Massachusetts February 15, 2018
If You Grew Up In Massachusetts, You Definitely Love These 11 Classic Dishes
There are some foods that just taste like childhood. This classic Massachusetts fare has the power to transport you back to growing up in the Bay State with a single bite. Here are some traditional Massachusetts dishes that you’re sure to love if you grew up here.
Has any kid in Massachusetts made it out of elementary school without having one of these for lunch? Though honestly, fluffernutters should really be classed as dessert.
2. Kelly's Roast Beef
No one does roast beef sandwiches like Kelly's in Revere. Heaps of meat, delectable sauce, and a toasted bun make this a Massachusetts classic.
3. Oceanspray Cranberry Sauce
There’s no resisting that beautiful, wiggly tube. Most often spotted at Thanksgiving, Oceanspray cranberry sauce is a weird and fruity staple.
4. Fish and Chips
Fish and chips (i.e. french fries) are a Massachusetts summer staple. Drowned in tartar sauce and ketchup, of course.
Can a frappe be considered a "dish?" We think so. Known in the rest of the country as a milkshake, woe to those who order a milkshake in Massachusetts and expect ice cream to be in there.
6. Boston Baked Beans
These rich and sweet beans are pretty much a backyard cookout staple. They pair perfectly with hot dogs and hamburgers.
7. Pizzeria Regina Slices
Gooey, hot and most importantly: square. Pizzeria Regina has been a Boston institution seemingly since the dawn of time, and their signature slices are so craveable.
8. Fried Clams
You’re not a Massachusetts native if you haven’t stopped for fresh fried clams at a roadside shack.
9. Lobster Rolls
Keep your claw-crackers at home —
lobster rolls are perhaps the best way to eat this crustacean. Whether you prefer butter or mayo, you can’t skip the perfectly grilled bun.
10. Blueberry Muffins
Especially those old Jordan Marsh blueberry muffins. Blueberry pie, blueberry jam, and blueberry bread are all classics as well.
11. Boston Cream Pie
Boston cream pie is more of a cake than a pie, but we still gobble it down every chance we get.
12. Clam Chowder
This thick (not brothy) soup is the ultimate comfort food on a chilly New England day. Packed with potatoes and clams, it’s hearty and tasty.
What other classic Massachusetts foods would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments! For more on growing up in Massachusetts,
here are a few reasons why no one in their right mind would want to visit Massachusetts in the winter.