Floral Pattern
Floral Pattern

9 Unique Regional American Food

A hearty stew made with a thick roux, okra, and a variety of meats or seafood, often served over rice.


A deep-dish pizza with a thick, buttery crust, piled high with cheese, chunky tomato sauce, and various toppings.

Chicago-style deep-dish pizza

A tangy and creamy pie made with Key lime juice, condensed milk, and a graham cracker crust, a classic dessert from the Florida Keys.

Key lime pie 

A casserole made with ground beef, mixed vegetables, and tater tots (small, cylindrical pieces of grated and deep-fried potatoes).

Tater tot hotdish 

Famous for their sweet and tender meat, blue crabs are steamed and seasoned with Old Bay seasoning, a blend of herbs and spices.

Chesapeake Bay blue crabs

A traditional bread made by frying a simple dough of flour, salt, and baking powder, often served with savory toppings or as a base for tacos.

Navajo fry bread 

A dish made with black-eyed peas, rice, and pork, often served on New Year's Day for good luck and prosperity.

Hoppin' John 

A traditional dish made with dried whitefish, soaked in lye and then boiled or baked, known for its gelatinous texture.