Holding a trivia night? And, you are looking for the best food trivia questions for your food-loving friends? Or a few trivia questions to add to your variety?
You should consider this set of food trivia questions. They contain some of the best food questions for you from a wide variety of cultures around the world.
So, how much do you know about the world of food?
Let’s find out.
Questions about food and drinks (with answers)
1. Cheesecake Origins
Trivia Question: In which country did the Cheesecake originate?
2. Staple Foods
Trivia Question: What is the staple native food for the majority of the South American people?
3. The Devil’s Handiwork
Trivia Question: Which food did medieval Europe believe to be devils’ handiwork?
4. Famous Foods in the World
Trivia Question: What is the widely eaten food in the world today?
Answer: Rice, maize and wheat
Rice is the most popular among the three.
5. Popular Food in the World
Trivia Question: What is the most popular food in the world today?
Every corner of this planet enjoys Pizza especially in urban areas.
6. Most Consumed Meat
Trivia Question: Which type of meat is consumed the most globally?
If China is to be excluded, chicken becomes the most consumed type of meat globally.
7. Hard Food Trivia Questions I
Trivia Question: Green cooked banana is a fruit: True or False?
Unripe bananas provide more starch and less vitamins.
8. Fruits and Vegetables
Trivia Question: What is the most common fruit that doubles up as a vegetable?
Tomatoes can be eaten raw as a fruit or in a dish as a vegetable.
9. Healthy Foods
Trivia Question: What is the widely consumed ready food that never goes bad?
Honey never goes bad. It is in itself a preservative.
10. Food Labeling, Halal Mark
Trivia Question: What does the label Halal in food mean?
Answer: Halal means permitted or lawful
Halal foods are all foods that are permissible by Islamic laws and their preparation aligns with laws governing food handling.
11. Sparkling Wines
Trivia Question: What makes water or wine to be labeled sparkling?
Answer: Sparkling wines are wines with a higher level of carbon dioxide that makes them fizzy with bubbles.
12. US National Drink
Trivia Question: What is the national drink for the US?
Answer: Bourbon whiskey
13. Sushi Ingredients
Trivia Question: What is the main ingredient in Sushi?
Answer: Raw fish and rice
14. Margarita Cocktail
Trivia Question: Margarita is a cocktail made of lime juice, orange, and tequila. True or False?
15. Eating Live Animals
Trivia Question: Which animals are eaten alive as food?
Answer: Chilled ants, wormy cheese, sea urchins, breathing fish, termites.
All these animals are more delicious while they are still alive and crawling than dead.
16. Italian Dessert
Trivia Question: Affogato is an Italian dessert consisting of Ice cream and coffee. True or False?
Affogato is native to southern region of Italy.
17. Home of Pizza
Trivia Question: From which Italian city did Pizza originate?
Answer: The city of Naples
Pizza was first prepared in the city of Naples by a baker by the name Raffaele Esposito. The city to this has its own unique signature pizza, Pizza Napoletana.
18. Famous Ice Cream Flavors
Trivia Question: What is the most preferred ice cream flavor in the US?
Vanilla flavor is still the most favorite ice cream flavor not only in the US and EU but across the world.
19. Food Trivia Questions II
Trivia Question: In which country is maize meal a staple food?
Answer: Most African countries
Majority of the countries in Africa have maize meal as their staple food.
20. Turkish Dishes
Trivia Question: Baklava is a type of food originating from which country?
It was first prepared at the height of the Ottoman empire.
21. Italian Pizza
Trivia Question: Margherita is an Italian Pizza laced with tomato sauce and Mozzarella. True or False?
Unlike margarita drink, Margherita is a type of pizza only found in Italy.
22. Pizza Toppings
Trivia Question: What is the most popular pizza toppings in the US?
Mushrooms come in second.
23. Pizza Toppings in UK
Trivia Question: What is the most popular pizza toppings in the UK?
Four cheese come in second.
24. Unique Culinary Art
Trivia Question: What is the act of serving food in flames?
Flambe is achieved by adding alcohol to food and lighting it up before serving.
25. Vodka Definition
Trivia Question: What does the name Vodka translate to in English?
Answer: Little water
Vodka when translated to English carries the meaning of demeaned water which translates to something like “little water”.
26. Food Delivery
Trivia Question: What is the most ordered food online in the world?
More than half of all online food ordered (dial a delivery) in the world contain chicken or chicken ingredients.
Pizza comes in second.
27. A National Drink
Trivia Question: Lion’s milk is the national drink for which country?
Raki or lion’s milk is an alcoholic drink in the spirits category and the national drink of Turkey.
28. Serving Sushi
Trivia Question: Traditionally, the Japanese wrapped Sushi using Seaweed. True or False?
29. Measuring Spicy Food
Trivia Question: What is the name of the scale chefs use to measure the spiciness heat of pepper?
Answer: Scoville scale
Scoville scale measures spiciness or hotness of pepper and allocates hotness degree according to Scoville Heat Units (SHUs).
30. Best Tea and Coffee
Trivia Question: What is the most popular drink between coffee and tea?
In as much as most Americans drink coffee and their influence across the world, tea is still the most popular non-alcoholic drink in the world, after water.
It is notable in other countries that coffee drinkers still take tea as their base drink and coffee as a top up during working times.
31. Best Wines and Beers
Trivia Question: What is the most preferred drink between wines and beer?
Beer is most ordered alcoholic drink in the world.
32. Expensive Coffee
Trivia Question: The most expensive coffee is from rat’s poop. True or False?
Kopi luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world. It is made from coffee beans retrieved from civet’s feces.
The digestive enzymes in civets improve the bean’s taste and aroma making them stronger and better.
33. Unique Food Names
Trivia Question: What is the single longest food name in the world?
This is a fictional dish in Aristophanes comedy. It is believed to be a dish made of dainties, fish and sauce.
34. Challenging Food Trivia Questions III
Trivia Question: What are the three English name food that starts with the letter X?
Answer: Xavier steak, Xocolatl, Xylocarp cakes
Most of the foods starting with the letter X are not native. Their origin is mostly are Asian.
35. Savory and Sweet Food
Trivia Question: The sweetest food substance in the world is a protein in nature and not a carbohydrate. True or False?
Thaumatin is a protein and is 100 times sweeter than glucose and sucrose.
36. Mince Pie Ingredients
Trivia Question: What is the main ingredient of mince pie?
Answer: Dried fruits
Mince pie is made mainly of dried dates or fruits mixed with meat and other spices.
37. Strange Foods
Trivia Question: What are the weirdest foods you’ve heard people eat around the world?
Answer: The answers depends with you. Please, let us know your answer in the comments below or our social media handle.
38. Popular Drinks
Trivia Question: Beer is the third most popular drink globally, after which drinks?
In hierarchy of the most popular drinks in the world are water, tea and beer.
39. Groundnuts Nutrition
Trivia Question: Groundnuts are popularly known by what name?
40. The Story of Apples
Trivia Question: Which fruit inspired Isaac Newton to think about the laws of gravity?
Answer: An apple
It is from a falling apple that Isaac Newton got the idea of the working of the force of gravity.
41. Organic Food
Trivia Question: What does it mean when food is labeled organic?
Answer: Organic food is any food grown naturally in the environment without additives like fertilizers, pesticides or any other chemicals.
All the nutrients are derived from the soil in which the crop grows and not artificial fertilizers.
42. Food Allergy
Trivia Question: Which food is known to cause the most allergies among children?
Unfortunately, the proteins in milk triggers an immune response which identifies it as a threat causing allergic reaction.
Body reactions varies from mild reactions to severe ones that demand hospitalization and can cause death.
43. Poisonous Food
Trivia Question: Which food is poisonous and can kill if eaten when not mature?
Young cassava is poisonous when eaten and can cause death.
44. Egg Omelette
Trivia Question: How many people’s omelette can an Ostrich egg make?
Answer: 15 people
A single ostrich egg can make omelette enough for 15 people.
45. Popular Restaurants
Trivia Question: What does the restaurant A&W stand for?
Answer: Allen ad Wright
Allen and Wright are the first name of the founders of the franchise.
46. Street Food Culture
Trivia Question: Which country is best known for its vibrant street food culture?
Answer: Bangkok Thailand
Bangkok is the undisputed world leader when it comes its vibrant street food culture.
47. Chicken Tikka Masala
Trivia Question: What dish has Indian origin but is the national dish of England?
Answer: Chicken Tikka masala
48. Sweet Tasting Fruits
Trivia Question: Which US state is well known for its sweet-tasting peaches?
Answer: The state of Georgia
Georgia has the sweetest peaches among all peach growing states in the whole of the US.
49. Odd Food Names
Trivia Question: What are some odd food names?
Sweetbread is neither sweet nor does it have any bread in it.
Sweetbread is meat from pancreas of a young animal.
50. Avocado Health Benefits
Trivia Question: Which food can be eaten or used directly on our bodies and still achieve the same impact?
Eaten or smeared on our skin, the impact is the same; it helps make our skin more beautiful.
There you have a complete list of food trivia questions. I hope you enjoyed.
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