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21 Foods New England Does Better Than Anywhere Else

Stop trying to make Manhattan clam chowder happen. It's not going to happen.

1. Fluffernutters

2. Clam Chowder

None of that weird tomato-y stuff. Just classic New England chowda.

3. Lobster Rolls

Preferably eaten at a wooden picnic table overlooking the water.

4. Clam Bakes

5. Ice Cream

6. Anything with Cranberries

Cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving? Yeah, New England does it best. Cranberries are even the official state fruit of Massachusetts.

7. Also, Blueberries

Maine has designated the blueberry its official state berry, with over 60,000 acres of land dedicated to growing the fruit.

8. Whoopie Pie

9. Maple Syrup

Don't even try to pretend that there's anything better than Vermont maple syrup. Just don't.

10. Bread Rolls

11. Fried Clams

12. Johnnycakes

13. Frozen Lemonade

14. Apple Cider

Apple orchards and New England go hand in hand. Case in point: The apple orchard in The Cider House Rules was located in Maine.

15. Frappes

16. Hot Dogs

17. Boston Cream Pie

So creamy and custardy and spongy and perfect.

18. Cheese

Whatever, Wisconsin. Do you guys have Cabot Creamery? That's what I thought.

19. Baked Beans

Nobody really calls Boston "Beantown," but the baked beans are actually really great with all that sweet molasses goodness.

20. Potato Chips

If they're not kettle cooked, they're just not as good.

21. And Doughnuts