Today is independence day in the US. John Oliver takes a moment to remind Americans what they gave up when they broke their bonds with England. I can do without almost everything he lists but the one thing that I regret not being able to find in the US are the savory pastries. In the US, pastries tend to be very sticky and sweet, like doughnuts and Danishes.
In the UK (or its former colonies like Australia or New Zealand), there are plenty of small stores, almost as ubiquitous as hamburger stands in the US, that sell these pastries that are tasty and great for snacks or a quick meal. In Sri Lanka and India one can find samosas or patties or cutlets that are the equivalent.