Hit the Road, Snack

15 Great American Road Trip Recipes

August  8, 2014

If you've ever taken -- or dreamed of taking -- a road trip across America, food was probably a big factor in your planning process. It's important to make sure you get your fill of all the classics -- like beignets in New Orleans and hot dogs in Chicago -- as you cross this vast country.

America is home to many wonderful and varied food cultures, but you don't have to leave home to get the full smorgasbord of experiences: We've pulled together some of our favorites dishes from all over, so you can savor the many flavors that this country has to offer without leaving your kitchen. And, with the American Road Trip collection from Provisions, you can order products -- we've included our favorites here -- from all over the country, made by artisans specializing in local fare. 

Americana has never looked so tasty.

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New England:

Baked Beans by Merrill Stubbs

Baked Beans on Food52


New England Lobster Rolls with Lemon Chive Mayonnaise by Sonali aka the Foodie Physician

Lobster Rolls on Food52  


The Mid-Atlantic

Brigit Binns' Crab Cakes by Genius Recipes

Crab Cakes on Food52

Black and White Cookies by Yossy Arefi

Black and White Cookies 


The South:

Kevin Gillespie's Barbecue Chicken with Alabama Barbecue Sauce by Genius Recipes

  BBQ Chicken

Michael Ruhlman's Rosemary-Brined, Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Genius Recipes

Fried Chicken on Food52


Edna Lewis & Scott Peacock's Shrimp Grits by Genius Recipes

Shrimp and Grits on Food52  


Texas Tailgate Burger by aargersi 


The Midwest:

Potato, Mushroom, and Caramelized Onion Pierogi by Jamie@lifesafeast

Perogis on Food52


Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions by Katheryn's Kitchen

Scalloped Potatoes on Food52


The Southwest and California:

Avocado y Huevos Caliente by Angela @ the well-worn apron

Avocado and Huevos Rancheros on Food52  


Frog Hollow Farm Cal Red Peaches


Not Exactly Grandma'a Migas by lastnightsdinner


Fish Tacos on the Grill by Merrill Stubbs

Fish Tacos on Food52  


The Northwest:

Oregon Bounty Berry Buckle by hardlikearmour

Berry Buckle on Food52  

Aromatic Poached Salmon with Rye and Caper Breadcrumbs
by gingerroot

Poached Salmon on Food52

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