Study: Where the Foodies Are

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Study: Where the Foodies Are

By TGR Edit Desk - 10/12/2017
Best food cities in the country

Oct. 16 is World Food Day and in preparation, WalletHub released its report on 2017’s Best Foodie Cities in America.

No surprise that San Francisco topped the list in a comparison of 180 of the largest cities measured across 24 metrics, which ranged from affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants to food festivals per capita to craft wineries and wineries per capita. And while Pearl City, Hawaii may be in paradise, it’s no paradise for foodies as it ranked at the very bottom of the list, with highest cost of groceries (tied with Honolulu) and fewest restaurants per capita.

New York has the most gourmet specialty-food stores (per square root of population), 1.3907, which is 56.5 times more than in West Valley City, Utah, the city with the fewest at 0.0246.

San Francisco has the most cooking schools (per square root of population), 0.0567, which is 37.8 times more than in Omaha, Nebraska, the city with the fewest at 0.0015.

The top 10 foodie cities are:

  1. San Francisco, CA                                             
  2. Portland, OR                                      
  3. New York, NY                  
  4. Los Angeles, CA                                                
  5. Miami, FL                           
  6. Orlando, FL                       
  7. Austin, TX                          
  8. Las Vegas, NV                                    
  9. San Diego, CA                  
  10. Seattle, WA       

For the full report, click here.