Nestled in the heart of downtown Auburn, Alabama, Chef David Bancroft’s restaurant literally brings the farm to the table. Surrounded by an actual acre of urban farmland filled with fruit trees, vegetables, and herbs, Acre serves dishes that are dictated by the changing seasons. Fortunately, one of our favorites is always in season: the Dixie Picnic Platter. While we love the deviled eggs, peanut brittle, and housemade pickles, the spicy cheese straws are always the first thing we reach for.
210 E. Glenn Ave.
TABLE & MAIN
This restaurant’s comfortable Southern hospitality is partly due to its location in a quaint historic home, but customers certainly get a double dose when they are welcomed to the table with a Mason jar full of their crunchy cheese straws. The long, spindly crisps are the perfect way to get your palate ready for all the delicious offerings Chef Ted Lahey shares on his menu. You’ll have to act quickly—these cheese straws are known to disappear at an alarming rate.
1028 Canton St.
MISSISSIPPI CHEESE STRAW FACTORY
YAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI
Sturdy, crunchy, and golden, these cheese straws stand up well to dips, in addition to the straight-snacking you’re bound to do. Started in Yazoo City, family-owned Mississippi Cheese Straw Factory continues to bake and ship their straws from their hometown. While they have other offerings, including sweet cookie straws, we can’t stop snacking their traditional Cheddar. As an added bonus, their bright red tins make for festive packaging for the holiday season.
741 E. 8th St.
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