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Foods That Start With V: 17 Very Awesome Foods

Foods That Start With V: 17 Very Awesome Foods

When you need to make Veronica and Victor really happy, you can surprise them with a dinner that includes all of their favorite foods that start with V!

Why sit around and wonder what all the words are that start with the letter V? 

We have that list for you right here, and it’s VUNDERBAR!

Verily, I say unto you that V words are verbally superior in every way. 

Just ask Val, Vorhees, and Vinnie!

So, why in the world is vodka that popular?

Accordingly, the power of vodka over the years has been largely propelled by its versatility and perceived lack of flavor. Both of these make it a potent ingredient for many mixologists.

But I digress. Vodka refers to a European clear distilled alcoholic beverage. Its varieties originated in Sweden, Russia, and Poland. It is mainly composed of water and ethanol. At times, however, there are traces of impurities and flavorings.

2. Veal

Another popular food from Europe is veal!

Veal is essentially meat from calves (baby cows) that are normally between six and eight months old. 

There are times, too, in which they are sold and consumed far younger. Some of its types include (bob veal and slink veal.) []

Currently, the EU produces about 82 percent of veal internationally!

3. Vienna sausages

Those “mini hot dogs” you like to consume in the wee hours of the night are vienna sausages!

Vienna sausages are a type of sausage originally made in the Austrian city of, well, Vienna. 

Now they tend to be soft, mild-flavored appetizers sold in cans on store shelves.

Here’s a fun fact: These sausages are closely related to Frankfurters, which are produced in, again, Frankfurt, Germany.

Did you also know that the original Vienna sausage was rumored to be produced by a butcher who traveled to Frankfurt? 

Beats me.

4. Vichyssoise

This saucy-sounding food is a cold soup made from onions, cream, potatoes, chicken stock, and purèed leeks. 

VISHY-SWAH was first introduced to the world in America in 1917. 

As you may have already gleaned from its sound, this popular soup’s name was taken after the French town of Vichy.

5. Vanilla

Vanilla ice cream, anyone? Well, we’ll get to that later!

First, what is vanilla? And why is it almost always present in every baking recipe?

For starters, vanilla isn’t a bean! It’s a spice derived from orchids of the genus vanilla, which is mainly obtained from pods of the flat-leaved vanilla, a Mexican species.

Currently, vanilla is the most expensive spice after saffron. The reason behind its ridiculously high pricing is because of how laborious it is to grow it.

In the world of vanilla, nothing ever beats an old-fashioned variety. 

Here’s one that we came up with – vanilla custard recipe.

6. Vermicelli

A noted staple in the pasta universe, vermicelli is a type of pasta that has a similarity with spaghetti. The pasta features long, round strands that are slightly thinner than the latter. 

This makes sense as in Italian, vermicelli literally means “little worms.” On the other hand, it is typically thicker than angel hair pasta. 

Vermicelli is also heavily featured in Vietnamese dishes, like pho and noodle bowls.

We got a lot of fun stuff about vermicelli in this discussion.

7. Vermouth

Still enamored by the fabulousness of vodka? Well, here’s another one for you: vermouth.

Vermouth, which is now experiencing some sort of rebirth, isn’t a spirit, but a wine. A fortified wine, to be exact. As it is, it has alcohol added to it that readily raises the alcohol level. 

Vermouth is then infused or “aromatized” with herbs, roots, and spices. There are also those who prefer theirs in a sweetened form.

8. Vinegar

Universally used in cooking not just for its flavoring qualities, vinegar is also used for its chemical properties.

It has a long list of uses, both in the kitchen and for household cleaning and maintenance. 

Vinegar is an acidic liquid produced via the fermentation of ethanol by acetic acid bacteria.

Need a list of substitutes for Red Wine Vinegar? 

Here are some fun facts about vinegar:

  • Its shelf life is one of the longest of all pantry staples!
  • Its name comes from the Old French words for “sour wine.”

9. Vinaigrette

Now, there’s a reason why this food entry is under vinegar. Please don’t mistake vinaigrette as one!

Vinaigrette, despite its similar sounding name, is a combination of vinegar (or lemon juice), oil, herbs, spices, and other ingredients. 

Want to expand your world of vinaigrette? CookingChew tells you here how to make quick and easy tangy champagne vinaigrette.

10. Velveeta

Oh, love me some Velveeta!

Velveeta refers to a brand name for a processed and particularly salty cheese product. 

It features a softer and smoother texture compared to the non-processed cheese counterpart.

Velveeta is popular in the USA in particular for its easy melting and blending. 

We put together this Chili Dip With Velveeta that is popular for game get-togethers.

If you’re the kind of person who likes to read the facts and figures behind your favorite V foods, this fact sheet from the FDA is for you.

And in case you were curious, learn about whether or not you can freeze Velveeta.

11. Venison

Venison is universally acknowledged as deer meat. 

Nevertheless, this extra-lean meat from deer can also come from any large game animal such as buffalo, caribou, and antelope. 

As venison is quite lean, one has to make sure that it doesn’t get overcooked. 
The grill is easily the best place to cook venison steaks as the intense heat allows for quick cooking times!

Are you planning on serving some mean venison dinners? This list of venison recipes will knock you out!

12. Vanilla Ice Cream

Always remember the goodness that comes from vanilla ice cream. Who’s with me?

Without a doubt the most common albeit consumed ice cream flavor all over the world, vanilla ice cream is made by blending in vanilla essence, alongside eggs (this is optional!), cream, milk, and sugar.

Meanwhile, vanilla ice cream is used in the creation of other flavors like rocky road and fruit punch. 

People would also opt for a vanilla ice cream variety that doesn’t contain sugar or a version that is made low-fat.

13. Verjuice

Verjuice or green juice, as you might have already guessed it, is a highly acidic juice made by pressing unripe grapes, crabapples, or other sour fruits.

There are some who opt for lemon or sorrel juice, alongside herbs and spices for the sole reason of changing the flavor of verjuice.

Cooks would often use verjuice when citrus fruits aren’t available.

14. Vindaloo

Considered as one of the most widely-used recipes in Indian cuisine, vindaloo can be prepared with meat or as vegetarian. 

It originated in India’s Goa region.

A heavily-spiced dish, vindaloo contains pork, chicken, or tofu. 

The Indian variety is notorious for being fiery hot because of the chilies.

If you’re looking to add more texture to your vindaloo, it’s recommended that you add chicken breasts and veggies such as zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes.

15. Vidalia onions

This sweet onion type features a mild flavor and goes just about with almost everything, making it a staple in southern cooking, especially in summer time; it also has a high sugar content.

Vidalia onions are often consumed raw or cooked on sandwiches, salads, and salsas. It’s also served with some meats.

16. Vegetable Oil

The world’s most consumed oil for cooking is more interesting than you might think

Vegetable oil is an oil extracted from many fruits and vegetables, plus seeds, nuts, and grains. 

Apart from it being widely used for cooking, it also adds flavor and assists with texture.

17. Victoria Sponge Cake

This two-layer cake of goodness has a sponge-like airiness in it that is then filled with a layer of jam and whipped cream. Now, isn’t that just crazy decadent?

Victoria sponge cakes are cut in “small sandwiches” and are served similarly. Ever been to London? Well, this treat is notoriously inescapable!

The bottom line

Feeling vastly victorious? 

This list of foods that start with V is a visually appealing tableau of things that you just can’t live without when you want to impress Vaszily, Victoria, and Voltaire.

17 Foods That Start With V

17 Foods That Start With V

CookingChew lists 17 of the most velvety, visually-appealing foods that start with V.


  • Vodka
  • Veal
  • Vienna sausages
  • Vichyssoise
  • Vanilla
  • Vermicelli
  • Vermouth
  • Vinegar
  • Vinaigrette
  • Velveeta
  • Venison
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Verjuice
  • Vindaloo
  • Vidalia onions
  • Vegetable oil
  • Victoria sponge cake


  1. Choose two to three food entries on the list.
  2. Tell us what they taste like or if you used one in cooking.

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