Spanish Food Vocabulary
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Food / La comida

We are certain that at some moment during your stay in Spain, you will want to jot down some of our most famous recipes to take back home with you, as you are sure to fall in love with the traditional cuisine which is on offer in many of the restaurants here. Do you know which ingredients you should ask for when you go to the market if you are going to buy items to cook for yourself? If you do not know how to ask yet then that is not a problem; in this page, you will find the main fruits, vegetables and even drinks from our country so that you are ready to order them whenever you like after revising the terms we have here.

These terms will be of great help to you when you are doing even simple daily or weekly chores like shopping. Going to food shops will open your eyes to the great variety of products which we sell, and you will be able to go along and see which of the products you can name in Spanish. Of course it is also very important to know about certain words and phrases when you go to a restaurant or cafe too: you need to know that the menus which are marked with “la comida” are only available at lunch time, and of course if there is any time of food which you are allergic to or which you do not eat then you need to be able to point out to the waiter or waitress that you cannot have it on your food – and to make special checks that it will not be an ingredient which is used. If you are not certain then try to keep our list close at hand when you enter a restaurant in order to check back on any terms that you do not recognise!

To eat
To drink

Breakfast
To have breakfast
Lunch
To have lunch
Dinner
To have dinner

Fruits
Apple
Banana
Grape
Lemon
Lime
Orange
Peach
Pear
Pineapple
Plum
Raspberry
Strawberry
Watermelon

Vegetables
Asparagus
Broccoli
Carrot
Cucumber
Garlic
Lettuce
Pea
Pepper
Potato
Spinach
Tomato

Meats
Bacon
Beef
Chicken
Duck
Ham
Lamb
Pork
Sausage
Steak
Turkey
Veal

Drinks
Beer
Coffee
Juice
Milk
Soda
Tea
Water (tap)
Water (mineral)
Wine (red)
White (white)

Comer
Beber

El desayuno
Desayunar
La comida
Comer
La cena
Cenar

Las frutas
La manzana
El plátano
La uva
El limón
La lima
La naranja
El melocotón
La pera
La piña
La ciruela
La frambuesa
La fresa
La sandía

Los vegetales
El espárrago
El brécol
La zanahoria
El pepino
El ajo
La lechuga
El guisante
El pimiento
La patata
La espinaca
El tomate

Lascarnes
El beicon
La carne de vaca
El pollo
El pato
El jamón
El cordero
El cerdo
El chorizo
El bistec
El pavo
La ternera

Las bebidas
La cerveza
El café
El zumo
La leche
El refresco
El té
El agua del grifo
El agua mineral
El vino tinto
El vino blanco