6 Meals Foodies Agree Are Strictly American

The United States is home to countless delicious meals inspired by millions of Americans with varying backgrounds and family histories. However, some meals are universally regarded as “American” due to their cultural significance.

Recently, foodies met in an online discussion to reveal the six meals universally regarded as 100% American.

Believe it or not, the traditional pressed Cuban sandwich didn’t originate in Cuba but rather in Tampa, Florida!

1. The Cuban Sandwich

This breakfast staple is wholly American in the best ways. Not only does it combine two foods that couldn’t be more different, but it does so in a way that invites foodies to try it out of sheer curiosity!

2. Chicken and Waffles

As someone who grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs, I can attest to how delicious a Philly cheesesteak is. From the gooey Cheez-Wiz to the finely-chopped sirloin to the perfectly-seared onions, it’s the ultimate sandwich in millions of Americans’ eyes.

3. The Philly Cheesesteak

Originating on the west coast of the United States, serving soup in bread bowls was considered taboo — until it became popular! “Bread bowls were invented in San Francisco, but I don’t know if they’re a thing on the East Coast,” admits one woman. 

4. Soup in Bread Bowls

While fried chicken is arguably already as American as it gets, slathering it in hot sauce furthers the dish, putting it into the upper echelon of cuisine.

5. Nashville Fried Chicken

“There are two things Maryland does well: Football and crabcakes.” Maryland blue crab cakes are one of the most popular dishes in the U.S., and for a good reason: they’re mouth-wateringly delicious.

6. Maryland Crab Cakes

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