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Food Map of the United States, State by State

What Food Best Describes Your State?

US Food Map By StateMy Food Looks Funny just released an entertaining pictorial that represents what America produces and eats, state by state. Although a lot of them are pretty accurate, I'd say some are up for contention. (Jelly pie in Arkansas? I would've thought cheese dip.) What's your state's quintessential food?


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jelibeann jelibeann 6 years
haha pharm_chick...we are originally from Long Island and are just loving the change...however, while I've eaten my fair share of lobster, we do miss NY pizza dearly :)
pharm_chick pharm_chick 6 years
OMG jelibeann im also from NY (and NJ) and moved to Maine!! haha what a coincidence! and i agree with NY=pizza, and basically Maine is known for only one thing, lobster lol. i think its less of a food thing and more of it is what it is.
prencesschris prencesschris 6 years
brat's & beer for milwaukee,wi !
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
wickedlane, click on the link! It allows you to blow up the image so you can read all the words. :-)
wickedlanie wickedlanie 6 years
Bloody hell I cannot try to read small print that early! No wonder the pic wasn't a piece of meat. Boy do I feel like a freakin' moron. Buffets works for Nevada.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
Mmmm... CA. It's the cheese. Bah, CA has a lot of great foods, and not just yummy grapes. I agree with CA avocados. amazing!
wickedlanie wickedlanie 6 years
Buffalo for Nevada? Maybe up in Northern Nevada but I've lived down here in Vegas for quite a while and have never eaten buffalo.
ellbeecee ellbeecee 6 years
Tomatoes for TN? Where did that come from? I'd have gone with Moon Pies or Little Debbies. (Checking Wikipedia's List of U.S. State Foods, apparently tomatoes are the official state fruit of TN. I still don't know why. Link: )
gingirl gingirl 6 years
I agree with lilkimbo. Maybe Cincinnati Chili for further south, but I would have definitely gone with Polish Boys or Perogies. And being from NY originally, I really really really miss the pizza.
limelindsey limelindsey 6 years
Haha, filberts FTW! It's called the "Filbert Festival," not the Hazelnut Hoedown. I thought it would be salmon for Oregon though.
amber512 amber512 6 years
LOL, I absolutely can't stop laughing that they have "hazelnuts" for Oregon. We don't call them hazelnuts here! They're Filberts!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
I'm going with FRUITS and NUTS! I'm a native so I can attest to it! I'm pretty sure we all know what state.
dreamalittledream dreamalittledream 6 years
kbussanich, I pretty much agree, although I went to school in Ithaca, and they had some pretty good pizza (And restaurants!) When I think of upstate NY, I think of Rochester's Garbage Plates and Buffalo's...well, buffalo wings!!! I also think of great deli sandwiches and bagels! And diner food! And now I'm hungry! haha
KrisB KrisB 6 years
Maryland Blue Crab is spot on. Summer time is definitely all about crabs here.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Correction: I don't think Cincinnati chili is really an all-of-Northern-Ohio thing. I don't doubt that a lot of people in northwest Ohio see it as part of their food identity.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
I don't think Cincinnati chili is really a northern Ohio thing. Sure, it's popular there, but it's not a food I would use to identify the region. I'm originally from NE Ohio and I say a Polish Boy is the most "Cleveland" food I can think of. I also associate perogies with Cleveland. I do think Cincinnati chili is pretty nicely representative of Southwest Ohio (or perhaps all of western Ohio, but certainly not NE Ohio). I currently live in D.C., which gets the shaft again! I would definitely nominate Ethiopian food as the food of the District, though. (Or perhaps half-smokes, although, I kind of think they are what tourists think of as the food of the District, as opposed to people who actually live here.)
stellaRuby stellaRuby 6 years
Mmm... pasties, so good. Cincinnati Chili is a northern thing in Ohio too. I lived in Michigan on the Ohio/Michigan border and it was fairly popular there.
vizslalvr vizslalvr 6 years
Cincinnati chili is a southern Ohio thing. I would go with clam bakes or fish fries for Ohio in general.
courtneyd courtneyd 6 years
Tomatoes in Tennessee makes no sense whatsoever. And dry bbq in North Carolina?? No way - that's Memphis/Arkansas.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
I want to hear what someone from Utah thinks!
flavacrisp flavacrisp 6 years
Italian Sub for NJ? Come on, despite what is depicted on TV, NJ is not all Italian.
jelibeann jelibeann 6 years
i would have to agree that my original home state of new york = pizza and my new home state of maine = lobster...yummm
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
Denver omelette? sigh. I guess that conversation went like this: "What for Denver?" "Denver omelette!" "Brilliant! Moving on."
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