21 Foods New England Does Better Than Anywhere Else
Stop trying to make Manhattan clam chowder happen. It's not going to happen.
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
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.
16. Hot Dogs
17. Boston Cream Pie
So creamy and custardy and spongy and perfect.
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.