10 Traditional American Foods


Hot dogs

The traditional Coney dog at American Coney Island in Detroit, the Recession Special at Gray's Papaya in New York City, and the Chicago-style, no-ketchup-allowed dog at Gene and Jude's in River Grove, Illinois.

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Apple pie

the French apple at A la Mode Pies in Seattle; the homemade, crème-anglaise-topped apple pie at Cowbell in New Orleans; and the overstuffed apple pie 

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Macaroni and cheese

 "World's Best" Mac & Cheese at Beecher's Handmade Cheese in New York or Seattle, the "No. 51" Mac & Cheese at The Old Fashioned in Madison, Wisconsin, made with Wisconsin cheddar and SarVecchio

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 Burger and Sandwich

original Blackstone Reuben at Crescent Moon in Omaha, the Reuben hot sandwich at Katz's Delicatessen in New York City, or the No. 2 Reuben at Zingerman's Delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Cookies with chocolate chips

In Portland, Maine, at Two Fat Cats Bakery, you can get the original chocolate chip cookie; in San Francisco, at Tartine, you can get a chocolate chip cookie with oats and walnuts

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Wings with a spicy sauce

where to eat it: the World Famous Wings at Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York; the Fitzpatrick’s—yes, that spelling—or the Buffalo City wings at The Kettle Black in Brooklyn

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