As we all prepare for the Thanksgiving Day dinner, we found a recent survey which determined the most liked, and the least favorite dishes, on the Thanksgiving dinner table. At this time, let’s focus on America’s favorite Thanksgiving dishes.
The Yummy Facts Found In This National Survey On Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes
Crestline.com surveyed 2,100 participants from all over the United States. All in all, they are attempting to figure out our nation’s most popular holiday foods and current trends. Before we get to the top 5 favorite Thanksgiving Day dishes, let’s check in on some of the other findings in this survey.
Surprisingly, Nevada’s most popular holiday dish is cranberry sauce! What? Really? I like cranberry sauce, but seriously, that’s our state’s favorite? OK, “berry” good then.
Furthermore, the survey shows that most Americans enjoy an average of three alcoholic beverages on Thanksgiving. I wonder if this fact leads to those awkward family conversations which turn into arguments? Regardless, the states which down the most booze on this holiday are Georgia, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, and Ohio.
Thanksgiving Day Trends
Without a doubt, I’m sure your family has traditions you follow every year on this holiday weekend. For example, your Aunt may make candied yams every Thanksgiving, even though no one really likes them. Or, maybe Dad not only has to carve the turkey, he also gets the turkey leg on his dinner plate. However, this survey shows that some Thanksgiving holiday traditions may be trending towards other options. In fact, nearly 25%, or one in four respondents, were willing to try a vegan alternative to turkey, or whatever protein you like to serve, on Thanksgiving. The states with the most interviewees willing to try a vegan alternative were Washington, Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, and Missouri.
And certainly, with inflation and high prices at the grocery store, it appears more Americans are searching for more budget-friendly meal options for the holidays. As a matter of fact, 69%, nearly 7 out of ten respondents, are finding ways to save money on Thanksgiving dinner.
With all that in mind, let’s talk turkey and get down to business. Here are America’s top 5 favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Bon appetit!
Updated November 20, 2023