If you have the means and the time, traveling can offer a great opportunity to try new cuisines. But, if you're like us and have real life obligations that prevent you from picking up and traveling the world in search of foods, you might have to settle for foods named after various geographical locations.

Many foods take their names from locations they originated in, popularized around, or are inspired by, and these are some of our favorites. Let us know if we missed any in the comments section below:

New England Clam Chowder
New England Clam Chowder


Manhattan Clam Chowder
Manhattan Clam Chowder
Fair-handed chowder coverage.


Boston Cream Pie
Boston Cream Pie


Philly Cheesesteak
Philly Cheese Steak


Buffalo Wings
Buffalo Wings


Boston Baked Beans
Boston Baked Beans


Mississippi Mud Pie
Mississippi Mud Pie


Kentucky Hot Brown
Kentucky Hot Brown


Chicago Dog
Chicago Hot Dog


Texas Toast
Texas Toast


Alabama Slammer
Alabama Slammer


California Roll
California Roll
Because it has avocado, of course.


Denver Omelet
Denver Omelette


Nashville Hot Chicken
Hot Chicken


Long Island Iced Tea
Long Island Iced Tea
Reserved for the most aggressive nights out.


Lyonnaise Potatoes
Lyonnaise Potatoes


Manhattan
Manhattan Drink


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  • French Toast

    <strong>Try the<a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/french_toast/" target="_blank"> Classic French Toaste Recipe</a> by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Thai Iced Tea

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/thai-iced-tea-recipe-video_n_2974200.html" target="_blank">Thai Iced Tea Recipe </a>by Tastemade</strong>

  • Irish Coffee

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liquorcom/drink-your-way-through-st_b_2876491.html" target="_blank">Irish Coffee Recipe</a> by Liquor.com</strong>

  • Belgian Waffle

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/maple-blueberry-malted-be_n_1061378.html" target="_blank">Maple Blueberry Malted Belgian Waffles With Maple Syrup And Fresh Whipped Cream </a> by The Art Of Breakfast</strong>

  • French Fries

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://www.honeywhatscooking.com/2011/03/baked-cajun-fries.html" target="_blank">Baked Cajun Fries Recipe </a>by Honey, What's Cooking?</strong>

  • Italian Soda

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2013/06/25/italian-cream-soda-recipe/" target="_blank">Chocolate Italian Cream Soda Recipe</a> by Brown Eyed Baker</strong>

  • New England Clam Chowder

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/new-england-clam-chowder_n_1061792.html" target="_blank">New England Claim Chowder Recipe</a> by EatingWell</strong> Note: Recipe is not pictured.

  • Manhattan Clam Chowder

    <strong>Or, if you prefer the Manhattan version, try the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/manhattan_clam_chowder/" target="_blank">Manhattan Clam Chowder Recipe</a> by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Irish Soda Bread

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/irish_soda_bread/" target="_blank">Rachel's Traditional Irish Soda Bread Recipe </a>by Rachel Gaffney/Food52</strong>

  • French Onion Soup

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/3193-french-onion-soup" target="_blank">French Onion Soup Recipe</a> by wcfoodies/Food52</strong>

  • Spanish Tortilla (Tortilla Espanola)

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/spanish_tortilla/" target="_blank">Spanish Tortilla Recipe</a> by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Pad Thai

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/6386-shrimp-pad-thai" target="_blank">Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe</a> by mtlabor/Food52</strong>

  • English Muffins

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://vkreesphotography.com/english-muffins/" target="_blank">Homemade English Muffins Recipe</a> from V.K. Rees Photography </strong>

  • Baked Alaska

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/10411-baked-alaska" target="_blank">Baked Alaska Recipe</a> by 1840 Farm/Food52</strong>

  • Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://centercutcook.com/philly-cheesesteak-sandwiches/" target="_blank">Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Recipe</a> by CenterCutCook</strong>

  • Boston Cream Pie

    <strong>Try the<a href="http://food52.com/recipes/21947-best-boston-cream-pie" target="_blank"> Best Boston Cream Pie Recipe</a> by Joanne Chang/Food52</strong>

  • Buffalo Wings

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/buffalo_wings/" target="_blank">Buffalo Wings Recipe</a> by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Italian Ice

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2013/06/mango-italian-ice-recipe.html" target="_blank">Mango Italian Ice Recipe</a> by A Spicy Perspective</strong>

  • German Chocolate Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2012/06/14/german-chocolate-cake-recipe/" target="_blank">German Chocolate Cake Recipe</a> by Brown Eyed Baker</strong>

  • Swedish Meatballs

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/swedish_meatballs/" target="_blank">Swedish Meatballs Recipe</a> by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Mexican Hot Chocolate

    <strong>Try the <a href="http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/mexican-spiced-hot-chocolate/" target="_blank">Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe</a> by Gimme Some Oven</strong>

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  • White Lily Flour

    Ask a Southerner, and they'll tell you <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/29/white-lily-flour_n_3347963.html?utm_hp_ref=american-regional-foods" target="_blank">White Lily Flour</a> makes the world's best biscuits.

  • Graeter's Ice Cream

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/21/graeters-ice-cream-cincinnati_n_3308761.html?utm_hp_ref=american-regional-foods" target="_blank">This incredible ice cream</a> almost makes us want to move to Cincinnati.

  • Blue Sky Cherry Vanilla Creme Soda

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/blue-sky-soda-cherry-vanilla-creme_n_3247956.html?utm_hp_ref=american-regional-foods" target="_blank">This soda, originally produced in Santa Fe, NM</a>, tastes like you introduced a can of seltzer to a cream soda and a cherry, they shared an afternoon and went their separate ways, forever imprinted on each other.

  • Scrapple

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/25/scrapple-pork-pennsylvania_n_3149645.html?utm_hp_ref=american-regional-foods" target="_blank">Scrapple is sort of like toast made out of meat</a>, and we totally love it. <em>Photo via Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saucesupreme/" target="_blank">Ron Dollete</a></em>

  • Sopapillas

    These <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/15/sopapillas-fried-dough-stuffed_n_3071765.html?utm_hp_ref=american-regional-foods" target="_blank">New Mexican pillows of fried dough</a> can either be filled with carne adovada and cheese, or topped with honey and eaten for dessert. <em>Photo via Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31296768@N07/3491407008/" target="_blank">fj40troutbum</a></em>

  • Nashville Hot Chicken

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/12/nashville-hot-chicken-video_n_3056029.html?utm_hp_ref=american-regional-foods" target="_blank">This fried chicken is so hot</a>, it was invented as a punishment. <em>Photo via Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chuckypurdue/4605435430/" target="_blank">AtomicPope</a></em>

  • Surryano Ham

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/02/surryano-ham-serrano_n_2994204.html?utm_hp_ref=american-regional-foods" target="_blank">Surryano ham</a>, an amazing cured, smoked ham from Virginia, gives the best imported prosciuttos and serrano ham a run for their money.

  • Big Red

    A favorite in Texas and the southern U.S., <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/big-red-soda_n_2974747.html?utm_hp_ref=american-regional-foods" target="_blank">Big Red</a> is a cream soda that tastes like... well, a lot of sugar.

  • Oklahoma Onion Burgers

    These <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/17/oklahoma-onion-burger_n_2876356.html?utm_hp_ref=american-regional-foods" target="_blank">burgers are cooked down with onions</a> smashed right into the patty.

  • Schnecken

    This German-Jewish sweet roll, popular in the mid-Atlantic, is named <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/08/schnecken-german-cinnamon-roll_n_2831881.html" target="_blank">Schnecken</a>, after the German word for snail.

  • Narragansett Lager

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/28/narragansett-beer-lager_n_2776650.html?utm_hp_ref=taste&ir=Taste?utm_hp_ref=taste&ir=Taste">Hi neighbor! Have a 'Gansett!</a> Rhode Island's favorite lager, which once commissioned Dr. Seuss to illustrate their advertisements.

  • Moxie

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/01/moxie-soda-new-england_n_2784571.html">Moxie is a gentian root-flavored soda</a> popular in New England. It is incredibly strange, and oddly addictive.

  • Coffee Milk

    Rhode Island's official state drink is coffee milk, and the requisite flavoring agent for that delight is <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/22/coffee-milk-autocrat-syrup_n_2736223.html">Autocrat Coffee Syrup</a>.

  • The Muffuletta

    This New Orleans delicacy is basically <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/12/muffaletta-new-orleans-muffaletta_n_2664294.html">an antipasto platter shoved into a sandwich</a>, and we are totally in love.

  • Poutine

    America has totally adopted this Canadian treat of <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/05/poutine-fries-gravy_n_2617084.html">fries, cheese curds and gravy</a> as its own. We love you, adopted poutine.

  • Durkee Famous Sauce

    This <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/28/durkee-sauce-famous_n_2553291.html">mustardy, vinegary mayo spread</a> is rumored to have been loved by Abraham Lincoln.

  • Underberg

    Too full? You need an <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/underberg-german-digestif_n_2482105.html">Underberg, a bitter German digestif</a>.

  • Fox's U-Bet

    The key to a proper, Brooklyn egg cream is <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/egg-cream-foxs-u-bet-syrup_n_2442907.html?utm_hp_ref=taste&ir=Taste">Fox's U-Bet chocolate syrup</a>.

  • Duke's Mayonnaise

    This southern American staple is the star of tomato and mayo sandwiches, and helped us make the best deviled eggs to ever come out of our kitchen. The secret to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/07/dukes-mayo-mayonnaise_n_2412033.html?utm_hp_ref=taste&ir=Taste">Duke's Mayonnaise</a>: no sugar.

  • Cheerwine

    You've got to try the "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/13/cheerwine-north-carolina-soda_n_2293059.html">Nectar of North Carolina</a>."

  • Kringle

    This danish-like pastry is most famously made by <a href="http://www.kringle.com/">Racine Danish Kringles</a>. We had to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/kringle-racine-wisconsin-pastry_n_2271429.html?1355162905">give a homemade version a go</a>, as well.

  • Vernors Ginger Ale

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/31/vernors-ginger-ale_n_2049763.html?utm_hp_ref=taste&ir=Taste">Michigan's favorite ginger ale</a> is also America's oldest.

  • New Mexico Green Chile

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/27/new-mexico-green-chile_n_1917450.html">New Mexicans take their green chile</a> very seriously.