Cultured Palate: Dishes from the American Northeast
Many of the most amazing restaurants in the United States are located in the big cities along the East Coast: New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia are all rich centers of culinary innovation. Although there are countless amazing places that cater to the urban crowd in these larger cities, some of the best food within the region is found in small towns and restaurants that have been serving the same menu for decades. From Maine to Virginia, there are tons of unique regional dishes that have long gone unexplored – until now. We’re here to bring you on a culinary adventure and introduce you to some Northeastern favorites you’ll want to try.
Although bagels aren’t native to the United States, it’s undeniable that chefs in the Northeast have perfected them. New York City is home to some of the world’s best bagel bakeries, and each one churns out deliciously doughy rounds that fans swear are the best in the world. Cut in half and smeared with a thick spread of cream cheese, you can top your bagel with tomatoes, green onions, or the most traditional choice, lox. Inventive bakers even make this breakfast favorite in rainbow shades or flavor them with fruit and vegetables, but the best choices will always be classic sesame or poppy seed.