Philly Philly!!

So my hometown Philadelphia, PA is known for being the originating city of Cheesesteaks, Pretzels, Hoagies, Tastykakes, and Cream Cheese.  These are just some of the most famous foods in Philadelphia that tourists MUST try when they come here.

What’s famous in your hometown that is difficult to find anywhere else?

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Helen Giles says:

    Varsity hotdogs from the world’s largest drive-in. It’s here in Atlanta, Georgia. You can put the dogs on a plane and fly them to other cities but it’s not the same as sitting at the Varsity chowing down on a dog, onion rings and a Frosted Orange

    1. Thanks for sharing =)..That made my mouth water. Ill have to put that on my places to visit.

  2. Oh, you had to go and mention TastyCakes! I’ve gotten them for Christmas the last two years, and even got an ornament for my tree!

  3. Jennifer M. says:

    Well, the foods I remember seem a little disgusting now – I grew up in Central PA, Amish Country. We used to eat scrapple, Amish donuts, and ham salad. Although I have to admit I would still eat two out of the three!

  4. Oh, now I really feel homesick! I’m from the Norristown area and used to frequent a place called ‘Pudge’s’….best cheesesteaks in town! British food is OK, but I do miss proper hoagies, sausage, soft pretzels, cheesesteaks, scrapple, Tastykakes, etc. I can get Philadelphia cream cheese over here though.

    1. Well at least you have a little piece of home =)

  5. Philly Cheesesteak is on my bucket list!!!

  6. Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money says:

    Thanks for following my blog! Yours looks great. I am going to start following it now. My hometown is Fairhope, AL, but I generally claim all of the Gulf Coast. We have the BEST fresh shrimp. I still live near the coast in FL, but I just can’t get the same fresh shrimp here, weird huh?

    1. Thanks for sharing. That is weird, probably depends on the type of shirmp or ocean waters.

    2. Hi Fairhope! I grew up in Destin, Fl – I agree about the shrimp!

  7. CaseyB says:

    Love your blog and Ive added you to my blog roll, could you help me out and do that same? x

    Every time I see those blueberry muffins (a few posts ago i know) I have the biggest urge for cake, its terrible!

  8. Ugh, Orlando is such a terrible foodie city; although our Food Truck scene has been growing, which is very exciting! Does theme park food count as a cuisine?

    1. That depends are you talking about the restaurants or the hot dog stands?? =)

  9. Pat’s Philly Cheesesteak’s – MMmm!

    Memphis is known for really one thing; Barbecue. But we do it well.

    Of course, if you come in, you might as well go to Gus’ fried chicken.

    And don’t forget Bosco’s beer, brewed in Midtown Memphis. Best in town.

    1. I love Barbecue…Will have to keep Gus and Bosco in mind if I ever come out there =)…Thanks for sharing

  10. I’m from Chicago…don’t eat much deep dish pizza anymore, but whenever I had it anywhere other than Chicago, it wasn’t the same…

  11. Liz says:

    It’s not hard to find anywhere, but Pepsi was invented in my hometown! (our one and only claim to fame!!)

  12. chefeye says:

    marmite in Sweden hard to find but not impossible. Not from my hometown but home country, hope that kind of counts!

    added you to my blogroll 🙂

  13. Never ever tried a philly cheese steak but I always wondered what it is, sounds tasty either way!

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