Food Trivia Questions

Are you a foodie or a trivia buff? How about combining these two passions and testing your culinary knowledge with some fun and engaging food trivia questions? Whether you’re a seasoned chef, a home cook, or simply someone who loves to eat, these questions are bound to test your knowledge and hopefully teach you a thing or two. Get ready to dive into a delicious and intellectual challenge!

Before we begin, we invite you to watch the Food Trivia Video. It’s a great visual aid that will help prepare you for the trivia ahead. After you’ve watched the video, come back to the blog and see how much you can remember.

Section 1: Appetizers (Questions 1-10)

QUESTION 1: What is the main ingredient in French fries?

QUESTION 2: Which American city is associated with deep-dish pizza?

QUESTION 3: Which fast-food restaurant chain is credited with popularizing the drive-through service in the United States?

QUESTION 4: How many years of training does a sushi chef typically undergo in Japan?

QUESTION 5: Which food item holds the world record for the most stolen food in the world?

QUESTION 6: What is the most widely eaten meat in the world?

QUESTION 7: What’s the main dish of Thanksgiving in the United States, traditionally prepared by Native Americans?

QUESTION 8: What is the French word for “apple”?

QUESTION 9: Which type of food has a name that, when translated, means “little donkey” in Spanish?

QUESTION 10: What food company has the mascot named “Little Debbie”?

Section 2: Main Course Food Trivia Questions 11-20

QUESTION 11: What is the most expensive spice in the world, often more costly than gold?

QUESTION 12: What is the primary ingredient in peanut butter?

QUESTION 13: How long does it take to brew a cup of coffee using coffee beans?

QUESTION 14: Which American city is the birthplace of the French Quarter beignets?

QUESTION 15: Which Italian town is credited as the birthplace of pizza?

QUESTION 16: What is the common name for the acid that gives vinegar its characteristic sour taste?

QUESTION 17: What was the name of the first restaurant chain in the United States?

QUESTION 18: Which fast-food chain introduced the first vegan sausage roll?

QUESTION 19: What Asian fruit is known as “King of Fruits”?

QUESTION 20: Who is the largest purchaser of kale in the United States?

Section 3: Desserts (Questions 21-30)

QUESTION 21: Who invented chocolate chip cookies?

QUESTION 22: What is the most popular ice cream company in the United States?

QUESTION 23: What type of pastry has a name that translates to “flash of lightning” in French?

QUESTION 24: What fruit is known for its high vitamin C content and is often used in juices?

QUESTION 25: Which type of beans are used to make chocolate?

QUESTION 26: Which restaurant chain owns the Grand Slam breakfast?

QUESTION 27: Which food item is known to never spoil and is the only edible food that will last forever?

QUESTION 28: What is the only fruit that has its seeds on the outside?

QUESTION 29: What is the only U.S. state that grows coffee beans?

QUESTION 30: What is the most popular type of pasta in the United States?

Section 4: Digestifs (Questions 31-40)

QUESTION 31: What is the name of the fatty acid that is primarily found in olive oil?

QUESTION 32: Which cartoon mascot is associated with the cereal Frosted Flakes?

QUESTION 33: Which Greek god is the Pink Lady apple named after?

QUESTION 34: What type of food is Mozzarella cheese?

QUESTION 35: What are hot dogs made of?

QUESTION 36: What type of food is often associated with New Orleans, made of a round doughnut without a hole, and covered in powdered sugar?

QUESTION 37: What is the native fruit of South America that is often used in guacamole?

QUESTION 38: In what year did the fast-food franchise Pizza Hut first open?

QUESTION 39: What food is a good source of vitamin C, typically squeezed to make a popular breakfast juice?

QUESTION 40: What is the traditional main ingredient in cranberry sauce?

Section 5: Leftover Food Trivia Questions (Questions 41-50)

QUESTION 41: What was the first food item sent to space?

QUESTION 42: What is the common name for the bread served with Indian food?

QUESTION 43: What type of cheese is American cheese?

QUESTION 44: Which fast food chain uses the slogan, “Have it your way”?

QUESTION 45: What food has a name that comes from the Italian word for “twisted”?

QUESTION 46: What is the common name for the food product made from the milk of a water buffalo?

QUESTION 47: What popular Italian food item means “cooked twice” in Italian?

QUESTION 48: What is the only food that babies of the Australian Pink Lady bug eat?

QUESTION 49: Who holds the world record for eating the most hot dogs?

QUESTION 50: Which American city is known for its clam chowder served in a bread bowl?

Stay tuned for the answers below, and remember, no peeking! Check your knowledge against the answers and see how many of these food trivia questions you were able to answer correctly. Good luck!


  1. Potatoes
  2. Chicago
  3. Wendy’s
  4. Approximately 10 years
  5. Cheese
  6. Pork
  7. Turkey
  8. Pomme
  9. Burrito
  10. McKee Foods
  11. Saffron
  12. Peanuts
  13. Approximately 4 minutes
  14. New Orleans
  15. Naples
  16. Acetic Acid
  17. White Castle
  18. Greggs
  19. Durian
  20. McDonald’s
  21. Ruth Graves Wakefield
  22. Ben & Jerry’s
  23. Éclair
  24. Orange
  25. Cacao beans
  26. Denny’s
  27. Honey
  28. Strawberry
  29. Hawaii
  30. Spaghetti
  31. Oleic Acid
  32. Tony the Tiger
  33. Hera
  34. A type of cheese
  35. A blend of pork, beef, and chicken
  36. Beignet
  37. Avocado
  38. 1958
  39. Orange
  40. Cranberries
  41. Applesauce
  42. Naan
  43. Processed cheese
  44. Burger King
  45. Rotini
  46. Mozzarella
  47. Biscotti
  48. Mildew
  49. Joey Chestnut
  50. San Francisco

These fun and exciting food trivia questions are a great way to challenge your food knowledge and learn interesting facts about different types of foods. We hope you had lots of fun with this list of food trivia and can’t wait to see you at the next trivia night. Until then, keep eating and learning!