The Foods Americans Miss The Most When Abroad


Pancakes are a staple in any American's home. Basically a vehicle for maple syrup and a host of other yummy ingredients, this is one food that can't be found everywhere you go.

Mac n' cheese

Not just macaroni and cheese in general, but KRAFT mac n' cheese. A package of cheese-flavored orange preservatives and noodles just screams America.

Spaghetti and meatballs

Although we tend to associate spaghetti and meatballs with Italian food, you will not find this dish in Italy. This classic comfort food is all-American.

Hot dog

If you ever leave the US, be prepared to have many conversations with people who assume that all Americans eat are hot dogs and hamburgers.

Biscuits and gravy

The popular Southern comfort food will be in short order in most other countries around the world.


The United States is known for its numerous, delicious (yet terribly unhealthy) snack foods. Make sure to say goodbye to those cheesy, crunchy squares before you board your flight.

Baked pretzel

The baked pretzel sold in carts along city streets or the butter-soaked heart-attack-waiting-to-happen pretzel bites from the classic Auntie Anne's have America written all over them.

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