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The 20 Most Iconic Food Destinations Across America

Every city has that one place that tourists and locals alike go to for local flavor. Which one is the best?

Voodoo Doughnut

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Portland
This shop is known for its quirky and creative doughnuts; when it first opened in 2003, it sold doughnuts glazed with NyQuil and coated with Pepto-Bismol, until the health department nixed the treats. Customers love Voodoo for its unflinching quirkiness: Its namesake menu item is a voodoo doll-shaped pastry that oozes jelly. Doughnut creations get kookier from there: “Captain my Captain” is coated with vanilla frosting and Cap’n Crunch, “Dirty Snowballs” are topped with marshmallow, coconut and a dollop of peanut butter, and the “Marshall Matters” is sprinkled with mini M&Ms in a doughy ode to rapper Eminem’s real name. In the Tex-Ass Challenge, eager customers can gobble down a giant doughnut six times bigger than usual within 80 seconds and win their $3.95 back.
Website: voodoodoughnut.com
Twitter: @VoodooDoughnut

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