Oh Alaska, how sweet you are! From phenomenal oysters, wild halibut tacos, world renowned salmon and king crab to reindeer dogs, sourdough bread, Eskimo ice cream and cold brews – Alaska has this whole ‘food and drink’ thing down pat. Before you get started reading, be sure to grab a napkin because you can expect to be drooling by the end of it. Read on to see why everyone in Alaska absolutely loves these 20 foods and drinks.
1. King Crab
Top of the list and cream of the crop. Alaska king crab should be at the top of every foodies bucket list.
2. Alaska Wild Berry Chocolates
For some of the best candy, chocolate and treats in Alaska, Alaska Wild Berry Products is a must visit.
3. Alaskan Oysters
Like these delicious Kachemak Bay Oysters, Y-U-M! These delicious oysters thrive in the clean salt water of Alaska's coastline because the water is so cold.
4. Copper River Salmon
The beautiful red color and the incredible flavor makes it easy to know why Copper River Salmon is some of the most sought after in the entire world.
5. Alaska Java
Alaskans always strive to support local businesses and it's easy to do so when they make the best coffee around. Lots of great options to choose from!
6. Halibut Tacos
Juts for the halibut! Taco Tuesday just turned into taco every-day, because... why not!
7. Reindeer Dogs
Hot dogs can just stay in the 'lower 48' and we will stick to our delicious reindeer dogs.
8. Caribou Steak
Especially when we source it ourselves, it tastes so much better. It doesn't get more organic than this.
Otherwise known as Eskimo Ice Cream. This Native Alaskan dish is made from whipping the fat from hunted animals then adding snow and wild native berries. Sugar is always a great addition as well, just to sweeten it up a bit!
10. White King Salmon
This lighter and more mild tasting salmon is the perfect balance between salmon and a white fish. It is easy to fall in love after just the first bite.
11. Sourdough Bread
This traditional bread started in Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush days. And to this day, it is still a staple at many meals.
12. Bison Burgers
The best bison burgers always start with locally sourced and responsibly managed meat. These are SO good!
13. Alaska Spot Prawns
These delicious (and huge) prawns are generally sourced in the clean, clear waters of southeast Alaska. They are sweet and juicy and wildly delicious.
14. Fresh Picked Alaska Berries
Salmon-berries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and so much more. We could spend all day berry picking and never go hungry. But we might have to compete with the bears a little. 😉
15. Alaska Brew
We've said it before and we'll say it again, Alaska has truly hit the map with its award-winning breweries. If having a cold beer is your thing, definitely opt for the Alaska made version.
16. Smoked Salmon
After we spend all summer fishing, what else are we supposed to do? Smoked salmon is all the rage in Alaska!
17. Wild Cod Fish N' Chips
Or maybe made with wild Alaska halibut? Meh, it really doesn't matter as long as it's wild! After a long day of fishing, this is a go-to meal that is sure to satisfy.
18. Sourdough Bread Pudding
This yummy dessert is soft, sweet and sure to leave you wanting seconds.
19. Roadside Jerky
You gotta do it! No matter where you go in Alaska, we're sure that you've seen these stands on the side of the road. The jerky is so good and they offer so many different flavors, it's a win-win type of situation every time.
20. Alaska Made Ice Cream
Did you know that Alaskans eat more ice cream per person than any other state in the USA? With this amazing Alaska-made ice cream to eat, we completely understand why!