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Words to Describe Food: 401 Menu Adjectives

As a restaurateur you need ensure the food on your menu sounds as delicious as possible. What sounds more appealing to your palette? Baked…. or Herb-Encrusted? You be the judge. The idea is to sell more right? Use this list to zest up your menu and make all your dishes sound mouth-watering
  • Acclaimed
  • Acidic
  • Addictive
  • Agreeable
  • All-Natural
  • Ambrosial
  • Appealing
  • Appetizing
  • Aromatic
  • Artisan
  • Artistic
  • Assorted
  • Authentic
  • Award-Winning
  • Baked
  • Barbecued
  • Basted
  • Bathed In
  • Battered
  • Beautifully Executed
  • Beautifully Presented
  • Belly-Filling
  • Bite-Size
  • Bite-Sized
  • Biting
  • Bitter
  • Blanched
  • Blended
  • Blissful
  • Boiled
  • Bold
  • Boneless
  • Brackish
  • Braised
  • Breaded
  • Brilliant
  • Broiled
  • Browned
  • Buttery
  • Candied
  • Candy-Coated
  • Caramelized
  • Carmelized
  • Casual
  • Celebrated
  • Charbroiled
  • Charred
  • Cheesy
  • Chef’s Choice
  • Chewey
  • Chewy
  • Chilled
  • Chocolate-Covered
  • Chocolaty
  • Choice
  • Chopped
  • Chunky
  • Citrus
  • Clarified
  • Classic
  • Clean
  • Cloaked
  • Colorful
  • Comforting
  • Complemented By
  • Complementing
  • Complex
  • Concentrated
  • Consistent
  • Cool
  • Country-Fresh
  • Covered
  • Cracked
  • Creamy
  • Crisp
  • Crisp-On-The-Outside
  • Crispy
  • Crumbly
  • Crunchy
  • Crusted
  • Crusted With
  • Culinary
  • Cured
  • Dad’s
  • Dainty
  • Decadent
  • Deceptively Simple
  • Deep-Fried
  • Delectable
  • Delicate
  • Delicious
  • Delightful
  • Deluxe
  • Designer
  • Diced
  • Dining
  • Dippable
  • Distinct
  • Distinctive
  • Divine
  • Down-Home
  • Drenched
  • Dressed
  • Dressed With
  • Dripping
  • Drizzled With
  • Dry
  • Elegant
  • Elemental
  • Encrusted
  • Enticing
  • Epicurean
  • Escalloped
  • Ethnic
  • Executed
  • Exotic
  • Exquisite
  • Famous
  • Farm-Fresh
  • Fast-Cooking
  • Favorite
  • Fermented
  • Fiery
  • Fine
  • Finest
  • Finger-Licking
  • Finished With
  • Fire-Grilled
  • Fire-Roasted
  • Flaky
  • Flame-Broiled
  • Flame-Grilled
  • Flaming
  • Flash-Fried
  • Flavorful
  • Fluffy
  • Fluffy-In-The-Middle
  • Fresh
  • Fresh-Baked
  • Fricasseed
  • Fried
  • From Scratch
  • Frosty
  • Frozen
  • Frosted
  • Fruity
  • Fudgy
  • Full
  • Full-Bodied
  • Full-Flavored
  • Fully Loaded
  • Garden-Fresh
  • Garlicky
  • Garnished
  • Garnishedd With
  • Gastric
  • Generous
  • Glazed
  • Glorious
  • Golden
  • Golden Brown
  • Gooey
  • Gourmet
  • Grandma’s
  • Grandpa’s
  • Grilled
  • Guiltless
  • Hand-Battered
  • Handmade
  • Harmonious
  • Heady
  • Healthy
  • Heaped With
  • Heaping
  • Heart-Smart
  • Hearty
  • Heavenly
  • Herb-Encrusted
  • Herb-Spiked
  • Herbed
  • High-End
  • High-Quality
  • Homemade
  • Homestyle
  • Honeyed
  • Hot
  • House-Made
  • House-Smoked
  • Hungry
  • Iced
  • Icy
  • Imported
  • Impossibly Rich
  • In Season
  • In Situ
  • Indulgent
  • Infused
  • Ingredient-Driven
  • Ingredient-Focused
  • Innovative
  • Insatiable
  • Inspired
  • Intense
  • Inviting
  • Irresistible
  • Juicy
  • Kosher
  • Laced
  • Lavish
  • Layered
  • Leafy Green
  • Lean
  • Lemony
  • Light
  • Lightly Salted
  • Lip-Smacking
  • Loaded
  • Local
  • Locally Grown
  • Locally Produced
  • Long-Lasting
  • Low-Calorie
  • Low-Sodium
  • Luscious
  • Lush
  • Lusty
  • Made Fresh
  • Mama’s
  • Marinated
  • Market-Fresh
  • Mashed
  • Masterful
  • Masterfully Executed
  • Meaty
  • Medium Rare
  • Mellow
  • Melt-In-Your-Mouth
  • Melted
  • Meticulously Plated
  • Mild
  • Minimalist
  • Minty
  • Mixed
  • Modestly Portioned
  • Moist
  • Mom’s
  • Mouthwatering
  • Natural
  • Naturally Flavorful
  • Naturally Tender
  • Noteworthy
  • Nouveau
  • Nutritious
  • Nutty
  • Oaky
  • On-The-Go
  • Oozing
  • Opulent
  • Organic
  • Organically Grown
  • Our Finest
  • Oven-Fresh
  • Oven-Roasted
  • Oventop
  • Palatable
  • Palate-Pleasing
  • Pan-Fried
  • Pan-Seared
  • Papa’s
  • Peerless
  • Peppery
  • Perched
  • Perfect
  • Perfectly Cooked
  • Perfectly Portioned
  • Perfumed
  • Pickled
  • Piled High
  • Piping Hot
  • Piquant
  • Plated
  • Pleasant
  • Poached
  • Popular
  • Portioned
  • Potent
  • Powdered
  • Precisely Designed
  • Premier
  • Premium
  • Prepared
  • Presented
  • Preservative-Free
  • Prized
  • Pureed
  • Purist
  • Quintessential
  • Rare
  • Recommended
  • Red-Hot
  • Redolent
  • Reduced
  • Refined
  • Refreshing
  • Regional
  • Rendered
  • Renowned
  • Rich
  • Ripe
  • Roased
  • Roasted
  • Salted
  • Salty
  • Saporific
  • Satisfying
  • Sautéed
  • Savory
  • Scented
  • Scorched
  • Scrumptious
  • Seared
  • Seasonal
  • Seasoned
  • Secret
  • Select
  • Sensational
  • Sensory
  • Served
  • Signature
  • Silky
  • Simple
  • Sizzling
  • Sliced
  • Slow-Cooked
  • Slow-Cooking
  • Smoked
  • Smokey
  • Smoky
  • Smooth
  • Smothered
  • Soft
  • Sophisticated
  • Soul-Satisfying
  • Sour
  • Special
  • Spiced
  • Spicy
  • Sprinkled
  • Sprinkled With
  • Stacked
  • Steamed
  • Steaming
  • Stellar
  • Stimulating
  • Strong
  • Stuffed
  • Sublime
  • Substantial
  • Subtle
  • Succulent
  • Sultry
  • Sumptuous
  • Superb
  • Sustainable
  • Sweet
  • Sweet-And-Sour
  • Tangy
  • Tantalizing
  • Tart
  • Taste-Tested
  • Tasty
  • Tempting
  • Tender
  • The Finest
  • Thick-Cut
  • Time-Tested
  • Toasted
  • Toasty
  • Toothsome
  • Topped
  • Topped With
  • Tossed With
  • Towering
  • Traditional
  • Tropical
  • Uncommon
  • Upscale
  • Velvety
  • Vibrant
  • Vivid
  • Warm
  • Well-Balanced
  • Well-Executed
  • Whipped
  • Wholesome
  • Wine-Bathed
  • Winning
  • Wood-Fired
  • World-Class
  • Yummy
  • Zesty

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