Best Foodie Cities in America, 2019 Edition
Personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best Foodie Cities in America. To determine the best and cheapest local foodie scenes, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 30 key metrics.
The data set ranges from affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants to food festivals per capita to craft breweries and wineries per capita.
Top 20 Foodie Cities in America
|1. Portland, OR||11. Orlando, FL|
|2. New York, NY||12. Sacramento, CA|
|3. Miami, FL||13. Tampa, FL|
|4. San Francisco, CA||14. Atlanta, GA|
|5. Los Angeles, CA||15. Denver, CO|
|6. Las Vegas, NV||16. Charleston, SC|
|7. San Diego, CA||17. Washington, DC|
|8. Seattle, WA||18. Honolulu, HI|
|9. Chicago, IL||19. Philadelphia, PA|
|10. Austin, TX||20. Oakland, CA|
You can go here to view the full report and your city’s rank.
- New York has the most gourmet specialty-food stores (per square root of population), 1.3655, which is 58.9 times more than in Pearl City, Hawaii, the city with the fewest at 0.0232.
- New York has the most restaurants (per square root of population), 7.50, which is 30 times more than in Peoria, Arizona, the city with the fewest at 0.25.
- Las Vegas has the most ice cream and frozen yogurt shops (per square root of population), 0.2955, which is 18.7 times more than in Lewiston, Maine, the city with the fewest at 0.0158.
- Santa Rosa, California, has the highest ratio of full-service restaurants to fast-food establishments, 1.80, which is 3.5 times higher than in Jackson, Mississippi, the city with the lowest at 0.51.