I was born and raised in North Carolina and grew up with food culture that continues to thrive. From fresh-brewed sweet tea to Bojangles, you can’t go wrong whenever you’re in The Tar Heel State.
1. We are the Mecca for soda
2. Lexington, NC has the best barbecue, period
The only place to find good barbecue is in Lexington, NC, and you’re going to want to order plenty of it. Not only do you receive fast service here, but you’re going to fall in love with the hush puppies.
3. Sweet Tea > Unsweetened Iced Tea
Sweet tea is a staple not only in North Carolina, but everywhere in the South. Served with extra lemon, it’s a refreshing drink for any season.
4. Krispy Kreme is superior to all
5. “All the way” only means one thing
There’s only one way to order a hotdog: topped with chili, slaw, mustard, and onion. Also known as a “Slaw Dog,” no one ever gets tired of this favorite served with warm steamed bun.
6. Bojangles is always the answer
Originating in Charlotte, NC, Bojangles is the answer to any craving. Perfect for any family gathering or football tailgate, you just can’t get enough of everyone’s favorite chicken, fries, and biscuits.