America is a melting pot of flavors. We've borrowed all the best recipes from the various cultures that make up our people and have made them very much our own. Some of our most iconic dishes don't seem American at all, like spaghetti and meatballs, but they are -- don't let the marinara fool you. Also, nachos. Those belong to us.
These foods -- for better or worse -- are the very dishes that define our American food culture. But more important than reflecting upon the origins of America's food and the way it has been molded over the years is to rank our favorite, most iconic dishes in order from good to downright ethereal -- just because.
And that's exactly what we (or really, this editor) just did. Here are America's 25 most iconic foods, ranked -- with number one being the very best. Agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments below.