Ditto on the Ice Cubes and the See’s candies.
Here are mine, in no particular order:
White Castles. No cheese, please. If I ever leave the Midwest, I’d be forced to buy the frozen kind, and they’re just not the same.
Boiled Peanuts. I’d have to walk at least to South Carolina to get them, because it’s impossible to find raw peanuts in Ohio.
Sweet Tea that’s not in a bottle or a can. Yet another thing that I’d have to walk through a few states to find.
My stepfather’s Buffalo Wings. He’s from Buffalo, and makes them better than any restaurant or bar, including the Anchor Bar, where they were invented.
Cheesecake Factory’s Banana Creme cheesecake. Luckily, they just opened one around here, so I only have to walk 20 miles or so.
Donatos Pizza. Definitely a Columbus thing, so much so that when they expand (the chain was just bought by McDonalds, so it’s a possibility), I want them to call it Columbus-style pizza. Thin crust, with the best toppings in all of Pizzadom spread out to the very edge. Expensive, but worth every cent. I have friends who moved away who still make it a point to stop by Donatos whenever they come back here. It’s the smack of pizzas.