Noodles - In many Asian countries, long noodles are eaten on New Year's Day in order to bring a long life. One catch: You can't break the noodle before it is all in your mouth.
Black-Eyed Peas - A common good luck food in the southern United States, black-eyed peas are thought to bring prosperity, especially when served with collard greens.
Cabbage - In Germany, Ireland, and parts of the United States, cabbage is associated with luck and fortune since it is green and resembles money.
Lentils - Thought to resemble coins, lentils are eaten throughout Italy for good fortune in the New Year.
Pomegranate - Long associated with abundance and fertility, pomegranates are eaten in Turkey and other Mediterranean countries for luck in the New Year.