The odds are that the nearest McDonald’s only includes the essential menu items like tacos, cheeseburgers, Big Macs, and all-day brunch, most recently. But McDonald’s serves meals that highlight the foods of the city or society of several areas around the US and in countries worldwide.

Read on or find a regional menu item close to home to see what you’re missing out on.

Caution: bursts of envy can follow.

Hawaii – McDonald’s Mango and Peaches Pie 

Hawaii special McDonald's Mango and Peaches Pie 

Although we get the simple apple pie here on the mainland, Hawaiian McDonald’s serves a selection of peaches and mango, which are regional fruits. The fried crispy golden crust is, however, precisely the same.

I can only imagine how good it is to enjoy a tropical pie on Hawaii’s gorgeous beaches. How come they have all of the good stuff?

India – McAloo Tikki

India special McDonald's McAloo Tikki

This might look like a breaded chicken sandwich at first glance. Still, between two of the typical McDonald’s buns, it’s really a potato, pea, and bread-based patty. The tomatoes, cabbage, special veggie sauce, and ketchup are then topped with the burger. If it were just available worldwide, maybe vegetarians could enjoy McDonald’s anywhere too.

Illinois and Wisconsin – McBratwurst

Illinois and Wisconsin - McBratwurst

McDonald’s should do it all, actually. They partnered up with Johnsonville in 2002 to build the McBratwurst, bringing their classic menu of cheeseburgers and fries to a power player. In 2009, McBratwurst was discontinued but recently made a comeback, possibly in reaction to hot dogs’ inclusion on Burger King’s menu.

Being willing to eat a Johnsonville brat at a McDonald’s is a game-changer either way (only if you live in Wisconsin or Illinois, though).

Singapore – McDonald’s Chicken Singaporridge

Singapore special McDonald's Chicken Singaporridge

For an immense lover of Singapore pun and porridge. With the inclusion of sodden rice, chicken, ginger, onions, shallots, and chilli pepper, McDonald’s took a savory twist on porridge. When you need something cozy and hearty on a chilly night or when you feel under the weather, it’s sure to be satisfying.

Maine & New England – McLobster

Maine & New England special McLobster

Of course, suppose you live in a location that is basically surviving on the fish market. In that case, it can turn up at the nearest McDonald’s. During the prime lobster season, the McLobster is served and is made with 100 percent Atlantic lobster meat. Basically, it is the fast-food variant of a lobster roll, eaten with “lobster sauce” and shredded lettuce on a hot dog bun. Your call is whether you trust the seafood on a McDonald’s menu or not.

Hong Kong – McDonald’s Rice Fantastic

Hong Kong special McDonald's Rice Fantastic

Rice is a staple in people’s diets in many Asian countries and is eaten in several forms. They create a unique burger at McDonald’s in Hong Kong, the Rice Fantastic, which uses rice patties instead of buns.

Southern USA – McDonald’s Gravy and Biscuits

Southern USA - McDonald's Gravy and Biscuits

If you’re in the south and need some decent cooking ‘pronto from the old country, head down to the nearest, uh… McDonald’s? In most southern states in the US, that’s right, biscuits and gravy can be found. While they are almost certainly not as good as your grandma’s, if you’re away at college and really need some comfort food, they may suffice.

The Middle East and Egypt – McArabia

The Middle East and Egypt special McArabia

In 2003, to please the taste profiles of Egypt and the Middle East, McArabia was launched. The sandwich is made with an Arabic flatbread of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and garlic sauce, folded around either grilled chicken or grilled kofta (beef with spices). For those unaccustomed to greasy cheeseburgers, like those of us here in America, it offers a healthy substitute.

France and Belgium – Le Croque McDo

France and Belgium speacial Le Croque McDo

McDonald’s Croque-monsieur version launched a famous sandwich of baked or fried boiled ham and cheese around these sections. The McDonald’s version consists of two Emmental cheese slices and one toasted slice of ham in two buns. In contrast to the actual thing, it honestly looks tragic. McDonald’s, a hit and a miss.

Also Read, 8 Indian & Foreign Dishes Fusions That Will Make You Drool

United Kingdom – McDonald’s Dippers Mozzarella

United Kingdom special McDonald's Dippers Mozzarella

Can you remember when McDonald’s served these fried cheese beauties all over the place? Those were those days. Ok, according to Eater, after a case was brought against them that did not include 100% mozzarella cheese, the mozzarella sticks were discontinued. They were great, I figured. But happily, at McDonald’s in the UK, you can always find them, so if a big craving hits, take a flight around the ocean

Alaska – Mac McKinley

Alaska special Mac McKinley

This epic burger is a Big Mac, made of quarter pounder patties, offering extra protein, extra juiciness, and yeah, extra calories. Apparently, McDonald’s is ‘big on Alaska.’ And those with the most enormous appetites and stomachs are fit for it. Suppose you are up for the challenge and don’t live in Alaska, by asking to replace quarter pounder patties on a Big Mac. In that case, you can always try to find it at your nearest McDonald’s.

Spain – McGazpacho

Spanish special McGazpacho

At McDonald’s, soup? It has changed the game. Gazpacho is a famous chilled soup that’s made from a variety of vegetables served in Spain. The McDonald’s version features sliced potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, beans, and celery, all seasoned with Tabasco and lemon juice. Also, the soup comes in adorable packets that are perfect for taking on the go with you.

Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Diego, Houston, and Florida – Mini Bundt Cakes

Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Diego, Houston, and Florida - Mini Bundt Cakes

These mini bundt cakes match well with a hot latte or mocha to go with the entire McCafe theme. They come in either Cinnamon Coffee Cake, drizzled with icing on cream cheese, or Double Chocolate, drizzled with icing on chocolate. Though they’re obviously not equivalent to any homemade goodies, they’re cheaper than the usual sweet goods that you see in coffee shops, and chocolate can’t possibly go wrong, right?

Japan, Greece, Russia, and Italy – McShrimp Burger

Japan, Greece, Russia, and Italy - McShrimp Burger

It was the fish fillet sandwich first, and now there’s the McShrimp. I guess McDonald’s is still trying to break into the market for seafood? The McShrimp Burger is packed with thinly fried minced shrimp, broccoli, and a special sauce between the two buns. I’ve never talked of making shrimp into a sandwich, but I think McDonald’s does it all.

Singapore – Honeydew McFlurry

Singapore special Honeydew McFlurry

We’ve got McFlurries’ Oreo, M&M, and seasonal flavors, but Singapore has a fruity variant made of honeydew. A smattering of cereal is also used in The McFlurry. A weird mix, but it’s got to taste good. And maybe it’s healthier because it’s made from fruit?

United Kingdom – McBacon Roll

United Kingdom special McBacon Roll

This could be a breakfast fantasy come true for others. It’s a roll of bread filled with British bacon and either ketchup with Heinz tomatoes or brown sauce. Odd toppings, certainly don’t go along as bacon and ketchup, and wtf is brown sauce? You would just have to stick to your bacon and your toast because that’s what you really need anyway.