Each State’s Most Searched Food Terms, Mapped

There’s something private about what you search for on the internet. Which is why when we find maps that focus on the differences between states, it’s always a treat to see data that captures what people are searching for. Of course, what you search for doesn’t define you by any means, but some of these overarching trends on this map of each state’s most searched food terms highlight way more than just a state’s preference.

Regionality and wellness are all evident in these search terms, though there were more than a few surprises. Of course Texans would search for barbecue, but California, y’all are interested in booger eating? What? Let’s get started.

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This map comes to us from Estately after the company “ran hundreds of search queries through Google Trends to determine which food-related words, terms, and questions each state was searching for more than any other.”

The results showcase the most commonly searched food terms in your state. While the map features only one term, Estately listed all of the popular choices.

Alabama:

Paula Deen; Cornbread; Sweet Tea; Fried Green Tomatoes; Lunchables

Alaska:

King Crab; Smoked Salmon; Deviled Egg; Pad Thai; White Bread; Baked Alaska; Cannibalism

Arizona:

Mexican Food; Fried Bread; Jack in the Box; Olive Garden

Arkansas:

Atkin’s Diet; Fried Pie; Cream Pie; Doritos; Spaghetti; Fish Finger

California:

Vietnamese Food; Shark Fin Soup; Sriracha; Meat on a Stick; Carne Asada; Pig’s Trotters; Denny’s; Cheetos; Fruit Rollup; Booger Eating; Nom Nom

Colorado:

Burrito; Chili con Carne; Rocky Mountain oysters; buffalo burger; gluten free; What is gluten?; Paleo Diet; Pepsi; Fondue

Connecticut:

Apizza

Delaware:

Scrapple

District of Columbia:

Turducken; cupcakes

Florida:

Cuban sandwich; Caribbean food; Red Lobster; Gastro Bypass; Alka-Seltzer

Georgia:

Chicken and Waffles; Waffles; International House of Pancakes; Coca-Cola; What is veal?

Hawaii:

Baozi; Tofu; Bean Sprouts; Kobe beef; Spam; pickled pigs feet; molecular gastronomy; raw food; green tea; muesli; sushi; kimchi; balut; quinoa; rice cake; stir frying; eggs benedict; mayonnaise

Idaho:

Finger steaks; cinnamon rolls; potato; tater tots

Illinois:

Deep dish pizza; buffalo wings; doritos locos tacos; popcorn; gyro; Jell-O casserole

Indiana:

Cheeseburger; biscuits and gravy; mutton; sugar cream pie; Arby’s

Iowa:

Bacon; bacon cheeseburger; B.L.T.; chipped beef; chocoalte milk; oreo cookie; loose meat sandwich; Jell-O

Kansas:

Kansas City Barbecue

Kentucky:

Chicken and dumplings; Manwich; Fried Pickle; hot brown; burgoo; horse recipe; KFC; Imodium AD; Mylanta

Louisiana:

Alligator meat; cake; muffaletta; Mississippi mud pie; cracklins; break pudding; Bavarian cream; gumbo; jambalaya; rabbit recipe; red beans and rice

Maine:

Hot cross bun; pie; chicken pot pie; lobster; lobster roll; butter; chowder; brownies; onion rings; foraging; vegetarian recipes

Maryland:

Crab cake; Chesapeake blue crab; cheesecake; pickled herring; How to use chopsticks?

Massachusetts:

Blood pudding; cobb salad; ice crea; doughnut; McDLT; cannoli; bacon ice cream; French fries; frozen yogurt

Michigan:

Omelette; Why am I fat?

Minnesota:

Salad recipe; T-bone steak; Juicy Lucy; coffee; latte; pop rocks; toast; chow mein

Mississippi:

How to gain weight?; Sweet potato pie; Pecan pie; pudding; diet pills; Alka-Seltzer

Missouri:

Early bird special; chimichanga

Montana:

Irish soup recipes; cole slaw; pumpkin pie; bear claw; jerky; meatloaf; venison recipe; pork ribs; enchilada

Nebraska:

Chicken noodle soup; McRib; Velveeta; Patty melt

Nevada:

Buffet; Guy Fieri; Pumpkin Spice Latte; Wagyu beef; Fruit Loops

New Hampshire:

Macaroni and cheese; pulled pork; minestrone; corned beef; meatball

New Jersey:

Bagel bites; Nutella; Prune juice; biryani; Indian cuisine; Jenny Craig

New Mexico:

Frito pie; shrimp cocktail

New York:

Truffle oil; foie gras; steak tartare; ostrick meat; falafel; calamari; guacamole; nose-to-tail; Nutella; bagel; salami; jelly doughnut; Italian food; Chinese food; British cuisine

North Carolina:

Chicken nuggets; sweet potato; bento box; milkshake; broccoli

North Dakota:

Beer cheese; mozzarella sticks; fettuccine alfredo; sloppy Joe; bison; kuchen; hot dish; French toast; pickles; lutefisk

Ohio:

Weight Watchers; Curves International; Chili; grinders; goetta; turtle meat; hard tack; sauerkraut

Oklahoma:

Chicken fried steak; Cheez Whiz

Oregon:

Vegan recipes; Marionberry pie

Pennsylvania:

Beer; cooking with beer; competitive eating; Why am I fat?; Fruit Gushers; hoagies; cheesesteak; Lucky Charms; Biscotti; Tums; Gas-X

Rhode Island:

Clam cakes; doughnut; calzone; fish n’ chips; zeppole; veal

South Carolina:

Grits; shrimp and grits; hoppin’ John; barbecue sauce; collard greens

South Dakota:

Hash browns; fruit salad; chislic; salad recipe

Tennessee:

Fried chicken; deep-fried turkey; hot chicken; chitlins; corn cakes; ham

Texas:

Barbecue; brisket; chalupa; Olive Garden; chile con queso; menudo; edible bugs; snake meat; stadium buddy; taco; armadillo eggs; tea

Utah:

Twinkie; Hot Pockets; chocolate; Jell-O salad; pancake; rice pudding; cookie; What is quinoa?; Heimlich maneuver

Vermont:

Kale; kale chips; granola recipe; maple syrup; poutine; quiche; Brussel sprouts; Vegemite; Michael Pollan

Virginia:

Virginia ham

Washington:

Humbow; Thai food; pho recipe; cured meats; hand forged; heartburn cure; geoduck; caesar salad; maple bacon donut; pemmican; mushroom

West Virginia:

Shake n’ Bake; Blooming Onion; pineapple upside down cake; pickled egg; peanut butter

Wisconsin:

Cherry pie; pot brownie recipe; SpaghettiOs; beer brats; deep-fried cheese curds; lasagna; submarine sandwich; venison recipe; cucumber sandwiches

Wyoming:

German chocolate cake; prime rib

How many of these surprised you? Of course California still shocks us, but Texans, you’re looking for a stadium buddy; just how many games are y’all going to alone?

Watch: Rules for Eating Like a Real Texan