If you have a favorite food, there is almost certainly a food holiday already in place to honor it – whether you know it or not.
From National Taco Day to National Pizza Day to National Pancake Day and more, it’s no secret that Americans relish every opportunity to celebrate delicious food.
But when it comes to celebrating the foods you love, is it really right to settle for mediocrity? You should see your favorite food holidays as opportunities to eat the best of the best food out there. Whether that’s tacos, pizza, pancakes, ice cream, or all of the above, on food holidays, you have to go big or go home.
And to help you do just that, here’s a list of some of the top food spots in the country.
If you’re crazy about tacos then you have to try Tacodeli in Austin, Texas. Rated as the top taco joint in America by Business Insider, Tacodeli is sure to leave you wishing every day was Taco Day.
The only question is, will you celebrate with a taco breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Tacodeli is open for all three meals, so you’ve got options. But if you can’t settle on just one mealtime, there’s really no harm in practicing a tacos-only diet on National Taco Day, right?
Pro-tip: Ask about their daily specials.
Want to indulge in America’s best slice of pizza on National Pizza Day? Well, you may need to plan a road trip to Connecticut, the home of Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria.
Founder, Frank Pepe, opened his doors to this well-loved pizza joint back in 1925, and ever since, the people of the New York Metropolitan area have never wanted for a delicious slice of pie.
Pro-tip: If you want to make the most of the experience, be sure to pick up a slice of clam pie. You may not be used to eating shellfish on your pizza, but when at Frank Pepe’s on National Pizza Day, you should live a little.
Ok, so I’m not telling you to book a flight to Hawaii just to celebrate National Pancake Day... but I’m also not not telling you to do that.
Sure, you can probably find a good stack of pancakes in your neck of the woods, but where else can you get the best macadamia nut pancakes in the world? That’s right, nowhere.
Pro-tip: Be sure to savor every last drop of the housemade coconut syrup. You won’t find it anywhere else.
If you’re an ice cream connoisseur, then you’ve probably already made the trek up to Oregon to try what’s indisputably one of the best ice cream shops in the country.
But if you haven’t yet tried Salt & Straw, what better time than National Ice Cream Day? Just start thinking about which flavors you want to try sooner rather than later because there are loads to choose from.
Pro-tip: Try their Lavender Honey flavor. It’s so good that customers have been known to come in and scoop up – no pun intended – 30 pints in one visit.