24 Popular Foods that Start with E (Fruits, Snacks, Breakfast and More)

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Whether you’re looking for a snack, breakfast meal, fruit, or even a drink, we have plenty of ‘Enticing’ Foods that Start with E. You can ‘Enjoy’ them alone or even pair them together!

Whether you’re looking for a snack, breakfast meal, fruit, or even a drink, we have plenty of ‘Enticing’ Foods that Start with E. You can ‘Enjoy’ them alone or even pair them together!
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If you’re a seafood lover opt for some Eel, or a sweets lover, grab an Éclair, or if you want to stay on the healthy side, choose some Elderberries! You definitely won’t feel ‘Empty’ after eating any of these options – the possibilities are truly ‘Endless’!

Foods that Start with Letter E

1. Earl Grey Tea

Earl Grey Tea

The perfect tea to sit back, sip, relax and let your worries go is Earl Grey tea. Created in England, it consists of black tea as a base and oil from a bergamot orange and considered as a ‘posh’ drink due to its namesake. So go ahead, brew a cup of Earl Grey and lift that pinky finger.

2. Eclair


What started in France is now a popular treat around the world. Also known as Long John’s, this pastry can be filled with cream and topped with chocolate. The word Eclair means “flash of lightning” in French because it’s so quickly eaten.

3. Edamame


Typically served in East Asian cuisines, Edamame is soybeans that have been harvested before maturity. Most commonly served by boiling them in salted water, and well known for their high protein content – about 18.5 g per 155 g of edamame! Vegans rejoice!

4. Eel


This ray-finned fish is made up of 800 different species. And the majority of them are nocturnal and rarely seen. They are commonly used in Japanese cuisine, are quite expensive, and considered a delicacy. Popular recipes using eels include Unagi Sauce, Unagi Sushi, and Caterpillar Roll Sushi.

5. Egg

Closeup showing how easy it is to peel the eggs after the ice water bath.

Fried, scrambled, poached, sunny side up or over-medium, eggs are a breakfast staple across households worldwide.

6. Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup originated in China, and consists of eggs beaten in chicken broth.

It is sometimes called Egg Flower Soup as well, which is a literal translation of its Chinese name. There are many different versions now part of Western Cuisine.

7. Egg Fruit

Egg Fruit

Egg fruit is commonly known as cupcake fruit or canistel. It’s an evergreen tree native to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador. The edible part of the tree, which can grow up to 33-feet high, is its fruit which is known as the egg fruit. It can be eaten fresh or made into jams and other toppings or fillings.

8. Egg Noodles

Egg Noodles

Simply made out of flour, salt, eggs and butter kneaded into a dough, Egg noodles can be an acquired taste to some. Often used in specific dishes such as beef stroganoff and chicken noodle soup, they are said to have a thicker consistency than regular pasta. What might make you switch to egg noodles? Well, they contain higher amounts of protein and amino acids.

9. Eggnog


Historically eggnog was known as milk punch or egg milk punch where alcoholic beverages, such as rum, can be added. In North America, Eggnog is known as a Christmas time treat. 

Despite its origin in the United Kingdom, Eggnog is now more popular in the United States.

10. Egg Roll

Egg Roll

Grab your shredded pork, shredded cabbage, carrots, ginger and seasoning and stuff them into an egg roll skin. If you’re not a pork fan, simply use shredded chicken instead! Despite what you may think, egg rolls aren’t a traditional Chinese dish, in fact they are a deep fried appetizer common in American Chinese restaurants.

11. Eggo Waffles

Eggo Waffles

Crispy, warm, fluffy and can’t forget delicious – Eggo waffles are that fun and easy breakfast that your kids are always sure to love! Be creative with them, top them with some syrup, fruits, peanut butter, spreads, or whatever you’d like! Just be sure to say “Leggo my Eggo”.

12. Eggplant


This plant is now grown worldwide as an edible fruit. It’s related to the tomato, chili pepper and potato. Like the tomato, its skin and seeds can be consumed, but like the potato it’s preferred cooked.

13. Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

This breakfast or brunch is now an American favorite. It consists of two halves of an English Muffin, each topped with Canadian Bacon, a poached egg and hollandaise sauce.

Many different diners and restaurants claim they have the best “homemade” hollandaise sauce. Variations of Eggs Benedict are now found around the world.

14. Elbow Macaroni

Mac n Cheese

Dry, tube pasta shaped like, you guessed it, an elbow! Elbow macaroni is just like any other pasta – prepared into an uncooked form, and boiled to cook. The best part is that elbow macaroni is quite versatile, making it into pastas, salads, macaroni and cheese and even made into many casserole dishes. They aren’t great in nutritional value but it truly is all about what you make with it.

15. Elderberries


One of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the world. Today it’s mainly used as a supplement to treat cold and flu symptoms. You can make it into tea, syrup, or even elderberry gummies.

However, the raw berries, bark and leaves of the plant can be poisonous and cause stomach issues.

16. Empire Apples

Empire Apples

Red, crunchy, juicy and sweet, Empire Apples are said to be a cross between McIntosh Apples and Red Delicious. They are best used for juicing, sauce, pies, baking, salads and of course eating!!! To really get the true taste experience from these apples, buy them anywhere between September and October.

17. Enchiladas

Steak Enchiladas

Take Taco Tuesday up a notch and swap those tacos for Enchiladas! Same process, different taste! Enchiladas are made up of chicken, green onions, green chiles, beans and cheese then rolled up in your favorite tortillas! The secret though is in the Enchilada sauce! This may have you even doing Enchiladas every day instead of Tuesday!

18. Endive


Endive is a leaf vegetable that is eaten like other greens, and can be used in salads and soups.

It’s rich in vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A and K, and is also high in fiber.

19. English Muffin

English Muffin

You are probably familiar with English Muffins as the main component of your breakfast sandwich, but did you know that they aren’t muffins at all? In fact, they are more closely related to a crumpet. You will most likely see them sliced horizontally and used as a bun for egg sandwiches or simply topped with spreads such as jam, honey or peanut butter.

20. Escargot


Four words can sum up Escargot: Cooked, edible, land snails.

They are very popular across Europe, and believe it or not snails have been eaten since prehistoric times. Escargot is high in protein and low in fat.

21. Espresso


Having an Italian origin, Espresso is a coffee brewing method that forces water into water grounds with more pressure than your regular coffee maker.  If you’re looking to get a quick fix of caffeine then espresso is your way to go – it is typically served in a shot size containing 75 mg of caffeine, compared to a cup of coffee where you are getting 155mg.

22. Evaporated Milk

Evaporated Milk

Known as unsweetened condensed milk in some countries.

Evaporated Milk is fresh, homogenized milk where 60-percent of the water has been removed. Vitamin C and D are often added to Evaporated Milk.

23. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Made from, yes, olives, Extra-Virgin Olive oil is made from cold-pressed olives to be exact! Typically the healthier option to use in your frying dishes, it is said to have high amounts of Vitamin E and a lower smoke value compared to other oils. If you’re not squeamish, take a drink! It is said that if you drink it daily, it may benefit your bones, heart and digestive system!

24. Eye of Round Roast

Eye of round roast

Is a lean cut that contains a lot of flavor from the round or backend of the cow. This area gets a lot of movement so the beef is leaner and less tender than more expensive cuts of beef.

It can be used as is with sides, on sandwiches or paninis, in stir fry’s, and is also great for leftovers.


We have truly run the gamut for you in terms of food and drinks that start with “E”

From Earl Grey Tea to Edamame, Elderberries and Endive – we hope your next ‘Eating’ ‘Experience’ will be ‘Excellent’!

Foods By the Alphabet

Foods that start with AFoods that start with B
Foods that start with CFoods that start with D
Foods that start with E (here)Foods that start with F
Foods that start with GFoods that start with H
Foods that start with IFoods that start with J
Foods that start with KFoods that start with L
Foods that start with MFoods that start with N
Foods that start with OFoods that start with P
Foods that start with QFoods that start with R
Foods that start with SFoods that start with T
Foods that start with UFoods that start with V
Foods that start with WFoods that start with X
Foods that start with YFoods that start with Z

Editor note: Originally published March 30, 2021 and updated April 7, 2021.

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