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Here Are The Most Popular Foods In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community which food their state is well-known for, and here are all the delicious responses!

1. Alabama: Shrimp and grits.

—nikkiloc
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2. Alaska: Ice cream.

"I was born in and grew up in Alaska. At one point, we consumed more ice cream per capita than any other state. We don't know why. We just really love ice cream."—j4c2563dad
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"I was born in and grew up in Alaska. At one point, we consumed more ice cream per capita than any other state. We don't know why. We just really love ice cream."

j4c2563dad

3. Arizona: Sonoran hot dogs.

—t4aaf14096
tastingtucson

4. Arkansas: Queso.

"Every Mexican restaurant serves it. Everybody eats it. It is life."—caseyd4b71fad47
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"Every Mexican restaurant serves it. Everybody eats it. It is life."

caseyd4b71fad47

5. California: Avocado.

"As a Californian, I’d have to say we’re probably most known for avocados, and the stereotypically millennial avocado toast. What, it’s good!"—karap491bb409fRunner-up: "In California, we can’t live without In-N-Out."—skyew4fd6050f5
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"As a Californian, I’d have to say we’re probably most known for avocados, and the stereotypically millennial avocado toast. What, it’s good!"

karap491bb409f

Runner-up: "In California, we can’t live without In-N-Out."

skyew4fd6050f5

6. Colorado: Breakfast burritos.

Runner-up: "Green chile and the original Chipotle."—mollys44
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Runner-up: "Green chile and the original Chipotle."

mollys44

7. Connecticut: Lobster rolls.

"They were actually invented here! They first came about at Perry's restaurant in Milford, Connecticut, in 1929!"—marybeth20
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"They were actually invented here! They first came about at Perry's restaurant in Milford, Connecticut, in 1929!"

marybeth20

8. Delaware: Scrapple.

—lorih41278fff7
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9. Florida: Cuban sandwiches.

—gypsyfun
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10. Georgia: Chicken biscuits.

—melinal4ad994282
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11. Hawaii: Poke.

Runner-up: Spam musubi.—tdmaui
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Runner-up: Spam musubi.

tdmaui

12. Idaho: Finger steaks.

—daniellem4c84012fc
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13. Illinois: Deep-dish pizza.

"I’m from Illinois, and we are known for our Chicago deep dish pizza. It’s iconic, and so, so, so good. You cannot come here and not get it"—elinorhannerRunner-up: "Horseshoes in Illinois. It's toast with a beef patty (or any other type of meat, really), french fries, and melted cheese open face sandwich. I've never been to a diner that doesn't serve them."—rebeccajeannee
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"I’m from Illinois, and we are known for our Chicago deep dish pizza. It’s iconic, and so, so, so good. You cannot come here and not get it"

elinorhanner

Runner-up: "Horseshoes in Illinois. It's toast with a beef patty (or any other type of meat, really), french fries, and melted cheese open face sandwich. I've never been to a diner that doesn't serve them."

rebeccajeannee

14. Indiana: Pork tenderloin sandwiches.

—roxannez2Runner-up: "Corn and popcorn."—alexisj45e4ec0f3
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Runner-up: "Corn and popcorn."

alexisj45e4ec0f3

15. Iowa: Sweet corn.

—beckbot
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16. Kansas: Bierocks.

FYI: Bierocks are rolls typically filled with ground beef, onion, and cabbage. "Bierocks are extremely popular here and are even served at school lunches." —catsienna03
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FYI: Bierocks are rolls typically filled with ground beef, onion, and cabbage.

"Bierocks are extremely popular here and are even served at school lunches." —catsienna03

17. Kentucky: The Hot Brown.

FYI: A Hot Brown is a hot, open-faced sandwich with turkey, bacon, Mornay sauce that's broiled until crispy and brown. —courtneylc25
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FYI: A Hot Brown is a hot, open-faced sandwich with turkey, bacon, Mornay sauce that's broiled until crispy and brown.

courtneylc25

18. Louisiana: Gumbo.

—miamonireed
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19. Maine: Lobster.

Runner-up: Whoopie pies.—savannacopap
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Runner-up: Whoopie pies.

savannacopap

20. Maryland: Blue crabs.

"Almost everyone around here knows how to crack a crab."—daniellem456094353
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"Almost everyone around here knows how to crack a crab."

daniellem456094353

21. Massachusetts: Clam chowder.

—quiteafewfandomsRunner-up: "Boston cream pie and fluffernutter sandwiches."—sydneyb44e9f9d2e
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Runner-up: "Boston cream pie and fluffernutter sandwiches."

sydneyb44e9f9d2e

22. Michigan: Coney dogs.

FYI: Coney dogs are traditionally topped with chili topping. —s4d6cb1108
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FYI: Coney dogs are traditionally topped with chili topping.

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23. Minnesota: Jucy Lucy.

FYI: A Jucy Lucy is a type of hamburger made with the cheese cooked inside the meat instead of on top of it.—jennyaz
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FYI: A Jucy Lucy is a type of hamburger made with the cheese cooked inside the meat instead of on top of it.

jennyaz

24. Mississippi: Catfish.

—emmaa4e13b302c
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25. Missouri: Toasted ravioli.

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26. Montana: Huckleberries.

—jordanp4b1fa86ca
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27. Nebraska: Runza.

FYI: Runzas are similar to a bierock, filled with beef, cabbage onions, and sauerkraut with seasonings. It's also a fast-food restaurant. —kyannaskinner
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FYI: Runzas are similar to a bierock, filled with beef, cabbage onions, and sauerkraut with seasonings. It's also a fast-food restaurant.

kyannaskinner

28. Nevada: The Awful-Awful.

Note: All the submissions for Nevada were sarcastic (I know y'all don't eat CIGARETTE BUTTS). But according to the Food Network, the Awful-Awful is a popular treat!
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Note: All the submissions for Nevada were sarcastic (I know y'all don't eat CIGARETTE BUTTS). But according to the Food Network, the Awful-Awful is a popular treat!

29. New Hampshire: Cider donuts.

Note: No one submitted anything for poor New Hampshire, but our coworker who's from there is here to assure us that cider donuts are a staple.
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Note: No one submitted anything for poor New Hampshire, but our coworker who's from there is here to assure us that cider donuts are a staple.

30. New Jersey: Pork rolls.

FYI: Also called Taylor ham, this sandwich is made of up pork and cheese. —erinm93
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FYI: Also called Taylor ham, this sandwich is made of up pork and cheese.

erinm93

31. New Mexico: Green chile.

"Hatch, to be specific, but Bueno is good too. We put it on everything: burritos, eggs, pizza, burgers, and we have green chile chicken enchiladas, green chile stew — hell, it's even on our license plates! It originated in New Mexico, comes from New Mexico, and is a staple New Mexico food. We take great pride in it and love it!" —raen41c93d8b9
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"Hatch, to be specific, but Bueno is good too. We put it on everything: burritos, eggs, pizza, burgers, and we have green chile chicken enchiladas, green chile stew — hell, it's even on our license plates! It originated in New Mexico, comes from New Mexico, and is a staple New Mexico food. We take great pride in it and love it!"

raen41c93d8b9

32. New York: Bagels.

"I'm New York born and raised and nothing, and I mean nothing, compares to the bagels from New York. Every trip to visit family usually involves bringing back a few dozen bagels." —elanac3Runner-up: Pizza, of course.—elanac3
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"I'm New York born and raised and nothing, and I mean nothing, compares to the bagels from New York. Every trip to visit family usually involves bringing back a few dozen bagels."

elanac3

Runner-up: Pizza, of course.

elanac3

33. North Carolina: Pulled pork barbecue.

—candacerosem
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34. North Dakota: Lefse.

FYI: Lefse is traditionally a Norweigen flatbread made from potatoes, flour, butter, and cream. —brooklynm41386f22f
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FYI: Lefse is traditionally a Norweigen flatbread made from potatoes, flour, butter, and cream.

brooklynm41386f22f

35. Ohio: Skyline chili.

—laurenb4b2089220
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36. Oklahoma: Fried okra.

—merrishaniquab
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37. Oregon: Voodoo Donuts.

"Oregon is most famous for our donuts! Voodoo Donuts kills the game with their yummy yet creative donuts!"—madelynhigginsp
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"Oregon is most famous for our donuts! Voodoo Donuts kills the game with their yummy yet creative donuts!"

madelynhigginsp

38. Pennsylvania: Cheesesteaks.

Runner-up: Perogies.—megans4d3205631
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Runner-up: Perogies.

megans4d3205631

39. Rhode Island: Coffee milk.

FYI: Coffee milk is a combination of milk and sweet coffee syrup. —karenb49
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FYI: Coffee milk is a combination of milk and sweet coffee syrup.

karenb49

40. South Carolina: Chicken bog.

"It’s just rice that’s cooked a certain way, chicken, and sausage. You have to cook the chicken in a huge thing of chicken stock, take it out and shred it, cook the rice in the leftover stock, and then you add in the cooked sausage and put it all together. Just thinking about it is making my mouth water!"—sarahb49586f7a2
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"It’s just rice that’s cooked a certain way, chicken, and sausage. You have to cook the chicken in a huge thing of chicken stock, take it out and shred it, cook the rice in the leftover stock, and then you add in the cooked sausage and put it all together. Just thinking about it is making my mouth water!"

sarahb49586f7a2

41. South Dakota: Chislic.

FYI: Chislic is cubed, red meat typically salted and fried. —sophieh482515f68
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FYI: Chislic is cubed, red meat typically salted and fried.

sophieh482515f68

42. Tennessee: Hot chicken.

"Just don't ask anyone which hot chicken place is their favorite, unless you want to start a debate/argument!"—jeller4314
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"Just don't ask anyone which hot chicken place is their favorite, unless you want to start a debate/argument!"

jeller4314

43. Texas: Barbecue.

"In Texas, barbecue will ALWAYS be number one. Brisket is my go to."—kelseyj4
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"In Texas, barbecue will ALWAYS be number one. Brisket is my go to."

kelseyj4

44. Utah: Funeral potatoes.

"They’re basically grated potatoes with cheese and sour cream and butter and yummy goodness! They're called funeral potatoes because they’re usually saved just for funerals."—ashtonh46c53b674Runner-up: Fry sauce. —caitlinpaigel
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"They’re basically grated potatoes with cheese and sour cream and butter and yummy goodness! They're called funeral potatoes because they’re usually saved just for funerals."

ashtonh46c53b674

Runner-up: Fry sauce.

caitlinpaigel

45. Vermont: Maple syrup.

—syd535
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syd535

46. Virginia: Ham.

—haleyl4402f1bd9
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47. Washington: Salmon.

—paris90
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48. West Virginia: Pepperoni roll.

"No one outside of West Virginia knows what a pepperoni roll is, it's weird! They’re so popular here. When it’s pepperoni roll day for school lunch, our teachers line us up and let us out early because it’s literally a stampede."—unicornlover603
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"No one outside of West Virginia knows what a pepperoni roll is, it's weird! They’re so popular here. When it’s pepperoni roll day for school lunch, our teachers line us up and let us out early because it’s literally a stampede."

unicornlover603

49. Wisconsin: Fried cheese curds.

—meyervanessa621
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50. Wyoming: Soda bread.

Note: Nobody submitted anything for poor Wyoming, but according to the Food Network, soda bread is one of their food staples.
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Note: Nobody submitted anything for poor Wyoming, but according to the Food Network, soda bread is one of their food staples.

51. Washington, DC: Mambo sauce.

FYI: Mambo sauce is sweet, tangy, and similar to barbecue sauce.—tvb2112
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FYI: Mambo sauce is sweet, tangy, and similar to barbecue sauce.

tvb2112

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