32 Of The Most Popular Dishes And Snacks In America

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When people say America one of the main things they think about is a big juicy burger. Why is that you may wonder?

Because among other things, the U.S. is popular for its AMAZING food!

We all love food and let’s be honest, the best one is American. It’s tasty and it’s filled with delicious flavors and smells and besides us, all foreigners are crazy about it.

In every movie you can notice at least one popular dish of ours which amplifies the ”American dream” concept.

We are taking a look at the most popular American dishes which every true American can agree are the most delicious.

1. Apple Pie

Don’t forget to add that scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of it.

2. Hamburger

With a side of French fries, ketchup and mayo. It’s just so yummy!

3. Key Lime Pie

The key is to savor it.

4. Texas Barbeque 

We are not gonna lie, we do like the way Texans do it.

5. Thanksgiving food (everything about this phrase makes our mouths water)

The whole diversity of foods, the mashed potatoes, the, well……. everything!

6. Tater Tots

Tired of French Fries? Tater tots are the best alternative!

7. Cobb Salad

We are not big fans of salads in general, but we will say this: We are kind of crazy about the Cobb Salad! The mix of vegetables, chicken, cheese and the boiled egg are just heavenly!

8. Twinkies (we’re going to Costco right this second to buy some 10 boxes!)

They’ve been America’s best friend since the 1930s and we still can’t gen enough of them!

9. Pot Roast

If you are a Baby Boomer then you know that this is the best meal ever, it’s basically the taste of your childhood.

We can’t help but think about the juicy meat infused with the flavors of carrots, potatoes and onions.

10. Banana Split

Just like, the apple pie, a banana split is one of the classic deserts in America. The delicacy was created in 1907.

11. Cornbread

Cornbread is one of the most popular foods, it is a traditional food since ages ago.

12. Biscuits And Gravy

A classic Southern snack. Some people may find it odd but for us the butter milk biscuits and the gravy with small amounts of meat are all we need.

13. Grits

Very popular in the South and TASTY as well! If you don’t know what it is we’ll explain it for you: it has an oatmeal texture, but it’s made of boiled cornmeal.

It’s usually a side dish for breakfast.

14. Peanut butter And Jelly Sandwich

The ultimate snack and the BEST lunch your momma made you for school!

15. Mac And Cheese

There’s nothing better than what your momma used to make you while she was in a hurry or didn’t feel like cooking an extravagant meal. The best comfort food there is.

16. Potato Chips

The most common snack across the nation.

17. Popcorn

We can even smell the butter.

18. Fried Chicken And Waffles

That’s it! We are taking the rest of the day off and we’re going to Roscoe’s!

19. S’mores

Oh my God, someone start the campfire we are getting the marshmallows and the crackers!

20. Buffalo Wings

Eating these tasty pieces is a must while watching a game. I mean it’s basically a tradition.

21. Barbecue Ribs

We are gonna have to talk to our boss about writing articles for this website. It’s just too much for our stomach and cravings.

22. BLT

There’s nothing that hits better than a good bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. Add some fries and we will never leave the kitchen anytime soon.

23. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Another iconic and world wide recognized dish that makes everyone go crazy. Just pour us a glass of milk and we’ll sit quiet while munching.

24. A Blueberry Cobbler?! Really? We have to write about this one too?

Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you’re all set.

25. Rhubarb Pie

The juicy filling combined with the soft crust pie is simply out of this world.

26. Chicago Pizza

You can argue all day along but in the end the truth is the truth and that is the Chicago pizza is the best of them all.

27. Philly Cheese Steak 

It’s true it’s  one of the greasiest foods, but the Lord knows it’s worth ruining your clothes.

28. Hot Dogs

This reminds us we need to buy a ticket to a baseball game ASAP!

29. Cheeseburger

From which one should we order for lunch? Five Guys or In-N-Out? Tough call.

30. Lobster Rolls

If you happen to pass through Maine you should stop and take a bite. We recommend lobster rolls, they are basically hot dog buns filled with lobster meat and some mayo sauce.

You won’t regret it!

31. Pancakes With Maple Syrup

Every American movie is picturing the classic pancake and maple syrup breakfast in a local diner. Tomorrow we are having breakfast at IHOP.

32. Cookie Dough

Remember when you were younger and you used to eat it raw. It was DELICIOUS! We still do that.



We can’t believe we made it to the end of this article while resisting the urge to order 15 different meals. We hope you did that too!

At the end of the day what is really important is that these meals aren’t just about good and tasty food, it’s about the story and the meaning behind them.

We look at a simple package of Twinkies and we don’t see just a sweet snack, we see the snack that we used to share in school with our friends or the quick bite our mother had for us after a good day in the park.

American foods are all about the people and the stories.

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