39 Foods That Start With B

So many amazing foods start with the letter B; it’s hard to figure out where to even begin!

We could talk about bacon and bread, but those are too easy.

How about bananas? They’re a favorite for breakfast as well as desserts. But there’s also Biscuits and baklava – both of which start with “B.” And how can we forget beef jerky? It’s one of our favorites because it comes in so many flavors! There’s Buffalo, teriyaki, BBQ honey…and more! So what do you think: Ready to explore?


Foods That Start With The Letter B


Bananas are a classic. They’re versatile, convenient, and can be served in many different ways. Learn how to slice them, fry them, mash them, make banana bread with them, or even combine them with oatmeal. For something unexpected, try deep-frying slices of bananas next time you have dessert company—it’s a real treat!


Blueberries are healthy, delicious, and even an antioxidant. They can be part of many different meals—whether on pancakes, salads or in some delightful muffins. Blueberries are also great to eat after exercising because they taste sweet but help reduce muscle cramps.

BBQ Honey

BBQ honey is a specific variation of honey that tastes sweet and tangy at the same time. It goes great with beef, including roast beef, BBQ ribs, and steak. It also pairs well with chicken, either on the grill or in a skillet.


Baklava is a delicious dessert, which has layers of phyllo dough filled with chopped nuts. Learn how to make baklava, including traditional walnut or pistachio nuts, and some variations at the end.


Bacon is one of those classic foods that everyone enjoys. It’s great with eggs, sandwiches, salads…you name it! There are different varieties of bacon available, including maple bacon or back bacon (which has more fat). Of course, you can also make your own.

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee pie is a sweet treat. It has banana, caramel, and whipped cream and can be served at any time of day(breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc.). It is usually made with digestive biscuits.


Biscuits are a kind of bread that’s baked until it’s hard, but not as hard as a cracker. You can serve them with breakfast, lunch or dinner and they go well with almost everything! They’re also great for dipping in soup or whipping up some delicious biscuits and gravy.


Brisket is a staple of BBQ-style cooking. It’s relatively affordable, has a fantastic taste, and can be used to make so many different dishes. Use it in tomato soup, on salads, or even as the main ingredient in some stuffed peppers.


Bannock is a kind of quickbread. It’s made with flour and leavening (baking powder or baking soda) and has a basic recipe, but it can be flavored with different ingredients depending on your preference. For example, bannock can be made sweet by adding fruits, nuts, etc., or you could make it savory by adding cheese, herbs, or different spices.

Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas, also known as chawli, are a great source of protein and dietary fiber. They’re well-known in dishes such as Hoppin’ John jambalaya and southern fried rice. However, they’re so much more versatile than that!

Basmati Rice

Basmati rice is one of the most popular types of rice in Indian cooking. It’s long grain and has a beautiful nutty flavor. Make it with various spices for some delicious Indian dishes, or try it plain.

Buffalo Teriyaki Jerky

Buffalo has a flavor all its own. If you’re not into that, then try teriyaki or BBQ flavors! We have hats made out of buffalo hide, but our Buffalo Jerky is 100% vegan and preservative-free. For those who like heat, we also make habanero; either way, Jerky from Nature is your one-stop shop for all of your jerky needs!


Buttermilk is one of those ingredients that isn’t just for pancakes. It makes the best biscuits, and you can also use it in baked goods, salad dressings, or anywhere else you want some tangy flavor!

Bok Choy

Bok choy is one of those veggies that’s so versatile it can be served almost any way you want. You can sauté it, shred it, or even make a healthy soup with it. It’s a staple in Chinese cooking, but you can also use it in Italian dishes!

Blue Cheese

Blue cheese is an excellent choice for those who like something with a bit of bite. It’s used in dressings, stuffed into dates, or just served on the side. It has a distinct taste that can add something to a dish if you know how to use it!


Beets are another excellent choice for salads. If you’d prefer something with a bit more flavor, try pickled beets or roasted beets. They’re also great for soups and other recipes. Try baking them in foil next time you have guests!


Borscht is a traditional Eastern European soup that’s usually served cold. It makes a great side dish as well as a meal! All you need is some vegan sour cream, boiled potatoes, and of course—bodacious beets!

Banh Mi Sandwich

The banh mi sandwich is a Vietnamese specialty that began in French-controlled Indochina. Now you can find it in many countries around the world, including right here in America! Some places spell it as “ban mi” or “banh my.”


Bratwurst is a typical treat in Germany and other countries in Europe. Typically made from pork or veal, bratwurst comes in many different sizes and flavors and can be prepared in various ways.

Brussels Sprouts

The Brussels sprouts are a type of cabbage. It’s believed that they were first cultivated in ancient Rome, although the name “Brussels sprouts” didn’t appear until around 1920. It is a perfect side dish to your favorite Thanksgiving meal, or you can enjoy it alone if you’re trying to live a little lighter in the New Year.


There are so many recipes to try with bread! From garlic bread to sourdough, it’s great for an appetizer, a side dish, or when used as hamburger buns or baking bread bowls to hold soup. And don’t forget toast! You can use your bread to make delicious buttery toast, make French toast or top it off with some jelly and serve it with a glass of milk for breakfast.

Bell Peppers

Bell peppers come in different varieties and colors like red, yellow, orange, and green. They add a nice crunch to salads, add some color when served as a side dish, and can be used to make all types of different dishes like stuffed peppers, enchiladas, and more.

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie is a cake with custard or cream filling. The chef invented it at The Parker House in Boston in 1855. It is a layer cake made from yellow sponge cake soaked in a vanilla-flavored custard sauce, layered with vanilla or chocolate custard or whipped cream.


Oh, barley. You’re too humble and unfussy to be considered a “gourmet” ingredient, but we think you’re fantastic! Why don’t we cook with you more? Barley is one of the oldest cultivated grains. It has a nutty flavor and chewy texture which make it perfect for soups or salads (try our barley salad with apricots and almonds) or in place of rice. It’s also fantastic for breakfast, so cook it into a savory porridge.


Buckwheat comes from a plant related to rhubarb and sorrel, but its triangular seeds are actually edible. They have a nutty flavor and contain more protein than wheat. Roasted buckwheat kernels have a popcorn-like flavor that is the basis for Kasha, a traditional Eastern European food made by cooking roasted buckwheat groats. Buckwheat is also ground into flour for making porridge, pancakes, or even pasta (called “soba” in Japanese).

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is probably the most beloved winter squash. Its sweet, rich flavor and smooth taste make it a wonderful year-round treat. You can eat it as-is (and people do), or use it in almost any recipe that calls for pumpkin.


Brownies are a rich, chocolatey treat that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Some people like to microwave them and top the brownie with vanilla ice cream for a warm, gooey dessert. Others prefer to eat them cold from the fridge after dinner, while still others gather their friends around when they bake brownies so everyone can eat one warm from the oven. And of course, you can always find brownies in any grocery store or bakery.


Bagels are a wonderful, versatile food that can be enjoyed at any time of day. Some people enjoy them for breakfast with cream cheese and lox, while others eat a bagel on the way to work as an energy-boosting snack. Of course, you’ve also got the classic “bagel and schmear” combination, as well as the croissant bagel that’s becoming more and more popular.

Basil Pesto

Basil pesto is a delicious Italian sauce found in the refrigerated section of many grocery stores. It’s made from basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, and lemon rind. Add it to your favorite pasta or use it as a bread dip!

Beef Jerky

Beef jerky is one of the greatest snack foods: it’s high in protein and low in fat, and it can be made from lean beef, turkey, pork, or even salmon. It’s also easy to store and transport, so you can take it anywhere!

Brie Cheese

Brie cheese is a soft, creamy cheese with a rind made from either beeswax or vegetable oil. It goes great with bread and fruit, and you can even make your own brie at home!


Breadfruit is a large, starchy fruit commonly used in tropical areas. It’s about the size of a rugby ball, and it tastes like a combination of bread and potatoes when cooked.

Brown Rice

Brown rice is a great alternative to white rice. It’s high in fiber, and it’s extra nutritious because the bran and germ of the grain are still intact. You can cook brown rice just like white: boil it, simmer it or steam it.


There are many different types of beans, all of which can be used in a variety of ways. You’ll find black beans, adzuki beans, cannellini beans, and soybeans to name just a few.

Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is a delicious dessert made with stale or day-old bread. It’s usually sweetened and flavored with spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. You can make it on the stovetop or in your slow cooker.


Butter is a great ingredient to add to your recipe that will help mix ingredients together and add lots of extra flavor. It’s made by churning fresh or fermented cream until the fat separates from the liquid.

Black Pepper

Black pepper is a great addition to any dish that you want to add some extra zing. You can use it on meats, vegetables, soups, and even pasta. It is combined with salt for seasoning, and it is best to add after the food has been cooked because cooking will dry it out.


Broccoli is the perfect meal for lunch or dinner. It can be made into a salad, roasted with other veggies, or made into soup. It’s also great on sandwiches, and it tastes fantastic dipped in ranch dressing!


Bouillon cubes are a great way to add flavor to your soups, broths, and sauces. They come in beef, chicken, and vegetable flavors. You only need one cube to make a full pot of soup—and you don’t have to worry about measuring spices!

Wrap Up

There are so many foods that start with the letter B, and we’ve barely scratched the surface!  In fact, there are hundreds of foods that start with a “B.”

What do you think of this list? I know these lists are usually pretty random but they sure are fun to read. Would you like to see more lists like this- maybe starting with some other letter?

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