This article is the first installment of a five-part series on foods you must have in summer. Over the next four weeks, we'll be rolling out a new story on a specific region of the U.S. each week, so be sure to check back for the latest every Friday. We couldn't include a mention of every local food and eatery, but we would love to hear about your personal favorites in the comments below.
With fresh bounty from the sea and local farms, food and summer go hand in hand in New England. From lobster rolls and clambakes to fried dough and wild blueberry pie, we've rounded up the best of the season, Yankee-style. Whatever your dish of choice, rest assured that it will likely be followed by a heaping scoop of homemade ice cream.