10 Favorite American Foods of All Time

Here are the 10 most popular American foods of all time. This selection covers the gamut from summertime staples to comfort food favorites.

This is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Let's face it - who doesn't crave a really good, juicy patty in a fresh bun? It's on nearly every American restaurant's menu.

01. Burger

Creamy, smooth, divine… Yes, the adjectives that describe the taste of a cheesecake are hunger provoking. This melt-in-your-mouth dessert brings a bright finish to any meal.

02. Cheesecake

It doesn't get more American than a basic hot dog, sandwiched between a sliced bun, topped with a squiggle of ketchup and mustard. The sausage was created in the late 1600's by John Geoghehner, a butcher from Germany.

03. Hot Dogs

It's creamy, it's cheesy, it's downright divine — it's macaroni and cheese. This casserole baked in the oven is considered America's ultimate comfort food. Tip: Use a good mix of different cheeses to get the most flavourful macaroni and cheese.

04. Mac and Cheese

When it comes to typical American breakfasts, there's one front-runner: pancakes. Variations abound, but you can't go wrong with a short stack of fluffy flapjacks.

05. Pancakes

Many years ago, some unknown genius decided to combine all the greatest parts of a fried chicken dinner with all the greatest parts of a waffle stack to create this ultimate sweet-savory breakfast staple.

06. Chicken and Waffles

What do you get when you cross a croissant with a doughnut? Introducing: Cronut. The current gastronomic craze about the cronut makes it the most sought-after snack in the world! Made with laminated dough, it is first proofed and then fried in grape seed oil at a controlled temperature.

07. Cronut

Gooey, melty, warm and sweet -- nothing evokes family vacations and carefree camping under the stars quite like this classic American food. S'mores are basically roasted marshmallows and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between 2 pieces of graham cracker.

08. S'mores

“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand”. So let's take a moment to thank Ruth Wakefield of Massachusetts, who came up with the brilliant idea of adding chocolate to her butter cookies sometime in the 1930s.

09. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Love waking up to the smell of sausages in the morning? Hands down, it's the best way to kickstart the day. Calling all pork lovers, this American staple goes well with apples, onion, mustard, cabbage and tomatoes.

10. Breakfast Sausage