Chimis, a state trademark today, are flour tortillas filled with beans, cheese, veggies, and meat and then deep-fried till golden crisp.
While you might not find chocolate gravy anywhere else in the United States, it is a staple in the Ozark Mountains.
During the Civil War, the idea of topping buttery, hot biscuits with chocolate sauce first gained popularity.
For a taste of the specialty, head to the historic Ozark Cafe in Jasper, Arkansas.
Everything from avocados and almonds to Cobb salad and even California sushi rolls is a California speciality, and the state's food scene is very competitive.
However, sourdough bread deserves the spotlight because it was popularized during the Gold Rush by bakers who used a unique starter.
The oldest bakery in San Francisco, Boudin, is said to have the best sourdough bread.