America The Best American Foods  

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List Rules Vote up the best American foods that were created in the United States.

You’ve probably heard the phrase “As American as apple pie.” Despite sounding so, well, American, its origins can be traced back to England. That’s because so much of American culture is appropriated from dozens of different cultures due to our cultural melting pot. So when it comes to American food, many American food staples have a history in other countries. Yet these tasty foods have become quintessential American dishes. Still, there are many foods (like corn dogs!) that originated in the USA.

Some of the foods on this list came from other countries and eventually evolved into what we know today, such as the cheeseburger. Other foods on this list are designed to seem like they’re from other countries but were actually created in America, like fortune cookies. Many of the foods on this list are tied to American traditions, like s’mores with camping and hot dogs with cookouts. Often, traditional American foods are tied to a certain state or region, like the Philly cheesesteak or Chicago deep dish pizza. 

What are the best American foods? This list features the tastiest foods that are considered American and are deeply tied to US traditions. If your favorite American dish or US food specialty isn't on this list of American foods, make sure to add it to show your pride for food and country.

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326 70
French fries is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Foods

2
336 81
Cheeseburger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Foods

3
296 70
Fried chicken is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Foods

4
292 74
Chocolate chip cookie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Foods

5
272 74
Macaroni and cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Foods

6
247 70
Steak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Foods

7
226 77
Potato chip is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Foods

8
223 80
Doughnut is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Foods

9
242 93
Apple pie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Foods

10
160 42
New York Style Pizza is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Foods
New York Style Pizza

11
175 52
Grilled cheese sandwich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Foods

12
194 69
Tater Tots is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Foods

13
204 74
Nachos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Foods

14
205 78
Chicken Wings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Foods

15
193 74
Hash browns is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Foods
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16
193 86
Hot dog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Foods

17
189 83
Cupcake is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Foods

18
174 76
Chicago Deep Dish Pizza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Foods
Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

19
179 76
Oreo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Foods
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20
132 49
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Foods

21
130 53
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Foods

22
171 88
Peanut butter and jelly sandwi... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Foods

23
171 80
S'mores is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Foods
S'mores

24
165 86
Cornbread is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Foods

25
123 58
Peanut butter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Foods