English Lessons: How to Talk about Food

Types of Food Vocabulary

Types of Food Vocabulary

Types of Food: Vegetables

artichokecilantro / coriander
asparaguslemon Grass
alfalfa sproutslettuce
bean sproutsmushrooms 
black beansonions
black-eyed peasGarlic
green beanspeppers 
lentilsbeetroot (UK) Beet (US)
soy beanscarrot
broccoli wasabi
brussels sproutshorseradish
celerycourgette (UK), Zucchini (US)
herbs and spicestomato 
basilsweet potato

Types of Food: Fruits

blueberrypassion fruit

Types of Food: Meats

Chicken Turkey
Salmon Lamb
Ham Steak

Dairy Products

Milk Sour cream
YogurtFrozen desserts
Cream CheeseCondensed milk
Ice CreamCream
SheepMilkInfant Formula

Costa Rican Typical  Food Worksheet

Vocabulary to Describe Food

SaltyThis popcorn is very salty
SpciyI love spicy food
CrunchyI love crunchy fried chicken
JuicyRipe pears are very juicy
RipeShe bought a bunch of ripe bananas
AcidicYou should avoid acidic food

Food Conversation Questions

Food Conversation Questions

These are some of the most common food conversation questions to generate conversation among ESL Students.

Food Conversation Questions: Breakfast

  1. Do you usually drink coffee in the morning?
  2. Do you eat cereal in the morning?
  3. Do you usuually skip breakfast?
  4. What breakfast can you prepare?
  5. Do you make your own breakfast?
  6. What’s your favorite breakfast meal?

Food Conversation Questions: Lunch

  1. What time do you usually have lunch ?
  2. What do you usually have for lunch?
  3. Do you eat lunch at school?
  4. What lunch can you prepare?

Food Conversation Questions: Dinner

  1. What time do you usually have dinner?
  2. What do you usually have for dinner?
  3. Where do you usually eat dinner?
  4. What dinner can you prepare?

Food Conversation Questions: International Cuisine

  1. Do you like Italian food?
  2. Do you like Mexican Food?
  3. Do you like Chinese food?

Food Conversation Questions: Diet

  1. What’s a healthy diet?
  2. What do you usually eat to gain weight?
  3. What do you usually eat to lose weight?
  4. Have your intermitent Fasting?
  5. What do you think about diets?
  6. Do you usually think about nutrition when making meal choices?
  7. Do you think about the amount of calories you eat every day?
  8. How many calories do you eat per day?
  9. Do you track the amount of calories that you eat every day?

Food Conversation Questions: Fast Food

  1. What’s your favorite fast food restaurant?
  2. How often do you eat junk food?
  3. If you could, how often would you eat junk food?
  4. What ‘s your favorite fast food?
  5. Do you drink coke?
  6. How often do you drink sodas?
  7. What’s your favorite junk food?
  8. Do you like Hamburgers?
  9. Do you like Pizza?
  10. What’s your favorite pizza place?
  11. What’s your favorite pizza topping?
  12. Do you like unhealthy food?
  13. Do you like Tacos and Sandwiches?
  14. Which fast food restaurant serve healthy food?
  15. How often do you go to fast food restaurants?

Food Conversation Questions: Common Questions

  1. What’s your favorite dessert? How often do you eat it?
  2. What’s the best place to eat in your town?
  3. Do you usually drink milk?
  4. What kind of meals do you like to eat?
  5. Do you like trying new foods?
  6. How many cups of coffee do you drink every day?
  7. Do you know how to cook?
  8. Can you cook very well?
  9. Do you eat bread every day?
  10. Do you eat fruits every day?
  11. What kinds of food did you eat when you were a child?
  12. How often do you eat out?
  13. Do you like chocolate? What is your favourite type?
  14. Do you liek seafood?
  15. Do you like eating vegetables?
  16. What vegetables and fruits don’t you like?
  17. Do you like chocolate? What is your favourite type?
  18. Do you usually drink a beer when you eat?
  19. What is your favorite food? How often do you eat it?
  20. Are you a vegetarian? Why do some people stop eating meat?