Here in Alabama, we love to eat! And with so many delicious food options, it’s hard to pick a favorite. Instead of taking on the difficult task of selecting a favorite Alabama food, let’s take a look at 13 iconic foods that are enjoyed by most Alabamians.
Nobody does barbecue better than Alabama!
2. Banana Pudding
When it comes to banana pudding in Alabama, only the real stuff will do. We leave that boxed stuff on the shelves where it belongs.
3. Fried Green Tomatoes
Here in Alabama, Fried Green Tomatoes is more than just a movie. It's also a delicious side dish that most Alabamians can't seem to get enough of.
4. Boiled Peanuts
Without a doubt, this is the BEST way to eat peanuts. Don't you agree?
5. Fried Catfish
How can someone not love this Southern favorite? Served with a delicious side of coleslaw and hush puppies, fried catfish can't be beat.
6. Pecan Pie
Pecan pie is one of the main desserts at any holiday gathering in Alabama. It's that good!
This delicious side dish is included on most breakfast menus in Alabama. They're usually eaten plain, but many people love adding cheese to them.
8. Fried Okra
You'll definitely be begging for more of this Southern favorite. Fried okra is the GREATEST.
9. Biscuits with Chocolate Gravy
During my childhood, I loved eating biscuits with chocolate gravy on Saturday mornings. Sometimes I still do. Hey, who says you can't have chocolate for breakfast?
Considering Alabama is located next to the Gulf, it's no surprise shrimp is such a popular food here. There are many different ways to eat this iconic food, including boiled, steamed, fried, etc.
11. Fried Chicken
Fried chicken is the perfect comfort food!
12. Peach Cobbler
There are so many different types of fruit cobblers, but nothing compares to old fashioned peach cobbler.
13. Fried Pickles
If you've never tried fried pickles, you're truly missing out! Fried pickles dipped in ranch dressing equals PERFECTION.
And this, folks, is why Alabamians love to eat. The best foods are served right here in our great state!