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27 adjectives to describe food in English β€” featuring my family 😊

There are many adjectives to describe food in English and they are very useful in everyday English conversations with friends. Here are the 10 food adjectives from the video plus 17 other food adjectives in English for you to learn.

Fizzy

Having many small bubbles that tickle the tongue and nose; often used to describe carbonated beverages.

Example: The soda was so fizzy that it made my nose tingle when I took a sip.

Creamy

Smooth and soft in texture, often with a rich, thick consistency.

Example: The creamy mushroom soup was velvety and delicious.

Juicy

Full of liquid or moisture, especially when referring to fruits, meats, or other foods with a high water content.

Example: The ripe watermelon was incredibly juicy, with sweet, refreshing juice running down my chin.

Gooey

Soft and sticky, often with a slightly messy or unctuous quality.

Example: The chocolate chip cookies were gooey in the center, with melted chocolate oozing out.

Crunchy

Making a loud, crisp sound when bitten; often used for foods with a firm, brittle texture.

Example: The potato chips were crunchy and satisfying, with a satisfying snap with each bite.

Greasy

Covered in or containing a lot of oil or fat; often used to describe fried or oily foods.

Example: The greasy pizza left my fingers slick with oil, but it was so tasty.

Crispy

Having a firm and brittle texture, often with a satisfying crunch.

Example: The fried chicken had a crispy, golden-brown coating that was both delicious and satisfying.

Smooth

Having a uniform, even texture without roughness or lumps.

Example: The chocolate ganache was so smooth and velvety that it melted in my mouth.

Sticky

Adhesive or viscous; tending to adhere to surfaces or fingers.

Example: The honey was so sticky that it clung to the spoon and formed a gooey drizzle on my pancakes.

Crumbly

Easily breaking into small, dry pieces when touched or bitten.

Example: The shortbread cookies were crumbly and delicate, falling apart with each bite.

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Great! now learn 17 more adjectives to describe food in English:

Delicious

Extremely tasty and enjoyable.

Example: The chocolate cake was so delicious that I couldn’t stop eating it.

Flavorful

Full of flavor; rich and satisfying taste.

Example: The curry was incredibly flavorful with a blend of spices.

Savory

Pleasant and salty or spicy taste; not sweet.

Example: The savory aroma of the grilled steak filled the air.

Spicy

Having a strong, hot, or pungent taste.

Example: The Thai soup was too spicy for my liking.

Sweet

Having a sugary taste; not sour or bitter.

Example: I love the sweet taste of fresh strawberries.

Bitter

Having a sharp, unpleasant taste; opposite of sweet.

Example: The coffee was too bitter without any sugar.

Sour

Having an acidic, tart taste; opposite of sweet.

Example: The lemonade was refreshingly sour on a hot day.

Tender

Soft and easy to chew; opposite of tough.

Example: The slow-cooked pork was incredibly tender and juicy.

Juicy

Full of liquid or moisture; succulent.

Example: The watermelon was so juicy that it dripped down my chin.

Zesty

Tangy and full of lively flavor.

Example: The salsa had a zesty kick from the fresh jalapeΓ±os.

Flaky

Having layers that easily separate; often used for pastries.

Example: The croissant was flaky and buttery.

Chewy

Requiring effort to bite and chew; not easily broken.

Example: The caramel candies were chewy and sticky.

Rich

Having a dense, indulgent quality; often used for desserts.

Example: The chocolate mousse was rich and decadent.

Hearty

Filling and satisfying; substantial in portion.

Example: The stew was hearty and perfect for a cold winter’s night.

Fresh

Recently prepared or harvested; not stale.

Example: The salad was made with fresh vegetables from the garden.

Aromatic

Having a strong and pleasant smell; fragrant.

Example: The freshly baked bread was aromatic and enticing.

Nutty

Having a flavor reminiscent of nuts.

Example: The pesto sauce had a nutty taste from the pine nuts.


There you have a ton of food adjectives in English. Now you can describe your most crunchy or delicious foods with confidence πŸ˜‰

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Hi friends! I'm Camille. I create engaging American English content for ESL people around the world. When I am not creating videos, books or blogs, you will probably find me in a cafe somewhere around the world, studying my next target language or at home cooking up food for my family of five. Stick around, read some posts and learn some English with me :) Tchau, ciao! ~Camille

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