If you've grown up in the Midwest, you may not realize that the rest of the United States doesn't love the same foods you've been eating since you were a child. From desserts to appetizers, there are numerous foods that Midwesterners love that you won't find in every state. Here are a few:
If you've never had toasted ravioli, you're definitely missing out. Ravioli is stuffed with beef, breaded lightly, and then fried or baked (usually fried – most folks in the Midwest like fried stuff). Then these delicious little rectangles are served with a warm container of marinara sauce, although some people swear they taste best with ranch. Ranch is good on anything if you live in the Midwest.
THIN CRUST PIZZA
There's a reason people as far as New York order pizza online from Imo's, and that's because it's delicious. Fresh ingredients, provel cheese, and a super thin crust – that's the St. Louis way. I used to have a coworker who lived in New York (but came to St. Louis for meetings), and every single time he was in town, he would eat nothing but Imo's at his desk.
GOOEY BUTTER CAKE
What's dinner without dessert? Try a delicious piece of gooey butter cake next time you're in the Midwest. Some bakeries are offering new twists on this classic dessert, like gooey butter cookies, chocolate gooey butter cake, and gooey butter cupcakes. Yum.
Have you tried any of the foods mentioned above? Which one is your favorite?