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.

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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.

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