Food Products: Short List

Food Products


wheat, rye, oats, corn, rice;

Grain products

bakery goods, bread, rolls, cakes, cookies, pies;

cereal, corn flakes, oat flakes, popcorn;

pasta, macaroni, noodles, spaghetti;


white bread, whole-wheat bread, rye bread;

Rolls, buns

sesame roll, cinnamon roll, hamburger bun, hot dog bun;


birthday cake, wedding cake, Christmas cake, chocolate cake, coffee cake, blueberry muffin;

Cookies and crackers

oatmeal cookie, chocolate cookie, crackers, biscuits, toast;


apple pie, meat pie, pizza, doughnut;

Meat and meat products

beef, pork, veal, lamb;

beef steak, roast beef, ground beef, hamburgers, pork chops, lamb chops;

ham, bacon, sausage, hot dogs;

Chicken, turkey

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

Fish and fish products

salmon, cod, tuna, sole;

fish steak, fish fillet, smoked fish, caviar;


shrimp, crab, oysters;

Dairy products

milk, yogurt, cream, sour cream, butter;

cottage cheese, cream cheese;


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

Ice cream

ice cream, vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream;


apple, pear, apricot, peach, nectarine, plum, grapes, cherry, sweet cherry;

lemon, orange, grapefruit;

banana, kiwi, pineapple; melon, watermelon;


strawberry, blueberry, cranberry, raspberry;

Dried fruit

dried apricots, raisins, figs, prunes, dates;


hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, peanuts;


strawberry jam, raspberry jam, cranberry jam, honey, maple syrup;


tomato, cucumber; onion, garlic, sweet pepper, hot pepper;

cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach;

carrots, beets, potatoes, mushrooms;

Peas, beans, corn

peas, green peas, beans, string beans, kidney beans, corn;


dill, parsley, mint;

Fruit juice

apple juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice, tomato juice;

Beverages and drinks

tea, coffee, milk, cocoa, hot chocolate, mineral water, soft drinks;

Alcoholic drinks

beer, red wine, white wine, champagne;

vodka, cognac, brandy, whisky; cocktails;


tomato sauce, ketchup, meat sauce, spaghetti sauce, hot sauce;

Salad dressings

Russian dressing, Italian dressing, French dressing, mayonnaise;

Vegetable oils

olive oil, corn oil;


pepper, salt, mustard;

Sweets and chocolate

sweets, caramels, chocolate candies, chocolate.

Expressions of quantity

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

A bottle of: a bottle of mineral water, a bottle of red wine, two bottles of beer, a bottle of ketchup;

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

A can of: a can of green peas, a can of olives, a can of sardines, a can of beer;

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 cup of: a cup of coffee, a cup of tea;

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

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

A package of: a package of hot dogs, a package of sesame rolls, a package of cookies;

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

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

A pound of: a pound of cheese, a half pound of butter, two pounds of apples;

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

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

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

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

(Phrases for buying food are listed in Shopping for Food in the section Phrases.)

(Фразы для покупки еды даны в материале Shopping for Food в разделе Phrases.)