Iconic Foods in the US: Must-Try Foods from the West!

By Nicole Irving, Publisher and Editor-In-Chief
Foods from the West

Eat your way through our country and don’t feel guilty about it with our list of iconic foods you must try! Here, we have foods from the West that you should check out in every region!

Pacific:

ALASKA

Grilled Salmon

CALIFORNIA

Avocado Toast

HAWAII

Poké Bowl

OREGON

Marionberry Pie

WASHINGTON

Oysters on the Half Shell

Mountain:

ARIZONA

Chimichangas

COLORADO

Rocky Mountain Oysters

Did you know? Despite what it implies, these oysters are not from the depths of the ocean rather the local farm. The “oysters” are actually bull testicles that are removed in their youth while a calf and after going through the preparation process are rolled in flour, pepper and fried.

IDAHO

Huckleberry Pie

MONTANA

Bison

NEVADA

Shrimp Cocktail

NEW MEXICO

Huevos Rancheros

A simple and hearty breakfast of corn tortillas, refried beans, fried eggs and salsa, these “rancher’s eggs” will become your must-have when visiting New Mexico.

UTAH

Funeral Potatoes

Although the name suggests serving them in time of mourning, funeral potatoes can be shared with family and friends any time. This casserole traditionally is made with potatoes, cheese, your favorite cream-based soup, onions, butter, and topped with a crunchy topping of your choice.

WYOMING

Chokecherry Preserves

Illustration by Grace Downey

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