No matter where you’re from, a specific food probably comes to mind when you think of your city. Wherever you go, there will be a certain vibe or taste a city is known for. Here are 21 cities and their respective foods. Eat up!
1. Los Angeles – Açaí Bowl
2. Boston – Clam Chowder
Every New England native is familiar with this famous dish. As a city surrounded by water, no restaurant is complete without “chowdah” on its menu.
3. New York City – Cronuts
The perfect combination ever invented and it originated right here in NYC. Although you may have to wait in the never-ending lines to get this treat, it is definitely worth it.
4. Portland – Lobster Rolls
You can never have too much lobster. Maine is famous for more than its lobster roll, but if we’re being honest, this dish is the best.
5. San Francisco – Sushi Burrito
If you’re a sushi fanatic, San Francisco should be your next stop. The home of many trends, this sushi burrito satisfies the stomachs of all Bay Area locals.
6. Denver – Edibles
Do I really need to explain this one? Edibles are all the rage and they’re not going anywhere.
7. Seattle – Starbucks Coffee
The city of Seattle attracts many tourists and locals to the first ever Starbucks shop, where they can enjoy a morning coffee or sight seeing at one of America’s famous coffee shops.
8. Baltimore – Crab Cake
They aren’t called Maryland crab cakes for nothing. Football, crab cakes and Natty Boh – that’s what Maryland does.
9. Chicago – Deep Dish Pizza
Once you go deep dish, you never go back.
10. Dallas – Barbecue anything
If your’e a ribs fan or just anything barbecue, you’ve come to the right place. Texas is home to some of the best barbecue in the country so don’t be afraid to get you’re hands messy.
11. Atlanta – Chicken and Waffles
This southern specialty brings Atlanta natives together for one savory-sweet experience.
12. Washington D.C. – Cupcakes
Home to the famous Georgetown Cupcakes, this brand has branched out to other cities, but DC will always be its home. The city also has several other delicious cupcake shops that are sure to please.
13. Miami – Cocktails
It’s not a surprise that the city famous for its nightlife and spring breaks can be summed up in an alcoholic drink.
14. Charleston – Shrimp and Grits
This southern staple might be found in cities everywhere below the Mason-Dixon line, but since Charleston’s neighbor is the Atlantic ocean, it has some of the freshest shrimp.
15. New Orleans – Beignets
Because Mardi Gras isn’t the only thing New Orleans is famous for.
16. Phoenix – Tacos
With Mexico as its neighbor, the city of Phoenix has some of the best Mexican food in all of Arizona.
17. Philadelphia – Cheesesteaks
This one is a no brainer, but the city knows how to spice up their famous food to keep the natives entertained.
18. Charlotte – Pimento Cheese
If you’re from the north, you may have never even of heard of this cheese, but to North Carolina’s residents, this cheese is everything. You can technically find this in cities across the south but North Carolina claims it.
19. Key West – Key Lime Pie
Yes, I’m mentioning two cities in Florida, but this one you can’t skip. Ever wonder where the “Key” came from? Now you know.
20. Buffalo – Wings
Buffalo might not be the most interesting of cities, but it does bring to mind the undeniably delicious buffalo wing. What most people don’t know about wings is the multitude of flavors they come in, so even the pickiest of eaters will find a kind they like.
21. St. Louis – Toasted Ravioli
Some may argue that St. Louis pizza is the native food, but toasted ravioli was born and bred in this city, making it the winner of this feud.