1. Frito Pie
Why you should eat it: Because there's nothing more Texas than Frito pie — especially if the chili and cheese are served inside the bag of Fritos! That's a crunch you don't forget.
Where to get it: Fairs, ball games, and burger joints.
2. Chips & Queso
Why you should eat it: Because enchiladas are the cornerstone of Tex-Mex cuisine. There are many different varieties. The big question is: Will you have room for them after all the chips and salsa?
Where to get it: You can find them at any Tex-Mex restaurant, but El Paso has a unique combination of traditional Mexican enchiladas, Tex-Mex enchiladas, and Southwestern green chili enchiladas.
5. Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits
Why you should eat it: Because the HBCB, as it's known, is the ultimate sweet and savory sandwich on a biscuit bun, whether you order it for breakfast, early lunch, or late night.
Where to get it: Whataburgers everywhere.
6. Texas Caviar
Why you should eat it: Because this mildly pickled bean dip — featuring black-eyed peas and/or black beans — makes the perfect start to any Texas meal.
Where to get it: Cookouts, picnics, and potlucks.
7. Chicken-fried Steak
Why you should eat it: Because sausage, jalapeño, and cheese taste even better when stuffed inside a piping hot Czech pastry bread.
Where to get it: Czech bakeries in the towns of West, La Grange, Ellinger, and Schulenburg, Texas.
9. Pecan Pie
10. Texas Toast
Why you should eat it: Because Texas toast makes better sandwich handles due to its thickness and buttery crispness. It's like four slices of bread in two gargantuan pieces.
Where to get it: Every Texas diner in the state. The best Texas burger joints offer Texas toast as a bun substitute.
12. Every Fried Food at the Texas State Fair
Why you should eat it: Because God gave Texans the deep fat fryer so they could create sinful fried foods that will send your taste buds straight to Heaven.
Where to get it: The Texas State Fair.
13. King Ranch Casserole
14. Puffy Tacos
15. Any Food Shaped Like the State of Texas
Why you should eat it: Because it's a scientific fact that foods shaped like Texas taste better. They also have better manners.
Where to get it: Places with Texas waffle irons.