The Best Boardwalk Bites

Join the lands of fried fun, the pinnacle of puffed dough, the capital of caramel corn, and food on a stick.

Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Photographer: Thayer Allyson Gowdy

The Ultimate in Boardwalk Food

From the sunny Santa Cruz, California, planks to the sweeping waterfront pier in New Hampshire, we ate our way through paper bags and cardboard containers of fried treats and savory favorites, and learned how much of our country’s history and character is conveyed by these tempting dishes and their timeless surroundings.

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Saltwater Taffy
Fried Dough
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Photo: Devouring sweet treats at the historical (it’s 104 years old!) Santa Cruz Boardwalk.

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