10 Edible City Signature Favors (Slideshow)
September 5, 2013
If you’re getting married in a major city, consider doling out these signature regional specialties
Aside from its cheesesteaks, the City of Brotherly Love is well-known as the home of Tastykakes, with Jelly or Butterscotch Krimpets and Kandy Kakes being some of the Tasty Baking Company's best-loved staples. Another ubiquitous regional treat, Goldenberg's Peanut Chews, dates back to 1917. The original dark chocolate flavor, with peanuts and molasses coated in a thin chocolate shell, contains no eggs or dairy. So it will be a hit even with your vegan guests!
The boardwalks of South New Jersey's shore towns are as much a destination as their adjacent beaches. Chewy salt water taffy might be the most well-known beach snack, and crunchy caramel popcorn from Johnson's Popcorn provides the perfect balance of salty and sweet. Shore-goers also love fudge, like the chocolate or chocolate nut varieties from The Original Fudge Kitchen.
New York City
Couples who love New York know that the Big Apple is home to the best bagels in the world. The city is also famous for its soft pretzels, and the New York Pretzel company has been making them in Brooklyn for more than 60 years. For a favor to satisfy guests' sweet tooths, try black and white cookies from William Greenberg.
A delectable edible favor from "Music City, USA" is Goo Goo Clusters candy, chocolate-covered disks of marshmallow nougat, caramel, and peanuts. These gooey, crunchy treats were created in Nashville in 1912. If you're looking for favors to satisfy guests who love a strong cocktail, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey is made just a few miles away in Lynchburg, Tenn. Need a mixer to go with that whiskey? Classic Coca-Cola, bottled in Nashville, can be mixed with Jack Daniel's to make a "Jack and Coke."
Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City is known for having some of the best barbecue in the world. Share the defining feature of this local delicacy with your guests by offering barbecue sauce from Jack Stack as favors. You could also head to Original Juan Specialty Foods for more bottled goodness in the form of hot sauces, salsas, marinades, and more. To please beer-loving guests, try craft brews from Boulevard Beer, the largest craft brewer in the state.
Texas is another state famous for barbecue, home to several stops on our Ultimate Barbecue Road Trip. When planning barbecue-centric favors for your Dallas wedding, consider that Angelo's, a Fort Worth institution since 1958, offers take-home versions of their savory dry rubs. Sweeten the deal with pralines from Texas Treats.
Ghirardelli Square Plaza is a famous San Francisco landmark, and the perfect place to find chocolaty favors from Ghirardelli for your Bay Area wedding. San Francisco is also a stone's throw away from California's wine country, with its world-famous wines from vineyards such as Sterling, Beringer, or The Calling. If you're looking for inspiration, check out our roundup of Californian white wines.
Cupcakes are a very trendy wedding dessert these days. As favors for your wedding in the City of Angels, consider cupcakes from Sprinkles, which the Los Angeles Times called "the progenitor of the haute cupcake craze." As a salty, crunchy, and dangerously addictive alternative SoCal favor, offer your guests individual bags of Have'a Corn Chips.