North Dakota December 24, 2017
8 Foods Every North Dakotan Craves When They Leave North Dakota
There are just some foods that only North Dakota can do best, so when a North Dakotan leaves their state they tend to crave them while they’re gone. It could be a state specific food no where else has, or a food that only the Peace Garden State knows how to do right. Either way, you’ll have a hankering for these foods if you take a vacation away from home:
1. Caramel Rolls
Waking up in the morning to a warm, fluffy, gooey caramel roll is one of the best ways to start the day. You can also have them as dessert for lunch or dinner — or just eat them any time! And North Dakota's caramel rolls are by far superior over every other state's caramel or cinnamon rolls. That's just a fact!
2. Sandy's Donuts
Alternatively, you could have some of North Dakota's favorite donut shop's treats for your breakfast. They have become the top donut maker in the entire state and the quality, taste, and just sheer beauty of their donuts proves why.
Whether you have a juicy bison burger, bison skewers, or any other kind of bison, it's no joke that North Dakota loves bison. There are plenty of great restaurants in the state that serve it, such as The HoDo or Theodore Roosevelt's Dining Room, and you'll have trouble finding it outside of the state.
4. Pride Dairies Ice Cream
This is a NoDak classic — Pride Dairies ice cream. This company makes the best ice cream ever, and not only can you get it at their store and creamery in Bottineau, ND, but you can also find it in restaurants and grocery stores across the state.
5. Pizza from a North Dakota pizzeria
Sure, pizza is a pretty globally known and loved food, but what people don't know is that they are missing out on pizza from North Dakota's best pizza companies. Rhombus Guys, Fireflour, A & B Pizza, even Pizza Corner or Pizza Ranch! We have plenty of local pizza places that are way better than any national chain — and we miss them when we're gone.
6. German and Scandinavian foods
With a population mostly descended from German and Scandinavian immigrants, it's no surprise that their recipes and food traditions have been passed down and became today's favorites in North Dakota. Knoephla, fleischkuekle, or cheese buttons are some of the German favorites. Lefse or krumkake are a couple of Scandinavian options we love.
North Dakota isn't only known for its walleye fishing, it is also known for how it can cook that walleye. Most North Dakotans love a classic fried or grilled walleye on a bed of rice. Add a lemon and some tartar sauce on the side, and you have the perfect meal. It's not as easy to find this in every restaurant outside of the Peace Garden State.
This can also fall under the ethnic foods previously mentioned, but it also deserves its own spot for simply being the all time favorite comfort food of ND. No matter what flavor or type of kuchen you like, it is definitely something many people miss when they leave.
What North Dakota foods do you miss when you’re away from home? Any important ones that we missed? Let us know!
If this list has made you hungry,
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