America's many food trails turn road trips into a mouthwatering culinary adventures where the flavors of the USA are the main attractions. We asked 10Best and USA TODAY readers to vote for their favorite food trails from a pool of 20 nominees, and after four weeks of voting, we have a winner!
According to our readers, there's nothing quite as American as sinking your teeth into a juicy green chile cheeseburger (New Mexico green chile previously won the title of Best Iconic American Food). The southwestern state's Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail (which includes nearly 100 restaurants serving the dish) earned the most votes and the title of Best Food Trail.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Food Trail are as follows:
- Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail - New Mexico
- Mississippi Gulf Seafood Trail
- Cajun Boudin Trail - Louisiana
- Hoosier Pie Trail - Indiana
- Sweet Tea Trail - South Carolina
- Kentucky Bourbon Trail
- Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail - New York
- Oregon Cheese Trail
- Beer Brewery Trail - Vermont
- Texas BBQ Trail
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Eric Grossman, Megy Karydes, M. Linda Lee (10Best), Larry Olmsted (Great American Bites) and Kim Sunee were chosen based on their extensive knowledge of food and travel.
Other nominated food trails included the Alabama BBQ Trail, Arizona's Salsa Trail, Connecticut Chocolate Trail, Hawaii Kona Coffee Belt, Mississippi Hot Tamale Trail, North Carolina Historic Barbecue Trail, South Carolina BBQ Trail, Tennessee Whiskey Trail, Vermont Cheese Trail and the Wisconsin Cheese Tour.
10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners.
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