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100 - North American

The North American food-type category is a top level category that represents Places where food or beverages are purchased or served.

This category contains the following level 2 categories:
  • American
  • Canadian
  • Caribbean
  • Cuban
  • Hawaiian/Polynesian
  • Mexican
Category ID Food Type Description
101-000 American Food that represents the unique culture and flavor of the United States. Dishes vary by region but commonly include hot dogs, hamburgers, buffalo wings, hotcakes, macaroni and cheese. Outside of the United States, this category is generally used for U.S. based chains, such as McDonald's, Hard Rock Cafe and Planet Hollywood.
101-001 American-Californian An American food type that represents California-style cuisine. This food type special emphasis on the inclusion of locally grown and freshly prepared ingredients. Typical ingredients include fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, most of which are organic. This category is mainly used for Places within the U.S.
101-002 American-Southwestern An American food type that represents Southwestern-style cuisine. This food type is has notable influences from Native Americans, Spanish settlers, neighboring Mexican cuisine and American cowboy recipes. Typical ingredients include chili peppers, frijoles, beef, chicken, pork, tomatoes, onion, garlic and cumin. Popular Southwestern dishes include chili con carne, fajitas, chile relleno and steak.
101-003 American-Barbecue/Southern An American food type that represents southern cooking or barbecue-style cuisine. This food type generally includes meat cuts that are marinated in barbecue sauce and slow-cooked over a fire or hot coals. Popular dishes include pork, ribs and smoked chicken, which are generally accompanied by barbecue sauce.
101-004 American-Creole An American food type that represents Creole-style cuisine. This food type generally refers to the local cuisine of Louisiana, which has its roots in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Native American and African dishes. Typical ingredients include roux (brown sauce used as base), red beans, rice, okra, tomatoes, celery, meats and shellfish. Popular dishes include red beans and rice, blackened salmon, jambalaya and crawfish étouffée.
101-039 American-Native American An American food type that represents Native American-style cuisine from North America. This food type is popular with indigenous people of the Americas. Typical ingredients include maize, beans, squash, potatoes, peppers and sassafras. Popular dishes include succotash, corn bread, tamales and chipa (cheese bread).
101-040 American-Soul Food An American food type that represents Soul-style cuisine. This food type is a popular African-American cuisine style with origins that are traced to Africa and Europe. Typical ingredients include rice, sorghum and okra. Other ingredients include greens (such as collards, kale, cress, mustard and pokeweed), lard, cornmeal and offal. Seasonings such as onions, garlic, thyme and bay leaf are often used to enhance flavor. Popular dishes include pigs feet, oxtail, ham hocks, pig ears, hog jowls, tripe and chitterlings.
101-070 American-Cajun An American food type representing Places that serve Cajun or Creole food. This style of cooking is named after the French-speaking Acadian or "Cajun" immigrants who settled in the Acadiana region of Louisiana, USA. Typical ingredients include rice, corn, vegetables (celery, bell peppers, onions, okra), and seafood (crayfish, crab, oysters, shrimp). Popular dishes include boudin sausage, gumbo, jambalaya and crawfish pie.
102-000 Mexican Food that represents the unique culture and flavor of Mexico. This food type generally includes meat, dairy products, as well as various herbs and spices. Typical ingredients include beef, chicken, pork, cheese (queso), chili peppers, green peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes. Popular dishes include quesadillas, bolillo, arroz verde, burritos, carne asada, enchiladas, gorditas, pollo asado and tortillas.
102-005 Mexican-Yucateca A Mexican food type representing the unique culture and flavor of the Yucatan region. This food type is based primarily on Mayan food with origins traced to the Caribbean, central Mexico, European (especially French) and Middle Eastern cultures.
102-006 Mexican-Oaxaquena A Mexican food type representing the unique culture and flavor of the Oaxaca region. This food type is heavily influenced by that of the Mixtec and, to a lesser extent, the Zapotec. Typical ingredients include corn, mole sauce, fresh herbs, quesillo and corn tortillas. Popular Oaxaquena dishes include tejate and mole coloradito.
102-007 Mexican-Veracruzana A Mexican food type representing Places that serve Veracruz-style cuisine. This food type is a mix of indigenous, Spanish and Afro-Cuban cuisines. Typical ingredients include vanilla, corn, seafood, rice, spices, tubers, yucca and peanuts. Popular Veracruzana dishes include , Arroz a la Tumbada, Cuaresmeños Jarochos and Huachinango a la veracruzana.
102-008 Mexican-Poblana A Mexican food type representing Places that serve Poblana-style cuisine. This food type commonly contains poblanos, a mild chili pepper.
103-000 Canadian Food that represents the unique culture and flavor of Canada. This food type varies widely by region, but generally includes baked foods, gathered foods and wild game. Popular Canadian dishes include ginger beef, Montreal smoked meat, bacon, cheese curds and moose.
150-000 Australian Food that represents the unique culture and flavor of Australia. This food type is based on traditional British cooking and is influenced by Mediterranean and Asian food. Popular Australian dishes include sandwiches, pasta, risotto, curry dishes, steak, chicken, fresh produce, seafood and barbecues.
151-000 Hawaiian/Polynesian Food that represents the unique culture and flavor of Polynesia, including the Hawaiian Islands. This food type encompasses Central and Southern Pacific Island cuisines. Typical ingredients include rice, seafood, as well as native fruits and vegetables. Popular Polynesian dishes include Poisson Cru (Tahitian salad made from raw fish), Pipi Soup (surf clam soup), Crab and Kumara Bisque (a thick soup of crab and sweet potato), Maori Boiled Soup (made with vegetables) and Soup of Watercress.
152-000 Caribbean Food that represents the unique culture and flavor of Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Typical ingredients include lime, garlic, cinnamon, nutmeg, fish and rice. Popular Caribbean dishes include jerk, curried goat and chicken, callaloo and conch fritters.
153-000 Cuban Food that represents the unique culture and flavor of Cuba. This type of food has its origins from Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisine. Cuban food incorporates an array of spices such as garlic, cumin, oregano and bay or laurel leaves. Typical ingredients include rice, beans, pork, beef, salad and fruit. Popular Cuban dishes include tamales, caldo gallego (Galician stew), sofrito, picadillo, arroz con pollo and yuca con mojo.