Ohio October 17, 2017
9 Foods Every Ohioan Craves When They Leave Ohio
Here in Ohio, we take food seriously. From epic chili dogs to some of the creamiest ice cream in the country, there are just some Ohio foods you can’t beat. The following are 9 iconic foods Ohio specializes in—and proudly so. When you’re out of state, they’re what make you long for home.
Usually made around the holidays, this signature homemade Ohio candy is downright mouthwatering to peanut butter and chocolate lovers.
2. Frisch's Big Boy
When you're on the road and you want a tasty burger, (without all the grease), nothing compares to the original Big Boy. McDonald's and Burger King don't hold a candle to this Ohio classic.
3. Tony Packo’s chili dogs
Although there are several excellent chili dog joints in Ohio, nobody does it like Tony Packo's. For a truly epic chili dog with a wide variety of options, check out this iconic hotdog joint, (and its famous bun museum,) at one of its multiple locations in Toledo.
4. Troyer's Trail Bologna and swiss cheese sandwich
There's no bologna like Troyer's Trail Bologna. A fried Trail bologna sandwich with Swiss cheese really hits the spot. This dish is particularly popular in Holmes, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties.
5. Graeter’s Ice Cream
AKA, the King of Ice Cream.
6. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
AKA, the Queen of Ice Cream.
7. Slyman's corned beef
Here in Ohio, we have a special place in our hearts for a delicious corned beef sandwich—and Slyman's Restaurant fills that void beautifully. This downtown Cleveland eatery is home to what is arguably the best corned beef you can find in Ohio.
8. The 3-Way...
Spaghetti noodles, heaps of shredded cheddar cheese and chili with a hint of cinnamon come together to create this interesting dish. The Cincinnati area's Skyline Chili chain challenges the norm, and many (though not all) find it delicious.
9. ...and cheese conies
If the 3-way isn't your preference, Skyline's cheese conies (topped with the signature chili, onions, mustard and mounds of cheese) are an excellent alternative.
How many of these foods do you enjoy? What foods do you miss when you leave the state? Let us know what you would add to the list!