There are hundreds of foods that start with A. Many are sweet, and some are savory.
Either way, this list of foods offers a variety to choose from.
1. Apple Pie
Apple pie is one of our favorite desserts, and very American. The recipe has been around for generations and can be made in a variety of ways, and is one of the most popular foods out there.
The apple pie dessert, like the one above from Mom Loves Baking, is perfect holidays, special occasions, potlucks, or after dinner.
The pie is wonderful with sweet apples or tart apples.
2. Acorn Squash
Acorn squash is used in so many recipes including maple-roasted, baked with brown sugar, or herb-roasted. The possibilities are endless for recipes made with this vegetable.
The Kitchn has a great tutorial on how to cook acorn squash.
Alfredo sauce is a creamy, cheesy, rich sauce that is perfect for noodles, sandwiches, chicken, casserole, and so much more.
The white sauce can be made in a variety of ways, but usually features parmesan cheese, heavy cream, and a few more tasty ingredients that make this a favorite sauce.
Almonds, from the almond tree, are one of our favorite foods and have so many uses from almond milk to cookies to topping salads.
They have so many health benefits and the possibilities are endless for making recipes. Almonds add a nutty flavor to salads, cookies, or even on top of savory foods.
Almonds have plenty of healthy fats, so you can’t feel guilty about eating them.
The Recipe Critic has a great recipe for almond joy macaroons.
Asparagus is a favorite vegetable that can be made in so many different ways. Julia over at Julia’s Simply Southern makes hers in a variety of ways including roasted parmesan asparagus.
The recipes are endless including cheesy, sautéed, cut up and added to a chicken dish, and so much more.
Avocados are one of those fruits that can be used in so many different ways.
On toast or as the primary ingredient in guacamole are two of the most popular ways it is used. The healthy and popular fruit is full of flavor, tastes great in smoothies, and is a great addition to a lot of recipes.
Be sure to check out Simply Recipes mouthwatering guacamole recipe.
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is such a great addition to any diet. You can add it to a recipe, or pour a small amount in some water to drink.
Apple cider vinegar can be used in chili, on salmon, or in quite a few different dishes.
The Prairie Homestead has a great step-by-step post on how to make apple cider vinegar. If this is your first time making the cider, you will love the simplicity of the steps.
This might just be one of my favorite spices. Allspice is used in pumpkin pie, sausage, spice cake, and so much more.
The popular ingredient is made up of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and black pepper. It is used all year round, but we love it especially in the fall.
Julie Blanner has a great how-to recipe for allspice.
Apricots, a tropical fruit, are a favorite. The sweet fruit tastes good in apricot cobbler, like the one from Greedy Gourmet. Apricots are wonderful in bars, cakes and so much more.
The fuzzy small fruit is only in season from around May to September. But, it always has a sweet flavor.
Artichokes are used in a large variety of recipes including stuffed, steamed, baked, grilled, and more.
The vegetable is grown all over the United States and the artichoke hearts are a popular dish to eat year-round.
The heart of the artichoke is one of the best parts and many people love them.
11. Albacore Tuna
Albacore tuna is best prepared by either baking, grilling, or frying. There are a lot of ways to make the main dish.
You can drizzle a little olive oil on top, add some seasonings, squeeze a little lemon juice on top and you’ve got one great meal.
You can add some butternut squash, roasted winter squash, broccoli, or Asian greens on the side.
12. Alphabet Soup
Alphabet soup was one of my favorite childhood soups and still is. The recipe is so much fun with the pasta-shaped alphabet.
It’s a great way for kids to eat healthy and to learn the first letter of the alphabet, all the way to Z.
13. Asian Greens
Asian greens are typically bok choy, lotus root, choy sum, Chinese cabbage, and more for flavor-filled dishes.
The vegetables are a great way to get your vitamins and nutrients and are mostly easy to make, like this chili and garlic stir fried Asian greens recipe.
Aniseed is an herb that has a sweet and spicy flavor. The Egyptians used the herb thousands of years ago and it has been used ever since.
It tastes great in bread and on cookies, like these Aniseed cookies from Little Sunny Kitchen.
Arrowroot is a plant that people use to create powders, flour, and other items. The flour and powder are starchy and can be used in drinks, biscuits, bread, cookies, and more.
Rezel Kealoha has a great recipe for Arrowroot cookies, also known as uraro cookies.
Arugula is popular these days in salads and looks just like a type of lettuce. Although, it’s not lettuce, but related to mustard instead.
The unique flavor of arugula is a tad spicy and nutty, which adds a ton of flavor to your dish. You can find it easily in grocery stores in the produce section.
Foodie Crush has a fantastic recipe for arugula with shaved parmesan.
17. Asian Noodles
Asian noodles come in many different forms and are popular in Asian countries, as well as the United States.
You can make a large variety of dishes with the noodles including Lo Mein from Pinch of Yum.
Asian noodles include lo mein, wheat flour noodles, yaka mein, lamian, and many more.
Acai berries have grown in popularity over the last decade and acai bowls, smoothies, and restaurants are popping up all over the place.
The berry comes from a palm tree and is grown mainly in Central America.
So many delicious recipes can be made with acai berries including the homemade acai bowl recipe from The Suburban Soapbox. You will love the sweet taste.
19. Adzuki Beans
The adzuki bean started out in China and is now grown in East Asia and the Himalayas.
Adzuki beans are popular in Japanese cuisine. The beans are red and are used in desserts, hummus, ice cream, soups, and so much more.
The Soup Addict has a delicious mushroom lentil adzuki bean soup. It’s the perfect soup for rainy days.