Connecticut manages to cram a big foodie scene into a tiny state. In southwestern Connecticut alone,  the food scene is so diverse and ever-changing, it might be impossible to try everything. But we've hand-picked 13 spots that you've got to try.

Click through the slideshow above to read up on some of the quintessential SW. Conn. foodie spots.

Related: CT Bites, Connecticut's foodie experts

Related: The top Yelp-reviewed restaurants in SW Conn.

Thanks to social media and the popularity of "food porn," you can actually take a local food tour without leaving your chair–then choose what you actually want to eat. From road foods like burgers and dogs to farm-fresh ice cream and sophisticated gastronomy, check out a delicious portrait of southwestern Connecticut as captured by Instagram...

One of the (very few) reasons I put up with New England winters is back: #LobsterBake

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Duck, fig, and carrot dish we've been running for the past week.

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@eggzkitchen doing the lord's work

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rose #runetravels #Greenwich

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Cheesily the best thing I've ever had to eat. #FatFoodFriends

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