The Defining Foods of the US

Traveling and food are an intertwined to a very, very high degree. Where you travel, you must also eat. And where you eat, you must open yourself to eating the local cuisines of the area you’re in. Sure, you can get good food at home–great food even. But can you get an authentic cheesesteak outside of Philly? Can you get real Chicago deep dish pizza outside of Chicago? Hardly.

Here are some of the US’s best regional foods that you can–and even should–plan a trip or two around eating.