Quintessential American Foods

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Grilled Cheese 

The grilled cheese sandwich was originally an open-faced sandwich that was a simple and inexpensive way to serve a family during the Great Depression.

It is difficult to forget a sandwich named after the city that gave rise to America. 

Philly Cheesesteak 

Hot Dogs 

One nibble of a hot dog evokes images of Americana, such as baseball parks and the Fourth of July. 

From the sweet, smoky barbecue of Kansas City to the tangy barbecue of North Carolina and the dry rubs of Texas, excellent American barbecue is synonymous with summer. 


Submarine Sandwich 

They can be served hot or chilled and are typically stuffed with deli meats, though they have also been known to contain meatballs, chicken parmesan, and other inventive fillings.

Originally referred to as graham cracker sandwiches, S'mores were a popular delicacy among Girl Scouts. 


New York Cheesecake 

New York-style cheesecake is a neutral canvas for a variety of toppings.

It was the best sandwich she had ever consumed, and as a result, the Reuben's Special was added to the menu.

Reuben Sandwich

Cheese Curds 

They can be consumed alone as a snack, deep-fried and served as an appetizer, or as a topping, like poutine, which consists of French fries and gravy.

Chili is a fiercely contested dish in North America, with some insisting that authentic chili does not include tomatoes or beans. 


Cobb Salad 

Four varieties of greens, fried chicken, hard-boiled eggs, bacon, bleu cheese, tomato, and avocado comprise the traditional Cobb salad.

If you are unfamiliar with the history of the German chocolate cake, you might not expect to find it on a list of American dishes.

German Chocolate Cake 

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