Trivia About Food: 111+ Quiz Questions and Answers for True Foodies

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Astrid Tran 11 December, 2023 8 min read

How fond are you when it comes to a festival of foods and drinks, where you can try an array of tastes from around the world? 

From the vibrant hues of Indian spices to the subtle elegance of French pastries; From Thai street food with sour and spicy dishes to Chinatown savoury delights, and more; How well do you know?

This fun trivia about food, with 111+ funny food quiz questions with answers, will be a true gastronomy adventure that you can't stop thinking about. Are you ready to take on the most mind-blowing challenge about food? Game on! Let's get started!

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General and Easy Trivia About Food

  1. What country is the largest producer of kiwi fruit? China
  2. In Greek mythology, what food was considered the food or drink of the Olympian gods? Ambrosia
  3. Which healthy food has more vitamin C than a navel orange and often comes in a jar? Red peppers
  4. The ‘Iron Chef America’ TV show was based on the ‘Iron Chef’ show that originated in which country? Japan
  5. Where was ice cream invented? England
  6. What condiment was used for its medicinal qualities in the 1800s? Ketchup
  7. Which nut is used to make marzipan? Almonds
  8. A tournée cut produces what shape of vegetable? Small Football
  9. Gaufrette potatoes are basically the same thing as what? Waffle fries
  10. Spanish Omelet is also known as what? Spanish Tortilla
  11. Which variety of chilli is considered the hottest in the world? Ghost pepper
  12. Which spice is the flavor of aioli sauce? Garlic
  13. What is the national dish of the United States? Hamburger
  14. Which fruit has the richest source of antioxidants? Blueberries
  15. What is the name of the rolled raw fish most usually served at Japanese restaurants? Sushi
  16. What is the most expensive spice in the world when listed by weight? Saffron

It is time for picture trivia about food! Can you name it right?

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Picture food trivia
  1. What vegetable is this? Sunchokes
  2. What vegetable is this? Chayote squash
  3. What vegetable is this? Fiddleheads
  4. What vegetable is this? Romanesco

Funny Trivia About Food and Drink

  1. What is the only food that can never go bad? Honey
  2. What is the only U.S. state where coffee beans are grown? Hawaii
  3. What food is stolen the most? Cheese
  4. What is the oldest soft drink in the United States?
  5. Which world food is the most popular among all the different continents and countries? Pizza and pasta.
  6. What fresh fruit can be kept fresh for over a year if kept cold enough? Apples
  7. The world’s fastest aquatic animal is also known for being tasty when tenderized in a brine of plenty of salt and even more sugar. What is the name of this fish? Sailfish
  8. What is the most traded spice in the world? Black Pepper
  9. What were the first vegetables ever planted in space? Potatoes
  10. Which ice cream company produced “Phish Sticks” and “The Vermonster”? Ben & Jerry’s
  11. Japanese horseradish is more popularly known as what? Wasabi
  12. Deer meat is more commonly known by what name? Venison
  13. What do Australians call peppers? ​​Capsicum
  14. How do Americans call an Aubergine? Eggplant
  15. What are Escargots? Snails
  16. What type of food is a Barramundi? A fish
  17. What does Mille-feuille mean in French? A thousand sheets
  18. Blue wine is made with a combination of red and white grapes. True
  19. German chocolate cake didn't originate in Germany. True
  20. The sale of chewing gum has been illegal in Singapore since the 90s. True

Trivia About Food - Fast Food Quiz

  1. Which fast-food restaurants was founded first? White Castle
  2. Where was the first Pizza Hut built? Wichita, Kansas
  3. What is the most expensive fast food item ever sold? The Glamburger from Honky Tonk, a London restaurant, is priced at $1,768.
  4. From which country do French fries originate? Belgium
  5. What fast food chain has a secret menu item called “The Land, Sea, and Air Burger”? McDonald’s
  6. Which fast food restaurant serves the “Double Down”? KFC
  7. What kind of oil does Five Guys use for frying their foods? Peanut oil
  8. What fast food restaurant is famous for its square hamburgers? Wendy’s
  9. What is the main ingredient in traditional Greek tzatziki sauce? Yogurt
  10. What is the main ingredient in traditional Mexican guacamole? Avocado
  11. What fast-food chain is known for its Footlong sandwiches? Subway
  12. What is the main ingredient in traditional Indian samosas? Potatoes and peas
  13. What is the main ingredient in traditional Spanish paella? Rice and saffron
  14. What is the signature sauce of Panda Express’s Orange Chicken? Orange Sauce.
  15. What fast-food chain offers the Whopper sandwich? Burger King
  16. What fast-food chain is known for its Baconator burger? Wendy’s
  17. What is the signature sandwich of Arby’s? Roast Beef Sandwich
  18. What is the signature sandwich of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen? The Spicy Chicken Sandwich
  19. What fast-food chain is known for its Footlong sandwiches? Subway
  20. What is the main ingredient in a Reuben sandwich? Corned beef

Trivia About Food - Sweets Quiz

  1. Which sponge cake is named after a city in Italy? Génoise 
  2. What type of cheese is used to make cheesecake? Cream Cheese
  3. What is the main ingredient in the Italian dessert Tiramisu? Mascarpone cheese
  4. Which dessert is commonly associated with the United Kingdom? Sticky toffee pudding
  5. What is the name of the Italian dessert that translates to “cooked cream”? Panna cotta
  6. What is the name of the traditional Scottish dessert made with oats, butter, and sugar? Cranachan

It is time for the dessert picture quiz! Guess what is it?

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Trivia about food
  1. What dessert is it? Pavlova 
  2. What dessert is it? Kulfi
  3. What dessert is it? Key Lime Pie
  4. What dessert is it? Sticky Rice with Mango

Trivia About Food - Fruit Quiz

  1. What are the three most prevalent fruit allergies? Apple, peach, and kiwi
  2. Which fruit is known as the "king of fruits" and has a strong smell? Durian
  3. What type of fruit is a plantain? Banana
  4. Where does the Rambutan come from? Asia
  5. What fruit was the largest fruit in the world according to Guinness World Records? Pumpkin
  6. Where do tomatoes come from? South America
  7. There is more vitamin C in a kiwi than in an orange. True
  8. Mexico is the country that produces the most papayas. False, it’s India
  9. What fruit is often used to make vegetarian pulled pork? Jackfruit
  10. Navel, Blood and Seville are types of which fruit? Orange
  11. The word “mala” was used by the ancient Romans to refer to what food? Apples
  12. Name the only fruit with seeds on the outside. Strawberry
  13. Mace grows around the outside of which fruit? Nutmeg
  14. The Chinese gooseberry fruit is also known as? Kiwifruit
  15. Which fruit is also known as chocolate pudding fruit? Black Sapote

Trivia About Food - Pizza Quiz

  1. Traditional flatbread is often considered to be the progenitor to the pizza we know and love today. In what country did it originate? Egypt
  2. The most expensive pizza in the world is called the Louis XIII Pizza. It takes 72 hours to prepare. How much does a single one cost? $12,000
  3. Which topping can you find in a Quattro Stagioni but not in a Capricciosa pizza? Olives
  4. What is the most popular pizza topping in the United States? Pepperoni
  5. There is no tomato base in a pizza bianca. True
  6. Which of the following condiments is common for the Japanese to put on their pizza? Mayonnaise
  7. In which country was the Hawaiian pizza invented? Canada

It is time for a picture pizza quiz round! Can you get it right?

food quiz with answers
Food quiz with answers
  1. What pizza is it? Stromboli
  2. What pizza is it? Quattro Formaggi Pizza
  3. What pizza is it? Pepperoni Pizza

Cookery Trivia

  1. Often added to dishes for saltiness, what is an anchovy? Fish
  2. What type of ingredient is Nduja? Sausage
  3. Cavolo Nero is a type of what vegetable? Cabbage
  4. Agar agar is added to dishes to make them do what? Set
  5. Cooking 'en papillote' involves wrapping food in what? Paper
  6. What is the term for cooking food in a sealed bag in a water bath at a precise temperature for an extended period of time? Sous vide
  7. In which cooking show do contestants prepare gourmet dishes under the guidance of culinary experts and face eliminations each week? Top Chef
  8. Which condiment can be English, French, or Dijon? Mustard
  9. What types of berries are used to flavor gin? Juniper
  10. French, Italian, and Swiss are varieties of which dessert made with eggs? Meringue
  11. What is the flavor of Pernod? Aniseed
  12. Spanish Albariño wine is often eaten with which type of dishes? Fish
  13. Which grain has two varieties known as pot and pearl? Barley
  14. What oil is largely used in the cooking of South India? Coconut oil
  15. Which of these mithai is claimed to have been accidentally prepared by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s personal chef? Gulab Jamun
  16. Which is considered the ‘food of gods’ in ancient India? Yogurt

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