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Foods That Start With D

Foods That Start With D

Wondering which foods start with the letter D? We’ve got 20 words for you, ranging from foods and drinks we all know and love, to not-so-common albeit interesting treats.  

Frozen Strawberry Margarita


Daiquiri is any cocktail made with a combination of rum, citrus juice, and sugar. There are many variations, such as the Hemingway, frozen strawberry, and banana daiquiris.

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But the most classic and arguably most delicious is a concoction of white rum, demerara syrup, and lime juice.

Damson Plums

Damson Plum

This plum has a nice deep purple shade and a yellow green flesh. It is super sweet but astringent. It’s used to make preserves and jams. The skin, on the other hand, has a tart flavor.  

Dandelion Green Salad

Dandelion greens

Dandelions may sometimes be perceived as weeds, but they’re incredibly nutritious! In fact, its green leaves have three times more vitamins than spinach. They may be bitter, but they add a nice flavor to wines and in salads. 

Dried Darjeeling Tea Leaves and a Cup of Tea


Darjeeling are tea leaves from Darjeeling, India, and are popular across the entire world. The leaves make a nice light brown shade and a wonderful floral scent when brewed the right way.

The leaves are also used to make black, white, green and oolong tea.

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Also known as the dessert of dieters, dark chocolate is a relatively low-calorie snack that’s brimming with antioxidants and minerals. The bitterness level depends on the cocoa:sugar ratio. The higher the cocoa, the more bitter it is. 

Organic Dates


Dates are the fruits of the date palm tree and are popular in Middle Eastern cuisines. They are super sweet and are served pitted and dried. They may be eaten as is or used to make sticky date pudding.

Demerara Sugar

Demerara Sugar

It is a light brown sugar with large grains and a crunchy texture. Its wonderful texture is ideal for crumbles, biscuits, and cheesecake bases.

A Cup of Coffee


Demitasse is a French word that means “half cup.” It refers to that small white cup used to hold coffee.

While the word is French, the cup is used to hold Turkish coffee, a strong black coffee without milk or sugar.

Devilled Eggs

Devilled Eggs

This Italian staple is a popular item at nearly every get-together.

What’s not to love? It’s hard-boiled eggs filled with a paste of egg yolk, mayo, mustard, and a bunch of other yummy things.

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Purple Dewberry


These pretty berries are close relatives of blackberries. They come in shades of purple to black, and may be eaten raw, used to make cobblers and pies, or turned into jams and preserves.

The leaves are edible too and are used to brew tea. 

Chopped Dill


This herb is a popular seasoning in many cuisines. The leaves offer a combination of refreshing, grassy, and sweet flavors.

They are used to flavor fish, potatoes, and other savory dishes. The  seeds, on the other hand, may be used as a spice in salads and eggs.


Is there a more epic name than divinity? Divinity is a type of candy made from egg whites, granulated sugar, and corn syrup.

It has that stunning cloudy white color and a nougat and meringue-like flavor and texture. Replace white sugar with brown and you’ll get another delicious treat called a sea foam.  



Also called corn dodgers or hush puppies, dodgers are deep-fried balls made with cornmeal batter. They are a staple in Southern cooking and are often served with barbecued foods. 

It’s popular in other parts of the world, too! For instance, in Jamaica, they have what is called the “festival,” a much sweeter version of the snack. In Puerto Rico, dodgers are stuffed with cheese and are called “sorullos.”



Donuts or doughnuts are deep-fried batter-based desserts that I consider heaven sent. I mean, who doesn’t love donuts? Whether they’re whole or holed, glazed or stuffed, I don’t care, I’ll eat them all. 



Also known as pan dowdy, dowdy is a variation of the scrumptious apple cobbler. Instead of having a crust base, the crust is broken apart and mixed with the apple filling. 

Dragee Candies


It’s a French term for colorful candies with a hard outer shell. While you may eat it as is, it’s also commonly used for decorating.

Forms of dragee include Jordan almonds – almonds coated in pastel-colored sugars, medicinal dragees – medicine covered in a sugar shell to hide its bitter flavor, and the ever so popular candy coated chocolate, M&M’s! 

Bowl of Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit

Also known as pitaya and strawberry pear, the dragon fruit is a fruit that grows from a cactus. It got its name from its distinctive red and green scaly skin.

But while it looks intimidating, it has a very subtle sweet flavor that may be eaten as is or used to make shakes and juices.

Peking Duck Wrapped in Pancakes


This bird is a popular food item in Chinese cuisine. I particularly love the peking duck because it has a more tender meat and crispier skin than others.

The best way to eat it is to wrap it in a thin steamed pancake (which is more like a crepe, really) along with cucumbers, spring onions, and sweet bean sauce. Yum!

Chinese Dumplings


Dumplings refer to those boiled dough balls or strips that we add to stews and chicken and dumplings.

Alternatively, dumplings can also refer to the delicious filled steamed or fried dough. The fillings can range from meats to cheeses to fruit preserves. 



Many people cannot stand the pungent odor of durian, but no one can deny just how delicious this Asian fruit is.

It’s so heavenly others even refer to it as the king of fruits! It’s got an unparalleled sweetness and creaminess to it that makes the horrible aroma worth smelling.

Foods That Start With D


  • Daiquiri

  • Damson Plum

  • Dandelion greens

  • Darjeeling

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Dates

  • Demerara Sugar

  • Demitasse

  • Devilled Eggs

  • Dewberry

  • Dill

  • Divinity

  • Dodgers

  • Donuts

  • Dowdy

  • Dragee

  • Dragon Fruit

  • Duck

  • Dumplings

  • Durian


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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