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The Ultimate List of Food and Drinks Vocabulary in Russian

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Last Updated: 12/2/21

A topic very near and dear to my heart that is of the utmost importance to be able to discuss in any foreign language – food. In this article, you will find a comprehensive list of food and drinks vocabulary in Russian. They are organized by category and then alphabetically within their category.

This practical vocabulary list is helpful for reading menus at restaurants, reading ingredient lists for cooking, and visiting the grocery store.

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Want to learn how to use these vocabulary words to order at a restaurant? Check out my guide Practical Conversation: Eating at a Restaurant

Food Vocabulary in Russian

Fruit - Food and Drinks Vocabulary in Russian

Fruit – Фрукты

  • Apple – Я́блоко
  • Apricot – Абрико́с
  • Avocado – Авока́до
  • Banana – Бана́н
  • Blackberry – Ежеви́ка
  • Blueberry – Черни́ка
  • Cherry – Ви́шня, Чере́шня
  • Currant – Сморо́дина
  • Grapefruit – Гре́йпфрут
  • Grape – Виногра́д
  • Kiwi – Киви
  • Lemon – Лимо́н
  • Lime – Лайм, лимо́н
  • Mandarin – Мандари́н
  • Mango – Ма́нго
  • Melon – Ды́ня
  • Orange – Апельси́н
  • Passion fruit – Маракуйя
  • Peach – Пе́рсик
  • Pear – Гру́ша
  • Pineapple – Анана́с
  • Plum – Сли́ва
  • Raspberry – Мали́на
  • Strawberry – Клубни́ка
  • Tomato – Помидо́р
  • Watermelon – Арбу́з
Vegetables - Food and Drinks Vocabulary in Russian

Vegetables – Овощи

  • Artichoke – Артишо́к
  • Asparagus – Спа́ржа
  • Bean – Фасо́ль
  • Beet – Свёкла
  • Broccoli – Бро́кколи
  • Cabbage – Капу́ст
  • Carrot – Морко́вь
  • Cauliflower – Цветна́я капу́ста
  • Celery – Сельдере́й
  • Corn – Кукуру́за
  • Cucumber – Огуре́ц
  • Eggplant – Баклажа́н
  • Garlic – Чесно́к
  • Ginger – Имби́рь
  • Lettuce – Сала́т
  • Mushroom – Гриб
  • Onion – Лук
  • Pea – Горо́х
  • Pepper – Пе́рец
  • Potato – Карто́фель
Meat and Seafood - Food and Drinks Vocabulary in Russian

Meat & Seafood – Мясо & Морепродукты

  • Bass – О́кунь
  • Beef – Говя́дина
  • Bacon – Беко́н
  • Calamari – Кальма́р
  • Caviar – Икра́
  • Chicken – Ку́рица
  • Crab – Краб
  • Eel – У́горь
  • Fish – Ры́ба
  • Ham – Ветчина́
  • Horse – Кони́на
  • Kebab – Шашлы́к
  • Lamb – Ягятина
  • Mussel – Ми́дия
  • Mutton – Бара́нина
  • Oyster – У́стрица
  • Pork – Свини́на
  • Sardine – Сарди́на
  • Shrimp – Креве́тка
  • Tuna – Туне́ц
  • Veal – Теля́тина
Milk Products - Food and Drinks Vocabulary in Russian

Dairy Products – Молочные продукты

  • Butter – Сли́вочное ма́сло
  • Cheese – Сыр
  • Cottage cheese – Творо́г
  • Condensed milk – Сгущённое молоко́
  • Cream – Сли́вки
  • Ice cream – Моро́женое
  • Kefir – Кефи́р
  • Milk – Молоко́
  • Milkshake – Моло́чный кокте́йль
  • Sour cream – Смета́на
  • Yogurt – Йо́гурт

Meals Vocabulary in Russian

Breakfast - Food and Drinks Vocabulary in Russian

Breakfast – Завтрак

  • Bread – Хлеб
  • Buckwheat – Гре́чка
  • Cereal – Хло́пья
  • Crepe – Бли́нчик
  • Egg – Яйцо́
  • Jam – Варе́нье
  • Oatmeal – Ка́ша
  • Omelet – Омле́т
  • Sausage – Колбаса́
  • Toast – Тост
Lunch and Dinner - Food and Drinks Vocabulary in Russian

Lunch & Dinner – Обед & Ужин

  • Burger – Бургер
  • Hot Dog – Соси́ска
  • Pasta – Па́ста
  • Pizza – Пи́цца
  • Rice – Рис
  • Sandwich – Бутербро́д
  • Salad – Сала́т
  • Soup – Суп
  • Steak – Стейк
Dessert - Food and Drinks Vocabulary in Russian

Dessert – Десерт

  • Bun, Sweet bun – Бу́лочка
  • Cake – Торт
  • Candy – Конфе́ты
  • Cheesecake – Чиз-кейк
  • Chocolate – Шокола́д
  • Cookie – Пече́нье
  • Cupcake, Fruit Cake – Кекс
  • Pie – Пиро́г

Drinks Vocabulary in Russian

Non-Alcoholic Drinks - Food and Drinks Vocabulary in Russian

Non-Alcoholic – Безалкогольные

  • Coffee – Ко́фе
  • Coke – Кока-ко́ла
  • Hot chocolate – кака́о
  • Juice – Сок
    • Apple – Я́блочный
    • Cherry – Вишнёвый
    • Grapefruit – грейпфрутовый
    • Orange – Апельси́новый
    • Pineapple – Анана́совый
  • Lemonade – Лимона́д
  • Smoothie – Смузи
  • Tea – Чай
  • Water – Вода́
Alcoholic Drinks - Food and Drinks Vocabulary in Russian

Alcoholic – Алкогольные

  • Beer – Пи́во
  • Brandy – Бре́нди
  • Champagne – Шампа́нское
  • Cider – Сидр
  • Cognac – Конья́к
  • Liqueur – Ликёр
  • Margarita – Марти́ни
  • Martini – Марти́ни
  • Rum – Ром
  • Tequila – Теки́ла
  • Vodka – Во́дка
  • Whisky – Ви́ски
  • Wine – Вино́

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