November National Food Holidays Worth Celebrating

November marks the second to last month of the year and the last month of spring in Sydney, Australia. With the days growing longer and spring festivities in the air, November also marks plenty of national food days’ worth celebrating.

Whether you choose to celebrate by cooking at home or by enjoying a meal out with friends and family, I have put together a list of all the need-to-know foodie days to help you plan out your November’s feastings.

Many of these food days are particularly targeted at the US market, but I just observe it as another excuse to dine on your favourite foods. Unlike October, which had its fair share of really random food days, November seems to be tamer (although there are plenty of days involving different types of coffee – possibly a sign that we all need a caffeine pick me up at this time of the year!).

Here are some of my favourite November National Food Holidays that I plan to celebrate this month:

National Devilled Egg Day (2nd November)

Devilled eggs…one of my favourite ways to enjoy eggs and oh so easy to make. A popular dish back in the 1970s and 1980s, they are still very much a crowd-pleaser today. I love to eat them for lunch, but they make a great snack or canape at a party. Typically served cold, the yolk mixture is combined with mustard, mayonnaise and Tabasco Sauce and placed back inside the egg whites, topped with smoked paprika for that delicious spiciness. See my easy devilled eggs recipe here.

National Devilled Egg Day 2nd November

National Sandwich Day (3rd November)

Who can honestly turn down a hearty sandwich for lunch? Sandwiches are one of my ultimate go-to’s for lunch and there are so many filling combinations and bread types to choose from, making lunches even more exciting. Some of my favourite sandwiches include an extra mature cheese and ham or salami sandwich on multigrain bread with Branston pickle, crisp iceberg lettuce and sliced tomato. I also love a smoked salmon with cream cheese and tomato sandwich on sourdough or even a chicken schnitzel sandwich with any type of hot sauce. BLT Sandwich is also a must with crispy bacon and for an evening treat, which takes me back to my childhood, try a crisp sandwich (chip sandwich). Cheese and onion flavour is my go-to!

Men Make Dinner Day (5th November)

Now this one sounds like fun. In my household, typically I am the one who tends to cook most of the meals (mainly because I love to cook and there’s less of a mess afterwards!). However, ‘Men Make Dinner Day’, might just be the perfect excuse to put my feet up and let my husband cook me a delicious meal.

National Vanilla Cupcake Day (10th November)

Who else loves vanilla cupcakes, or vanilla anything? I absolutely love vanilla and vanilla cupcakes are the perfect treat, especially as they are super simple to make and taste delicious straight out of the oven when they are still warm.

National Stuffing Day (21st November)

Stuffing – you honestly can’t beat it with a Sunday roast dinner. Whenever I make a roast dinner, stuffing, along with crispy roast potatoes are an absolute must. I’m quite partial to a sage and onion stuffing, but pork mince stuffing with cranberries is also a winner. In fact, give me any type of stuffing and I will be in foodie heaven. If you happen to have roast pork or roast chicken or turkey leftovers, then a roast pork/chicken/turkey roll with gravy and stuffing is a must too!

Turkey Leftover Day (28th November)

Speaking of leftover turkey, the 28th of November is the day to enjoy all of that leftover turkey. I love to enjoy my leftover turkey on rolls with brie and cranberry sauce. You can also make a turkey curry, creamy turkey pasta, turkey and noodle soup, turkey and mushroom pie, a turkey salad and turkey enchiladas.

1st November

  • World Vegan Day
  • National Cinnamon Day
  • National Deep Fried Clams Day
  • National Vinegar Day
  • National Bison Day
  • National Pâté Day*
  • Go Cook for Your Pets Day

2nd November

  • National Devilled Egg Day

3rd November

  • National Sandwich Day

National Sandwich Day 3rd November

4th November

  • National Candy Day
  • National Eating Healthy Day (First Wednesday in November)

5th November

  • National Doughnut Day
  • National Chinese Take-out Day
  • Men Make Dinner Day

6th November

  • National Nachos Day

National Nachos Day 6th November

7th November

  • National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

8th November

  • Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day
  • National Cappuccino Day
  • Harvey Wallbanger Day

9th November

  • National Scrapple Day
  • National Greek Yoghurt Day

10th November

  • National Vanilla Cupcake Day

National Vanilla Cupcake Day 10th November

11th November

  • National Sundae Day
  • Pocky Day

12th November

  • Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day 
  • Happy Hour Day
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

13th November

  • National Indian Pudding Day

14th November

  • Spicy Guacamole Day
  • National Pickle Day
  • World Diabetes Day

15th November

  • National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day
  • National Bundt Day
  • National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
  • National Raisin Bran Cereal Day

16th November

  • National Fast Food Day

17th November

  • Homemade Bread Day
  • National Baklava Day

Homemade Bread Day 17th November

18th November

  • National Vichyssoise Day
  • National Apple Cider Day

19th November

  • National Macchiato Day
  • Beaujolais Nouveau Day
  • Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

20th November

  • National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

21st November

  • National Stuffing Day

22nd November

  • National Cranberry Relish Day

23rd November

  • National Cashew Day
  • Eat a Cranberry Day
  • National Espresso Day

24th November

  • National Sardines Day

National Sardines Day November

25th November

  • National Parfait Day
  • National “Eat with a Friend” Day

26th November

  • National Cake Day

27th November

  • National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
  • National Leftovers Day (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • Sinkie Day (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • Maize Day
  • Craft Jerky Day

28th November

  • National French Toast Day
  • Turkey Leftover Day

29th November

  • National Chocolates Day
  • National Lemon Creme Pie Day
  • Throw Out Your Leftovers Day
  • National Rice Cake Day

30th November

  • National Mousse Day
  • Mason Jar Day

Discover the upcoming December National Food Holidays and view more recipe ideas.