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Discover 2016's Best, Worst Foodie Cities In The Nation

Destination & Tourism | Gabe Zaldivar | October 11, 2016

Discover 2016's Best, Worst Foodie Cities In The Nation

PHOTO: A shirtless man eats a salad, which is probably why he's so confident about being photographed without a shirt. For the rest of us, there are the following cities. (Photo courtesy Thinkstock)

Pack your bibs and throw your caloric caution to the wind, because we have a road trip in mind with some of the best foodie cities in America.

WalletHub was nice enough to shave off a great deal of time in finding the best and worst cities regarding food.

Its list is the veritable bucket list of travel chow downs. The link above is a ranking of 150 U.S. cities based on various food-centric criteria such as affordability, diversity of restaurants, accessibility and the overall quality of food.

You can glean a great deal more on its methodology at this link. But we should get to the list, which features the following winners.

Here is WalletHub’s best foodie cities of 2016:

No. 1 – Orlando, Florida

No. 2 – Portland, Oregon

No. 3 – Miami, Florida

No. 4 – Tampa, Florida

No.  5 – San Francisco, California 

No. 6. – Cincinnati, Ohio

No. 7 – St. Louis, Missouri

No. 8 – Salt Lake City, Utah

No. 9 – Richmond, Virginia

No. 10 – Seattle, Washington

Florida is well represented with three cities taking the top five of the list, which means you should prepare a Florida road trip and bring the antacids while you’re at it.

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The list is sure to cause quite the quarrel from people who enjoy their food. New Orleans, replete with amazing options is No. 34 on the list, preceded by towns such as Reno and Cleveland.   

Los Angeles, home to remarkably diverse fare over a wide swath of the city falls to No. 53 on the list after Modesto.      

Nothing against Modesto, but you will more than likely find more earth-shattering dishes in Los Angeles than you will within its limits. Trois Mec, Animal and Langer’s to name just a few.

So the list is wonderful way to get the discussion started on where to find great food and enough of it to mandate travel.

WalletHub also broke down various categories to specify your hunger for data. For example, Miami houses the most restaurants per capita while San Francisco boasts the most breweries and wineries per capita.

Sadly, there were some losers in this fine trove of tasty ventures. WalletHub measured and weighed the likes of Grand Prairie (Texas), Moreno Valley (California) and North Las Vegas (Nevada) and found them all wanting.

These made up the bottom of the top 150. Thankfully, as the list proves, delicious meals are never that far away.


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