Thriving agriculture, a wealth of immigrant cultures, and a strong tradition of innovation—it's no wonder California produces some of our favorite American recipes. In recent years, the Golden State has become known for a health-conscious, farm-to-table ethos layered with strong influences Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latin American communities that have long called the West Coast home. Though some in Texas and the Southwest may disagree, California often claims to produce America's best tacos, best Korean food and more. Ready to see why they call the West Coast the best coast? From Vietnamese breakfast pho to Cal-Mex huevos rancheros, here are our favorite Californian recipes.