Thanksgiving foods are delicious and can also be kind of weird, but apparently, the North East agrees on some foods.

I'll be the first to admit that my family makes some WEIRD food for Thanksgiving. Some of the all-stars are turnips, the pic-pack (aka a pickle dish), and creamed onions. This really sounds like a meal out of a 50s nightmare, but hey it's our tradition. Trust me, I don't eat any of this. But every family has their own traditions and that's what makes it fun and special.

I've talked to a lot of people who say they have a pickle dish or the creamed onions. Apparently, it's a regional thing. Who would've known? I found out from YouGov that turnips are super popular in the soup. No one region had the pic-pack on their list.

But for the northeast, our favorite Thanksgiving foods are things I never would've thought of. According to YouGov, the most popular Thanksgiving dishes in the northeast are:

  • Fruit salad
  • Beans and rice
  • Rice
  • Broccoli
  • Soup
  • Mixed vegetables
  • Salad

First off, rice is listed twice????? I can't remember if my family has fruit salad on Thanksgiving or Christmas, but I know we have it for one of the holidays. I'm surprised to see soup on this list. Don't get me wrong, I'm a soup lover. But soup can be really filling, and I can have it year-round. I'd rather eat my weight in stuffing on Thanksgiving than soup.

I definitely don't agree with this list. You can actually check out my rankings of popular Thanksgiving foods below.

Taylor's Official Ranking of Thanksgiving Dishes