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 steak


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