There’s Nothing Better Than This Mouthwatering Pepperoni Roll Trail In West Virginia

Pepperoni rolls are West Virginia’s official state food, and a tasty tradition. They were first made at the Country Club Bakery in Fairmont in 1927, and quickly became popular with coal miners as a portable snack doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Soon they became a favorite food of West Virginians everywhere. It’s hard to go wrong with a tasty combination of bread and pepperoni, but this little road trip will take you to some of the best spots. Click here for an interactive map of the shops that you can change to suit your own travel needs.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Pepperoni rolls are the ultimate Mountain State food, but they aren’t the only food that defines West Virginian cuisine. Check out these 11 defining restaurants for more classic foods.