Road Trips for the Food Obsessed
Forget the largest can of chili, take a road trip to Chili, New York.
You're more than a foodie, you're a food nerd. Everything you do leads up to the perfect bite, so no ordinary road trip will satisfy you. Instead, here are some novel ways to pay homage to your favorite foods, from sea to shining sea.
It turns out there are more than 30 cities across the U.S. with food names, from the curious Cheddar, South Carolina (we thought it came from Vermont?), to the classic summer spot, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, wherein lies a town called Sandwich — a food-city roadtrip double whammy.
It's possible to start on the West Coast, in Orange, California, or White Salmon, Washington, and then head across the Lower 48, hitting 20 states in one go. Not up for the long haul? Stay in Texas, which has four food-named cities (Oatmeal, Raisin, Mesquite and Rice) or take a fun mini-trip based on a theme. Imagine getting photos of six fruit town signs or an entire breakfast of city limits signage. Check out these road trip ideas:
Breakfast Foods Road Trip
If you love breakfast for supper and greasy spoon diners.
Ham Lake, Minnesota
Two Egg, Florida
Toast, North Carolina
Fruit Road Trip
A perfect summertime road trip.
Citrus Park, Florida
Cherry Valley, Ohio
Dessert Road Trip
For the road-warrior with a sweet tooth.
Pie, West Virginia
Tea, South Dakota
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Meat Lovers' Road Trip
Calling all carnivores... this is the one to do by motorcycle.
Bacon Flat, Ohio
Rabbit Hash, Kentucky
Ham Lake, Minnesota
Sandwich, New Hampshire
Rib Mountain, Wisconsin
(Chicken, Alaska, for the truly obssessed)
Fisherman's Road Trip
Hang up that Gone Fishin' sign before you leave.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Fish Springs, Tennessee
Oyster Bay, New York
White Salmon, Washington
Check out the map below for all of the cities with food names.
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