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.
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.
Paula Deen; Cornbread; Sweet Tea; Fried Green Tomatoes; Lunchables
King Crab; Smoked Salmon; Deviled Egg; Pad Thai; White Bread; Baked Alaska; Cannibalism
Mexican Food; Fried Bread; Jack in the Box; Olive Garden
Atkin’s Diet; Fried Pie; Cream Pie; Doritos; Spaghetti; Fish Finger
Vietnamese Food; Shark Fin Soup; Sriracha; Meat on a Stick; Carne Asada; Pig’s Trotters; Denny’s; Cheetos; Fruit Rollup; Booger Eating; Nom Nom
Burrito; Chili con Carne; Rocky Mountain oysters; buffalo burger; gluten free; What is gluten?; Paleo Diet; Pepsi; Fondue
District of Columbia:
Cuban sandwich; Caribbean food; Red Lobster; Gastro Bypass; Alka-Seltzer
Chicken and Waffles; Waffles; International House of Pancakes; Coca-Cola; What is veal?
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
Finger steaks; cinnamon rolls; potato; tater tots
Deep dish pizza; buffalo wings; doritos locos tacos; popcorn; gyro; Jell-O casserole
Cheeseburger; biscuits and gravy; mutton; sugar cream pie; Arby’s
Bacon; bacon cheeseburger; B.L.T.; chipped beef; chocoalte milk; oreo cookie; loose meat sandwich; Jell-O
Kansas City Barbecue
Chicken and dumplings; Manwich; Fried Pickle; hot brown; burgoo; horse recipe; KFC; Imodium AD; Mylanta
Alligator meat; cake; muffaletta; Mississippi mud pie; cracklins; break pudding; Bavarian cream; gumbo; jambalaya; rabbit recipe; red beans and rice
Hot cross bun; pie; chicken pot pie; lobster; lobster roll; butter; chowder; brownies; onion rings; foraging; vegetarian recipes
Crab cake; Chesapeake blue crab; cheesecake; pickled herring; How to use chopsticks?
Blood pudding; cobb salad; ice crea; doughnut; McDLT; cannoli; bacon ice cream; French fries; frozen yogurt
Omelette; Why am I fat?
Salad recipe; T-bone steak; Juicy Lucy; coffee; latte; pop rocks; toast; chow mein
How to gain weight?; Sweet potato pie; Pecan pie; pudding; diet pills; Alka-Seltzer
Early bird special; chimichanga
Irish soup recipes; cole slaw; pumpkin pie; bear claw; jerky; meatloaf; venison recipe; pork ribs; enchilada
Chicken noodle soup; McRib; Velveeta; Patty melt
Buffet; Guy Fieri; Pumpkin Spice Latte; Wagyu beef; Fruit Loops
Macaroni and cheese; pulled pork; minestrone; corned beef; meatball
Bagel bites; Nutella; Prune juice; biryani; Indian cuisine; Jenny Craig
Frito pie; shrimp cocktail
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
Chicken nuggets; sweet potato; bento box; milkshake; broccoli
Beer cheese; mozzarella sticks; fettuccine alfredo; sloppy Joe; bison; kuchen; hot dish; French toast; pickles; lutefisk
Weight Watchers; Curves International; Chili; grinders; goetta; turtle meat; hard tack; sauerkraut
Chicken fried steak; Cheez Whiz
Vegan recipes; Marionberry pie
Beer; cooking with beer; competitive eating; Why am I fat?; Fruit Gushers; hoagies; cheesesteak; Lucky Charms; Biscotti; Tums; Gas-X
Clam cakes; doughnut; calzone; fish n’ chips; zeppole; veal
Grits; shrimp and grits; hoppin’ John; barbecue sauce; collard greens
Hash browns; fruit salad; chislic; salad recipe
Fried chicken; deep-fried turkey; hot chicken; chitlins; corn cakes; ham
Barbecue; brisket; chalupa; Olive Garden; chile con queso; menudo; edible bugs; snake meat; stadium buddy; taco; armadillo eggs; tea
Twinkie; Hot Pockets; chocolate; Jell-O salad; pancake; rice pudding; cookie; What is quinoa?; Heimlich maneuver
Kale; kale chips; granola recipe; maple syrup; poutine; quiche; Brussel sprouts; Vegemite; Michael Pollan
Humbow; Thai food; pho recipe; cured meats; hand forged; heartburn cure; geoduck; caesar salad; maple bacon donut; pemmican; mushroom
Shake n’ Bake; Blooming Onion; pineapple upside down cake; pickled egg; peanut butter
Cherry pie; pot brownie recipe; SpaghettiOs; beer brats; deep-fried cheese curds; lasagna; submarine sandwich; venison recipe; cucumber sandwiches
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?