Regional Food Specialties

Regional Food Specialties

Posted on 2020-07-16

There’s a lot of benefits to traveling around this large country of ours in charter buses. Geographical diversity leads to many different climates and terrains. Many of our cities are among the largest and most visited in the world. And regional cooking means you can change cuisines every time you cross a state border. If you’re planning to use a charter bus service to travel the States this summer, consider picking up some of these regional specialties.

Pasties (Michigan): Michigan is home to the Great Lakes, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, the Pictured Rocks, Mackinac Island and the delicious savory pasty. Made by filling pastry dough with meat and vegetables, the traditional Cornish Pasty includes beef, sliced potato, turnips and onions.

Sopapilla (New Mexico): This adopted Mexican delicacy is made of pressed dough fried until golden brown. Typically, the pocket formed by frying the dough is filled with honey, but savory sopapillas are not uncommon either.

Derby Pie (Kentucky): Kentucky is known for its bourbon and Mint Juleps, but while you’re there, make sure to pick up a slice of its signature Derby Pie as well. You won’t want to miss this chocolate and walnut tart made with a flaky pastry dough crust.

California Pizza (California): Plenty of California’s specialties have become part of the national menu, including California’s signature westernized sushi, fish tacos, Mission-style burritos and French Dips. But if you’re there, make sure you try a California Pizza, a single serving thin crust pie with typical California toppings.