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America's Top Foodie Cities

America's Top Foodie Cities

Best U.S. cities for foodies

What makes a city great for food-lovers? It’s a topic almost as contentious as the use of the term “foodie.”

A city’s food appeal is not just measured by fine dining or Michelin stars; you have to also consider the everyday eating experiences. Is there a unique regional cuisine? Have ethnic enclaves left edible legacies on the area’s tables? The availability of fresh local produce, meats and seafood are other major considerations.

In such discussions, certain major cities such as New York and New Orleans tend to be named, but Sperlings Best Places crunched numbers, using the following city data: ratio of local restaurants to chain restaurants, number of Whole Foods and cooking stores, number of wine shops, wine bars, craft breweries, and brew pubs; and the number of CSA (community supported agriculture) farms and local farmers markets. (Note: given populations are for metro areas.)

The result is a top ten that isn’t dominated by the usual suspects. To see the top picks, including more than a few you probably didn’t expect, dig in. Click here to see the Top Cities for Foodies.

By Colleen Kane

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New data from WalletHub shows that Portland, Oregon is the �st foodie” city in the whole country, with a score of 70.27 out of 100.

The company took a look at 182 different cities, “including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state,” in terms of 𠇍iversity, Accessibility & Quality” and �ordability.” They then assessed them in terms of 29 other factors before eventually giving each one a score out of 100. WalletHub also used information from the U.S. Census Bureau, among other sources.


Survey: These are the best (and worst) ‘foodie’ cities in America

New data from WalletHub shows that Portland, Oregon is the �st foodie” city in the whole country, with a score of 70.27 out of 100.

The company took a look at 182 different cities, “including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state,” in terms of 𠇍iversity, Accessibility & Quality” and �ordability.” They then assessed them in terms of 29 other factors before eventually giving each one a score out of 100. WalletHub also used information from the U.S. Census Bureau, among other sources.


Survey: These are the best (and worst) ‘foodie’ cities in America

New data from WalletHub shows that Portland, Oregon is the �st foodie” city in the whole country, with a score of 70.27 out of 100.

The company took a look at 182 different cities, “including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state,” in terms of 𠇍iversity, Accessibility & Quality” and �ordability.” They then assessed them in terms of 29 other factors before eventually giving each one a score out of 100. WalletHub also used information from the U.S. Census Bureau, among other sources.


Survey: These are the best (and worst) ‘foodie’ cities in America

New data from WalletHub shows that Portland, Oregon is the �st foodie” city in the whole country, with a score of 70.27 out of 100.

The company took a look at 182 different cities, “including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state,” in terms of 𠇍iversity, Accessibility & Quality” and �ordability.” They then assessed them in terms of 29 other factors before eventually giving each one a score out of 100. WalletHub also used information from the U.S. Census Bureau, among other sources.


Survey: These are the best (and worst) ‘foodie’ cities in America

New data from WalletHub shows that Portland, Oregon is the �st foodie” city in the whole country, with a score of 70.27 out of 100.

The company took a look at 182 different cities, “including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state,” in terms of 𠇍iversity, Accessibility & Quality” and �ordability.” They then assessed them in terms of 29 other factors before eventually giving each one a score out of 100. WalletHub also used information from the U.S. Census Bureau, among other sources.


Survey: These are the best (and worst) ‘foodie’ cities in America

New data from WalletHub shows that Portland, Oregon is the �st foodie” city in the whole country, with a score of 70.27 out of 100.

The company took a look at 182 different cities, “including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state,” in terms of 𠇍iversity, Accessibility & Quality” and �ordability.” They then assessed them in terms of 29 other factors before eventually giving each one a score out of 100. WalletHub also used information from the U.S. Census Bureau, among other sources.


Survey: These are the best (and worst) ‘foodie’ cities in America

New data from WalletHub shows that Portland, Oregon is the �st foodie” city in the whole country, with a score of 70.27 out of 100.

The company took a look at 182 different cities, “including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state,” in terms of 𠇍iversity, Accessibility & Quality” and �ordability.” They then assessed them in terms of 29 other factors before eventually giving each one a score out of 100. WalletHub also used information from the U.S. Census Bureau, among other sources.


Survey: These are the best (and worst) ‘foodie’ cities in America

New data from WalletHub shows that Portland, Oregon is the �st foodie” city in the whole country, with a score of 70.27 out of 100.

The company took a look at 182 different cities, “including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state,” in terms of 𠇍iversity, Accessibility & Quality” and �ordability.” They then assessed them in terms of 29 other factors before eventually giving each one a score out of 100. WalletHub also used information from the U.S. Census Bureau, among other sources.


Survey: These are the best (and worst) ‘foodie’ cities in America

New data from WalletHub shows that Portland, Oregon is the �st foodie” city in the whole country, with a score of 70.27 out of 100.

The company took a look at 182 different cities, “including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state,” in terms of 𠇍iversity, Accessibility & Quality” and �ordability.” They then assessed them in terms of 29 other factors before eventually giving each one a score out of 100. WalletHub also used information from the U.S. Census Bureau, among other sources.


Survey: These are the best (and worst) ‘foodie’ cities in America

New data from WalletHub shows that Portland, Oregon is the �st foodie” city in the whole country, with a score of 70.27 out of 100.

The company took a look at 182 different cities, “including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state,” in terms of 𠇍iversity, Accessibility & Quality” and �ordability.” They then assessed them in terms of 29 other factors before eventually giving each one a score out of 100. WalletHub also used information from the U.S. Census Bureau, among other sources.


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