
  • Bread: A food made from a mixture of flour and water. Usually baked until hard with a crust.
  • Brisket: Met cut from a cow’s chest, from the area between the ribs and under the neck.
  • Broccoli: A vegetable consisting of a head of small flower buds.
  • Brown Rice: A type of rice with a brown color.
  • Brownie: A type of small, square chocolate cake.
  • Brussels Sprouts: A vegetable that grows in a small, round shape.
  • Buckwheat: A plant with seeds that are eaten as food.
  • Buffalo Wing: A food consisting of chicken wings coated in hot sauce.
  • Bulgur: Wheat grains which have been steamed, dried and crushed.
  • Bun: A small, soft, round bread roll.
  • Burger: A sandwich consisting of a cooked patty of ground seasoned beef served on a bun.
  • Butter: A dairy product made from the fat of milk or cream.

British Foods Beginning with B

  • Bangers And Mash: A traditional Sunday dinner dish of sausages, mashed potatoes and gravy.
  • Black Pudding: A sausage made from blood, fat and oatmeal.
  • Bread And Butter Pudding: A pudding made of bread and milk with raisins.

European Foods Beginning with B

  • Beef Bourguignon: [French] A stew of beef with onions, mushrooms, and red wine.
  • Bisque: [French] A creamy, smooth soup made from shellfish.
  • Bouillabaisse: [French] A fish stew.
  • Bruschetta: [Italian] Thin slices of crusty bread toasted lightly on one side and rubbed with garlic.

Mexican Foods Beginning with B

  • Burrito: Tortilla filled with typical Mexican food, stewed meat, rice, beans or other ingredients mixed together.

Indian Foods Beginning with B

  • Bhaji: A variety of vegetable dishes, fried in batter and sometimes prepared with curry sauce, served with rice or flat bread.
  • Biryani: A rice dish cooked with spices and sometimes meat or poultry in a spicy gravy and served with raita.

Oriental Foods Beginning with B

  • Bean Sprouts: A sprout which is harvested from the mung bean. The green sprouts are used in stir fries, soups or as a garnish.
  • Bok choy: Leafy vegetable with thick white stalks and light green tops.

Middle Eastern Foods Beginning with B

  • Baba Ganoush: An eggplant purée, usually served with pita or flat bread.
  • Baklava: A flaky pasty filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey.

African Foods Beginning with B

  • Bobotie: [South African] A casserole dish containing miced meat, spices, and egg yolk.
  • Boerewors: [South African] A sausage spiced with coriander and pepper.