Place Names That’ll Make You Hungry for Fall!

by Mahogany WaldonNovember 19, 2018

A map highlighting place names that resemble food.
Get your utensils ready, these place names will prepare you for a dive into some of the fall’s yummiest comfort foods! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, these tasty place names are serving up more than good eats. Check out what some of these places have on their plates:

  1. Chicken, Alaska

    The town of Chicken is a traditional gold mining community. Chicken’s Historic District, which includes mostly single-story wood buildings, is a testament to its Alaskan roots and humble antiquity. Residents and visitors alike enjoy snowmobiling, hanging out at Chicken Creek, a mini-golf course, and beautiful snowy scenery. You can’t be a chicken when planning a trip to Chicken, AK which has an average temperature of -8 degrees in January.

  2. Walnut Creek, California

    Feeling nutty? You should plan your next trip to Walnut Creek to get your fix! This gorgeous city overlooks mountain peaks and has a plethora of city parks. Nestled in California’s East Bay Area (just miles from San Fransico and Oakland,) Walnut Creek boasts on being a moderately green city with many local efforts to increase the city’s environmental friendliness. Hey, walnuts are one of the healthiest foods!

  3. Popcorn, Indiana

    Grab your popcorn, this picturesque town will put you in the mind frame of a movie theatre snack bar! Popcorn’s town slogan is “We Live For Popcorn!” Ever had a bag of Welcome to Popcorn Indiana popcorn? This fun town has made this age-old treat a part of its culture, as it should. Popcorn is well known for its many corn fields. Although it’s home to a famous snack brand, the town only has a population of 42. Popcorn is another town with humble beginnings, but it can satisfy some pretty big cravings!

  4. Buttermilk, Kansas

    With a farmhouse and outbuildings, a church, and three houses, Buttermilk isn’t necessarily deemed a city or a town. Buttermilk is described as an unincorporated community and it rarely shows up on maps. Despite the lack of information available regarding Buttermilk, KS., this mouthwatering place name is still refreshingly cool!

  5. Sandwich, Massachusetts

    Everyone loves a good sandwich, right? Sandwich is another historic town with aged roots. Sandwich is the “Oldest Town on Cape Cod.” Many residents have Quaker family ties and the town is well-known for its many historic homes including Benjamin Nye Homestead and Benjamin Holway House. Also, Sandwich currently hosts the oldest continuous Quaker Meeting in the U.S. This town’s savory history is almost as delectable as its savory name!

  6. Hot Coffee, Mississippi

    Get it while it’s hot! Hot Coffee is the midway point between Natchez, Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama. For those who once traveled by horse and buggy, this half-way-there marker became famous for its lone coffee shop, designated for passersby.

  7. Toast, North Carolina

    Although this town name makes a crunch, there’s not much to know about this small place. Its notable name doesn’t end its notoriety, bluegrass musician Tommy Jarell was born in Toast.

  8. Pie Town, New Mexico

    Pie Town isn’t really a town. As another unincorporated community on our list, Pie Town still serves up piping hot goodness! Known as “America’s Friendliest Little Town,” its name comes from an early bakery, known for making dried-apple pies, that was established in the early 20th century.

  9. Tea, South Dakota

    We’re sure you’ll enjoy a nice toddy in this small town just miles from Sioux Falls. Although it’s named after a more dainty fare, Tea, SD. has its share of steakhouses, grills and the ever-important fast food restaurants.

  10. Turkey, Texas

    Turkey, like many small towns, doesn’t have much information, but the news around Turkey is almost as controversial as its name. This small town (with a population of under 500) ruffled feathers with animal rights heavyweight, PETA in 2011. PETA petitioned the town to temporarily change its name to “Tofurkey.” Doesn’t sound as good, does it? Gobble, gobble!

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Mahogany Waldon
Mahogany is a Content Marketing Coordinator for In her spare time, Mahogany enjoys reading, writing poetry, blogging, traveling, and loves a good southern idiom. Mahogany is also a certified Reiki practitioner and enjoys all things supernatural.