45 Foods That Start With E

There are so many amazing foods that start with the letter E, it’s hard to figure out where to even begin!
We could talk about eggs and English muffins, but those are too easy.
How about Edamame? They’re a favorite for salads and appetizers. But there’s also eggplant and enchiladas – both of which start with “E.” And don’t forget eel! It’s one of our favorites because it’s so tender and flakey. There’s elk jerky, empanada…and more! Let’s see the list below to find some that you may have not thought about.


List of Foods That Start With E

Elephant Ears

Elephant ears are a type of plant that’s native to Africa and Asia. It can grow as large as 5 feet in diameter and produces heart-shaped leaves up to 2 feet long. Its flowers bloom at night and attract several species of insects because they come in different colors such as white, pink, yellow and red.

Elbow Macaroni

There’s nothing like a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs or macaroni and cheese to make your mouth water. Elbow macaroni is often used in these dishes but you can also use it to create several other foods such as tuna casserole, southern broccoli & chicken casserole, and pasta salad.

English Muffin

English muffins can be topped off with butter or jelly for breakfast. They’re great for sandwiches and can be cut in half and used to hold hamburger patties too. It’s an American food staple, so whether you’re visiting the US or bringing it to a potluck at work – everyone will enjoy


Edamame is a soybean product. People can buy them fresh, frozen or dried to make edamame soup, tofu dishes like stir-fries, or as a side dish or appetizer. It is used in many Japanese dishes. Edamame can be found in most grocery stores or food carts nowadays.


Emblic is a fruit that’s closely related to the gooseberry and has a similar flavor. It belongs to the Phyllanthus emblica genus and it’s available in two varieties: Indian or Malabar. The fruits have orange skin when they’re ripe but turn red upon exposure to air.


Eggnog is a traditional winter holiday drink. It’s made by mixing eggs, sugar and milk-based liquid (cream or water) with a sprinkle of nutmeg on top. Eggnog is typically served cold and can be used as a delicious beverage or as a dessert ingredient for other recipes like bread pudding.

English Sole

English sole is a type of fish. It can be baked or fried and served with lemon, onion sauce, or parsley butter. Some people eat it as a snack without any extras on it.

Egg Salad Sandwich

Egg salad sandwiches are easy to make and taste delicious. All you need is mayonnaise (preferably Miracle Whip), mustard, pepper, celery or pickle relish (or both), salt, egg(s) and bread.

English Walnut

English Walnuts have many benefits. They contain a high level of omega-3 fatty acids, which help promote heart health by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as preventing dangerous clots from forming in the arteries.


Escabeche is a traditional dish from Spain. It’s fish (or meat) marinated in vinegar, oil, garlic and oregano. You can eat it hot or cold, and you can serve it as an appetizer or with rice for dinner.

Egg Noodles

Who doesn’t like noodles? Egg noodles are a great alternative for people who don’t eat wheat. They can be used in soups, stews and casseroles or served on their own with sauce.


Espresso is a brewed drink made using roasted coffee beans. It’s concentrated so it has higher caffeine levels than other types of coffee and is usually made using a special machine called an espresso machine.

Egg Roll

Egg rolls are a delicious appetizer. They can be filled with pork, chicken, vegetables or other types of meats depending on your preference. They’re wrapped in an egg roll wrapper before being deep fried until they’re crispy. Egg rolls are served best when eaten right after cooking while still hot and crunchy.


Escarole is a type of lettuce used in cooking. The leaves are broad, green and curly. Escarole can be served as an appetizer or side dish with other foods. It has a bitter taste that’s offset by other ingredients it’s cooked with.


Ensaimada is a popular pastry in the Philippines. It’s made by wrapping dough around a stick, then baking it. The finished product looks similar to baguette but has many differences in taste and texture.


This is a traditional Italian dish. It’s made with eggs, parmesan cheese, spinach, and ricotta cheese. You can also add ham or salami. Once it’s cooked, serve it piping hot and enjoy! It can be served for dinner or as a side dish.

Emu Apple

Emu apple is a fruit that comes from Australia. It tastes similar to an apple, but it might have the texture of a pear or avocado. It’s a healthy and nutritious fruit and can be eaten raw or used in recipes.

Escallop potatoes

Escallop potatoes are a type of baked potato that you can prepare at home.  They’re a great side dish for any meal of the day. Once you’ve learned how to make them, you can serve escallop potatoes with your favorite toppings and sauces.

Extra-virgin Olive Oil

Extra-virgin olive oil is a type of cooking oil made from pressing olives.  It comes from the first press and has no chemicals added, so it’s very pure. It can be used in salads as well as for sautéing meat or vegetables.


Elk is a type of deer that’s native to Eurasia and North America. Elk meat is leaner than beef but gamey-tasting with less fat, cholesterol, and calories than chicken or pork. Its tenderness depends on the age of the animal but young elk tends to be more preferable because it has more delicate and sweeter meat.

Emmenthaler Cheese

Emmenthaler is a type of cheese from Switzerland with large holes and a sweet, nutty flavor. It’s made using raw cow’s milk and considered to be one of the many Swiss cheeses. Along with Appenzeller, it’s often used as the basis for fondue. Don’t forget to try emmenthaler in your next grilled cheese sandwich!


Eggs are a great breakfast food. They’re nutritious, easy to make and they go with almost anything you can think of including toast, bacon, hash browns, cereal or bagels.


Edam is a delicious Dutch cheese named after a town in the Netherlands. It’s made from cow’s milk and is typically sold in spheres with red wax. It’s best served with dark bread and is great for kids to eat as well because it doesn’t have an overpowering flavor.

Easter Eggs

Easter eggs are great for decorating, dying, and playing with. You can put them in an Easter egg hunt or just lay out a table filled with them for people to find. If you’re really ambitious, you can try making different Easter egg designs in plastic eggs and hide them around the house.

Egg Fruit Cups

Bored of eating eggs for breakfast? Egg fruit cups are a great alternative. They’re also good for people who don’t have much time to make breakfast or if you want to make them ahead before heading out the door in the morning. They’re easy to eat because they fit nicely into your hand, although you can also use a fork or spoon.

Egg Salad

Egg salad is made with hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise (preferably Miracle Whip), salt, pepper and celery or pickle relish (or both). It can be used as an ingredient for other recipes like sandwiches or served on its own with crackers.


Ecrevisse is the French word for crayfish. Crayfish are small lobsters who don’t have big claws to defend themselves. You can eat crayfish cooked or raw and enjoy them dipped in sauce and with bread to soak up the juices.

Egg Tart

Egg tarts are a traditional pastry from Hong Kong and Macao. The tart itself is made of egg custard with optional fillings such as ham, shrimp, or mixed vegetables. It can be served as a hot snack or as a dessert.

Earth Nut Peanut

Nuts are healthy and nutritious. They’re full of protein, omega-3, calcium, fiber and antioxidants. Nuts can be chopped up and used on top of oatmeal or salads, added to baked goods like cookies and muffins, or crushed into peanut butter. You can also try candied nuts for an easy to make treat.

Egg Roll Wrappers

Egg roll wrappers are used to make egg rolls, which are spring rolls made with vegetables, meats and sometimes noodles. The filling is wrapped in an egg roll wrapper before being deep fried until it’s crispy. Egg roll wrappers can be purchased in the refrigerated or frozen section of grocery stores.


Enchiladas are tortillas filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables. Then the tortillas are covered in sauce and baked until they’re bubbly. After that they can be topped off with sour cream, salsa, or guacamole. They’re a delicious Mexican dish that most people love!


Escargot is a type of snail dish that can be prepared at home. Snails are often cooked in their shells, but they can also be removed before cooking. Escargot is often flavored with garlic, butter and parsley. It can be served as an appetizer or a main dish.


Entrecote is a type of steak that comes from the rib area and has a bone. It’s tender and can be enjoyed with or without sauce. It’s also known as rib steak, chuleta de costilla, or bistec en rebanada.


Eclairs are a tasty French pastry filled with sweet cream or custard. They’re great to eat all throughout the year, but are especially delicious during the Christmas season. Eclairs are usually made by baking a choux pastry and then filling it with cream and topping it off with icing and sprinkles.


Eels are long, slippery fish that live in both fresh and salt water. You can eat them grilled, fried, or sashimi style – that’s raw. Eels are a popular dish in many European countries, but are best known as an eat in Japan where they are grilled with sweet soy sauce.


Empanadas are a type of turnover filled with savory meats and vegetables. They can be fried, baked or boiled and may be sweet or savory. They originated in Central and South America and each country has its own version such as the Chilean, Colombian, Venezuelan, Brazilian and Mexican versions.


Endive is a vegetable that comes in the shape of lettuce. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. You can eat it raw or cooked in steamed or sautéed recipes.

Evaporated Milk

Evaporated milk is a type of milk that has been cooked and canned.  It’s great for cooking and baking because it lasts much longer than regular milk. It can be used in lots of different recipes as well as on its own.

Eggo Waffles

Eggo waffles are a great breakfast food and can also be used to make delicious desserts like ice cream sandwiches or French toast. They’re made using flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder and salt.


Eggplant is a purple-colored fruit that can be used to make delicious recipes like eggplant parmesan, Sicilian style pasta or ratatouille. Eggplants are high fiber, low calorie and have no fat.

Egg Tong Sui

Egg tong sui is a Chinese dessert that consists of a gelatinous mixture flavored with sugar, cornstarch, and eggs. It’s sometimes served hot or cold with the latter being more popular in Hong Kong and Macao. Many variations have been made since this dish was originally introduced which you can read about here .

Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup is both easy and tasty. Its made with simple ingredients like vegetable oil, cornstarch, chicken broth, soy sauce and beaten eggs. This soup is great for making ahead of time to eat during lunch or dinner.


Elderberries are edible berries that can be found on shrubs belonging to the Sambucus genus. Common names for this fruit include elder, elderberry or black elderberry. They’re used in foods like sauces, jams, baked goods, desserts, cordials and syrups.

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan is a great dish to make with eggplants. It’s made with bread crumbs, eggs, Parmesan cheese, milk, salt and pepper on top of eggplant slices that are pan fried in oil.

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is made with an English muffin, ham or turkey, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. It’s usually served with hash browns or home fries.

Wrap Up

The list of foods that start with the letter E is a long one. There are so many different types of food from all over the world, it can be hard to keep track!

Now that we’ve covered the letter “E” and all of its delicious foods, It’s time to have a look at some lists like this- perhaps starting with another letter?

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