Gastronomy is a growing driver for travelers. And if you are a foodie, you should take a look of the latest study that reveals America’s best food cities in 2018.

WalletHub has compared 180 U.S. cities across 29 indicators of foodie-friendliness, from the cost of groceries to affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants to food festivals per capita. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions and costs for foodies.

Best Food Cities in America

Overall Rank
(1 = Best)

City

Total Score

‘Affordability’ Rank

‘Diversity, Accessibility & Quality’ Rank

1

Portland, OR

70.27

17

5

2

San Francisco, CA

68.82

127

2

3

Miami, FL

68.27

100

3

4

New York, NY

67.90

175

1

5

Los Angeles, CA

67.51

80

4

6

Orlando, FL

64.48

22

7

7

Las Vegas, NV

63.16

20

8

8

Seattle, WA

61.93

162

6

9

San Diego, CA

60.03

60

9

10

Austin, TX

58.52

15

15

11

Atlanta, GA

58.34

71

11

12

Tampa, FL

57.78

56

13

13

Chicago, IL

57.68

98

10

14

Denver, CO

55.62

68

14

15

Washington, DC

55.23

146

12

16

Sacramento, CA

55.11

43

17

17

Philadelphia, PA

54.77

46

19

18

Houston, TX

52.18

8

25

19

Oakland, CA

52.10

121

18

20

Charleston, SC

51.08

74

20

 

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