Eat Like a Local Across the United States

Get the local dish on the best breakfast places in Carmel, Indiana

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Eat like a local around the United States

Do you eat like a local when you travel? One of my favorite ways to travel is to act like I live there. There’s a connection we can make when visiting other areas of the country if we don’t act like a tourist. By eating at places the locals love, we can make those connections, and enjoy our travel experience more.

A few weeks ago I shared with you my favorite breakfast places here in Carmel, Indiana. As I tried a few new places, and enjoyed my favorites again, I kept in mind what someone visiting our growing city would want to see. Where would they be staying, why were they visiting, and who would they be enjoying their meal with.

Well, around the country other bloggers also shared their favorite local places to eat – and not just breakfasts this time! Now when you get ready to travel this year, make sure to check out this list, and see how you can eat like a local. Whether you’re on a family vacation or traveling for business, looking for a meal or a dessert, or a quick bite or a leisurely experience. Who knows, perhaps you’ll find your new favorite travel destination based on the local food.

eat like a local in the eastern united states

Eastern US

Asheville, North Carolina – A Thousand Country Roads

Baltimore, Maryland – Theresa’s Reviews

Boston, Massachusetts –  Bianca Blogs

Charleston, West Virginia – Honey and Pine

Fairfax, Virginia – Cook With 5 Kids

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Acupful

Lanham, Maryland – Jenny Day by Day

Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania – Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Miami, Florida – Sabrina’s Sea of Colors

New York City, New York – Smiling Notes

North Jersey, New Jersey – Crayons and Cravings

Western Finger Lakes, New York – Home in the Finger Lakes

eat like a local in the western united states

Western US

Austin, Texas – Kitchen Concoctions

Austin, Texas – My Big Fat Happy Life

Austin, Texas – Hi Lovely

Forney, Texas – My Life Homemade

Houston, Texas – Pop Shop America

Houston, Texas – It’s Pam Del

Los Angeles, California – Moore or Less Cooking

Palm Desert, California – Tabler Party of Two

San Antonio, Texas – Sincerely Onyi

Seattle, Washington – Revel and Glitter

Seattle, Washington – Satsuma Designs

Skagit County, Washington – Long Wait for Isabella

eat like a local in the northern united states

Northern US

Bloomington-Normal, Illinois – Become A Coupon Queen

Canton, Ohio – Hall of Fame Moms

Carmel, Indiana – Home Maid Simple

Cleveland, Ohio – Greatest Escapist

Fort Wayne, Indiana – Kiddies Corner Deals

Grand Rapids, Michigan – The Epicurean Traveler

South Suburbs, Chicago – Home Everyday

St. Louis, Missouri – And Hattie Makes Three

eat like a local in the southern united states

Southern US

Atlanta, Georgia – Sunshine and Holly

Charleston, South Carolina – My Borrowed Heaven

Greenville, South Carolina – Joann’s Food Bites

Macon, Georgia – Intelligent Domestications

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Creative Southern Home

What are your favorite local places? Let me know where it is in a comment!

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