Whether on a cold winter day or at a warm summer barbecue, New Hampshire residents love to refuel with old-school New England treats. From sweets, to beverages (alcoholic and non) to main courses, here is the food fare that you have to try in New Hampshire.
1. Lobster Roll
New Hampshire’s seacoast is short, but it is fruitful. A lobster roll is the perfect way to take a delicious seafood meal on the run – the only question is if you want it traditional (cold, with mayo) or new-fangled (warm with butter).
There’s nothing more American than apples – or better yet apple pie – but you haven’t really tasted an apple until you’ve enjoyed one fresh off the tree in New Hampshire.
3. Pancakes with Maple Syrup
Get in touch with your inner child by eating pancakes slathered in delicious New Hampshire Maple Syrup. Yum yum yum!
4. Fried Lake Bass
After a long day fishing on New Hampshire’s waterways, there is nothing better than a delicious fresh fish fry. (Just be sure to know where you are fishing and if there is any concern about mercury).
Sure, steamed clams look a bit nasty, but anyone who is brave enough to try them knows that they taste oh so good, especially dipped in melted butter.
6. A Maple Sundae
Anyone who’s lived in New Hampshire for any significant length of time has their favorite local ice cream stand, and can extoll its virtues at length. For an extra New Hampshire feel, you’ve got to order Maple Walnut ice cream, or a Maple Sundae.
7. Apple Cider
The apples that aren’t gobbled up fresh off the tree are pressed into apple cider, which is delicious hot or cold, alcoholic or innocent.
8. Omelette, Made with Local Eggs
Driving down the back roads of New Hampshire you’ll see plenty of signs advertising fresh eggs for sale. Stop and get some! You’ll be surprised at the different taste when you eat eggs from someone’s back yard.
9. Cider Donuts
An old-school New England tradition, these donuts are worth every glorious calorie.
10. Stonyfield Yogurt
New Hampshire has a long history of producing great dairy, and the national brand Stoneyfield is powered by an extensive network of New Hampshire dairy farmers. It may be a big brand, but it will give you local taste.
You know about wine and beer, but have you heard of mead, an ancient alcoholic drink made from honey? The Moonlight Meadery in Londonderry is bringing this delicious beverage back to New Hampshire, and you don’t want to miss out.