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The most disproportionately popular cuisine in Virginia is…  

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Jan 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-16 16:03:20-05

YelpMapNorfolk, Va. – You would expect southern cuisine to be more popular in Virginia than the national average, but Peruvian?

A new survey from Yelp! and The Huffington Post ranks which cuisines are most common in each state’s restaurants, and how they rank against the national average.

According to the study, Peruvian cuisine is the most disproportionately popular – 162 percent higher than the national average.

Southern cuisine ranked tops in North Carolina, followed by Cheesesteaks.

Below are the top 5 for each state:

Virginia:

  1. Peruvian — 162 percent higher than national average.
  2. Southern — 104 percent higher than national average.
  3. Latin — 68 percent higher than national average.
  4. Middle Eastern — 68 percent higher than national average.
  5. Pakistani — 67 percent higher than national average.

North Carolina:

  1. Southern — 229 percent higher than national average.
  2. Cheesesteaks — 207 percent higher than national average.
  3. Hot dogs — 80 percent higher than national average.
  4. Chicken wings — 47 percent higher than national average.
  5. Soul food — 39 percent higher than national average.