There are many things to look forward to when planning your visit to the State Fair of Texas, one of those things being the food. Every year, 10 sweet and savory foods are chosen as finalists for the Big Tex Choice Awards and are sought out by fairgoers. While these delicious dishes can make anyone’s mouth water, what if you’re on a diet? Well don’t worry, (ahem: Mayor Johnson), we’ve got you covered. No need to take a “cheat day” to enjoy the tasty food at the Fair!
For those following the Keto diet, make sure to stop by Yoakum Packing Co. on Nimitz Drive or near Cotton Bowl Plaza for some delicious BBQ pork ribs, smoked brisket, and sausage. For handheld or snack options try their beef jerky or chicken on a stick. You can also head over to Smokey John’s BBQ in the Tower Building for tasty turkey legs and sausage on a stick. Also be sure to make your way over to La Huasteca for a mango on a stick or Lemon Chill for some frozen bananas.
If your trip to the State Fair happens to be during your Whole 30 diet, look no further than Shrimp Doc for an appetizing blackened shrimp baked potato – just be sure to ask for no butter, sour cream, or cheese. You can also head to Pearlies Southern Kitchen for smoked turkey and collard greens to fill you up. Whole 30 participants can also stop by Smokey John’s BBQ for a turkey leg as well as La Huasteca for a mango on a stick or Lemon Chill for some frozen bananas.
Whatever diet you’re on, you can still enjoy your time and enjoy some delicious food at the State Fair of Texas. Whether by choice or dietary need, we want all guest to experience the Fair without any limitations. To find more options during your trip to the Fair, refer to the lists below.
The 2021 State Fair of Texas runs from Friday, September 24 through Sunday, October 17 in historic Fair Park. Purchase your tickets and coupons online today at BigTex.com/Tickets. Be sure to also refer to BigTex.com/COVID to be familiar with all the health and safety precautions we are taking this year to host a safe and fun State Fair.
KETO FOOD ITEM VENDOR
|Alligator sausage on a stick||Velasquez Catering and Concessions Inc.|
|BBQ Pork Ribs||Yoakum Packing Co.|
|Beef Jerky||Yoakum Packing Co.|
|Chicken Gizzards||Catfish Floyd|
|Chicken Kabob||Juicy’s, Texas Steak Out|
|Chicken on a stick||Catfish Floyd, Chan’s Chicken on a Stick, Doc’s Street Grill Yoakum Packing Co.|
|Frozen Bananas||Lemon Chill|
|Fruit Cup||Doc’s Street Grill, Lermas Gorditas & Fajitas|
|Green Beans||Bluebonnet Roadhouse|
|Jalapeno cheese sausage||Dickel’s Smokehouse|
|Mango on a stick||La Huasteca|
|Meat, cheese, and fruit platter||Wine Garden|
|Pickle||Catfish Floyd, Glo Nite Inc, Chicken Hut, Yardbird’s, Texas, Burgers, Dogs, & More, BERTS, Yoakum Packing Co.|
|Popcorn||Neighborhood Ice Cream, Steamed & Ice Cream Cafe, Stemmons Lounge, BERTS, Wine Garden|
|Quail Breast||Dickel’s Smokehouse|
|Nuts, roasted||BW’s Fried Ribs|
|Rotisserie chicken||Rotisserie Chicken, Belgian Waffles|
|Sausage||Juicy’s, Yoakum Packing Co.|
|Sausage on a stick||Magnolia Beer Garden, Magnolia Smokehouse, Smokey John’s BBQ, Bailey’s Deli & Catering, Lerma’s Gorditas & Fajitas, Texas Steak Out, Grand Stick, Newport|
|Scrumbscious Salad||Scrumbscious Salad|
|Shrimp on a stick||Doc’s Street Grill|
|Sliced beef brisket||Bluebonnet Roadhouse|
|Smoked brisket||Yoakum Packing Co.|
|Smoked Turkey and Collard Greens||Pearlies Southern Kitchen Inc|
|Smoothies||Stubby’s Cinnamon Rolls|
|Steak kabob||Texas Steak Out|
|Trail Mix||Stemmons Lounge, Wine Garden|
|Juicy’s, Glo Nite Inc, Magnolia Smoke House, Yoakum Packing Co, Smokey John’s BBQ, Johnson’s, Larry’s, Texas Steak Out, Velasquez Catering & Concessions Inc, Turkey Legs by Dickel, Dickel’s Smokehouse|
|Wagyu beef sausage on a stick||Grand Stick|
WHOLE 30 FOOD ITEM VENDOR
|Bananas, Frozen||Lemmon Chill Cart 1-10|
|Blackened Shrimp Baked Potato (no butter, sour cream, or cheese)||Shrimp Doc|
|Catfish||Athnos Bayou Kitchen|
|Chicken Gizzards||Catfish Floyd’s|
|Chicken Kabob||Texas Steak Out|