The Yumness Food and Drink Bucket List: Top 100

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Have you ever heard yourself saying, “I want to try that,” or, “If I ever get there, I want to eat that.” Well, if you haven’t, you’re either a liar or someone I don’t really want to hang out with. If you have, I created a list to help you get the food and experiences that you long for, with a little help from my friends. There are a lot of lists out there that count off all of the foods you should try, but this one was created by me and my friends, so these are honest additions and if you want to know about why I added number 8, for instance, you can ask and find out.

NOTE: The items in red are food or drinks that I’ve personally tried. If the location is in red too, it means that I ate it in that exact location. Lucky me!

Here are 100 things to try while you make your way through the world and your life:

  1. Beignets, Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans
  2. Chocolate-Covered Bacon
  3. Fish & Chips
  4. Papusas
  5. Crawfish or Crawfish Monica, New Orleans Jazz Fest
  6. Mexican Hot Cocoa
  7. Pate
  8. Conch Chowder
  9. Pecan Pie, Camellia Grill, New Orleans or Mama’s Daughters’ Diner, Texas
  10. Prickly Pear Margarita
  11. Bacon Milkshake
  12. Beef Wellington
  13. Grape Leaves
  14. Chianti
  15. Reuben Pizza, Stout, NYC
  16. Shrimp Parmesan, Carmine’s, NYC
  17. Escargot
  18. Deep Fried Burger, Korzo Haus, NYC
  19. Philly Cheesesteak, Pat’s, Philadelphia
  20. Fugu (But, you could die.)
  21. Absinthe
  22. Fried Pickles
  23. Alligator Nuggets, Joanie’s Blue Crab Cafe, Florida
  24. Poi
  25. Frozen Hot Chocolate
  26. Mallomars
  27. Corn Nuggets/Hush Puppies (Depends on where you are)
  28. Creme Brulee
  29. Boston Cream Pie, Parker’s Restaurant, Boston
  30. Deep Fried Oreos
  31. Kobe Beef
  32. Apple Pie a la Mode
  33. Coal Brick Oven Pizza, Grimaldi’s, NYC
  34. Pastrami Sandwich, Katz’s, NYC
  35. Real Ramen
  36. Turtle Soup
  37. Chicago Style Pizza, Gino’s East, Chicago
  38. Baked Beans, Durgin Park, Boston
  39. Buffalo Wings
  40. Lobster Roll, Waterman’s Beach Lobster, Maine
  41. Chicago Style Hot Dog
  42. Blue Crabs, Bo Brook Restaurant, Baltimore
  43. Fried Green Tomatoes, Whistle Stop Cafe, Georgia
  44. Chicken Fried Steak, Chuck House, Oklahoma
  45. Strawberry Shortcake, Bulldog, Arkansas
  46. Bison Burger, Log Cabin Family Restaurant, Montana
  47. Denver Omelet
  48. Fish Tacos, Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, San Diego
  49. Horchata
  50. Hoppin John, Mary Mac’s Tea Room, Georgia
  51. Loco Moco, Aloha Mixed Plate, Maui
  52. Dole Whip, Aloha Isle, Walt Disney World
  53. Blueberry Pie
  54. Sicilian Pizza, L&B Spumoni Gardens, Brooklyn
  55. Cheese Fondue
  56. Jerk Chicken
  57. Durian (But, it smells like a foot.)
  58. Eggs Benedict
  59. Dynamite Roll (Ease your way into sushi.)
  60. Gumbo
  61. Bread Pudding
  62. Fried Calamari
  63. Lobster Mac & Cheese
  64. French Macarons, Laduree, NYC
  65. Paella
  66. Croque Monsieur
  67. Gelato
  68. Shrimp, Oyster or Clam Po Boy
  69. Rocky Mountain Oysters
  70. Carpaccio
  71. Ceviche
  72. Donuts, Gourdough’s, Austin or Donut Friar, Gatlinburg, Tenn.
  73. Rocket Fuel, CJ’s, Ocean Beach, NY
  74. Beer & Cheese Soup
  75. Stone Crabs, Joe’s Stone Crab, Coconut Grove, Florida
  76. In-N-Out Burger
  77. Cannoli, Mulberry Street, NYC
  78. Burrito
  79. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Maureen’s Kitchen, NY
  80. Fried Ice Cream
  81. Tonga Toast, Kona Cafe, Walt Disney World
  82. Relleno de Papa (Hispanic Stuffed Potatoes)
  83. Cherry Limeade, Sonic
  84. Chocolate Brioche, Levain Bakery, NYC
  85. Pulled Pork, Skylight Inn, NC
  86. Torta di Mandorle (Almond Tart), Uva, NYC
  87. Fried Chicken, Gus’s, Memphis
  88. Pork Cassoulet, Paris
  89. Cheeseburger, Brindle Room, NYC
  90. Whole Steamed Lobster
  91. Cinnamon Roll, Ann Sather, Chicago
  92. Belgian Waffle, Petite Abeille, NYC
  93. Knafeh (Middle Eastern dessert), Tanoreen, Brooklyn
  94. Porterhouse Steak, Del Frisco’s or The Capital Grille, NYC
  95. Short Ribs
  96. Crispy Pork Belly Confit
  97. Cronut, Dominique Ansel Bakery, NYC
  98. Frozen Custard
  99. Blue Mountain Coffee, Jamaica
  100. Mofungo, Restaurant Raices, Puerto Rico

If you think there should be other foods added to this list, let me know in the comments and maybe I will start another list. Also, let me know if you know where to find the best version of any of these or if you agree or disagree. Our lives are full of meals and snacks, so there’s a lot to taste and explore.

How many of these have you had?


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