While your summer might not be filled with vacations far and wide just yet, you can still take advantage of all the delicious foods summer has to offer. Whether you're firing up the grill in your backyard or grabbing takeout from your favorite local restaurant, you can take advantage of all of the burgers, hot dogs, and fresh produce that accompany the summer season.
From New York's famous hot dogs to California's creamy avocados, here's the best summer food in every state. Find out if you'll be doing your state proud this year—and don't be afraid to snag some ideas from some other states, too. And if you love cooking, try out any of these 21 Best Healthy Cooking Hacks of All Time!
ALABAMA: Fried Green Tomatoes
An around-the-year staple in Alabama, fried green tomatoes are a Southern favorite. Here's a fun fact about green tomatoes: A study found that tomatidine, a compound found in these fruits, can up your muscle strength by 30 percent! Sure, the fact that they're fried does not make it healthy at all, but the green tomato must count for something, right?
And for more classic Southern delicacies, don't miss these 35 Southern Dishes Your Grandparents Used to Make.