The south is known for its charming cities, kind folks and delicious comfort food. From fried chicken and collard greens to BBQ and mac ‘n cheese, everything seems to taste so much better when you’re in the south. Don’t know where to start? Deep South Magazine can help with their list of 8 of the South's Best Foodie Cities. They highlight expected cities like Savannah and Birmingham as well as a few surprises. All of the cities on the list are great destinations not just for food, but charm and history as well.

Who would know hot spots for southern food better than Southern Living? They highlighted the 100 Best Restaurants in the South, and we’re ready to try every single one! A few they recommend include: The 404 Kitchen in Nashville, Cakes & Ale in Decatur, GA, and El Barrio Restaurante Y Bar in Birmingham. Even better, they highlight what you should order at each restaurant.

Thrillist also has a great list of the 13 Best Restaurants in the South. If you’re in Louisville, check out Proof on Main. Not only does it have amazing food, but being so close to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail means they have more than 75 Kentucky bourbons to try.

If you’re looking for the most famous country-style fried chicken, look no further than The Daily Meal. They highlighted the top spots to get this regional favorite, including Arnold’s Country Chicken and Prince’s Famous Hot Chicken in Nashville and Husk in Charleston.

While many people travel to the south for the delicious comfort food, they definitely stay for the decadent desserts! Food and Wine has a list of 5 Southern Desserts You Should Definitely Be Eating and now we’re craving peanut butter pie. Also, when in the south, you’ll want to order a slice of red velvet cake or a couple of red velvet cupcakes. While they’re popular nationwide now, the delicious obsession started in the south.

Now, if you’re anything like us, you’re suddenly starving. So, after booking your southern getaway, check out these Comfort Food Classic recipes from Southern Living to satisfy your craving at home. Enjoy, y’all!

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