The most popular brunch food in every state-2Pinterest
The most popular brunch food in every state.

Can anyone honestly say they don’t love a good brunch? Brunch is the meeting point of everything we love about sweet and savory. It allows us to have smoked salmon with our scones and mimosa with our muffins. Whether it’s booze-filled, savory or just filled with stacks of homemade pancakes and fresh fruit, there really is no wrong way to brunch.

Pinterest recently compiled the most-search brunch recipes by state. It gives us a little insight as to what’s people are craving across the country. While it’s no surprise Arizona favors breakfast tostadas and Alaska its smoked salmon, others are a bit more unexpected.

Iowa and Pennsylvania basically head for dessert table first with their peanut butter bars and thumbprint cookies, respectively, while Colorado (paleo breakfast) can’t seem to let itself splurge. And New York is trying to make breakfast risotto become a thing. Stay tuned to see if that one catches on…

Perhaps the most delicious place to dine during the hours of 10 to 2 might be Texas with its stuffed avocado. Yum!

Here’s the full list:

  • Alabama: Pound Cake
  • Alaska: Smoked Salmon
  • Arizona: Breakfast Tostada
  • Arkansas: Cheese Danish
  • California: Fig
  • Colorado: Paleo Breakfast
  • Connecticut: Biscotti
  • Delaware: Fruit Tray
  • Florida: Pancake Cake
  • Georgia: Caribbean
  • Hawaii: Green Tea
  • Idaho: Zucchini Bread
  • Illinois: Mimosas
  • Indiana: Fruit Pizza
  • Iowa: Peanut Butter Bars
  • Kansas: Breakfast Casserole
  • Kentucky: Bourbon
  • Louisiana: Bread Pudding
  • Maine: Donuts
  • Maryland: Chickpea Pancakes
  • Massachusetts: Polenta
  • Michigan: Breakfast Cookies
  • Minnesota: Breakfast Burrito
  • Mississippi: Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Missouri: Party Dips
  • Montana: Scones
  • Nebraska: Hashbrowns
  • Nevada: Avocado Toast
  • New Hampshire: Irish Cream
  • New Jersey: Sangria
  • New Mexico: Breakfast Empanadas
  • New York: Breakfast Risotto
  • North Carolina: Banana Pudding
  • North Dakota: Chocolate Chip Muffins
  • Ohio: Cheesy Potatoes
  • Oklahoma: Breakfast Enchiladas
  • Oregon: Lavender
  • Pennsylvania: Thumbprint Cookies
  • Rhode Island: Flower Cakes
  • South Carolina: Quiche
  • South Dakota: Tater Tots
  • Tennessee: Cornbread
  • Texas: Stuffed Avocado
  • Utah: Waffles
  • Vermont: Beets
  • Virginia: Smoothie Bowl
  • Washington: Macaroons
  • West Virginia: Amish Friendship Bread
  • Wisconsin: Baked Oatmeal
  • Wyoming: Homemade Bread

(h/t Insider)


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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.