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Famous Connecticut Foods

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These Famous Connecticut Foods are popular all over the state and include hot lobster rolls, clam pizza pie, steamed cheeseburgers, and farm-fresh ice cream.

This blend of seafood and the local fare has combined to make some delicious dishes. 

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Connecticut is a southern state in New England right along the Atlantic sea. It’s home to Yale University and the Peabody Museum in New Haven. The food culture grew up around the major inland cities as well as coastal towns and has an amazing mix of cheeseburgers, apple pie, clam pie, and hot dogs. 

These 10 categories of famous Connecticut foods have three delicious recipes each. If you’re in the mood for some Connecticut fare, you’re in the right place!

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Hot Lobster Rolls

Hot lobster rolls are one of the most famous dishes in Connecticut. This seafood is wrapped in a warm hoagie roll and served with a side of chips. 

Apple Cider

Apples are a major staple in Connecticut, so you can find all things apple here. Apple cider can be drunk hot, cold, or hard. Any of these are delicious! 

Clam Pie

Pizza with clam meat is popular in pizza joints and restaurants all over the state. Add some spicy oil and you’ve also got a hot oil pizza. 



Steamed Cheeseburger

Steamed cheeseburgers are made by heating up a double boiler and steaming the burgers instead of using direct heat on a grill or pan. They are juicy and delicious this way.

Farm-Fresh Ice Cream

 Farm-fresh ice cream is made with raw cow’s milk and has a rich and creamy texture and flavor. 



Hot Dogs

Hot dogs are popular all over the nation, but they hold a special place in the hearts of Connecticuters. 

New Haven Apple Pie

Local apples can be found on the dessert menu in apple pie in many restaurants all over the state. 

Apple Cider Doughnuts

Who doesn’t love doughnuts?! Baked apple cider doughnuts are popular in this state topped with cinnamon sugar. 

Pumpkin Pie

Classic pumpkin pie isn’t just eaten at Thanksgiving. It’s served all year round in Connecticut. Try these recipes any time of year! 

Grinder Sandwich

The Italian grinder sandwich is made with cured meats, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and an oil and vinegar dressing. 

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