100 Dishes in Alabama: Priester’s Pecans

The littles and I headed out to the beach a few weeks ago, and on the way south we stopped by Priester’s Pecans to try another of the “100 Dishes To Eat in Alabama Before You Die“. If you’ve travelled I-65 through south Alabama, you’ve probably passed Priester’s. It’s a local hot spot because of the remarkable pecan products they produce, and also because they cater to travelers. It’s nice to sit in the rocking chairs on their front porch.

My children look forward to a ride on the rocking horse swings.

They even have a fantastic area for the four-legged children to stretch their legs.

They have a cute little shop that jam-packed with tons of merchandise.

Including an assortment of Alabama and Auburn paraphernalia.

While the store and amenities are fun, the backbone of the Priester’s business is their pecan products. They have produced fabulous pecans and candies made with pecans for many years. In fact, you can go upstairs to their viewing area and look down onto their production area and watch the candies being made.

The items that won Priester’s a spot on the Alabama foods list are the fruit cake and the pralines.

The pralines are delicious. They are sweet, but not overly so. They have meaty pecans, and they are a perfect sweet snack. The fruit cake… well, I readily admit that I’m not a fan of fruit cake. I decided, however, to give it a fair try. I can once again conform that I just don’t like fruit cake. I’m sure that as fruit cakes go, Priester’s has a good one. But still, it’s fruit cake.

That being said, Priester’s has so many delicious candies and pecan flavors to try that I know they have something you will like. The turtles are a particular favorite of mine. Even if you aren’t a big fan of pecans, Priester’s is still a great place to stop, grab a cold drink, make a pit stop, stretch your legs, and hit the road again.


  1. Today, I was thinking about the “100” list. When do you want to try Lek’s? Scott doesn’t know it yet, but we’re going one day this week because I MUST have their spring rolls ASAP! 🙂 I hope you’re having a great summer!

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