From coast to coast, America is jam-packed with amazing foods and local specialties.
From regional delicacies to to-die-for dishes, we found the one thing you should eat in every state.
We chose the most iconic and famous dishes, taking local recommendations into consideration, and picking items you simply can’t get anywhere else.
Talia Avakian contributed to an earlier version of this post.
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ALABAMA: Fried green tomatoes
Fried green tomatoes are an iconic Southern side dish consisting of unripe tomatoes fried in cornmeal, and were made famous by the 1987 novel “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café” and the subsequent movie based on it.
ALASKA: King crab legs
They don’t call them king crabs for nothing: These prized crustaceans are rare and incredibly dangerous to catch, making king crab legs an expensive delicacy.
Chimichangas — deep-fried and meat-filled tortillas — were allegedly invented in Tucson after a burrito was accidentally dropped into a fryer.