25 delicious foods everyone should try in the South


Shrimp and Grits

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Shrimp and grits.

Most people think there's nothing more to Southern cuisine than fried chicken and barbecue.


However, lowcountry meals are so much more than that: they're unpretentious, flavorful, and will make you feel right at home. They're the reason Southern hospitality is a thing.

Although mimicked across the country, the authentic culinary experience of the South cannot be recreated, and the area reigns champion to some of America's favorite foods.

We've rounded up the top 25 things you need to try when you're down South.