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Americans Are Sharing The Iconic Foods That Instantly Give Away Where They're From — And I'm Wondering If You Agree

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Depending on where you're from in the US, you probably grew up eating some regional and specific foods that instantly remind you of home. So u/Boss31112 asked, "Using only food, where did you grow up?" Here's how people from all across the country responded.

1. Louisiana: "Jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish, and po'boys."

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"A bowl of gumbo with a half muffuletta and some crawfish on the side. For dessert, either some king cake or moon pie of course."

—DRAKE

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2. New Jersey: "Taylor ham, egg, and cheese."

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"Don't forget the disco fries."

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3. South Carolina: "Lowcountry boil, shrimp & grits, boiled peanuts, cathead biscuits, potato salad made with mustard, cornbread, okra & stewed tomatoes, sweet potato pie, fried green tomatoes."

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4. Rochester, NY: "Garbage plates."

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5. New Mexico: "Red or green chile."

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6. Minnesota: "Tater tot hot dish."

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"And Juicy Lucy's."

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7. Philadelphia: "Hoagies, cheesesteaks, and soft pretzels."

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"Don't forget wooder ice."

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8. Massachusetts: "Lobster, baked beans, chowdah."

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"Fluffernutters for lunch, steamers for dinner, and Dunkin' coffee whenever we damn well please."

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9. Michigan: "Blue Moon ice cream and paczki."

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10. Washington: "Apples, salmon, and teriyaki."

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11. Albany: "Steamed hams."

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12. Rural Pennsylvania: "Smoky, slightly sweet bologna, and also scrapple, red beet eggs, and whoopie pies."

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13. Georgia: "Boiled peanuts."

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14. Oregon: "Coffee, craft beer, and Voodoo Doughnuts."

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15. Nebraska: "Runza."

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16. San Francisco: "Sourdough bread and Dungeness crabs."

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17. North Carolina: "Cheerwine and pulled pork with vinegar-based barbecue sauce."

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18. Florida: "Alligator quesadillas, grouper, key lime pie, Publix subs."

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19. Tuscon, Arizona: "Bacon wrapped Sonoran dogs."

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20. Hawaii: "Spam musubi and shaved ice."

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21. Connecticut: "Hot buttered lobster rolls or franks and beans on Saturday night."

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22. New York: "Chopcheese and bacon, egg, and, cheese on a roll."

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"Don't forget about saltpepperketchup."

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23. Chicago, Illinois: "Italian Beef, mostaccioli marinara, fried chicken, and giardiniera."

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24. Maryland: "Steamed crabs and pit beef."

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25. Texas: "Smoked brisket and kolaches."

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26. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: "A Primanti bros sandwich with cold slaw and french fries all on the sandwich."

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27. Cincinnati, Ohio: "Skyline and Goldstar chili, Graeter's ice cream."

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28. Utah: "Fry sauce."

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29. Wisconsin: "Cheese, beer, bratwurst, and fried fish."

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"Let’s not forget the deep-fried cheese curds!"

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30. Indiana: "Pork tenderloin sandwich. Specifically, breaded tenderloin the size of a seat cushion with a tiny bun."

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31. Southern California: "In-N-Out burger, burritos, fish tacos, stone IPA."

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32. St. Louis, Missouri: "Toasted ravioli, provel cheese, [insert city name here] style barbecue, gooey butter cake"

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33. Alabama: "White BBQ sauce"

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So, using only food, where did you grow up? Tell us in the comments below!

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