Non-alcohol Food Pairings


While there are lots of resources on pairing food with wine or beer or cocktails, it’s often more difficult to find information on pairing food with non-alcohol alternatives.  Here are some options for non-drinkers, or for between alcohol beverages.





  • Pasta: Sparkling Water
  • Sushi: Green tea
  • Pizza: Cola
  • Indian food: Ginger Ale
  • Seafood: Lemonade
  • Steak: Pomegranate Juice
  • Fried Chicken: Sparkling White Grape Juice
  • Barbecue: Iced Tea
  • Pork Tenderloin: Cranberry Juice
  • Curry Dishes: Ginger Ale


  • Chocolate Gelato: Decaf Coffee
  • Sticky Buns: Dark Roast Coffee
  • Chocolate Cake: Cranberry Juice
  • Cinnamon Buns: French Roast Coffee
  • Carrot Cake: Ginger Ale


  • Gouda: Tea
  • Creamy Cheeses: Coffee
  • Blue Cheese: Hot Chocolate
  • Goat Cheese: Lemonade
  • Firm Cheeses: Lemon Lime Soda



All Beers are NOT Created Equal


The alcohol content of a beer varies from 1.1 to 11 per cent and up. Compare how your beer choices are adding up to 1 standard drink (1 standard drink contains 17 ml of pure alcohol):



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Also consider your serving size … see how many standard drinks are in the beer serving sizes below (based on a standard 5% beer):


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