President Biden’s Favorite Foods

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11. Spaghetti and meatballs

This Italian-American classic was on Biden’s plate when he visited Rosebud on Rush in Chicago in 2018. It’s also a dish he special-orders at Bardea Food & Drink in Wilmington, in lieu of the more contemporary Italian fare on the menu there.

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12. Baked ziti

For pizza (see below) and other Italian fare when he’s home in Wilmington, the president favors Gianni’s Pizza, where one of his favorite indulgences is baked ziti.

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13. Pizza

The Brooklyn-style pies at Gianni’s pizzeria in Wilmington are another of Biden’s hometown favorites, and he stopped at the place in 2019 right after he’d kicked off his presidential campaign in Washington. Two of his preferred restaurants in D.C. in his vice-presidential days were Pizzeria Paradiso and Pete’s Apizza. And last August in Pittsburgh, he brought along pizzas from local standby Mineo’s Pizza House when he made a campaign stop at a city firehouse.

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14. Parmesan chicken

This may well be the Italian-American dish Biden has eaten the most: His wife makes it often for him from an old family recipe. She serves it with rigatoni and a green salad,

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15. Fig Newtons

When Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer interviewed Biden on her radio show last year, she asked if it was true that he loved Fig Newtons. Absolutely, he replied, “because they’re small and I can sneak them.”

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