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A Culinary Road Trip


You’ve heard of state birds, state trees, and even state mascots—but what about the most beloved food in each state? Take this culinary road trip across the country and explore a list of state-loved must-haves you shouldn’t miss on your next vacation.


Alabama: Fried green tomatoes

Alaska: Salmon candy

Arizona: Pork chimichanga

Arkansas:  Southern-fried catfish

California: Fish tacos

Colorado: Chili verde

Connecticut: New Haven-style white clam pizza

Delaware: Vinegar french fries

Florida: Key lime pie

Georgia: Peach pie

Hawaii: Ahi poke

Idaho: Finger steaks

Illinois: Chicago-style deep dish pizza

Indiana: Breaded pork tenderloin sandwich

Iowa: Sweet corn on the cob

Kansas: Kansas City-style ribs

Kentucky: Hot browns

Louisiana: Shrimp gumbo

Maine: Lobster roll

Maryland: Old Bay blue crabs

Massachusetts: Clam chowder

Michigan: Beef pasty

Minnesota: Hot dish

Mississippi: Mississippi mud pie

Missouri: Fried ravioli

Montana: Huckleberry pie

Nebraska: Meat pies

Nevada: Shrimp cocktail

New Hampshire: New England boiled dinner

New Jersey: Pork roll egg and cheese

New Mexico: Green chile cheeseburger

New York: New York-style pizza

North Carolina: Pulled pork BBQ

North Dakota: Lefse potato crepes

Ohio: Buckeyes

Oklahoma: Crispy cornmeal okra

Oregon: Marionberry pie

Pennsylvania: Cheesesteak

Rhode Island: Frozen lemonade

South Carolina: Shrimp and grits

South Dakota: Chislic

Tennessee: Dry rub ribs

Texas: BBQ beef brisket

Utah: Funeral potatoes

Vermont: Cheddar cheese apple pie

Virginia: Virginia ham biscuit

Washington: Cedar plank salmon

West Virginia: Pepperoni rolls

Wisconsin: Fried cheese curds

Wyoming: Chicken-fried steakstatefoods_printable

Print out your own version of this list to keep track of how many of these foods you’ve tried!


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