List of Must-Try Foods Around the Country — What Should Be Ours?
People from around the country were asked what food in their state is a “must try” for visitors. Anyone can suggest Washington apples, Maine lobsters and Chicago pizza, but this survey revealed lesser-known treasures! How would you answer this question for our community?
Buffalo, NY: chicken finger subs. Just a chicken fingers deep fried and tossed in wing sauce. Served on a fresh baked roll with lettuce, tomato, onion and blue cheese.
California: In-N-Out Burger and California Burritos (a burrito containing eggs and french fries)
ANYWHERE IN THE SOUTH: barbeque
Maine: red hot dogs
Maryland: steamed blue crabs with bay seasoning
Montana: buffalo meat
New Jersey: hoagie sandwiches and Taylor Ham sandwiches with egg & cheese on a hard roll.
New Mexico: green chile stew
New York City: ‘Gasm sandwich at Se-Port Deli
North Carolina: Cheerwine cherry soda
Ontario: Beaver Tails (flat pastry covered in cinnamon and sugar with lemon on top)
Philadelphia: cheese steak, soft pretzels and “water ice“
Pittsburgh: Primanti Brothers
Springfield, Missouri: cashew chicken
Utah: fry sauce (ketchup + mayonnaise)
Calgary, Aberta: Ginger Beef Bistro
Chicago: Italian Beef and Chicago-style hot dogs
Cincinnati: goetta sandwiches
Florida: Key Lime pie and Cuban sandwiches
Kansas City: burnt ends bbq
Kentucky: Hot Brown
Michigan: Superman ice cream, Vernon’s Ginger Ale and “pasties” meat pies
Omaha, Nebraska: Runza sandwich
Quebec: Poutine (french fries covered in gravy and cheese curds
Wisconsin: fried cheese curds