From Alabama To Wyoming, Here's One Incredible Thing To Eat In Every US State

    Chowing down from California to the New York island.

    1. In Alabama, you can enjoy barbecue chicken with Alabama white sauce on it.

    Alabama White Sauce was invented in Decatur, Alabama, in 1925 by Robert Gibson, who put it on the chicken he sold at his Big Bob Gibson BBQ joint. It's a deliciously unique barbecue sauce based around mayo, vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, and horseradish.

    2. In Alaska, you can eat this gooey meatball grilled cheese sandwich.

    3. In Arizona, you can order a flight of bacon that features four different flavors: applewood, jalapeño, apple cider, and sugar.

    You can get it at one of the two Oink Cafes (located in Scottsdale and Tuscon).

    4. In Arkansas, you can eat desserts made with Arkansas black apples.

    These apples are native to Arkansas and turn almost black after being picked. Their tart-sweet taste makes them ideal for desserts, so in Arkansas you'll find them in lots of pies, monkey bread, and other treats.

    5. In California, you can eat a massive California burrito.

    The original California burrito was invented in San Diego and has French fries stuffed into it. In the San Francisco Bay Area you can get a Mission burrito, which doesn't have fries, but is filled with rice, beans, and a whole lot of other ingredients. But, regardless of where you buy a burrito in California, you can bet it will be huge!

    6. In Colorado, you can gorge on a massive Colorado mountain pie.

    This type of pizza is unique to Colorado, and is basically a GIANT version of a pizza. It's got thicker crust, more cheese, and a whole lot of toppings.

    7. In Connecticut, you can eat a Connecticut-style lobster roll.

    Unlike the New England-style lobster roll, which is served cold, this one is served warm and topped with melted butter. Yum.

    8. In Delaware, you can eat deliciously fresh oysters, both raw and fried.

    The ones above were from The Henlopen City Oyster House in Rehoboth Beach.

    9. In Florida, you can eat an extra fluffy key lime pie.

    The dessert is made with key limes, which can be found growing on trees in Florida.

    10. In Georgia, you can treat yourself to this photogenic plate of chicken and waffles.

    This droolworthy combo is from Henry's Restaurant in Savannah.

    11. In Hawaii, you can feast on Hawaiian laulau, poke, and lilikoi lemonade.

    This amazing meal is served at Umekes Fish Market Bar and Grill in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

    12. In Idaho, you can enjoy an Idaho taco.

    13. In Illinois, you can try the oh-so-filling horseshoe sandwich.

    This massive sandwich — featuring toasted bread topped with meat, then fries, then a whole lot of special cheese sauce, was created in Springfield in 1928 at the Old Leland Hotel. The story goes chef Joe Schweska needed something new to serve his diners for lunch, so he and his wife cooked up this legendary gut bomb.

    14. In Indiana, you can tackle an Indiana giant tenderloin sandwich.

    This beast of a meal was from The Bush in Terre Haute.

    15. In Iowa, you can indulge in a pie shake, which is an entire slice of pie blended with ice cream.

    I imagine the person who invented this heard a voice saying, "If you blend it, they will come." Get one at the Hamburg Inn located at 214 N Linn St., Iowa City.

    16. In Kansas, you can savor their famous Kansas City-style barbecue.

    Yes, Kansas City BBQ started across the border in Kansas City, Missouri, but you will find arguably the best version of it in Kansas. Case and point: the food above is from Slaps in Kansas City, Kansas. B&C Barbecue in Wichita is great too.

    17. In Kentucky, you can try the legendary open-faced sandwich known as the Kentucky hot brown.

    Invented at The Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville over a hundred years ago, it features turkey, Roma tomatoes, Mornay sauce, and bacon. Legend has it head chef Fred Schmidt came up with the croque-monsieur-esque sandwich one day while trying to make something out of the limited ingredients he had on hand.

    18. In Louisiana, you can enjoy a tasty king cake.

    King cake came to Louisiana from France in 1870 and is associated with New Orleans' Mardi Gras, but you can get one — complete with a little plastic baby inside it — year round in Louisiana.

    19. In Maine, you can try their lobster roll, which is as beloved as the Connecticut one.

    The Maine roll is served with large, cold chunks of lobster and mayo. In that corner of the country people either swear by the Maine lobster roll or the Connecticut one — not both!

    20. In Maryland, you can experience their world-famous crab cakes.

    The one above is from Stoney's Seafood House on Bromes Island.

    21. In Massachusetts, you can indulge in heavenly cannoli.

    Massachusetts also has** **incredible Boston creme pies, but these cannoli from Mike's Pastry need to be experienced.

    22. In Michigan, you can try the beloved Upper Peninsula comfort food know as pasties.

    Pasties originated in Cornwall, England, as a popular miner's lunch and came to Michigan in the 1840s, when Cornwall miners emigrated to the United States.

    23. In Minnesota, you can feast on this tater tot breakfast hotdish.

    Hotdishes — main courses with meat, starch, and often soup that are cooked in a single baking dish — are huge in Minnesota, and date back to on-a-budget moms trying to find an affordable meal for their families and/or church groups. You can get the above breakfast twist on the classic at Wilde Roast Cafe in Minneapolis.

    24. In Mississippi, you can experience fried green tomatoes.

    Made by covering unripe tomatoes in cornmeal and frying them, they are as good as they sound.

    25. In Missouri, you can enjoy the city speciality known as St. Louis–style toasted raviolis.

    In St. Louis' largely Italian-American neighborhood known as The Hill, it is said that a chef named Fritz accidentally dropped a ravioli into the fryer. When he pulled it out, the fried ravioli looked and tasted delicious. Now toasted ravioli (called "toasted" rather than "fried" because they didn't want turn off customers) can be found all over the city.

    26. In Montana, you can chomp into the unusually shaped "The Nuke" sandwich.

    You can get this at The Staggering Ox Restaurant in Helena. Oh, and if you're wondering why it's shaped like that and called "The Nuke," it's because Montana has the fourth most nuclear weapons out of all 50 states.

    27. In Nebraska, you can dig into a bison burger with cheese curds and cajun fries.

    Bison are similar to but distinct from buffalo, and more commonly served in Nebraska than almost any other states. This meal can be found at Omaha Tap House locations.

    28. In Nevada, you can chow down on this decadent French toast ambrosia.

    Yes, there are a LOT of cool things to eat in Vegas (and Nevada), but this one can be found at The Peppermill Restaurant.

    29. In New Hampshire, you can enjoy some pancakes — or whatever else you like — with New Hampshire maple syrup.

    New Hampshire is famous the world over for its maple syrup. If you visit, you can even go on maple syrup tastings!

    30. In New Jersey, you can dig into a Jersey-style sloppy joe.

    You should know that a sloppy joe in Jersey is not like the messy ones you probably ate in school cafeterias. The Jersey ones are cold deli-stye sandwiches, often with coleslaw, and resemble a Reuben.

    31. In New Mexico, you can eat vaqueros — chicken fried steak and eggs with hatch green chile sauce and Colby jack cheese.

    Get this hungry-sized breakfast at Vic's Daily Cafe in Albuquerque. Oh, and the name vaqueros is a tribute to the Spanish cowboys who rounded up wild horses around New Mexico in the days of the Old West.

    32. In New York, you can start the day with one of these gooey and crunchy sandwiches served at delis throughout the city.

    In NYC you'd order it by saying ,"Bacon, egg, and cheese on a roll" real fast.

    33. In North Carolina, you can try a ground-steak sandwich or Eastern North Carolina Beef Sandwich (depending on where you are).

    Ground-steak sandwiches are sort of halfway between a sloppy joe and a burger, and you can get them all over Mount Airy. The Eastern North Carolina Beef Sandwich is another name for the same sandwich served in places like Beaufort County.

    34. In North Dakota, you can eat this satisfying poutine burger. 

    Poutine isn't just in Canada! You can get this burger at Souris River Brewing in Minot.

    35. In Ohio, you can feast on this incredible-looking phở.

    You can get it at the Minh Ahn Restaurant in Cleveland.

    36. In Oklahoma, you can tear into an Oklahoma onion smashburger.

    These burgers feature caramelized onions smashed into the meat during the cooking process. The burgers originated in Oklahoma during the Depression, and, in fact, were originally called "Depression burgers." Back then meat was super expensive, so they had to find a way to ration the meat they had — and did so by adding a bunch of onions to it.

    37. In Oregon, you can tuck into this incredible fried chicken biscuit sandwich with bacon and gravy.

    Portland is a serious food city, and you can get this nosh there at Pine State Biscuits.

    38. In Pennsylvania, you can give yourself a coronary with this Mac 'N' Cheesesteak.

    Yeah, you know Philly does cheesesteaks. But you probably didn't know Bob's Diner does this mash-up, adding mac 'n' cheese and a pretzel to the mix!

    39. In Rhode Island, you can enjoy Rhode Island clam chowder.

    40. In South Carolina, you can eat their famous shrimp and grits.

    You can't get the exact meal above anymore (The Hominy Grill shut down), but you could throw a rock in South Carolina and hit a place selling shrimp and grits. Want a rec? A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant in Hilton Head has a good rep for the classic dish.

    41. In South Dakota, you can try the official state nosh chislic.

    Chislic is deep-fried mutton or lamb on a skewer, and it is believed to have been brought to the state by a Crimean immigrant in the 19th century. Depending on where you go in the state, you might find it breaded or served with ranch.

    42. In Tennessee, you can dig into Tennessee hot chicken.

    Usually called Nashville hot chicken, this style of fried chicken featuring a cayenne pepper paste has a wild backstory. As the story goes, back in the 1930s a man named Thornton Prince stepped out on his girlfriend one Saturday night, so to punish him, his girlfriend doused his chicken with a LOT of hot pepper. However, it was no punishment — to her surprise, he loved the chicken! A regional fave was born.

    43. In Texas, you can loosen your belt and dig into some classic Texas barbecue.

    Beef brisket, pork sausage, ribs, mac and cheese, potato salad...

    44. In Utah, you can try something truly original: a lemon pizza.

    Sounds weird, but people rave about it. Get it at Antica Forma in Vernal.

    45. In Vermont, you can try some of their iconic Vermont cheddar.

    Vermont's cheddar is white, a bit sharper, and — if you ask someone from Vermont — the absolute best cheddar in the country.

    46. In Virginia, you can eat a meal featuring their famous Virginia ham.

    Hams are made differently in different parts of the country. The famous Virginia hams are aged three months and tend to be saltier and stronger in taste.

    47. In Washington, you can enjoy incredible seafood — like in this gorgeous chirashi bowl.

    This amazing feast is from Musashi's in Wallingford.

    48. In West Virginia, you can drool over West Virginia pepperoni rolls.

    These — the most popular snack in West Virginia — have a history behind them similar to the one pasties have in Michigan. A hundred or so years ago, many Italians moved to West Virginia to work in the coal mines, and they began making these to bring with them for lunch in the mines as they were portable and didn't need to be refrigerated.

    49. In Wisconsin, you can pig out on fried Wisconsin cheddar cheese curds.

    Like Vermont, Wisconsin seriously prides itself on its cheddar cheese, and a byproduct of making that cheese is...cheese curds! In Wisconsin they're fresh and perfectly fried, and the state's most popular appetizer.

    50. And in Wyoming, you can experience the sublime pleasure of a bacon and peanut butter waffle.

    You can find these at Corbet's Cabin in Jackson Hole.