WalletHub looked at 180 cities in the U.S. to determine which are the best for foodies, judging locations on 30 key factors including accessibility of high quality restaurants, food festivals per capita and even the cost of groceries.
Topping the list again this year is Portland, Oregon with a score of 69.79 out of 100, ranking in the Top Five for Diversity, Accessibility and Quality, although it does come in 13th for affordability, so it isn’t cheap to be a foodie.
Top Ten Cities For Foodies
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- Portland, OR
- New York, NY
- Miami, FL
- San Francisco, CA
- Los Angeles, CA
- Las Vegas, NV
- San Diego, CA
- Seattle, WA
- Chicago, IL
- Austin, TX
As for the worst city for foodies, that would be Pearl City, Hawaii which earns a score of just 22.48 and ranks dead last for Affordability and close to the bottom for Diversity, Accessibility and Quality.
Columbia came in 118th overall and 125th on affordability. Charleston came in 16th with an affordability of 61st. So they're saying it's cheaper to eat in Charleston than Columbia? I'm going to throw a challenge flag on that.
Other cities in our area were Atlanta at 14, Charlotte at 69, and Augusta at 179. Greenville didn't make their list! Might have to throw a flag on that too.