Here’s a Map of Popular Brunch Foods in Every State

updated May 1, 2019
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If there’s anything better than breakfast and lunch, it’s the merger of the two: brunch. The meal — its name is a portmanteau of “breakfast” and “lunch” —originated in England in the late 19th century and became popular in the United States in the 1930s. It further gained momentum after World War II when there was decline in churchgoers. Now, it’s a weekend staple.

But when it comes to preferences, there’s variation between favorites from person to person (no shock here!) and state to state.

To get insight on the brunch trends in all 50 states, Pinterest looked at what its users are searching for and pinning. According to the social media platform, the roundup isn’t top brunch foods by volume, but what people in each state like proportionally more than those in other states.

Some states have healthy favorites, like California (fig), Hawaii (green tea), Alaska (smoked salmon), Vermont (beets), and Nevada (avocado toast). Other states have a real sweet tooth, like Alabama (pound cake), Arkansas (cheese danish), Connecticut (biscotti), Maine (donuts), and Pennsylvania (thumbprint cookies). Boozier states include Illinois (mimosa), Kentucky (bourbon), and New Jersey (sangria).

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The complete list can be found below.

Alabama: pound cake

Arkansas: cheese danish

California: fig

Colorado: paleo breakfast

Connecticut: biscotti

Delaware: fruit tray

Florida: pancake cake

Georgia: caribbean

Hawaii: green tea

Illinois: mimosas

Indiana: fruit pizza

Kentucky: bourbon

Louisiana: bread pudding

Maine: donuts

Massachusetts: polenta

Minnesota: breakfast burrito

Mississippi: buttermilk biscuits

Missouri: party dips

Montana: scones

Nebraska: hashbrowns

New Hampshire: Irish cream

New Jersey: sangria

North Carolina: banana pudding

Oregon: lavender

Pennsylvania: thumbprint cookies

Rhode Island: flower cakes

South Carolina: quiche

South Dakota: tater tots

Tennessee: cornbread

Utah: waffles

Vermont: beets

Virginia: smoothie bowl

Washington: macaroons

West Virginia: Amish friendship bread

Wisconsin: baked oatmeal

Wyoming: homemade bread