Now you may have had these foods in other places, but there’s no denying they are distinct Maine foods. Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments

1. Lobster Rolls

Every Mainer knows the best Lobster Rolls in the world come from our state! Those pictured are from the Lobster Shack in Cape Elizabeth.

2. Monkey Bread

How many people loved going to sleep overs and having this sweet, goey delight?

3. Blueberry Pie

Did you know that Maine has over 44,000 acres of wild blueberries? The low maintenance plant is perfectly suited for the state’s naturally acidic, low fertility soils and challenging winters.

4. Moxie

The state legislature officially adopted Moxie as our state soft drink in 2005.

5. Maine Baked Beans

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If you’ve ever made from scratch you know they take awhile to make… but boy are they worth it! (And a must for any true BBQ.)

6. Needhams

How would you describe needhams to a non-Mainer? Perhaps “mounds with mashed potatoes”?

7. Chowder

“A rich, flavorful, thick-with-ingredients chowder is a Mainer’s birthright,” the Bangor Daily News once wrote. We agree.

8. Whoopie Pies

We even hold the record for world’s largest whoopie pie: In 2011, South Portland created one that weighed in at 1,062 pounds.

What’s your favorite Maine food? Tell us in the comments!

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