I love to travel and, even more-so, I love to try regional foods. These are foods you don't know of, haven't heard of or typically are aware of outside of any specific region. For instance, most people outside of Yakima or maybe eastern Washington have never heard of cheese zombies or fry bread. I know; shocking.

I was pleasantly surprised to see a St. Louis staple, Toasted Ravioli, on the menu.

What is Toasted Ravioli

I'm glad you asked!

The easiest, quickest way to describe it as, you know those mozzarella sticks? It's like that but replace the cheese stick with ravioli.

Where to find Toasted Ravioli in Yakima

I'm a huge fan of The Pub at Glenwood Square and visit when I can. And, when I do, toasted ravioli is almost always on our list of order. I'm sure there are other places in Yakima that have this. If you know of any please let us know!

It's a ravioli (in the case of The Pub, it's just a cheese ravioli but any ravioli would work) that's been breaded with seasoning and then toasted. Simple by nature and fun for all. Often served with a red sauce or marinara sauce for dipping.

I've never heard of these until I was visiting St. Louis several years ago for the first time. I first heard of several St. Louis delicacies like Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Imo's Pizza made with a regional cheese they only make in that area, and toasted ravioli. I wasn't super gung-ho about it at first, proclaiming to the people around me when I had my first bite, "it's the most mediocre thing I've ever tried." but didn't hate it, either. Now it more reminds me of St. Louis and all my friends there.

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