7 Best Traditional American Food
American cuisine is a popular topic in the world. Today, Americans eat more conventional foods than ever before and develop new ways to cook the classics into something even better to get fares that are often unique and flavorful.
Our traditional foods have evolved to become what they are, but many of them still hold their original roots. They’re not only delicious because of their ingredients but how generations have prepared these dishes before us.
For example, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner will consist of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. In this blog series, we explore some popular American food you will find across the country.
1. Cobb Salad
Don’t you know what’s wrong with salads these days? They all have the same ingredients! Getting tired of iceberg lettuce, carrot sticks, and—ugh—chicken breast. Cobb Salads are different because they use high-quality greens combined with innovative toppings like avocado. Now you can enjoy a salad that is light but satisfying at the same time.
The Cobb salad was born in the wee hours of a Hollywood, California morning in 1937 at Brown Derby restaurant. The owner Bob Cobb and his cook were ruffling through the kitchen’s refrigerator, pulling out various remnants, including tomatoes, chives, lettuce, avocado, to make this classic American dish which has become popular across America today!
2. Cheeseburger Fries
The outside of this dish is savory and crispy with a creamy, cheesy interior. Who knew French fries could be so good? This is the ultimate comfort food. A crispy, salty french fry topped with juicy, savory burger goodness!
It’s exactly what your inner fat kid wants to indulge in – except this one will make you feel really good! You deserve it. Your favorite comfort food just got a significant upgrade. Gone are the days of greasy French fries from the fast-food joint, dipped in warm ketchup. Loaded fries that’ll satisfy your cravings in every way! Served with a side of our secret sauce for dipping.
3. Tacos Supreme
You can’t spell “taco” without ‘YUM’! The Tacos Supreme is the ultimate taco! America’s favorite Mexican dish all wrapped up in one delicious snack! Enjoy light, crispy flour tortillas with spicy taco meat tucked inside of a crunchy seasoning-dusted hard shell.
Consuming these tacos is like taking a vacation to sun-soaked beaches and vibrant neighborhoods. This traditional street food has transcended mere boundaries to become an international sensation.
Unlike other tacos, these are beefy. While you have to have something spicy for balance, our salsa is fresh and tangy, not hot or heavy, so you can enjoy the flavor of your food—not just need it as a side note. Plus, they’re easier on your wallet.
4. Chicken Bomb Sandwich
Though it can be found in many parts of the US and Canada, this sandwich was created by Jim Delligatti, who lived out his days on Figueroa Street near downtown LA.
The combo of coleslaw dressing, fried chicken breast, American cheese, honey mustard sauce on white bread sends remarkable taste down the memory lane. Bite into the best sandwich your mouth will ever taste. The explosion of flavors feels like happiness itself, coursing straight from your taste buds to your brain.
All the tastiness of a traditional chicken sandwich, but it’s packed with so much more. The side order of veggies is perfect for an on-the-go snack or added to your favorite pasta sauce.
If your hunger has been reaching a dangerous level, look no further than this football-sized meal of flavor and satisfaction!
5. The Hamburger
The first hamburger was born in 1900 when Louis Lassen cooked ground beef on his grill. His Lunch was the birthplace of America’s favorite food, but it might be surprising to learn that Louis wasn’t originally set on making burgers. He didn’t start serving them until ten years after!
And what are these Five-Meat Blend burgers made with? Well, you guessed it – five lumps of meat blended into one delicious dish cooked in an old-fashioned cast iron grill.
6. Texas Barbecue
Texans love to barbecue on the weekends, but they also live for football season. People will go out of their way and pay five or even ten thousand dollars just so that these tailgaters can enjoy some excellent brisket at Pecan Lodge in Dallas.
There might not be a better way to kick off your football Sunday than with these sweet and savory barbecue briskets at one of the most popular restaurants. Enjoy the ultimate Texas BBQ before, during, or after the game.
7. Buffalo Chicken Wings
Long before Troy Aikman became a pitchman for Wingstop, folks in Buffalo knew all about their hot and spicy wings. They were first tossed into cayenne pepper sauce by Teressa Bellissimo, who owned the Anchor Bar back in 1964.
According to Calvin Trillin’s account on Mambo Sauce: The Story of African American Food; it seems that this famous dish may have originated from John Young (founder) with his “mambo” technique which involves rapidly heating oil until bubbling hot before adding liquid ingredients like soy sauce or lemon juice.
Wings contain high amounts of vitamins A, E, D, and K with a range of important minerals such as calcium and iron with fewer carbs.
NY Firehouse Grille takes the lead; we’re known for our timeless relevance and pageantry-honed hot dogs with mouth-watering taste, made from executive chefs that have the experience it takes to nail the classics. We ensure each meal is uniquely prepared to taste better than ever. Who said you couldn’t have it all? Order now, just in time for dinner tonight!