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American foods and where to eat them in town, if you need some USA fever

Many things in the American cuisine often came from elsewhere, with German, British, Swedish, Italian, Polish, Irish, Dutch, French, and Caribbean influences all contributing to many foods we frequently consider American. Others, like Buffalo wings or the Reuben sandwich, are purely the product of American ingenuity. Here, we have listed favorites and where to find them across Budapest.

Deep dish pizza

The hamburger

The history: Though the name “hamburger” and the ingredients have strong German roots, the burger as we know it today was likely born in New York, when German immigrants combined the famous “Hamburg steak” from their homeland with two slices of bread. The burger’s popularity at Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exposition, the first official World’s Fair in the U.S., soon made it a household name.

Barbecue ribs

The history: Barbecuing is as old as this country—George Washington even made reference to a barbecue in Virginia in 1769. Whether you’re partial to Memphis’s wet ribs, Kansas City’s hearty barbecue sauce, or the Carolinas’ pork-only menus, barbecue in America has evolved from a basic form of cooking into a highly specialized, regional art.

Where to try: Hard Rock Café Budapest Fall-off-the-bone tender baby back ribs, rubbed with their signature seasonings and basted with hickory barbecue sauce.


Donuts

The history:  The earliest origins to the modern doughnuts are generally traced back to the olykoek (“oil(y) cake”) Dutch settlers brought with them to early New York (or New Amsterdam). These doughnuts closely resembled later ones but did not yet have their current ring-sized shape.One of the earliest mentions of “doughnut” was in Washington Irving’s 1809 book A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty.

Where to try: Mr. Funk

 

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