The United States is a melting pot of cultures. You may think of hot dogs and apple pie, but there are a variety foods that are specialities of certain cities and states. I recently asked other travel bloggers for some of their favorite foods from their hometowns and road trips.
Here is the collection of the best USA eats!
Chicago, Illinois Deep Dish Pizza:
We love pizza, so imagine how excited we were when we headed to Chicago. The deep dish pizza is served up throughout the city, with even a mini deep dish available at the Wrigley’s Baseball Stadium. We loved the graffitied restaurant of Gino’s East and the pizza was simply incredible! ~ Katie
Read more: Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago Gino’s East
Denver, Colorado Farm-to-Table:
Kansas City, Kansas Barbecue:
One of the most popular dishes across America is barbecue, and it is made in several different styles. This past summer on a road trip I passed through Kansas City and of course had to try Kansas City-style barbecue! Kansas City-style barbecue is slow-smoked over a variety of woods and then covered with a thick tomato and molasses based sauce.
It’s the barbecue sauce that sets Kansas City-style barbecue apart. The style can be traced back to Henry Perry, the “father” of modern day barbecue, who, in 1908, began selling slow-cooked ribs out of a trolley barn in Kansas City. His ribs became so popular because of the method he used, that the practice soon spread to other meats and, well, the rest is history. The one place to go in Kansas City is Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que. ~Carrie & Albert
Read more: Kansas City BBQ
Memphis, Tennessee Pork Barbecue:
Nashville, Tennessee Hot Chicken
Portland, Oregon Food Carts:
Food carts are important to Portland’s culture because each cart represents a fusion of cultures in every bite. Portland truly is a mixing pot of diversity. The city also supports local businesses over chain restaurants. Owning your own food cart is a great achievement here. We ate our way through the 5 neighborhoods of Portland, known so by the locals: Mississippi-Albina in North Portland, Alberta Arts in Northeast Portland, Belmont of the Southeast area, Clinton-Division, and downtown Portland. ~Maegan
Read more: Drinking Your Way Through Portland, Oregon
Raleigh, North Carolina Shrimp & Grits:
St. Louis, Missouri Brunch:
St. Louis has made itself a reputation on pizza, toasted ravioli, and that oh so delicious gooey butter cake. But something else they’re known for is brunch. St. Louis is the KING of brunch. With many different restaurant styles and places to choose from you’re sure to have your weekends full of awesome food. Hiro Asian Kitchen offers unqiue menu options such as Green Tea Waffles and even Breakfast Ramen. Scape, another popular spot, has a create your own Bloody Mary bar and gives each patron complimentary beignets as they wait for the main course. If you find yourself in St. Louis for a weekend sure, get the toasted ravs, but don’t miss out on brunch! ~ Logan & Kallsy
Read more: St. Louis, Missouri
So do you have a favorite USA food? Please share by commenting below!
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