“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” as was once said by a wise person, food is everything, it gives happiness.
All of us can admit that dining is one of the major aspects of your vacation to any corner of the world. Especially if you are visiting America, places to visit will include spots where you will taste food that is special and authentic to specific locations.
Are you planning to visit the United States of America? Get ready with not only your baggage but also be prepared to feed your tummy!
Milwaukee, the biggest city in the State of Wisconsin has numerous foodie outlets serving a range of authentic American cuisine. Nevertheless the city is well-known for its juicy bacon dishes served at the cafes and restaurants. Meat-loaf wrapped with tender bacon made out of fresh local meat served at Comet Café, deliciouspeanut butter bacon burger from AJ Bombers, weekly free scrumptious bacon during happy hours at Saloon Calhoun and the annual bacon buffet hosted by “The Hog”, city’s radio station in association with Harley Davidson Museum are some of the hotspots that you have to look for in Milwaukee to have an unlimited bacon feast. Adding up to all these delights Milwaukee is also renowned for its various aesthetic ethnic festivals featuring numerous varieties of food during the summer months. Some of these festivals named Feast Italiana, German Fest and Summerfest are tourist favourites in Milwaukee.
New Haven, Connecticut
New Haven, is known as college town where one of the Ivy League schools the Yale University is located. Though New Haven is known for the university’s economic significance related to higher education, professional and financial services, health care etc. the city is also famed as “apizza” city serving one of world’s best pizzas ever. New Haven-styled pizza are unconventionally baked in either coal or wood fired brick ovens with thin crust and no cheese. However certain range of apizza are made by adding mozzarella cheese. Visitors to New Haven ought to visit Frank Pepe’s or Pepe’s to taste these scrumptious one of a kind pizza in the world. If you seek some alternative food other than apizza, new Haven is loaded with a variety of foodie options. You may try Louis’ Lunch serving some tempting fast food items, Miya’s preparing the most appetizing Sushi in the town and the lunch carts and trucks tariffing the campus areas during the lunchtime.
San Diego, California
This coastal city is the type of city the offers ample food varieties that make you crave for more and more variety. Being located on the boarder to Mexico, San Diego’s cuisine features both the flavours of America and Mexica. The city is the origin of Carne Asada Fries, a tasty combination of French fries, Carne Asada, is typically made out of grilled thin marinated beef steak, guacamole, sour cream and cheese. Even you can be a part of “carne asada” that denoted a social event of family members or friends where preparing Carne Asada is similar to the barbeque night in other parts of the world. Interestingly San Diego also claims to be the birthplace of burrito, wheat flour tortilla wrapped with fries inside. Are you looking for more variety to treat your taste buds? Being a seaside city San Diego is also renowned for the appealing Fish Taco served not only in the foodie-approved Fish Taco spots but also from the food trucks located a few minutes away from the Mexican border.
New Orleans, Louisiana
One of the prominent port cities of the United States which is also the largest city of Louisiana is a tantalising foodie city too. The food items for which New Orleans is famous for includes food items that are influenced by multi-cultural involvement. Especially the city is famous for its Creole food that blends the flavours of French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Native American, and African cuisine. This multi-styled delicacy features Appetizers, Soups, Main dishes such as Chicken Creole, Jambalaya, Quiche etc., Side dishes, Desserts, Beverages and even Breakfast and Condiments. Cafe du Monde in the French Quarter is a one of its kind place that you have to visit to taste Creole food. Muffuletta sandwich, an Italian influenced sandwich features horizontally split muffuletta loaf covered with layers of marinated olive salad, mortadella, mozzarella, ham, salami and provolone. NOLA is one of its kind of place for you to taste Muffuletta sandwich and some Italian influenced seafood dishes. You can also try a Po’boy, meaty submarine which originated in Louisiana.
Providence, Rhode Island
It is no wonder that Providence, one of most populous cities in Rhode Island features many small scaled to high-end boutique restaurants offering numerous mouthwatering cuisines while reflecting various food cultures and traditions. You can enjoy a tempting dinner by the shores from Champlin’s in Narragansett or relish fresh chicken and lamb shish kebab at the festival at Woonsocket’s St. John Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church. If you are a sweet-lover be prepared to taste one of world’s best donuts. This coastal city is considered as a paradise not only by tourists but also by the donut lovers. Providence brags more donut shops per capita than any city in the USA. There are 32 Dunkin’ Donuts outlets sweetening the entire city which you will not miss to visit. You may also try Portuguese sweet bread at Silver Star, or just sit back and watch a Bruins game at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.Allie’s Donut’s giant donut cakes is another must taste option in Providence.
The Chief American city known as Beer City, Portland‘s role in the United States’ microbrew revolution is incredible. Portland is renowned for craft brewery where these breweries produce small scaled beer with varying qualities, flavours and brewing techniques. Interestingly Portland is home to over 60 microbreweries, which is extremely high when compared to other US cities. To be specific, if you are a beer fan you can visit various breweries notably McMenamin Brothers, Hair of the Dog, BridgePort, Widmer Brothers, and Hopworks Urban Brewery. Not only beer but the city is also famed for its range of food varieties served in the specialty restaurants. Owning to these specialties, the city has been awarded and recognised as “Delicious Destination of the Year: A rising city with a fast-growing food scene” by Food Network Awards (2007), “one of the best places in the country to dine” by The Washington Post (2010) and 5th position in the nation’s food and bar scene by Travel + Leisure (2012). The list goes on with more varieties of foodie delights such as specialty coffee, considering coffee as an artisanal food, notably served by Stumptown Coffee Roasters, vegetarian cuisines and street food offered by a huge number of food carts located all over the street of Portland.