Texas Toast How Did Texas Become The Only State With Its Own Toast? By Ben Philpott, KUT • May 9, 2019 Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT What’s the first food item that jumps into your head when you think of Texas? BBQ? Queso? Breakfast tacos? All reasonable choices. But you’d be missing the obvious, a food item that bears the name of the state: Texas toast.