In recent years the US has undergone something of a food renaissance with just about every major city (not to mention most of the minor ones) trying to take the foodie crown. Every area and city seems to have their own specialty that the local populace swears by and insists that you must try before you go, and pride in locally produced foods is at an all time high. With so many places boasting and bragging about being the best, where should an aspiring foodie head to taste the best of the best? Let’s get eating, Deco & Bloom style, with the Best Cities in America for Foodies.
San Diego, CA: This west coast city is large enough to provide an eclectic mixture of food from cultures the world over, while staying small enough that the smaller restaurants with their amazing home style foods aren’t lost in the shuffle. Well known for it’s Southern California cuisine, and the birth place of the fish taco, this city is known for a number of great food products, and is an amazing choice for anyone looking for west coast fusion foods.
Seattle, WA: Seattle is one of those cities that always seems to come up on food lists, from the best restaurants, to the best beers, and for good reason. The place is a Mecca for foodies from all over the world, with amazing meals being one of the primary attractions that the city offers. It’s home to chef’s of all varieties, many world renowned, but it’s particularly popular for it’s exquisite fresh seafood. Without a doubt, no west coast food tour is complete without a stop in Seattle.
Atlanta, GA: The culinary jewel of the south, Atlanta is the relative new-comer on the foodie scene, but in recent years the city has pushed to open new restaurants of many types, from the upscale luxury to corner food carts. The particular fusion of homestyle southern cooking and haute cuisine is breathing new life into the restaurant scene in the GA, and Atlanta is at the forefront. There is something for everyone here, no matter what type of food you are looking for.
Denver, CO: Denver is known for a great many things, but when it comes to food, Denver isn’t one of the places that readily comes to mind for most people. None the less, ask a seasoned foodie where in the mid-west they would go for some of the best meals in the area, and they will tell you Denver is the stop that you need to make. In recent years, Denver has been featured in some of the leading culinary publications as one of the top spots to grab a pint and a good meal.
New York, NY: No list of cities at the top of the culinary game is complete without mentioning New York. As the largest city in the US, New York almost has to win by default, simply for having more restaurants than any other city, ensuring that there are enough great places that you will never get bored with the local faire no matter what sort of food is your bag. Few cities can match New York’s enthusiasm with providing incomparable foods, and it’s pension for re-inventing classic cuisines.