There are plenty of websites that have done lists of the most popular foods in every state . . . but I feel like they’re mostly based on stereotypes or Yelp reviews. This one goes to the source.
Buzzfeed actually surveyed people in all 50 states about the most popular food where they live. And they definitely SEEM to be right on.
In a lot of states, the people there voted for their signature food . . . like bagels in New York, deep dish pizza in Illinois, cheesesteaks in Pennsylvania, poke in Hawaii, maple syrup in Vermont, and barbecue in Texas.
But a lot of states got more obscure foods, like a cubed, fried red meat dish in South Dakota called chislic . . . a Norwegian flatbread called lefse in North Dakota . . . and toasted ravioli in Missouri.
Here in Washington, SALMON was at the top. Which actually makes a lot of sense.
And then there’s Alaska, where the number one pick was ICE CREAM. I guess if you live in Alaska, you like things that are cold, regardless of how impractical they are.
(Here are the results for every state.)