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North Carolina is known for its arts and culture, being a pioneer in aviation, and beautiful state parks with massive mountains. Our state features friendly people, delicious food, and charming nature. North Carolina is also famous for being the founding place for several iconic brands, including pickles and doughnuts

North Carolina can be a fascinating destination for travelers who love to discover new stuff. Here are just some things that North Carolina is known for according to nomadsunveiled.


  • BBQ

    BBQ Ribs

    North Carolina is known for its barbecue, with two main styles – Eastern and Lexington. For fans of succulent meat, this is definitely a treat to try.

    Eastern style BBQ is all about the whole pork, which is cooked over an open pit of hardwood coals. The meat is then chopped or pulled and served with a vinegar-based sauce on the side. This style is common along the coast of Piedmont.

    In Lexington style, they focus more on the pork shoulder, which is smoked and then served with a ketchup and vinegar-based sauce. The sauce tends to be sweeter and thicker.

    Whichever style you prefer, North Carolina knows how to do BBQ right! Make sure you give it a shot. Better yet, try both styles to find out which is your favorite.

  • Krispy Kreme

    Two Famous Products Made In NC Coming Together To Make A Delicious New Product

    Krispy Kreme is a company that was founded in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1937. The company is most famous for its original glazed doughnuts, which are fried and then coated with a sugar and cinnamon glaze.

    The company has since expanded worldwide, but the original Krispy Kreme location in Winston-Salem is still in operation today. Krispy Kreme is also popular for its innovative flavors, such as green tea and pumpkin spice.

  • Texas Pete Hot Sauce

    Texas Pete Lawsuit

    North Carolina is home to the popular Texas Pete hot sauce. This sauce, which you might assume is from Texas from its name, actually comes from Winston-Salem in 1929 and is still made there today.

    Texas Pete hot sauce is a staple in many North Carolina households. It is commonly used as a condiment, but it can also be used in cooking to add a bit of spice.


  • Mt Olive Pickles

    Mt. Olive Pickles North Carolina Pickle Festival

    Founded in 1926, Mt. Olive Pickles is the leading producer of pickles and relish in the United States. As you can guess from the name, their origins trace back to, well, Mount Olives in North Carolina. While their products are enjoyed by people all over the world, North Carolinians definitely love their pickles!

    Mt. Olive offers a wide variety of pickled products including cucumbers, peppers, onions, and more. If you’re a fan of pickles, definitely check out Mt. Olive Pickles. You can find their products in most grocery stores.

  • Cheerwine

    Created in Salisbury, North Carolina in 1917, Cheerwine is a cherry-flavored soft drink that is very popular in the Carolinas.

    While Cheerwine is available in stores all over the United States, it definitely has a huge following in North Carolina. It is so beloved in North Carolina that the state hosts an annual Cheerwine Festival. The festival celebrates all things Cheerwine with food, music, and of course, plenty of soda.

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