150 Foods Worth Traveling For

You may be able to find these dishes worldwide, but nothing compares to trying them at the source

Dal bhat, or steamed rice with a lentil soup, is a traditional Nepalese dish.

150 Foods Worth Traveling For: North America

Although you might assume this list might be the most familiar, certain delicacies that we've included from this part of the world could surprise you. In addition to hamburgers and hot dogs, North America is also home to conch and ropa vieja. This slideshow spans from Trinidad and Tobago to Canada, while encompassing Old and New World culinary cultures, as well as a spectrum of climates and ingredients. Just because you may have tried some of these dishes, don't assume that you know them all.

Bahamas: Conch

Barbados: Cou-cou and Flying Fish

Canada: Poutine

Costa Rica: Gallo Pinto

Cuba: Ropa Vieja

Dominican Republic: Sancocho

El Salvador: Pupusas

Jamaica: Ackee and Saltfish

U.S.: Philly Cheesesteak

U.S.: South: Barbecue

U.S.: Texas: Chicken Fried Steak

U.S.: Hamburgers

U.S.: Apple Pie

U.S.: Chicago: Hot Dog

Mexico: Mole Poblano

Mexico: Tamales

Trinidad and Tobago: Doubles


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