These 10 Iconic Foods In North Carolina Will Have Your Mouth Watering
In our professional opinions, we think southern cuisine is some of the most amazing cuisine we’ve ever tried. Sure, a lot of it is fried and cooked in a lot of butter…but who cares? You only live once. So you might as well try all the amazing and iconic dishes North Carolina has to offer, like all this staple NC food:
Ok, now we’re officially starving! We think we know which one we’ll have first…what about you? Are there any you would add to this list? What good ol’ NC food calls to you the loudest? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
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What are some of the best examples of North Carolina food?
Everywhere you’ll ever go is more than likely to have iconic foods that come from there (or were made famous there – or both). Perhaps the most iconic North Carolina food is our to-die-for barbecue (a North Carolina barbecue road trip, anyone?). North Carolina barbecue is known for its pork-specific cuisine and vinegar-based sauces; it will always be barbecued with hardwood coals or hardwood. It is nothing short of legendary, and once you’ve tried North Carolina-style barbecue, you’ll never want to go back to anything else.
What are some of the best restaurants in North Carolina?
There are hundreds – if not more – of incredible restaurants in North Carolina. Sure, we may be famous for our (amazing) barbecue, but we’ve got restaurants of just about all sorts around here to sift through any time you’re in the mood for anything else. Among the best restaurants in North Carolina at the time of this writing are amazing, delicious places like Poole’s in Raleigh, Angie’s Restaurant in Garner, River’s End Restaurant in Bryson City, and so many more. Whether you’re looking for steaks and chops, old-school American drive-in fare, or anything else, you’ll find it in the endless catalog of wonderful places to eat in North Carolina.
What are some foods every true North Carolinian has eaten?
Barbecue aside (as hard as setting North Carolina barbecue aside is), there are a handful of other foods North Carolina is also known for, like:
- She-crab bisque (a seafood soup that includes crab, cream, and other delights)
- Peach cobbler
- Fried green tomatoes (SO GOOD)
- Krispy Kreme donuts
- Fried catfish... the list goes on forever, really.
If you’re a foodie, you can’t pass up a trip to North Carolina – it's easily one of the most delicious states in the country. Oh, and we have to mention sweet potato pie. And Cheerwine! And pork chop sandwiches! And now... we’re hungry.