Certain things are so exquisitely "Maryland" that just the mention of them makes you think of the state flag. Old Bay fries, anyone?
Blue crabs are at the top of the list, that's for sure. So much of Maryland culture revolves around this local industry—and they're delicious!
Crab cakes are a thing of art, and everyone has a favorite recipe. Try ours here!
Old Bay holds a place in every Marylander's heart. Love it or leave it, you can find it on almost anything nowadays.
i just ate a snickedoodle that had old bay in it #somaryland— a (@anniewatson_) November 20, 2015
At the "balmore" oriels game eating fries with old bay #somaryland— Julia Mattson (@julia_mattson) September 1, 2014
Don't forget about regional specialties, though. Have you ever had a steamer?
What about those decadent Berger cookies?
You can't beat a good pit beef sandwich!
One of those days where there aren't enough hours to do things. Also, I'm craving Pit Beef. Weird. #marylandfood— Andy Sellers (@YouHave13Hours) August 21, 2012
One thing's for sure: Maryland is a great spot for exploring new foods and local specialties. Get out there and try some!
Did your favorite Maryland food make our list? If not, tell us what we're missing in the comments!