Foods Philly Is Famous for

Philly's known for a lot of things; the Liberty Bell, "Rocky," our fans, but perhaps most important, we're famous for our food! Check out the foods that put Philly on the map.

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Ah, the cheesesteak, Philly's claim to fame. They're greasy and delicious and you can VOTE for you favorite right NOW! Vote for your favorite cheesesteak in the Golden Local Debate.
The hoagie. Other states have subs or heroes, but none are as good as an Italian hoagie from Philadelphia.
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Fun Food Facts: Southeastern Pennsylvania is considered the birthplace of the American pretzel industry. In fact, Pa. produces 80% of the nation's pretzels and the average Philadelphian consumes about twelve times more pretzels than the national average, according to Wikipedia.
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Herr's Potato Chips were born in Lancaster in 1941. The company was purchased for $1,750. Today, Herr's makes millions and continues to make the best chips around.
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Tastykake, a true Philadelphia dessert. The company bakes over 4.8 million cakes, donuts, cookies, and pies each day, but the Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes is their most popular product making 500,000 a day, over 130 million a year.
Maybe it's the chocolate, maybe it's the crunchy peanuts or maybe it's the chewy middle, but whatever it is, Philadelphians love Peanut Chews. This tasty candy has been around for over 90 years!
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PEEPS, born in Bethlehem, Pa., have been the number one selling non-chocolate Easter candy in 10 years.
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And who could forget Philadelphia Cream Cheese? No bagel is complete without it.
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