6 Iconic Foods in Texas You Must Try

Whether you are visiting Texas or you have lived here your whole life, it’s always good to know about the most iconic foods in Texas. But most importantly, you should try all of them. There’s a reason these meals made it on the list!


Texas screams barbecue. There’s something delicious about having juicy meat fall right off the bone. You can find a barbecue joint almost anywhere in Texas. In fact, you might not be able to try all of the joints in a lifetime even if you tried! If you are looking for smoky food, barbecue is a great place to start.

Chicken Fried Steak

You’ve probably tried fried chicken before, but have you tried fried steak? This is as classic as it gets. Texas loves its fried food, especially when you can top it with gravy. Try our beloved Texan food if you haven’t yet!

Fair Food

Speaking about fried food, have you checked out our fair food? We deep fry everything we can, including Oreos, pickles, cheesecake, and ice cream. And we take advantage of any holiday or celebration to host a fair. And what about our Texas State Fair? If you haven’t checked that out yet, we highly recommend it.


Texas borders Mexico and almost half the population is made up of Hispanic Texans. Therefore, it is no surprise that Tex-Mex food is one of the iconic foods in Texas. Try some fajitas or loaded nachos with black beans, beef, and sour cream. They always hit the spot.


Every state has its iconic fast food stop. In Illinois, Portillos is the spot. Here in Texas, Whataburger is a popular choice among Texans. If you are visiting Texas, make sure to have this on your to-do list!

The Original Texas Style Hot Dog

We saved the best for last. One of our favorite iconic foods in Texas is the Original Texas Style Hot Dog. You can get this bad boy at the Cowtown Dogs food truck! It’s all of Texas’ best flavors compacted into a bun. What’s in this signature hot dog you may ask? Well, only premium all-beef, hickory-smoked hot dog with Raye’s® stone ground yellow mustard, marinated grilled jalapeños, Sloppy Eddie chili with your choice of Dublin sweet onions or Hot ‘n Spicy onion pepper mix on a Euro Classic® Brioche Bun.

If your mouth is watering for a bite, come check out the food truck! It’s located in downtown Dallas: 234 South River Front Blvd A., Dallas, TX 75207. There are a number of hot dogs to choose from, and we can promise you that you won’t be disappointed.

Try Cowtown Dogs Today

If you can’t decide which of the iconic foods in Texas to try first, we recommend the Original Texas Style Hot Dog, which originated at Cowtown Dogs in Dallas. Our unique menu was made especially for Texans, so our food is sure to hit the spot. Our food truck is also available for event bookings, so just give us a call to get that date scheduled.