American food is known to be somewhat blah …
I don’t eat meat so it was particularly tricky for me. Try asking for a cheeseburger without beef – it will blow people’s minds! (Easy to get in Australia)
However, there was some stand out food that I would be happy to have as a last meal.
Best overall food: Gumbo shop in New Orleans. In fact all food in New Orleans is amazing. The depth of flavour is amazing and very enjoyable. It is extremely filling though.
Best value food: Food at the Chikasaw Cultural Centre in Oklahoma. I could happily eat there everyday.
Best road food: IHop. Cheap, consistent, good.
Best local food: Food along the coast in Mississippi – crawfish, aligator and other stuff!
Best Fast Food: Chipotle. Design your own burritos and they are also ethical purchasers
Best unusual food experience; eating underground at mammoth cave.