Scrapple, Hopple Popple, and 13 Other Regional Breakfast Dishes You Didn't Know Existed

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Across the country, people are eating a lot more than bacon and eggs for breakfast
Surprising Breakfast Dishes

Brian Sheehan previews our list of some of the most surprising breakfast dishes you did not know existed.

Loco Moco

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Loco Moco is a rich and hearty Hawaiian dish. 

Spend any time traveling the country and you’ll realize just how huge it is. And not just huge geographically, but huge culturally as well. It’s so huge, in fact, that certain foods can be staples in one corner and completely unknown in another.

Scrapple, Hopple Popple, and 13 Other Regional Breakfast Dishes You Didn't Know Existed (Slideshow)

Some breakfast dishes have a national appeal. You’re not going to encounter anyone who’s never heard of Cheerios, or isn’t aware of the fact that scrambled eggs and toast are a thing. But just like foods, phrases, and customs exist on a national level, so do they on a local level. 

We’re lucky to live in an era when you don’t need to travel in order to learn about the foods and customs of different cultures; all you need to do is a Google search (and we think it can be safely said that New Yorkers and Minnesotans are different cultures). If there’s one thing that can bridge all cultural divides, it’s food, which is why it’s a shame that these regional dishes haven’t gone national yet, because they’re insanely delicious.

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Read on to learn about 15 regional breakfast dishes from all across America, from New Jersey to New Orleans. There’s a whole wide world of regional foods out there, and breakfast is just the tip of the iceberg.