When it comes to the discussion of what the most iconic Michigan food is, the pasty and the coney dog will forever be debated as the top food. Pasties are an amazing food that for the longest time has been one of my favorite foods to dabble into. They're super filling by themselves, and when you smother it with gravy

As the Cooking Channel explains, the history of Pasties in Michigan goes back a long way back to the 1800s:

When Cornish miners migrated to Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the 1800's, they brought with them their beloved national dish: the pasty. The Finnish miners that followed adopted these meat pies as their own (easily transportable for long subterranean days!), and the pasty became such a large part of the regional culture that there's an annual pasty festival in early July. In this recipe, beef, rutabaga, carrots, onions and potatoes are essentially steamed within the crimped, D-shaped dough pocket that's slit to allow just enough steam to escape.

When it comes down to it there are some AMAZING places to get a pasty in Michigan, but only so many people submitted their favorite spot, so for this year, you'll have to vote for the following places and let us know in the comments your favorite place to grab a pasty.

Feel free to share so we can spread the word about these awesome places and hopefully drive some much-needed local business in their doors, while we're on the subject, I think I know what I'm having for dinner tonight...


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