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Famous Maine Foods

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These Famous Maine Foods include lobster rolls, ployes, clam chowder, blueberry cake, the Italian sandwich, lobster bisque, and crab cakes. These popular recipes will remind you of the best part of being in Maine.

Check out our 50 states unit study for some fun states info!

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Don’t forget to check out this Maine Unit Study as well to learn more about fun state facts and history.

Main is the northernmost state with one border shared with the United States and the other shared with Canada. It’s the largest producer of blueberries in the United States and more than half of the country’s lobster comes from here. 

 These 10 food categories include three recipes each from notable professional chefs and home chefs with the recipe testing and dish development done for you. All you need to do is enjoy the wonderful combinations that make these dishes uniquely Maine.

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Bean Hole Baked Beans

These New England beans are slow-cooked and cooked in a dutch oven in a hole in the ground. 

Lobster Rolls

These famous Maine sandwiches are served in toasted hoagie rolls and are filled with chunks of fresh lobster tossed with herbed mayonnaise and lemon juice. 


Ployes are a cross between a pancake and a biscuit. They are puffy and are only cooked on one side. They can be served sweet or savory. 

Clam Chowder

This warm and comforting soup is made with potatoes, clams, bacon, celery, onions, heavy cream, and herbs. 

Blueberry Cake

 Soft and moist blueberry cake made with fresh, in-season blueberries is a famous Maine food. 

Fiddlehead Ferns

Fiddlehead ferns are green vegetables that are grown locally in Maine. They are delicious served as a side dish. 

Italian Sandwich

A baker named Giovanni Amato created this sandwich in 1902 for dockworkers in Maine. It has become a popular dish all over Maine.  

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Crab Cakes

Fresh crab is used to make crab patties that are then fried. They are delicious as an appetizer and with a dipping sauce. 

Indian Pudding

This famous Maine pudding is hundreds of years old and made with cornmeal, milk, molasses, maple syrup, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. 

Lobster Bisque 

This creamy soup is made with fresh lobster chunks, onions, celery, carrots, tomato, herbs, brandy, sherry, clam juice, and heavy cream. 

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