List of Foods That Start With T

Foods beginning with T include a wide variety of beverages, as well as many fruits, vegetables, sauces, and other delectable items. What number do you know?

To see how many you got correct and which ones you missed, look at the list below.

1. Tabasco

We start things off on a spicy note with Tabasco. It is a spicy red pepper that comes in different forms; some are long, some are small, some are thin, and some are bigger. The most common use of Tabasco is the sauce, which many of us love for its hot and spicy flavor.

2. Tabbouleh

A less commonly known food, Tabbouleh, is a salad known by most salad lovers. It is made using onions, parsley, tomatoes, lemon juice, mince, bulgar wheat, and olive oil. The salad is usually served together with chicken, barbecued lamb, or traditionally with some cos lettuce.

3. Table Spread

This is just like butter or margarine. The only difference is that this table spread is made from plant oils. It is a good option for those who are controlling their fat intake because it contains less fat. It is, in effect, a healthier alternative for spreading foods.

4. Tacos

It is a traditional Mexican food with either corn or wheat and a filling. The taco has a filling that can be anything you want, including minced meat, chicken, or vegan foods. You can also fill the tacos with condiments like onions, tomatoes, salsa, and lettuce.

5. Taffy

Candy lovers now is your time. Taffy is a candy made by pulling and stretching boiled sugar, butter, or vegetable oil, flavoring, sweeteners, and food color. The mixture is left to aerate after the process, resulting in chewy and fluffy candy.

6. Tagliatelle

This list would not be complete without an Italian dish, and Tagliatelle is here to fill that void. It is a cuisine made using a long and flat-ribbon pasta dish. It is traditionally added to pork or beef dishes. You can also use different sauces, meats, or vegetarian dishes.

7. Tahini

This is a Middle Eastern specialty served with many Mediterranean dishes. It is made by grinding sesame seeds into a thick paste. Tahini is low in calories but rich in nutrients.

8. Taleggio

It is an Italian cheese that is considered a favorite among many thanks to its flavorful addition to any dish. It is smear-ripened and semisoft. The cheese has a strong flavor and a thin crust and is a great addition to salad dishes and charcuterie boards.

9. Tamari

Also, known as Shoyu in Japan, Tamari is among a range of Japanese soy sauces. It is a flavorful sauce made through fermenting soybeans using brine and a special fungus known as Koji. Its strong flavor makes it an excellent dip.

10. Tamarillo

This is an oval-shaped fruit that looks like a tomato. It has edible flat seeds and smooth skin. Tamarillos come in different colors and are tangy with a sweet flavor and juicy flesh.

11. Tamarind

These come in pods that resemble bean pods. The tamarind tree is hardwood, and the fruits have a tangy flavor that becomes sweet and sour the riper it gets. Some people eat the pods themselves, and others eat or cook the seeds with their food.

There are also tamarind candies that are perfect for those who want that sweet and sour kick.

12. Tangelo

A tangelo is a hybrid fruit of the citrus family that is a crossbreed between tangerines, pomelos, or grapefruits. Their main identification point is their juicy flavor and loose rinds that are easy to peel off. The fruits are usually grown in Florida.

13. Tangerine

Most of us know tangerines. They are small fruits that are part of the mandarin orange family. Tangerines are loose-skinned with a juicy flavor, have deep orange or sometimes yellow color, and the rind is easy to remove.

14. Tapenade

Tapenade is a food paste that is easy to make. It uses anchovies, olives, and capers with flavorings like basil, garlic, mustard, and parsley. You can use either green or black olives as they both have distinctive flavors.

15. Tapioca

It is a cassava extract that is used in thickening foods. Tapioca is most commonly used in puddings and bubble tea.

16. Taro

It is a tuber root that is grown in tropical regions. Its tubers and roots are normally used as food and can be eaten as is, while the stems are cooked. The foods are most common in tropical areas.

17. Tarragon

A favorite in most French cuisines, Tarragon is an herb characterized by a bittersweet flavor. Tarragon’s aroma is close to that of the star anise. The herb is well-liked because of its strong flavor.

18. Tart

You probably know about this because of its popularity; a tart is a baked good. It has a pastry base that is covered with a filling. Unlike most pies, the top of a tart is not covered with pastry.

19. Tea

This is the first thing I thought of when thinking of foods that start with T. it is an aromatic beverage made using hot water and tea leaves. The leaves come from a camellia Sinensis plant.

20. Teaberry

Teaberries are spicy fruits that are mostly grown in North America. They grow in small aromatic shrubs that grow close to the ground. They are commonly used as groundcovers because the shrubs tend to spread.

21. Tea Oil

Tea oil is one of the healthiest plant-based oils made using the seeds of Camellia Oleifera. The oil is super healthy because of its low saturated fat content and the abundance of mono-saturated fats. It also has an abundance of omega-nine fatty acids.

22. Tempeh

Tempeh is a native Indonesian food made from cultured and fermented soybeans. It goes through a culturing and fermentation process. You can deep or stir fry, bake, or grill, and it has a chewy texture and nutty flavor.

23. Tempura

It is a Japanese food made of seafood and veggies that are lightly battered and deep-fried. Some of the ingredients used include eggplants, carrots, sweet potatoes or potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, and green bell peppers.

24. Tenderloin

Tenderloin is a lean cut of beef with little fat. The cut is moist and flavorful because of its marbling. It is a good cut for grilling and smoking.

25. Teriyaki

Teriyaki refers to Japanese meats that are grilled or boiled over hot coals and then marinated with sugar, soy sauce, and mirin. You can use different meats including poultry, beef, or fish.

26. Terrine

It is a French cuisine cooked and covered in pottery mold. Traditionally, the food was made using forcemeat or aspic, but now you substitute these with vegetarian options. You can use fruits and veggies or foods with meat-like qualities like mushrooms.

27. Tetrazzini

Talking of mushrooms, tetrazzini is made with mushrooms and diced poultry or seafood with cheese cause or cream. It is usually served over pasta or spaghetti.

28. Thyme

It is an aromatic herb used mainly in ornamental and culinary dishes. It is mostly used to season soups and other dishes. Thyme is also used as a natural treatment for chest and respiratory problems.

29. Tiramisu

Translating to pick me up, Tiramisu is a no-bake cake served as a dessert. It is made using lady’s fingers, espresso, and sweetened mascarpone cream.

30. Tisane

Tisane is a herbal tea made by infusing different herbs. It uses different plant parts like flowers, roots, stems, leaves, crushed seeds, and fruits. It is mostly used for relaxation and medicinal purposes.

31. Tofu

Tofu is a vegan substitute for meat and similar dishes. It is made by coagulating soy milk, collecting the curds, and forming it into blocks. The tofu can be made to be soft, firm, or extra firm, depending on personal preferences.

32. Tomato

Is it a fruit or a vegetable? The debate still goes on. Tomatoes are berries from the nightshade family. They are used in salads and different dishes, mainly for thickening soups. They have several families and are packed with Vitamins C, Vitamin K, and folates.

33. Triticale

Triticale is a crossbreed of rye and wheat that is used to improve digestion, and metabolic rate and prevent conditions like diabetes and asthma.

34. Trout

This is a species of fish found in freshwater. It has nutritional benefits and omega-three, which helps prevent cardiovascular diseases.

35. Tuna

Tuna is another species of fish found in saltwater. They have a meaty flesh and a rich flavor, perfect for sandwiches and salads.

36. Turkey

This is a popular bird whose meat is used for cultural significance. Americans mostly use it on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The bird is low in fat and contains amino acids, serotonin, and selenium.

37. Turmeric

A member of the ginger family, turmeric is a yellow spice used in tea and food. Its color makes it stand out, and the food is more alluring. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, aids in digestion, and can be used as a pain reliever.


These are just among the many foods that start with a T. How many did you already know, and how many can you list off the top of your head now? Let me know in the comments below.

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