Everything is better in Texas, including our food. There are certain foods that automatically make you think of Texas when you eat them: barbecue, chicken fried steak, and queso to name a few. These foods just can’t be made quite the same anywhere else, so they’ve essentially become symbols of our state. Here are 15 iconic Texas foods that every resident of the Lone Star State knows and loves.
There's something about tender, juicy, fall-off-the-bone beef that's been slow-smoking all day that just screams Texas.
It's our state dish! No beans, of course.
3. Chicken fried steak
It's a down-home Southern classic. The gravy has to be just right, though - not too lumpy, not too runny.
We may not have invented cheese, but we did invent melting it and smothering it on all of our Mexican food. And using chips as a vehicle to get it to our mouths.
5. Dr Pepper
Okay, this isn't a food, but there's no way I was going to leave out the beverage we'd reach for instead of water if we were dying of dehydration.
6. Blue Bell
Yeah, it's THAT good.
Whether sausage or fruit-filled is your jam (pun intended), we've got the best you'll ever eat. They originated here, after all.
8. Sweet tea
If the thought of sipping an ice cold glass of tea sweet enough to rot your teeth on grandma's porch while watching the cows graze in the field doesn't remind you of Texas, I don't know what will.
9. Fair food
We may be known for throwing anything and everything into a deep fryer, but hey - it comes out delicious 99.9% of the time.
Because Mexican food without copious amounts of cheese and delicious unidentifiable globs of bean matter is just sadness.
Yep, we invented these guys, too - in Athens in the 1880s, to be exact (and have since perfected them even more). Face it, everything good comes from Texas.
12. Breakfast tacos
Mexican food + breakfast? One of the most winning combos in existence.
13. Pecan pie
Every house in Texas has pecan pies in the oven almost constantly during the holiday season. It's just a fact.
14. Frozen margaritas
These may be popular all over the country now, but their home is right here in Dallas.
This isn't any one specific food, but come on...it's Whataburger. Did you really think I'd leave it out??
Ah, all my favorites in one post. Now I’m really craving some good chips and queso. What are your favorite iconic Texas foods?