South Dakota’s Signature Foods
Every state has its own, unique favorite foods that set them apart from other states. In Minnesota, it's the Juicy Lucy, along with the Hot Beef Comercial. Some of Iowa's signature foods are the Breaded Pork Tenderloin and Maid-Rites. But what are some of the favorite dishes in South Dakota? Being somewhat of a newcomer to the state, and also a fan of all things food, I decided to do some research. Here are a few of the standouts I noticed.
Chili and Cinnamon Rolls: I have to be honest, I had never heard of this combination before, but I'm excited to try it! A coworker said it best, "You've got sweet and salty. It's the best of both worlds." When you put it that way, I'm all in.
Indian Tacos: There's really only one difference between traditional tacos and Indian Tacos, the bread. Indian Tacos are served on delicious fry bread. Next time you're making tacos, try using fry bread instead! It's an easy way to add a new spin to a family favorite. And the best part? It's South Dakota's state bread!
Chislic: For me, personally, this is the best South Dakota signature food of all. I recently ate this wonderful dish a few weeks after moving to South Dakota and found myself asking "How have I never had this before?" Whatever the reason, this is most definitely one of the state's best-kept secrets.
Obviously, these are only a few of the state's signature foods. South Dakotans also enjoy devouring Bison Burgers/Bison Steaks, Kolache, Bierocks, and maybe some Kuchen for dessert? Yes, please.