Eating Like You’re On Vacation – How to Get Your Hands on These Tasty Maine Staples!

If you’re an avid traveler, you know that one of the best things about visiting the same spots over and over again is eating! Grabbing your favorite food, right?! The barbecue you’ll find in the South. The steaks you’ll find in the midwest. The vegan delights you’ll find on the west coast. We all have our favorites!  

But what if you could have your favorites straight from the places that make them famous…at your home, any time you wanted? Let’s take the state of Maine, for instance.

The state of Maine is known for its cuisine full of freshly-caught seafood, hearty potatoes, rich cream and generous portion sizes. If you are desperate to get a taste of Maine, here are three of their famous state dishes that you can get to eating right away:

Lobster Rolls

This Maine staple is beloved by locals and visitors alike — many tourists make it a goal to be found eating lobster rolls anytime they visit the state. The traditional lobster roll recipe is fairly simple because all you need is a white roll and a lobster salad made out of lobster meat, mayonnaise, chopped celery, lemon juice, parsley and seasonings. If you want to make your own lobster roll, you should go to the website Lobster Anywhere to have fresh lobster sent to your front door. They can bring Maine lobster to any state in the country in the span of twenty-four hours, including Alaska and Hawaii. The website is the best way to get fresh lobster delivered to you so that you can have the most delicious and authentic recipe possible on the same day that it arrives. When you’re done putting your classic lobster roll together, remember to serve it with a side of creamy coleslaw or a handful of salty french fries.  

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Clam Chowder

A traditional New England clam chowder recipe involves golden potatoes, thick bacon, heavy cream and of course, plenty of local clams. It’s always important for your recipe ingredients to be as fresh as you can get them—this is especially true when you are adding seafood to the mix. With the help of Lobster Anywhere, you can also get fresh steamer clams harvested from Harps well, Maine — these soft-shell clams will add a sweet, savory and subtle taste to a hearty chowder you’ll be able to appreciate from the first time you start eating. Remember to wash the clams before you start cooking by soaking them in cold water several times so none of the grit gets into the food.

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Whoopie Pies

While the blueberry pie is the official state dessert of Maine, the whoopie pie has been declared the official state treat—this is likely because the whoopie pie is not classified as a cake, cookie or pie but something sweet for eating in-between all three categories. The tasty snack typically involves a thick layer of vanilla filling sandwiched between two massive cakey chocolate discs. Sometimes people play around with the recipes by switching the main ingredients of the cream filling or substituting the chocolate discs. Popular choices include swapping out the vanilla flavor of the filling like this whoopie pie with salted caramel frosting or using slices of gingerbread cake as the discs.

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If you aren’t a natural cook or don’t have enough time to get your hands dirty in the kitchen, there is a solution. You can order these Maine staples from the website Lobster Anywhere and have them delivered to your home whenever you like, so you can feast on these local favorites without having to follow a recipe or put on an apron.

So the next time you’ve got a hankering for your favorite region-specific treat, do some digging and see if there’s a delivery option for you! You might just be pleasantly (and deliciously) surprised!

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

11 thoughts on “Eating Like You’re On Vacation – How to Get Your Hands on These Tasty Maine Staples!

  1. I am craving for a real hearty clam chowder! Haven’t had that in a while, so I was just staring at your photo of that bowl of deliciousness! I will check out that website Lobster Anywhere and see if they would deliver in my area.

  2. I’m from New England and grew up on these things! Would you believe that I hate seafood? My parents didn’t know what to do with me.

  3. I don’t know what I would do without online shopping. These all look amazing. I order a lot of food items from my hometown in upstate NY. It’s definitely easier than driving the hundreds of miles to get there!

  4. I love taking the kids to Maine, we haven’t gone the last two summers but we will be headed that way. I do love that you can still enjoy the taste of Maine anywhere.

  5. How awesome to have Lobster Anywhere deliver these delicious Maine staples! I have to check out their website and see if they have delivery services in my area. I would love to get some delicious clam chowder!

  6. I love this post so much because are headed to Maine next month and all I can think about are the lobster rolls! I would love to make this at home!

  7. I have a sudden craving for a whoopie pie now! I grew up in NS, just a hop skip and a jump from Maine, but never did try a lobster roll. I need to remedy that!

  8. Clam chowder and lobster rolls are my faves. I could eat these all day long. I would love to visit Maine soon just for the food

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