North America is a large area to cover on your travels, but that doesn’t stop many people from venturing to that part of the world and taking in the array of adventures that can be had in countries such as Canada, Mexico, and, of course, the United States of America.
One of the most appealing aspects of holidaying in this particular part of the world is undoubtedly down to the delicious food on offer there. Food forms a large part of North American culture, with the continent offering a diverse range of dishes that people travel far and wide to sample. Of course, the North American continent isn’t just known for its cuisine, with visitors also keen to explore cowboy territory and immerse themselves in nature by taking in some wild buffalo, similar in many respects to the main features in the Buffalo Blitz slot game, but the food is certainly some of the best on the planet. Dishes from America to Canada are steeped in history and form an integral part of the overall culture in specific destinations in North America. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the food you simply have to eat when visiting North America.
A dish that dates as far back as the 1950s to when snack bars in rural Québec would serve it up, Poutine is Canada’s national dish. Depending on where you are, you might come across variations of what is a classic dish, although poutine mainly consists of fries, cheese curds, and gravy on the whole. From fast-food dining establishments to high-end restaurants, poutine is served all over Canada and is one of the nation’s favourite dishes. Popular variations include supreme poutine and pulled pork poutine, both of which can enjoyed in major cities like Toronto and Montréal. It’s easy to veganise your own poutine by using vegan cheese and gravy, but many food stalls now offer a delicious vegan alternative poutine dish too.
Biscuits and gravy
It doesn’t actually sound too appealing when assessing its name, but biscuits and gravy is a dish many people tuck into in North America. Dating as far back as the American Civil War, biscuits and gravy is a popular breakfast dish in particular and consists of soft, doughy biscuits that are covered in a choice of gravy and then topped off with meat (or vegan meat or mushrooms) in some establishments. To veganise your traditional biscuits in gravy, use dairy free margarine and milk in your biscuits and top with a vegan sausage or mushroom gravy, made with a vegan milk alternative.
When most people think of classic American grub, the humble hamburger immediately springs to mind. Although its origins are still debated to this day, the American hamburger is a globally adored thing to eat and is many peoples’ favourite treat. In North America, though, they arguably do it better than anywhere else on the planet. Never has a spices-and-herbs-infused patty tasted so delicious in-between two buns, with a variety of establishments offering a range of delicious concoctions that help create a burger like no other. The best cities to try a famous hamburger or vegan burger? Probably Toronto or New York, but it’s certainly up for debate.
A fried dough pastry that originally started as a famous family recipe, BeaverTails is now known as being the ultimate sweet treat to dive into when in Canada. The pastry is topped with whatever you like, from banana, whipped cream and chocolate to fruit, crumbled Oreos, and ice cream. They have a number of vegan toppings, such as Coco Vanil and Apple Pie. Particularly popular in Montreal and Ottawa, you simply have to try BeaverTails.
Buffalo chicken wings
Made famous by Teressa and Frank Bellissimo at their Anchor Bar restaurant in 1964, Buffalo chicken wings are the ultimate North American snack. There are plenty of vegan alternatives available from Vegan Buffalo Chicken Style Wings to Buffalo Cauliflower Wings. Beautifully coated in cayenne hot sauce and tender to eat thanks to the perfect cooking process, Buffalo chicken wings are a North American classic that can sampled pretty much everywhere, although Buffalo in New York is undoubtedly the place to go.