Sometimes we have to travel off-the-beaten path to discover some of the best that Pennsylvania has to offer. Gems, after all, hide in the most unexpected of places. Even a leisurely drive down a winding rural road can yield huge rewards – like happening upon Deer Creek Diner, a rural restaurant in Pennsylvania that dishes up some of the best food in the state.

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Have you been to Deer Creek Diner, a rural restaurant in Pennsylvania? What’s your favorite foodie town in Pennsylvania? Let us know in the comments! Next time wanderlust strikes, how about a visit to one of these darling rural small towns in Pennsylvania? If you’ve got time, spend some time exploring Russellton. Book an overnight stay at a local Vrbo.

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Popular Foods In Pennsylvania

What are some of the most popular foods in Pennsylvania?

Living in a foodie state like Pennsylvania means we eat pretty well, and we’ve certainly got our favorite foods. Here are some of the most popular, purely-Pennsylvania foods:

  • Hershey’s chocolate. If you’re a chocoholic, you probably already have your favorite Hershey’s chocolates. From Kit Kats to kisses, Hershey makes some of the world’s best chocolate.
  • Pennsylvania is known as the Snack Food Capital of America. Utz, Martin’s Potato Chips, Herr’s, and Snyder’s of Hanover are all made in Pennsylvania.
  • If you like ketchup, you know there’s only one in Pennsylvania (and Pittsburgh, specifically): Heinz. Ask for any other ketchup in Pittsburgh and, well, good luck.
  • We have so many ways to satisfy our sweet tooth in Pennsylvania, including by sinking our teeth into Tastykake, also made in PA.

What are some of the most well-known foods in Pennsylvania?

If you’ve lived in Pennsylvania for any amount of time, you’ve undoubtedly tried some, if not all, of its iconic foods. How many of these well-known foods in Pennsylvania have you tried?

  • Outside of Eastern Europe, you’ll probably find some of the best pierogis in the world in Pennsylvania. Why settle for boxed pierogis when we have so many restaurants that serve these homemade favorites?
  • We either love them or hate them: Peeps. They’re adorable, oh-so-Pennsylvania, and some of the most sugary treats ever made (at least we think so).
  • If we had an official sandwich, we’d probably vote for the Philly Cheesesteak, a Pennsylvania original.
  • Speaking of sandwiches, you can’t make one without chipped ham (or chipped chopped ham) or Lebanon bologna.
  • Most people order fries as a side. For us, it’s a topping. Primanti Brothers started the delicious trend of topping sandwiches and salads with fries.

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