You Know You’re from the East Coast If You’ve Tried All of These Foods
From Maine to Maryland, anywhere you go on the East Coast is guaranteed to have some of the tastiest food in the U.S. How many of these East Coast staples have you tried?
Whether it’s lobster tail, a lobster roll, or the whole kit-and-caboodle, this crustacean is a big part of New England cuisine.
The East Coast is swimming with fresh seafood, especially near Delaware and Maryland. These scrumptious crab cakes have the perfect balance between meat and filler (hint: more crab meat!).
This hearty, dense brown bread is traditionally steamed in a can and served across the New England area.
Clam chowder and New England go hand in hand. Given the abundance of clams of the Northern Coast, it’s no surprise.
Soft bread, hot steak, peppers and lots and lots of cheese come together to make this iconic sandwich from Philadelphia.
This iconic pie, which is actually a cake, was created at the Parker House Hotel in Boston in 1856.
Unfiltered apple cider is a popular way for East Coasters to enjoy fresh picked apples from the many orchards that dot the region. New York has 282 orchards and counting!
Pastrami on a soft hoagie roll from a deli is standard lunch fare in Pennsylvania.
This sweet dessert combines two New England favorites: whoopie pies and real maple syrup.
The first established cranberry farm was opened in 1816 by Henry Hall, in the small Cape Cod town of Dennis.
The largest population of Pennsylvania Dutch, whom we credit with this salad, are located in the Eastern half of Pennsylvania, though there are communities in Michigan, Wisconsin and even California and Canada.
New York cheesecake is made with sour cream, like in this recipe, to give it an extra kick.
The Rhode Island way to spell wiener is with an ‘ei’ and to serve them ‘all the way’ with meat sauce, mustard, onion and a sprinkle of celery salt.
This unique Pennsylvania Dutch bake gets its name by being half a be a cake and half a pie.
Lox and a schmear is an American Jewish breakfast and lunch dish that has spread across New York.
In the war of ‘who has the best pizza in the US,’ New York throws its cap in with its super thin crust.
If you order a milkshake in Boston, you’ll be served a glass of milk and syrup. To get the blended pice cream dessert, be sure to order a ‘frappe’ (that’s pronounced FRAP, not frap-PAY)!