Top 11 Most Popular Foods in Texas

PUBLISHED ON February 2020 08:38:23 AM Read TIME: 7 minutes


Texas, the lone star state is a state of diverse culture and traditions due to which its cuisine has been varied by a bunch of cultures like Asian, Mexican, Creole, German, African American and many more. The lone star state has a wide range of dishes and beverages to offer anyone who lives here and come as tourists.

Here are the top 11 most popular foods in texas one should try while they are in the state...

Dr Pepper is a most popular carbonated soft drink and in the year 1801, this super famous drink was created by pharmacist Charles Alderton in Waco, Texas. Dr Pepper was first served around 1885 and nationally marketed in the United States in 1904. Dr Pepper is now sold in Asia, South America, Europe, as well as in South Africa and New Zealand as an imported good.

Dietary Brands: -
  • Dietetic Dr Pepper
  • Pepper Free
  • Caffeine Free Dr Pepper
  • Dr Pepper TEN
Flavor Variations:-
  • Dr Pepper Red Fusion
  • Dr Pepper Cherry Vanilla
  • Dr Pepper Berries and Cream
  • Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr Pepper
  • Dr Pepper Cherry
  • Heritage Dr Pepper
  • Dr Pepper "Made with Real Sugar"
  • Dr Pepper Vanilla Float
  • Dr Pepper Dark Berry
  • UK Variation
  • Dr Pepper Zero
  • German Variation

10.Pecan Pie

Pecan pie

Pecan pie is the Texas official state dessert almost all the houses in the lone star state have pecan pies in the oven almost every day during the holiday season. Outside of Texas, pecan pie might only be a holiday dish. If you are in other states, It might come across your table on Thanksgiving or Christmas but in Texas, it’s a usual dish. Pecan pie recipes come with salt and vanilla as flavorings. The other popular additions are Chocolate and flavors to the recipe. Pecan pie is served with vanilla ice cream, hard sauce and also with other ice creams.

This is definitely a pie that Texans do better than anyone in the country…..

9. Kolaches


A kolach is a type of pastry that holds a portion of fruit surrounded by puffy dough. Introduced as a semisweet dessert from Central Europe and later a breakfast item in south London, they have become extremely popular in parts of the united states. Kolaches are filled pastries, perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and you'll find them everywhere in the state, especially in central Texas. Not too many people outside of the state have heard of kolaches. The Lone Star State has a rich history of Eastern European immigrants, and the Czech's brought Kolaches with them when they came here

A must-try when you are in Texas.

8. Puffy Taco


Puffy Tacos are quite popular Tex-Mex dish in the lone star state for more than 40 years and San Antonio is the home for such delicious Tacos... Uncooked corn tortillas are quickly fried in hot oil until they expand and become like a puff. They're different than crunchy taco shells, and they are not soft tortillas either. U-shaped puffy tacos were a little different than Original tacos invented by entrepreneur Glen Bell of Taco Bell. If you haven't had the pleasure of trying this delicacy, you're really missing out on an experience.

7. Tex-Mex


Texas foods are influenced by delicious Mexican cuisine. Tex-Mex is a subtype of both Southern cuisines found throughout the American South and of Southwestern cuisine found in the American Southwest. 

Burritos, Enchiladas, nachos, tacos chorizo - all Tex-Mex, and all made extremely well by a Texan. You can add shredded cheese, meat (particularly beef, pork, and chicken) beans, peppers and spices on your favorite Mexican dishes… 

Load it up with and now Tex-Mex is ready to taste. Tex-Mex is most popular in Texas and neighboring areas, especially nearby states in both the US and Mexico. American.  Tex-Mex is one of the foods that no one does better than Texas people.

6. Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken fried steak

Chicken fried steak, very much an American breaded cutlet dish having a piece of beefsteak coated with flour and its been pan-fried. It is typically breaded and fried in the same way, similar to the more common fried chicken, hence "chicken fried." 

Chicken fried steak is usually deep-fried and served with the creamiest gravy, while country fried steak is fried in a skillet and served with brown gravy.

Typically, in Texas and surrounding states, Chicken Fried Steak is fried till it gets golden perfection and topped with the creamy gravy.

5. Queso


Queso is the unofficial dish of Texas. Queso is a part of Tex-Mex Cuisine, originating in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Queso, natural and creamy cheese dip is an appetizer made of processed cheese or melted cheese such as Velveeta, chili peppers, typically served in Tex-Mex restaurants as a dip for tortilla chips and nachos. At many places in Texas, queso has been served as a side dish also. Queso can be found on the menus of Tex-Mex restaurants in the southwest and western United States. Tex-Mex restaurants mostly offer chips and salsa free of cost, queso is usually offered for an extra cost. It can be made with various cheeses. Typically it is in white or yellow color.

4. Frozen Margarita

Frozen Margarita

Authentic Margaritas uses a whole lot of fresh lime juice. Margaritas usually served as a blended ice slush. This variant is known as a frozen margarita.  The essential ingredients can be poured over crushed ice in a kitchen blender. Blended with ice and sweetened up, a frozen margarita is a great relief in a glass and a stress buster on a hot summer day. A frosty frozen margarita made traditionally is so refreshing and excellent for sipping!

Try this while you are here... You’ll love sipping on this frosty and refreshing cocktail!

3. Texas Chili

Texas Chili

Chili is the official state dish. Authentic Texas Chili recipe is beefy, thick, spicy and Smokey Texas classic doesn't include beans or tomatoes, only beef, homemade Chile paste, and a few flavorings. A typical Texas chili is made with hamburger-ground beef served alone or with kidney beans or with rice. Texas Chili is an excellent way to feed hungry eaters and absolutely full of flavor. it's common to see it on every menu here in Texas.

On a given day, you can go to any Tex-Mex restaurants and have a chili which is so delicious. Texans can do much better Chili for sure..



A Fajita is a Tex-Mex and Mexican Cuisine with any grilled meat that can be served as a taco on a flour or corn tortilla. Generally, meats include skirt steak, chicken and beef, as well as vegetables instead of meat. Fajitas are marinated before grilling for hours with a combination of lime juice and spices from the southwest and served on a hot plate splashed with lime juice and eaten in taco style with flour tortillas, grated cheese, sour cream, and guacamole.

In many restaurants here in Texas, the fajita meat and vegetables are brought to the table sizzling loudly on a metal platter, along with warmed tortillas..



A barbecue tradition runs so deep in the Lone Star State. Texas Barbecue is a traditional style of preparing meat unique to Texas itself. It is one of the many different varieties of barbecues found around the world. The recipes, flavors and making technique associated with barbecue in Texas show the influences of European immigrants, particularly Czech, German and Mexican cuisines. Barbecue has inspired many styles of cooking of meats in wood smoke throughout the US.

In Texas, the sauce is generally served only on the side, so as not to distract from the meats. Potato is common in Texas barbecues as a side dish.


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