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food/drink The Best Foods That Are Places  

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List Rules Only actual names for foods. No food where the place is an adjective, like Korean tacos.

Every region seems to have their own special type of cuisine. Californians put avocado on everything, Wisconsinites have a cheese soup, the British are big on pudding, and the Germans sure know how to make a great sausage! Sometimes these regional foods are so distinctive they even get their name from the region itself. When this happens, you wind up with some fascinating food named after places.

Of course, sometimes where a place-food comes from isn't where it actually gets its name. Maybe it was inspired by a certain location, or maybe the chef was originally from there. These foods named after places, states, cities, or countries often simply pay homage to a locale, whether they're from there or not.

No matter how or why these dishes were named what they are, nothing stops them from being super tasty. How many of these foods named after places do you recognize? And which do you think is the best? You can vote now and see what other people think the best place-centric food is.

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Belgian Waffle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Belgian Waffle The best waffle for containing syrup, American Belgian Waffles are modeled after waffles first made in Belgium.

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Hamburger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Hamburger Though Americanized now, the Hamburger was named by immigrants after the city of Hamburg, Germany.

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Philly Cheese Steak is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Philly Cheese Steak You can get these meat and cheese sandwiches almost anywhere, but the best are in Philadelphia, PA.

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Baked Alaska is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Baked Alaska This flaming desert was actually named in honor of the USA's newly acquired territory of Alaska in 1876.

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Frankfurter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Frankfurter AKA hot dogs, this sausage first came from Vienna, and was named after Frankfurt, Germany.

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Neapolitan Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Neapolitan Ice Cream Often served in ice cream sandwiches, this tricolor ice cream is named after Naples, Italy.

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Key Lime Pie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Key Lime Pie This sweet treat dates back to the 1800s, and first started showing up in Key West.

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Yorkshire Pudding is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Yorkshire Pudding This light and airy British pudding was a staple in Northern England, thus the name.

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Bologna Sausage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Bologna Sausage A perfect lunch meat for anyone, this sausage can be traced back to the village of Bologna, Italy.

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Buffalo Wings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Buffalo Wings This Super Bowl party staple was first served in a bar in Buffalo, NY.

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Welsh Rarebit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Welsh Rarebit Also called "Welsh Rabbit." An English dish of melted cheese sauce on bread. It was named to make fun of the Welsh people.

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Hollandaise Sauce is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Hollandaise Sauce No eggs Benedict is complete without this lemony sauce, first made in Holland, where it got its name.

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Boston Cream Pie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Boston Cream Pie This pie is actually a cake and was first created in Boston, MA.

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Canadian Bacon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places

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Peking Duck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Peking Duck This crispy, thin-skinned duck was first served in Beijing, which was also called Peking.

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Florentine Steak is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Florentine Steak Steak is always delicious, but this aged steak from Florence, Italy, can be traced back to the Medicis.

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Chicken Kiev is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places

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California Roll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
California Roll This popular sushi roll, of avocado and crab, actually originated in Vancouver, for picky Canadiens!

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Bavarian Cream is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Bavarian Cream Not just made of cream, this French pudding-like desert was named after Bavaria, Germany.

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Worcestershire Sauce is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Worcestershire Sauce A major part of any good marinade, this cause was first created in Worcester, England.

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Boston Baked Beans is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Boston Baked Beans These tasty baked beans were appropriately invented in Boston, MA, from a Native American recipe.

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Anaheim Pepper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Anaheim Pepper The first seeds for these very spicy peppers were bought in Anaheim.

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Monterey Jack Cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Monterey Jack Cheese Not actually from Monterey, Mexico, this cheese was really named after Monterey, CA in the 1700s.

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Fig Newton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Fig Newton These little cookies, first made in Massachusetts, were named after the town of Newton.

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Brunswick Stew is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Brunswick Stew It's not certain where this stew came from, but it's either Brunswick County, VA, Brunswick, GA, or Brunswick County, NC.

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Gruyère Cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Gruyère Cheese This delicious and perfect-for-melting cheese came from a small Swiss village called Gruyere.

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Tabasco sauce is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Foods That Are Places
Tabasco sauce To add a little spice to your life, try this sauce made from peppers that originated in Tabasco, Mexico.