Any Texas native knows there are some things we do better than most, one of those things is definitely food. It’s hard being away from the Lone Star State for a number of reasons, but especially when you’re craving a taste of Texas. Here are a few of the foods that remind we Texans that there’s no place like home:
Beef brisket is not only a staple in Texas BBQ, but a staple in our hearts.
No, not cheese dip. QUESO.
Being on the Mexican border has blessed us in many ways, but mostly because we get to eat delicious, authentic tacos.
The holy grail of fast food. Where else can you get a honey butter chicken biscuit after a night out? Or chicken fingers with a side of gravy?
Tex-Mex is pretty much when Mexican food meets southern comfort. How could you go wrong with that?
Texans have incorporated jalapeños into southern cooking in different ways. Jalapeño corn bread, jalapeño poppers, and more. We can handle the heat, and we love it.
As neighbors of Louisiana, we love incorporating Cajun style foods into our diet. Can you even count how many crawfish boils you’ve been to?
As all southerners know, good southern comfort food can only be attained in the South. Leaving Texas for the North may cause some withdrawal symptoms from: biscuits and gravy, chicken fried steak, grits, and more.
Fried Green Tomatoes
The best donuts in the world. Fact.
You know it’s winter when your mom has a pot of chili on the stove.
Texas pecan pie is heaven-sent.
Blue Bell Ice Cream
When Blue Bell was recalled last year, it was easily one of the hardest times for any Texan. No ice cream can compete with our precious Blue Bell.
Because eggs in a tortilla is a good idea. Why doesn’t the rest of the country get it?
Not a food, I know, but still important to list. Iced tea with sugar is not the same thing as sweet tea, it simply will not suffice.
You better thank your lucky stars you’re from Texas.