Popular food products and dishes in Michigan include the pasty, a filled shortbread pastry, Michigan Chicken Salad, a chicken salad made with cherries, and the Coney Island hot dog, a hot dog topped with meat sauce.
Michigan is a substantial producer of asparagus, cherries, apples and blueberries. Fish, particularly catfish and sunfish, is popular due to the state's proximity to the Great Lakes. The state also has a large beer and wine industry, and is also where Faygo pop and Vernor's ginger ale originated.
Michigan's cuisine is heavily influenced by the Greek, Polish and Cornish immigrants who settled the area.