1. California Burritos
What it is: Take a regular Mexican burrito. Quadruple it in size. Add steak, cheese, salsa, guacamole, and, most importantly, french fries. Proceed to have your life changed.
Where to get it: You can get these beautiful creations all over Cali, but San Diego, California, is the birthplace and the absolute best place to grab one.
2. Chicken and Waffles
What it is: Heaven on a plate, chicken and waffles is an American soul food dish that usually consists of a breakfast waffle with butter and syrup, served with fried chicken.
Where to get it: Traditionally considered to be a Southern delicacy, this dish is now served all across America. Restaurants in New York and L.A. are specifically known for whipping up this specialty.
3. Korean Tacos
What it is: A beautiful fusion of Korean and Mexican foods, these resemble your everyday tacos, but they're filled with Korean delicacies like bulgolgi and kimchi.
Where to get it: These are especially popular among food trucks on the West Coast; check out Los Angeles, California for the best of the best.
4. Deep Dish Pizza
5. The Hamburger
What it is: In the USA everything is bigger, and burgers are no exception -- featuring every meat from bison to buffalo chicken, and every topping from foie gras to kimchee, you'll find the most inventive (and delicious) burgers down South.
Where to get it: It's almost impossible to get a bad burger in the USA. Take a pit stop at a roadside diner, duck into a family cookout, or make a reservation at a fancy restaurant; the hunt for the greatest burger in the States will take you all over.
6. Cobb Salad
9. Fruit Cobbler
What it is: A beautiful creation that usually consists of fruit filling topped with pie crust (or sometimes biscuit or batter), served with ice cream. Fillings depend on seasonality and region, whether it be berry or the famous peach. The "Deep South" version of this takes it one step further and has crust on the bottom AND top. It's your fruity, pastry-centric destiny.
Where to get it: The Deep South, naturally.
11. Lobster Rolls
What it is: Take a freshly baked roll and fresh lobster meat, then soak the meat in delectable butter. Add mayonnaise (sometimes), and you have the greatest roll on earth.
Where to get it: Cities by the water are your best bet for these, but New England is famous for them — specifically Maine, where the lobster rolls will change your life. You've been warned.
12. New England Clam Chowder
13. Hush Puppies
14. Lowcountry Boil
What it is: Take some fresh shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes. Add crab, butter, and whatever else your heart desires. Boil them all in a giant pot, serve to a hungry crowd, and there you have it!
Where to get it: Southern cities that are also by the water are perfect for this dish -- Charleston, South Carolina, has a particularly great reputation.
15. Po' Boy Sandwiches
What it is: The bread is key to a good po' boy. It all starts with a fresh, crisp baguette. Add tomato, lettuce, some sort of remoulade or mayonnaise, and a meat -- usually fried seafood or roast beef -- and you have an unbeatable sandwich.
Where to get it: New Orleans, Louisiana, is the home of the po' boy, but you'll find them all over.
16. Zucchini Fries
17. Baked Alaska
What it is: A bed of sponge cake topped with a heap of ice cream and then covered in a meringue casing. It's stored in a freezer and then either put in the oven or, for the adventurous, subjected to a blowtorch in order to brown the outside of the meringue while keeping the inside perfectly chilly.
Where to get it: Surprisingly, not Alaska. Stop by any city with a renowned food scene, and you'll find one of these.