Whether you’re on the east side or the west side or somewhere in between, we can all agree that there's nothing much better than a good, tasty meal.
For Purple Mountains Majesties…
From Alabama to Wyoming, we compiled data on the most popular foods in each state. Did we peg down your favorite?
Alabama: Fried green tomatoes, fried catfish, fried okra, and banana pudding, homemade—not fried.
Alaska: Muktuk. It’s basically whale blubber. Delicious.
Arizona: Chimichangas. It’s like a burrito, but messier—and some say: It’s better.
Arkansas: Deep Fried Pickles. They’re crunchy on the outside and perfectly squishy on the inside.
California: Sushi. Sashimi. Hand rolls. Extra avocado.
Colorado: Truffle Fries. It’s the perfect Aspen snack, ask anyone.
Connecticut: Steamed Cheeseburgers, aka Steamers.
Delaware: Peach pie, with a scoop of frozen custard.
Florida: Sandwich Cubano, (not a “Cuban Sandwich”)
Georgia: Whether it be breakfast, lunch, or dinner = shrimp and grits
Hawaii: Kalua pig that’s been cooked in an underground oven for as long as possible
Idaho: Bite-sized croquettes deep fried and filled with meats, cheese, and/or potatos. It’s the perfect trifecta.
Illinois: Three words: Deep.. Dish.. Pizza..
Indiana: Sugar cream pie. Don’t forget the nutmeg.
Iowa: Homemade puppy chow, aka “muddy buddies,” (and having to explain to out-of-towners that it’s not dog food).
Kansas: Ranch dressing. It’s not technically food, but there's no arguments that it’s a state favorite.
Kentucky: It’s not soup. It’s not stew. It’s what soup and stew wish they were: It's burgoo.
Louisiana: Po’Boy (who dat?)
Maine: If it’s not seafood, then it’s all about whoopie pies.
Maryland: Steamed crab. Crab cakes. Crab soup. Crab anything, really.
Massachusetts: You wait all year for these autumn favorites: Cider doughnuts.
Michigan: Sweet, tart, and tangy cherry pie
Minnesota: Juicy Lucy. It’s like a cheeseburger, but the cheese is cooked inside the patty. It’s juicy, indeed.
Mississippi: Soul food = cornbread, greens, fried chicken, homemade gravy, the works
Missouri: Ooey, gooey butter cake
Montana: Buffalo jerky. And for dessert, smores.
Nebraska: Deep fried grilled cheese sandwiches, or “Frenchees”
Nevada: In n Out, (Shhh, we won’t tell California)
New Hampshire: Steamed clams with melted butter. Yum.
New Jersey: Hoagies. Enough said.
New Mexico: Extra hot hatch green chili con queso. Mild is not your style.
New York: It’s a tie between lick-your-fingers Buffalo wings and a sloppy slice of pizza.
North Carolina: A Bo-Berry Biscuit® with sweet tea
North Dakota: Knoephla soup. It cures anything, especially cold hands and bad moods.
Ohio: Cincinnati chili, with extra cheese
Oklahoma: Chicken fried steak. Nobody does it better than Oklahoma.
Oregon: Anything from a food cart, paired with an IPA
Pennsylvania: Philly cheese steaks
Rhode Island: Clam chowder, preferably in a sourdough bread bowl
South Carolina: Biscuits n’ gravy
South Dakota: Kuchen. It’s the state dessert for this reason: It’s the best.
Tennessee: Sweet potato pancakes
Texas: BBQ. The entire cow.
Utah: Anything dipped in fry sauce
Vermont: Pancakes with REAL maple syrup
Virginia: Ham (stuffed) biscuits
Washington: Dungeness crab rolls
West Virginia: Spaghetti and meatballs with a side of pepperoni rolls
Wisconsin: Swiss cheese curds
Wyoming: You guessed it: Bison burgers
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Did we Hit the Nail on the Head?
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