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Famous Foods of California

There are so many iconic California foods offered up and down the golden state and if you’re planning a trip to California, you need to know the 34 must-eat places in California that every visitor must try so you can plan your meals accordingly!

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What to Eat When Traveling in California

Donuts, burgers, tacos, ice cream, cookies, and more! From Pink Champagne Cake at the Madonna Inn to a Fresh Strawberry Donut from The Donut Man to delicious clam chowder from the Splash Cafe in Pismo Beach, there are just so many good foods to eat when traveling in California!

The Madonna Inn’s Pink Champagne Cake in San Luis Obispo, CA

If you’re traveling through central California, The Madonna Inn’s Pink Champagne Cake is a must! It’s three layers of white, fluffy cake divided with Bavarian cream which is flavored with just a hint of almond. The cake is then topped with whipped cream and hot pink white chocolate shavings and curls. Grab a famous slice of pink heaven! 

Read More: Checking In: Madonna Inn Review

Brown Butter Cookie Co.’s Brown Butter Cookies in Cayucos, CA

The sweet and salty deliciousness of the brown butter cookies from the Brown Butter Cookie Co. in Cayucos, California is addicting! Stop inside the shop for a sample, but be sure to purchase an additional bag at check out. Trust me! You’ll thank me later when you’re craving more and you’ve already finished the first bag while still in your car. 

The original Brown Butter cookie is a favorite flavor, but be sure to try some of the other flavors including cocoa, espresso, and cinnamon!

The Brown Butter Cookie Co. has additional locations in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo.

Read More14 Awesome Things to Do in Cayucos, CA

The Fresh Strawberry Donut from The Donut Man in Glendora, CA

Another great place for donuts is in Glendora, California at The Donut Man. Famed for the fresh strawberry donut which has been on The Food Network and The Cooking Channel, it was named the “Most Iconic Dish” in Los Angeles. Plus, those berries make it healthy, right? Right!

A secondary location recently opened at Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles.

Read the rest of this article over on my new blog all about travel in California, Golden State Getaways, which is where you will find the rest of this list of 34 Must-Eat Places in California!

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