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23 Fantastic Foods That Start With F

23 Fantastic Foods That Start With F

Wait, are you looking for foods that start with the letter F?

You’re in for a fantastic, fabulous, far-out treat! 

On the heels of featuring foods that start with E, it’s time to proceed to the next letter of the alphabet! 

Feel around for the five-star rating at the bottom of this post if we served up some of your new favorite F foods!

In this list, you’ll be able to find no less than 23 compelling food items that you’ll soon get to know.

This guide includes drinks, fruits, vegetables, and anything else that’s edible. 

1. Figs

Figs are fruits that come from the ficus tree found mostly in the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

It has a sweet flavor profile with a chewy and soft texture often used as a sweetener.

You can also add them to salads or partner them with cheese. 

Learn even more about this fancy fig fruit here on CookingChew.

Here’s my simple recipe for delicious honey roasted figs!

2. Flan

Also known as crème caramel or caramel custard, flan is a sweet dessert.

Boasting a caramel topping and custard base coming from milk, eggs, and sugar.

It’s a popular treat in European and Latin countries and often served during the late afternoon meal.

You’ll find a flan recipe from this list of Puerto Rican recipes.

3. Fries

Considered one of the all-time favorites, fries are essentially potatoes cut into long strips, deep-fried until they reach golden-brown perfection!

Sprinkled with seasonings often made from garlic salt, onion salt, and paprika and a turn or two of black pepper, you can make these at home in an air fryer, too.

Easy peasy and super delicious.

4. Fried Chicken

Also called Southern fried chicken, this comfort food features chicken pieces coated with seasoned flour or batter.

These pieces are deep-fried to a golden brown.

It has a crispy texture on the outside and juicy on the inside that’s so tempting and heavenly!

You can serve them beside your favorite biscuits, mac and cheese, and baked beans. 

Fried chicken is popular all over the United States. 

5. Fruit Salad

Fruit salad can be a creamy and sweet dessert or side dish made with greek yogurt, berries, apple, and pineapple chunks.

Fruit salad can also be a simple tossed variety of cut-up fruit, from economical apples and bananas, strawberries, grapes, and orange pieces.

Since fruit is so versatile, you can add a poppyseed dressing, just a squeeze of lemon to help it keep its color and add a bite of acid, or nothing at all.

Apart from being a good dessert, fruit salad is also best served as an appetizer and a side for a summer party. 

I serve fruit salad year round, next to a charcuterie board, on the salad table, or just as an appetizer when family comes over.

6. Fudge

Fudge is a creamy dessert that’s one of the best fixes for sweet cravings.

It’s packed with milk, sugar, and butter for starters, and other flavors are added, like chocolate, peanut butter, vanilla, peppermint and more.

Super sweet and dense, fudge makes a great finger food eaten in small amounts.

7. Fajitas

Fajitas are a filling dish deemed as one of the most popular Tex-Mex dishes.

They’re made from any grilled meat (think chicken, beef, or shrimp) usually served wrapped inside a flour tortilla and different savory fillings.

You can partner them with guacamole, sour cream, salads, and even salsa. 

This tex-mex quinoa salad recipe we created makes a great side with fajitas.

8. French Onion Soup

French onion soup is generally served as an appetizer to a multi-course meal.

Due to its heavy onion flavor profile, it often outshines the spotlight of your main courses.

The dish is great when paired with hearty salad such as Caesar salad or roasted vegetable salad. 

9. Feta Cheese

Feta is a kind of soft, white cheese made from either sheep or goat’s milk.

It features a crumbly and has a slightly grainy texture with a tangy, salty, lemony, and rich taste that develops over time.

You can include feta cheese in salads, soups or use it crumbled in pies and galettes. 

10. Fritters

Fritters are small pancakes composed of bits of meat, seafood, vegetables, or even fruits coated with a batter and then deep-fried.

Sometimes the breading is mixed in, like in this recipe for Baked Cheesy Zucchini Fritters. 

And they can be baked or pan-fried, a tasty substitution.

And they are so good, it’s hard to tell they have vegetables in ’em.

11. French Bread

French bread is typically created from wheat flour, water, salt, and yeast.

It is long and narrow and features a chewy crust on the outside with a light and soft crumb inside.

12. Farce

Farce or chicken farce is a mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with herbs, spices, and other ingredients such as pistachio nuts, butter, parsley, and truffles. 

13. Frittata

Frittata is an Italian dish that’s made mainly from eggs, seasoned vegetables, and cheese.

It’s cooked slowly over a slow heat, unlike an omelet that’s cooked quickly at a high temperature.

Frittata is perfect for brunches and can feed large groups.

14. Fruit Cake

Fruit cake is one of the desserts to enjoy and serve during the holiday season.

A traditional fruitcake is usually a dense pound cake base that includes rum-soaked dried fruit, citrus zest, and candied ginger.

Top with a light apricot glaze or whole pecans to improve its flavor and texture. 

The U.S. is torn on whether fruit cake is a lost tradition or one that is still a family favorite. 

Do you like fruit cake? 

15. Frumenty

Frumenty is a type of hot porridge created from wheat or barley cooked in milk or broth with cinnamon and sugar seasonings.

It’s a popular recipe found in medieval Western European cuisine.

16. Fricandeau

Fricandeau is a kind of dish made from beef loin or veal that’s being larded, braised, or roasted.

The recipe is often surrounded by potatoes and other vegetables like grilled asparagus.

If you’re running out of veal, you can use pork and other meats as a substitute. 

17. Frappe

Frappe is a sweet, refreshing beverage that combines milk and espresso.

It’s served with whipped cream and sweet toppings.

18. Fish

Fish is a staple food that many food enthusiasts love throughout the world.

A few of the species known in the food world are catfish, crawfish, salmon, and COD.

Fish is often cooked, and some kinds are eaten raw, like sushi. 

19. Fairchild Tangerine

Fairchild tangerine is a hybrid of Clementine mandarin and Orlando tangelo.

It’s smaller than most oranges, but the fruit features a rich and sweet flavor with a few seeds.

You can use it in salads, desserts, and main dishes.

20. Feijoa

Also known as pineapple guava, feijoa is a fruit that comes from Acca sellowiana, a small tree or shrub in the myrtle family.

It can be found mostly in southern Brazil, northern Argentina, western Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Its flesh and pulp can be eaten raw and be included in puddings, dumplings, pies, fritters, and cakes. 

21. Fengyuan Eggplant

Fengyuan eggplant is a member of the nightshade family, Solanaceae.

Its long and slender flesh has a mild and sweet flavor when cooked.

This type of eggplant is best for grilling, stewing, roasting, and even baking.

22. Fennel

Fennel is a vegetable that comes from the carrot family.

It’s native to the Mediterranean region and one of those popular vegetables used in Italian cuisine. 

Fennel has a mild flavor and crunchy texture, perfect for sauteing, braising, and baking.

23. Fenugreek

Fenugreek is a type of plant that belongs to the Fabaceae family.

It features a distinctive maple syrup flavor and subtle bitterness.

The plant is an essential ingredient for several dishes…

…especially in Indian recipes such as aloo methi (Indian curry), methi dal (stew), and sprouted fenugreek salad. 

The bottom line

Whether you’re trying to answer the question for a game or you’re just curious about those food items, everything that you need in this F Food guide is right here!

What are you waiting for?

Add them to your next grocery shopping list now!

23 Foods That Start With F

23 Foods That Start With F

This definitive guide features 23 foods that start with the letter F, including drinks, fruits, vegetables, and anything else that's edible.


  • Figs
  • Flan
  • Fries
  • Fried chicken
  • Fruit salad
  • Fudge
  • Fajitas
  • French onion soup
  • Feta cheese
  • Fritters
  • French bread
  • Farce
  • Frittata
  • Fruitcake
  • Frumenty
  • Fricandeau
  • Frappe
  • Fish
  • Fairchild tangerine
  • Feijoa
  • Fengyuan eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Fenugreek


  1. Pick two food items that you haven't tried before. 
  2. Include them on your next grocery shopping list.

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