Food

The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There  

Nathan Gibson
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List Rules Vote up the foods that do their states proud.

What food you eat can be as much of a signifier of local pride as wearing a beloved sports team's jersey. Ask residents of any American state, and they'll likely have a strong opinion on what dish exemplifies their region. Arkansas locals might champion their catfish, while Washington prefers salmon. And then there's New York – you guessed it, it's all about the pizza there.

People have strong opinions on their home states, whether they're debating the best TV show or film set there or praising the talents of their preferred home-grown actor. And when it comes to each state's signature foods, it's best to listen to the actual residents voicing opinions on Reddit. These popular dishes may not be official state foods, but they might as well be.

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Pizza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"Pizza and bagels, walk into a pizzaria and get a slice it is AMAZING and pizza from anywhere else cant compare." – Redditor /u/swilson19

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Cheesesteak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
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Brisket is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"Basically if it's fried or barbecued then we have it! I would definitely recommend some brisket. No matter where you go in Texas you'll find a place that specializes in brisket." – Redditor /u/Cameronp2016

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Wisconsin – Fried Cheese... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Wisconsin – Fried Cheese Curds

"Fried cheese curds, beer battered." – Redditor /u/kornkobcom

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Crab is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"Crabs and Old Bay.....Old Bay on everything." – Redditor /u/The_Phish

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Crawfish tails is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
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Lobster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
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Pulled pork is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"Vinegar based pulled pork barbecue." – Redditor /u/cgbish

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Steak is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"Well Nebraska has the best steaks in the nation." – Redditor /u/TheHotze

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Illinois – Deep Dish Piz... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Illinois – Deep Dish Pizza

"Illinois will bring deep dish pizza! And a heart attack." – Redditor /u/Donthatethaplaya

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Pork ribs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"Ribs, wet and dry. BBQ in general. Also Jack Daniels." – Redditor /u/TheGiantLebowski

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Mexican food is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
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BBQ Pork is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"Kansas definitely should be pork barbeque specifically." – Redditor /u/daniel_hlfrd

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Barbecue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"Missouri brings BBQ, maybe burnt ends. because Kansas City had the best barbique [sic] in the world." – Redditor /u/Theskillagod

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Mississippi – Fried Catf... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Mississippi – Fried Catfish

"Fried catfish from the Delta." – Redditor /u/ashhole613

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Clam chowder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
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Minnesota – Jucy Lucy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Minnesota – Jucy Lucy

"Jucy Lucy (I know i spelled Juicy wrong, that is just how it is.) If you don't know, it is basically a burger with cheese inside." – Redditor /u/MrGCar

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Georgia – Chicken And Wa... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Georgia – Chicken And Waffles

"Look, I know we have a lot to offer but the most unique of all of them is Chicken & Waffles. We'll cook up a batch of lemon pepper wings just for us too." – Redditor /u/Grazedaze

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Doughnut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"Maple syrup (sugar on snow) with pickles and homemade donuts." – Redditor /u/poohspiglet

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Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"Berries. That's really all we've got, but we really do have the best strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and marionberries. So yeah... we make some good pies I guess." – Redditor /u/stupid_sexyflanders

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Nevada – Casino Buffet ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Nevada – Casino Buffet

"All you can eat casino buffet." – Redditor /u/o6ijuan

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South Dakota – Bison Bur... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
South Dakota – Bison Burger

Redditor /u/Bassoon_Commie

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Avocado is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"I would assume that because every food with California in the name has them." – Redditor /u/tins1

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West Virginia – Pepperon... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
West Virginia – Pepperoni Rolls

"Pepperoni rolls. Easily the cheapest, best food ever." – unknown Redditor

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Green chilies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
New Mexico – Green Chile

"New Mexico here, and the state food item is definitely Green Chile, its put on just about everything around here. The best is grown in the Hatch area, and will be labeled as such. If you want a meal centered around Green Chile, look for a Green Chile stew, made with pork." – Redditor /u/RoyalTease