Top 12 Quintessential American Foods

Apple Pie

We'll begin with a dish so American that it inspired the phrase "as American as apple pie.

The cheeseburger originated as a "Hamburger Steak Sandwich," which gained popularity in the 1890s.


Pizza has evolved into a diverse regional menu item in the United States, often accompanied by impassioned debates over which style is superior.


Cornbread, a cornmeal-based fast bread, is a staple of southern American cuisine. 


Macaroni and cheese is a favorite among everyone from infants to chefs.

Macaroni and Cheese 

It's easy to presume that chicken and waffles are a relatively new dish, given their meteoric rise in popularity over the past decade. 

Chicken and Waffles 

Chicken wings are now a popular dish, and "buffalo" is considered a distinct flavor.

Buffalo Wings 

Everyone's favorite hot dog is essentially a prepared, traditionally grilled or steamed sausage. 

Hot Dogs

The name s'mores is a combination of the words "some" and "more" because after eating one, you always want more.


Four varieties of greens, fried chicken, hard-boiled eggs, bacon, bleu cheese, tomato, and avocado comprise the traditional Cobb salad. 

Cobb Salad 

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