Food Products: Main List

Food Stores

food store, supermarket, grocery store, convenience store, farmers' market, food market;

meat store (the butcher's), fish store, bakery (the baker's), dairy / dairy store;

fruit store, fruit and vegetables store (the greengrocery / the greengrocer's);

deli store / deli (delicatessen), confectionery, liquor store;

street vendor, ice cream vendor, fruit vendor; fruit stand, hot-dog stand, ice cream stand.

The Supermarket

bakery department / bakery section / baked goods;

meat section, fresh meat counter, frozen meat counter; fish section / fish; poultry section / poultry;

dairy section / dairy products; fruit and vegetables section / produce department / fruits and vegetables;

frozen food section / frozen foods; canned goods section / canned goods;

deli counter / deli section / deli; candy section / confectionery / confections / sweets / candy;

beverages section, soft drinks section; pet food section;

customer, shopper, salesperson, salesclerk; shopping cart, shopping basket;

department / section, aisle, shelf, counter, refrigerator, freezer, scale;

checkout counter, cashier, cash register, to pay, receipt, groceries; paper bag, brown bag, plastic bag.


Grain and grain products

wheat, rye, oats, corn (maize), barley, buckwheat, rice;

baked goods / bakery goods, bread, rolls, buns, cakes, cookies, pies;

cereal, corn flakes, oat flakes, wheat flakes, rice flakes, muesli, popcorn;

pasta, macaroni, noodles, spaghetti, vermicelli, angel-hair pasta, ravioli, dumplings;

flour, dough, batter, cake mix;

Baked goods


bread, white bread, whole wheat bread, rye bread, raisin bread, garlic bread, sourdough bread, French bread / French loaf, pita bread, tortilla;

Rolls, buns

roll, bread roll, sesame roll, poppy seed roll, cinnamon roll, hamburger bun, hot dog bun, crescent roll / croissant, bagel;

Thin crispy breads

cracker, biscuit, cookie, toast, breadstick, pretzel, hardtack / ship biscuit, wafer, waffle, crouton;


cake, shortcake, fruitcake, strawberry shortcake, coffee cake, chocolate chip cake;

blueberry muffin, raisin muffin, cupcake, brownie, oatmeal cookie, chocolate cookie, gingerbread;


cake, birthday cake, wedding cake, Christmas cake, chocolate cake, honey cake, cheesecake, layer cake, napoleon, sponge cake, torte;


pastry, home-made pie, apple pie, blueberry pie, tart, mince pie, meat pie, knish, pizza, doughnut, English muffin, fritters, pancakes, waffles;

Meat, poultry, fish

Meat and meat products

meat, beef, pork, veal, lamb, mutton;

beef steak, roast beef, ground beef, hamburgers, cutlets, spare ribs, pork chops, lamb chops, veal cutlets;

ham, bacon, pastrami, corned beef; sausage, salami, smoked sausage, Bologna; hot dogs, link sausages, frankfurters, wieners;


poultry, chicken, turkey, goose, duck;

whole chicken, chicken quarters, chicken leg, drumstick, chicken breast, turkey breast; eggs;

Fish and fish products

fish, salmon, trout, sturgeon, cod, sole, flatfish, pike, halibut, tuna, perch, sea bass, herring, eel, mackerel;

fish steak, salmon steak, fish fillet, fillet of sole; smoked fish, salted fish, marinated herring, caviar;


seafood, shrimp, prawns, crab, lobster, oysters, clams, shellfish, squid;

Dairy products

Milk and milk products

milk, whole milk, skim milk, low-fat milk, nonfat milk, pasteurized milk, dry milk, condensed milk;

yogurt, kefir, sour milk, buttermilk; cream, sour cream, butter;

cottage cheese, farmers' cheese, home-made cheese, cream cheese;


cheese, Swiss cheese, Parmesan, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Roquefort, blue cheese;

hard cheese, soft cheese, sharp cheese, mild cheese, smoked cheese, grated cheese, cheese spread;

Ice cream

ice cream, sundae, vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, ice cream cone;

Fruit, berries, dried fruit, nuts


fresh fruit, apple, pear, apricot, peach, nectarine, plum, grapes, cherry, sweet cherry; lemon, lime, orange, tangerine, grapefruit;

banana, kiwi, olive, pineapple, papaya, mango, avocado, coconut, persimmon, pomegranate; melon, watermelon;


berries, strawberry, blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, black currants, red currants, gooseberry, blackberry, whortleberry;

Dried fruit

dried fruit, dried apricots, raisins, figs, prunes, dates, candied fruit;

Nuts and seeds

nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, chestnuts, peanuts; pistachio nuts, cashew nuts, pecans, macadamia nuts; apricot pits, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds;


raspberry jam, cranberry jam, grape jelly, honey, maple syrup, peanut butter;

Vegetables, beans, herbs


fresh vegetables, salad vegetables, canned vegetables, leaf vegetables / greens;

tomato, cucumber, onion, garlic, carrot, beets, potato, sweet pepper, paprika, hot pepper, chili pepper, green onions / spring onions, leek, mushrooms;

cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collards, artichoke, lettuce, spinach, celery, asparagus, cress, watercress;

eggplant, aubergine, squash, gourd, zucchini, pumpkin, turnip, radish, horse radish;

pickled cucumbers / pickles, marinated cucumbers, sauerkraut, canned olives;

Peas, beans, corn

green peas, sweet peas, string beans, lima beans, kidney beans, black beans, soybeans, corn, sweet corn;


dill, parsley, basil, coriander, mint;

Fruit juice, beverages, drinks

apple juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, tomato juice, fresh fruit juice, frozen fruit juice;

tea, green tea, black tea, tea with milk, iced tea, herbal tea, mint tea, Indian tea;

coffee, instant coffee, espresso, cappuccino, decaffeinated coffee / decaf, coffee with milk, coffee with cream, half-and-half, black coffee;

cocoa, hot chocolate, milkshake;

Water, soft drinks

mineral water, spring water, soft drinks, soda water, lemonade, cider, ginger ale;

Alcoholic drinks / liquor

beer, wine, red wine, white wine, champagne; vodka, cognac, brandy, whisky, liqueur; cocktail, punch;

Sauces, salad dressings, vegetable oils, fats

tomato sauce, ketchup, mushroom sauce, meat sauce, steak sauce, gravy, spaghetti sauce, hot sauce, chili sauce, barbecue sauce, sweet-and-sour sauce, soy sauce, garlic sauce, white sauce, dip sauce, apple sauce, cranberry sauce;

salad dressing, Russian dressing, Italian dressing, French dressing, blue-cheese dressing, mayonnaise;

vegetable oil, olive oil, corn oil, sunflower seed oil, sesame oil;

margarine, grease, lard, animal fat, vegetable fat;

Seasoning and spices

seasoning, spices, flavoring, condiment, relish;

pepper, ground pepper, whole pepper, red pepper, hot pepper, chili pepper, salt, mustard, garlic;

herbs, seeds, bay leaf, basil, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, dill, parsley, nutmeg, mint, caraway, thyme, cardamom, tarragon, lemon peel, oregano, marjoram, rosemary;

Sweets, candy, chocolate

candies, sweets, caramels, mint drops, jelly beans, lollipop, bonbons;

chocolates, chocolate candies, chocolate, chocolate bar, candy bar;

taffy / toffee, fudge, marshmallow.

Expressions of quantity

A bag of: a bag of potatoes, a bag of oranges, a bag of dog food, a bag of potato chips;

A bar of: a bar of chocolate, a candy bar, a bar of soap;

A bottle of: a bottle of milk, a bottle of mineral water, a bottle of grapefruit juice, a bottle of red wine, two bottles of beer, a bottle of ketchup, a bottle of soy sauce;

A bowl of: a bowl of breakfast cereal, a bowl of cornflakes, a bowl of salad, a bowl of soup;

A box of: a box of spaghetti, a box of corn flakes, a box of crackers, a box of cookies, a box of chocolates, a box of matches;

A bunch of: a bunch of parsley, a bunch of carrots, a bunch of radishes, a bunch of flowers;

A can of: a can of green peas, a can of olives, a can of tomato soup, a can of sardines, a can of beer, a can of hair spray;

A carton of: a carton of milk, a carton of fruit juice, a carton of eggs, a carton of cigarettes (ten packs of cigarettes);

A container of: a container of sour cream, a container / a cup of yogurt;

A cup of: a cup of coffee, a cup of tea, a cup of soup, a (plastic) cup of coffee;

A dozen: a dozen eggs, two dozen eggs, a dozen oranges, a dozen bread rolls, a dozen hamburger buns;

A gallon of: a gallon of milk, a gallon of spring water;

A glass of: a glass of milk, a glass of beer, a glass of wine;

A head of: a head of cabbage, a head of cauliflower, two heads of garlic;

A jar of: a jar of coffee, a jar of mayonnaise, a jar of raspberry jam, a jar of pickles;

A loaf of: a loaf of bread, a loaf of French bread, two loaves of rye bread;

A mug of: a mug of beer, a mug of coffee;

A package of: a package of hot dogs, a package of chicken legs, a package of sesame rolls, a package of cookies, a package of cottage cheese, a package of popcorn, a package of beans, a package of candies;

A pack of: a pack of chewing gum, a pack of cigarettes, a pack of cards; a six-pack of beer, a twelve-pack of mineral water, a twin pack;

A piece of: a piece of bread, a piece of cake, a piece of pie, a piece of fruit;

A pint of: a pint of blueberries, a pint of cream, a pint of beer;

A pound of: a pound of meat, three pounds of ground beef, a pound of cheese, a half pound of butter, two pounds of tomatoes;

A quart of: a quart of milk, a quart of apple juice, two quarts of orange juice;

A roll of: a roll of toilet paper, a roll of paper towels, a roll of foil, a roll of film;

A slice of: a slice of bread, a slice of pie, a slice of pizza, a slice of cheese, a slice of meat; a slice of tomato;

A teaspoon of: a teaspoon of instant coffee, a teaspoon of syrup; a tablespoon of salt;

Sugar: a lump of sugar; two lumps of sugar; a cube of sugar; a teaspoon of sugar; a spoonful of sugar;

A tube of: a tube of mustard, a tube of hand cream, a tube of shampoo, a tube of toothpaste;

One, two, five: two fish, four salmon steaks, five frozen hamburgers, three cinnamon buns, six oranges.


1 ounce (oz.) = 28.35 grams (g)

1 pound (lb.) = 16 ounces = 453.6 grams

2.2 pounds = 1 kilogram (kg)


1 pint (pt.) = 0.473 liters (L, l)

1 quart (qt.) = 2 pints = 0.946 liters

1 gallon (gal.) = 4 quarts = 3.785 liters

(Phrases for buying food are listed in Shopping for Food. Phrases for ordering food in a restaurant are listed in At a Restaurant in the section Phrases.)

(Фразы для покупки еды даны в материале Shopping for Food. Фразы для заказа еды в ресторане даны в материале At a Restaurant в разделе Phrases.)