America’s Food Capitals

Driving in either direction North or South on the 101 through California or the 99 through Central California you start to notice how many food capitals of the world/America that you pass through. Some are questionable, many are un disputable.

On a recent trip up to the Bay area from Los Angeles I wondered just how many food capitals I could find if I were to really look. What I came up with was about 100 food capitals here in the United States of America.

Dothan, Alabama is the Peanut Capital of the world.

Ketchikan, Alaska is the Salmon Capital of the world

Yuma, Arizona is the Winter Lettuce Capital of the world

Searcy County, Arkansas is the Chocolate Roll Capital of the world

Stuttgart, Arkansas is called Americas Rice Capital

Avenal, CA is the Pistachio capital of the world

Castroville, CA is the Artichoke Capital of the world

Holtville, CA is the Carrot Capital of the world

Fallbrook, California is the Avocado Capital of the world

Los Angeles, CA is the Donut Capital of the US

Lodi, CA is the Grape Capital of the world

Modesto, CA is the Apricot Capital of the world

Selma, CA is the Raisin Capital of the world

Pismo Beach, CA is still the Clam Capital of the world

Petaluma, CA is the Egg Capital of the world

San Francisco, CA is the Salami Capital of America

San Diego, CA is the Burrito Capital of the world

Mendota, CA is the Cantaloupe Capital of the world

Dove Creek, CO is the Pinto Bean Capital of the world

Arvada, CO is the Celery Capital of the world

Delaware, is the Scrapple Capital of the world

Wewahitchka, Florida is the Tupelo Honey Capital of the world

Eustis, Florida is the Orange Capital of the world

Wauchula, Florida is the Cucumber Capital of the world

Claxton, Georgia is the Fruitcake capital of the world

Gainesville, Georgia is the Poultry Capital of the world

Cordele, Georgia is the Watermelon Capital of the world

Blackfoot, Idaho is the Potato Capital of the world

Chicago, Illinois is the Gum Capital of the world

Kewanee, Illinois is the Hog Capital of the world

St. Charles, Illinois is the Pickle Capital of the world

Mattoon, Illinois is the Bagel Capital of the world

Mitchell, Indiana is the Persimmon Capital of the world

Winchester, Indiana is the Sugar Cream Pie Capitol

Le Mars, Iowa is the Ice Cream Capital of the world

Sumner County, Kansas is the Wheat Capital of the world

Owensboro, Kentucky is the Burgoo and Mutton Capital of the world

Bardstown, Kentucky is the Bourbon Capital of the world

LaPlace, LA is the Andouille Capital of the world

Breaux Bridge, LA is the Crawfish Capital of the world

Bridge City, Louisiana is the Gumbo Capital of the world

Rockland, Maine is the Lobster Capital of the world

Crisfield, Maryland is the Crab Capital of the world

Middleborough, Mass is the Cranberry Capital of the world

Mackinac Island, Michigan is the Fudge Capital of America

Battle Creek Michigan is the Cereal Capital of the world

Traverse, Michigan is the Cherry Capital of the world

Yale, Michigan is the unofficial Bologna Capital of the world

Detroit, Michigan is the Potato Chip Capital of the world

St Johns, Michigan is the Mint Capital of the world

Oceana County, Michigan is the Asparagus Capital of the world

Olivia, Minnesota is the Corn Capital of the world

Minneapolis Minnesota is the Raspberry Capital of the world

Martin County, Minnesota is the Bacon Capital of the USA

Crystal Springs, Mississippi is the Tomato Capital of the world

Vardaman, Mississippi is the Sweet Potato Capital of the world

Belzoni, Mississippi is the Catfish Capital of the world

Natchez, Mississippi is the Biscuit Capital of the world

St. Joe, Missouri is the Pork Tenderloin Capital of the world

St. Louis, Missouri is the Horseradish Capital of the world

KC, Missouri is the Cinnamon Roll Capital of the world

Fairfield, Montana is the Malting Barley Capital of the world

Las Vegas, Nevada is the Buffet Capital of the world

Lincoln, Nebraska is the Steak Capital of the world

Hatch, N.M. is the Hatch Chile Capital of the world

New Jersey is the Eggplant Capital of the world

New York, NY is the Yogurt Capital of America

Elba, NY is the Onion Capital of the world

Phelps, NY is the Sauerkraut Capital of the world

Tulsa, Oklahoma is the Cookie Capital of the world

Bryan, Ohio is the Candy Cane Capital of the world

Barberton, Ohio is the Fried Chicken Capital of the world

Cincinnati, Ohio is the Chili Capital of the world

McClure, Ohio is the Radish Capital of the world

Forest Grove, OR is the Rutabaga Capital of the world

South Bend, OR is the Oyster Capital of the world

Newport, OR is the Dungeness Crab Capital of the world

Milton-Freewater, OR is the Pea Capital of the world

Hershey, PA is the Chocolate Capital of the US

Kennet Square, PA is the Mushroom Capital of the world

Reading, PA is the Pretzel Capital of America

Narragansett, R.I. is the Clam Cake Capital of the world

Aberdeen S.D. is the country’s Pheasant Sandwich Capital

South Pittsburg, Tenn. is the Cornbread Capital of America

Bradford, Tenn. is the Doodle Soup Capital of the world

Greenfield, Tenn. is the Okra Capital of the world

Athens, Texas is the Black Eyed Pea Capital of the world

San Saba, Texas is the Pecan Capital of the world

Uvalde, Texas is the Honey Capital of the world

Crystal City, Texas is the Spinach Capital of the world

Vermont is the Maple Capital of America

Wenatchee, Washington is the Apple Capital of the world

Washington state is the Rhubarb Pie Capital of the world

Selah, Washington is the Apple Juice Capital of the world

Smithfield, Virginia is the Ham Capital of the world

West Virginia is the Pepperoni Roll Capital of the world

Middleton, Wisconsin is the Mustard Capital of the world

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the Frozen Custard Capital of the world

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the Beer Capitol of the world

Monroe, Wisconsin is the Swiss Cheese Capital of the United States

Published by Jason Stroh

I am a Los Angeles based food stylist and chef

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