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Weird Foods by State 2024

Weird Foods by State 2024

Does America Have a Lot of Weird Food?

There are a lot of people who believe that they need to leave the country if they want to try weird food. In reality, that is not necessarily the case. America is an incredibly large country, and that means that the cuisine can vary markedly from place to place. Depending on where you are located, you could end up biting into something that you will not find anywhere else. One of the best ways to learn about a new place is to try new food, so what are some of the weirdest foods you may encounter from state to state?

Where Can You Find Scorpion Lollipops?

When you are thinking about weird food, scorpion lollipops may be at the top of the list. You can find these scattered across the desert Southwest, but they are typically associated with Arizona. Just about every roadside attraction in Arizona will have some type of Scorpion lollipop for you to try. When you take a look at the lollipop, you will immediately see the Scorpion sitting right in the center. Therefore, if you decide to eat the entire thing, you will be eating a scorpion. Even though the candy coating might make it a bit easier to force down, it will not make it any less weird! If you feel like stepping outside of your comfort zone, consider giving one of these scorpion lollipops a try.

What is the Weirdest Food in California?

Because California is such a large state, the cuisine can vary significantly from top to bottom. Therefore, there are plenty of options available if you are looking for weird food, but one of the options at the top of the list is called the Sushirrito. This is a fusion of Japanese and Mexican cuisine, and it is a nice representation of the melting pot that exists in California. As the name suggests, you should expect to find a lot of native Japanese ingredients combined with Native Mexican ingredients. You will find cucumbers, wasabi, and numerous other sushi items wrapped in rice and seaweed. Then, you will find the entire sushi roll stuffed inside a burrito, combined with traditional Mexican items. If you want to give this a try, you will need to head to San Francisco.

What Is the Weirdest Food in North Carolina?

When people think about the Southeast, they usually think about barbecue and biscuits. Even though you can certainly find them in North Carolina, the weirdest food you could try in North Carolina is livermush. You might be able to find us on the shelf at grocery stores, but if you talk to someone in the grocery store, they will explain exactly how to make it at home. As the name suggests, there is a lot of liver in this food, but there are plenty of other ingredients as well. It is frequently seen when people go camping, and you will see it on the menu if you are in a rural restaurant.

Weird Foods by State 2024

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Weird Food
Made From
AlabamaAmbrosia SaladSide dish made of fruit, marshmallows, and whipped cream, served cold.
AlaskaMuktukA dish that consists of frozen whale skin and blubber. Muktuk is usually eaten raw but it can also be consumed frozen and cooked.
ArizonaScorpion LollipopsActual scorpions are visible from inside a lollipop
ArkansasPork brains and eggsPork brains and eggs
CaliforniaSushirritoSushi burrito made with different sushi elements but served in the form of a burrito
ColoradoRocky Mountain oystersMade from the testicles of bulls or pigs, chopped up and then deep-fried
ConnecticutSteamed burgerBurger steamed on a tray in a custom steamer
DelawareSlippery dumplingsDumplings filled with a combination of noodles and chicken and coated in a gravy-like broth.
FloridaGatorAlligator meat, usually breaded and fried
GeorgiaPear saladSalad made of canned pears and mayonnaise
HawaiiSpam musubiGrilled Spam enclosed in a square of sushi rice and wrapped in nori seaweed
IdahoPotato Ice CreamMade by blending cooked potatoes, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth
IllinoisGravy BreadItalian roll drenched in au jus, sans meat
IndianaBrain SandwichA cow or pig brain placed in fried buns and topped with mustard
IowaFried ButterFrozen butter on a stick, dipped in cinnamon- and honey-flavored batter and deep fried, then frosted with glazed sugar
KansasChili and cinnamon rollsChili and cinnamon rolls
KentuckyWilted lettuceHeated fat, such as bacon grease, poured over a mix of lettuce and cabbage
LouisianaNutriaNutria (a semi-aquatic rodent) boiled in a crockpot for four hours
MaineTomalleyLobster pancreas and liver served as spread on toast or whisked into sauces or softened butter
MarylandBarbecue muskratSelf-explanatory. Muskrats have has lean, dark meat and many tiny bones
MassachusettsFluffernutterPeanut butter and marshmallow crème white-bread sandwich topped with several different sweet, salty, and savory ingredients
MichiganDessert nachosTortilla chips topped with cinnamon, sugar, smoked-chocolate-cherry Nutella sauce, chocolate-covered cherries, sprinkles, and whipped cream.
MinnesotaPickle corndogSeveral variations, ranging from a pickle spear slathered in cream cheese (or sauerkraut) and wrapped in pastrami to a huge pickle that has been cored and stuffed with a bratwurst, then dipped in corn dog batter and deep-fried.
MississippiBanana SandwichBanana, mayo and cheddar cheese
MissouriProvel cheeseMelty processed cheese product that is a combination of cheddar, Swiss, and provolone cheeses, and liquid smoke. Particularly popular in St. Louis cuisine,
MontanaRoadkillAny animal killed by a motor vehicle. Salvaging and eating roadkill is both legal and common, and the meat is used in a variety of dishes, including stews, casseroles, and tacos.
NebraskaHot Beef SundaeA scoop of mashed potatoes (resembling ice cream) topped with shredded roast beef and gravy, shredded cheese, a dollop of cream and, yes, a cherry (tomato) on top.
NevadaCotton Candy BurritoIce cream topped with sprinkles, gummy bears and any other sweet topping on ice cream, wrapped in a shell of compressed cotton candy
New HampshireApple cider doughnutApple cider doughnut. Not terribly crazy, but delicious nonetheless.
New JerseyThe Oreo OverloadChocolate-and-vanilla-swirled bagels are topped with Oreos mixed with cookies and cream cheese
New MexicoNew Mexican SundaeFrozen custard with green chili sauce and salty pecans.
New YorkGarbage plateDish that looks like a microwaved combination from yesterday’s leftovers
North CarolinaLivermushPig livers mushed with various ingredients including pig head parts (ears and snouts), cornmeal, and seasonings.
North DakotaLutefiskMade by soaking codfish in lye until it becomes soft (for a week or so) The lutefisk is then boiled and served with melted butter or white sauce.
OhioSkyline ChilliThis dish consists of half-liquid meat soaked in cinnamon topped with noodles
OklahomaFried RattlesnakeRattlesnake battered and deep-fried. Second place goes to lamb fries, which are deep-fried lamb testicles also popular in Kentucky
OregonSalt & Straw ice creamStrange ice cream flavor combinations including pear and blue cheese, arbequina olive oil, pickled mango, and strawberry honey balsamic with black pepper
PennsylvaniaScrappleCornmeal and wheat flour and an array of pork scraps, including head, heart, and liver, mashed together
Rhode IslandChop suey sandwichChicken noodles cooked in a starch-thickened sauce topped with mixed vegetables and served as a sandwich
South CarolinaFried Pig EarsMade by frying pig ears in oil until they are crispy
South DakotaCinnamon rolls with chiliGooey-sweet cinnamon rolls dipped in or topped with spicy-hot chili
TennesseeThe Fat ElvisSandwich of peanut butter, jelly, banana, and bacon
TexasFrito pieFritos, chili, cheese, and assorted veggies
UtahPickle piePie filled with chopped, sweetened pickles and flavored with cinnamon and allspice
VermontSugar on snowGiant bowls of snow from the ground covered in maple syrup
VirginiaChitlinsSmall intestine of the pig, cut and fried
WashingtonGeoduckGeoduck, which is a shellfish not unlike a clam but whose body extends far out of its shell and resembles a massive male member
West VirginiaFried squirrelFried squirrel
WisconsinBeer Cheese SoupBeer Cheese Soup
WyomingJackalope summer sausageSausage made from a combination of rabbit, venison, and pork meat
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