The Top Most Iconic Foods Of The United States

June 7, 2017

If you re currently working on your ESTA USA visa at you are probably all set for the adventure of your lifetime. However, you are surely interested to know as much as possible about the place you are about to visit. It is only natural that we learn what to expect from the environment we are about to enter. If you are on your way to the United States, whether you are going to study, work, or just visit, you need to know what the most iconic foods are. Once you are there you will find it a lot easier to integrate, if you know what foods to look after. There are a ton of iconic dishes that represent the United States, but in this article we are going to look at just a few. You might even bond with new people over a meal, so make sure they see you ordering or buying the right thing


The burger was invented quite a bit of time ago and it has been in the American repertoire of popular foods ever since. Studies show that billions of burgers are eaten each year, meaning that if you were to split it evenly, every single American would be eating burgers three times a week at least. That says quite a bit about the passion these folks have about their burgers, but also how popular of a food it is. You have surely tasted burgers before as they are now made all around the world, however be sure to check out an original, American burger while you are out there.


Every country has its snacks. Those little sweet treats that everyone in the country knows about? Well, the ones from home might not mean much in the United States, so be sure to grab yourself some Twinkies if you are in for a snack. This delectable little golden cake with creamy filling are iconic to the country and everyone knows what a Twinkie is. They are inexpensive and you can find them at pretty much any grocery store.

Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is definitely nothing spectacular that Americans invented themselves. However, they sure took in this food as one of their own and today it is regarded as a traditional dish. The southern part of the country is well known for its fried chicken recipes and also for how they prepare fried chicken there. The deep fryer is essential for their style of cooking and a side of waffles or fries is mandatory for the occasion.

Apple Pie

The apple pie has become a staple of American cooking and traditionalism since it was one of the most popular dishes that came with the pilgrims from the old country. Apples became one of the most popular fillings once the apple trees started to produce fruit, and soon after everyone was eating apple pie. It was not just super tasty, but also a very cost efficient food that filled the belly.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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