10 Most Popular Californian Dishes

Avocado toast

A popular breakfast dish made with mashed avocado spread on toasted bread, often topped with a fried egg, salt, pepper, and other toppings.

California-style pizza

A thin-crust pizza topped with fresh, seasonal ingredients, such as tomatoes, avocados, arugula, and a variety of cheeses.


A hearty seafood stew made with a variety of fish, shellfish, and vegetables, such as clams, crab, shrimp, and mussels.

Cobb salad

A salad made with greens, grilled chicken or fish, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, avocado, and blue cheese dressing.

French dip sandwich

A submarine sandwich made with thinly sliced roast beef, Swiss cheese, and au jus for dipping.

Fried chicken

A dish of chicken pieces that have been coated in batter or breading and then fried.

Garlic fries

French fries that have been cooked in garlic butter.

In-N-Out Burger

A popular fast food chain known for its burgers, fries, and milkshakes.

Korean BBQ

A type of barbecue that originated in Korea and features grilled meats, vegetables, and seafood.


A Japanese dish of vinegared rice topped with raw fish, seafood, or vegetables.