Alabama December 27, 2017
10 Foods That Most Alabamians Crave Whenever They Leave Alabama
From barbecue to pecan pie, there are several foods Alabamians simply can’t get enough of. Listed below are 10 foods that most Alabamians crave the moment they leave Alabama. How many of these iconic foods can you relate to?
1. Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q's Original Bar-B-Q Chicken with White Sauce
Nobody does barbecue like Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, and their "Original Bar-B-Q Chicken with White Sauce" is the absolute best! The white sauce, which was invented in 1925 by Mr. Bob Gibson himself, is something that's not available many places. Most Alabamians crave this special sauce when they're eating somewhere that doesn't offer it. Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q has two locations in Decatur.
2. Peach Park's Homemade Peach Ice Cream and Fried Peach Pies
Peach Park, which is located off I-65 in Clanton, is one of Alabama's top travel stops. It's best known for its delicious homemade peach ice cream and fried peach pies. Peach Park is a definite must-stop for anyone traveling to the Gulf Coast.
3. Golden Flake Potato Chips
Golden Flake Potato Chips are made in Birmingham, Alabama. Even though these potato chips are available in other states, they're much harder to find the further from the South you travel.
4. Meat and Three
A "Meat and Three" is simply a Southern dish that contains one meat and three vegetables. You can't travel too far away from Alabama without craving this delicious homestyle meal.
5. Irondale Cafe's Fried Green Tomatoes
Here in Alabama, "Fried Green Tomatoes" is more than a movie. It's a Southern side dish that's loved by many. According to locals and visitors alike, Irondale Cafe is the best place in Alabama to order fried green tomatoes. Irondale Cafe is located in Irondale, a suburb of Birmingham.
6. Chris' Hot Dogs' Chili Dogs
Chris' Hot Dogs is located in Montgomery and has been in business since 1917. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Elvis Presley and Hank Williams were fans of this popular hot dog joint. Chris' Hot Dogs' famous chili is shipped all over the world.
7. Fresh Gulf Coast Seafood
Because Alabama is located on the Gulf Coast, we're used to eating fresh seafood whenever we dine out. It's nice having such a variety of seafood restaurants at our disposal.
8. All Steak's Orange Rolls
For more than 80 years, locals and visitors have enjoyed All Steak’s delicious orange rolls. These sweet and tangy rolls are made from a top-secret recipe, which means you can't get them anywhere else. Once you try one of these orange rolls, you'll be hooked. All Steak is located in Cullman.
9. Archibald's BBQ Ribs
Delicious barbecue ribs are hard to come by once you travel away from the South. One of the best places in Alabama to order this Southern favorite is Archibald's BBQ. Archibald's BBQ is best known for its delicious ribs, and you won't find anything like them anywhere else. Archibald's BBQ is located in Northport.
10. Pie Lab's Pecan Pie
When it comes to desserts, nothing beats a freshly baked pecan pie. One of the best places in Alabama to get a slice of this classic Southern dessert is Pie Lab, which is located in downtown Greensboro. Sure, pecan pies are available outside of Alabama, but they sure won't taste the same.
What foods do you crave the most when you’re not in Alabama? Let us know in the comments!
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