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20 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

1. Daiquiri

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.

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

Damson Plums

2. 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

3. 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

4. Darjeeling

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

5. 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 to sugar ratio. The higher the cocoa, the more bitter it is. 

Organic Dates

6. 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

7. 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

8. Demitasse

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

9. Deviled 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.

Purple Dewberry

10. 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

11. Dill

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

Dill recipes include fish, potatoes, and other savory dishes. The seeds, on the other hand, may be used as a spice in salads and eggs.

12. Divinity

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.  


13. Dodgers

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.”


14. Donuts

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. 


15. Dowdy

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

16. Dragee

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

17. 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. So you’ll find plenty of sweet dragon fruit recipes, from shakes to juices.

Peking Duck Wrapped in Pancakes

18. Duck

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

19. 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. 


20. Durian

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

What is durian? Well, it’s a type of fruit that’s so heavenly, some 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.

Check out these durian recipes – if you dare!

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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Foods That Start With D

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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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