By Awesome Mitten Team: Complete Post through this link…
New York has pizza. Philadelphia has cheesesteak. Even Detroit and surrounding areas have coney dogs. Around here, it’s all about the best pasty shops in Michigan.
If you’re looking for a true taste of Upper Peninsula cuisine, the pasty (pronounced like PAST-EE) is a delicacy you absolutely must try. A traditional pasty consists of beef, potatoes, and rutabagas — all mixed together and wrapped in a flaky, golden crust.
You can almost think of pasties as handheld potpies. Their roots go back to earlier days when the Upper Peninsula was a mining hot spot.
Cornish miners took pasties in their lunch pails for hot lunches and filling meals. Locals will tell you that nothing goes with a pasty quite like ketchup, but in many places, you can also get gravy with your pasty.
You can search for “best pasties near me”… or you can browse this list to find a Michigan pasty shop near you!