7 Best Foodie Cities In The U.S.

PORTLAND

Portland, Oregon is known for it’s eco-friendliness, its microbreweries and coffeehouses. It also houses some of the best restaurants and food trucks with the most talented and unique chefs in the U.S. With tons of farm to table, vegan, country, and international options, any food lover would be pleased with this city.

The city has a vibrant food scene with many different restaurants to choose from. Visitors will find plenty of Asian cuisine, Italian cuisine, and microbrews. There are an abundance of coffee shops and the city is known for its artisan ice cream.

Portland’s food scene is more about the community and farmers’ markets than fast-food chains. The Saturday Market is a great option for those out of towners that want to meet the locals and do some shopping.

 

NEW YORK CITY

New York City may seem like an obvious pick for this list, but it is worth mentioning just how much the city has to offer. From a diverse selection of food to some of the best transportation in the country, New York City really does have it all. This city is well known for its variety of food options, from thousand of restaurants with hundreds of different cuisines to choose from, you can have a ball in this city.

It has a variety of restaurants, bakeries, and grocery stores to explore. It’s home to some of the world’s finest dining establishments, including Eleven Madison Park, Daniel, Le Bernardin, Jiro Ono, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Vong and Daniel Boulud’s Cafe Boulud. The city also has plenty of culinary neighborhoods that are perfect for exploring on foot: Harlem for African and Caribbean fare and Queens for Korean and Chinese.

There are many restaurants to choose from in NYC that offer regional cuisines from around the world. The city has a vast array of ethnic foods as well as a growing vegan and vegetarian population. It is home to some of the world’s most famous chefs and restaurants like Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges, and The Spotted Pig.

There are many different options for people with every kind of diet imaginable – gluten-free, vegan, kosher, or anything in between. The city also has countless street vendors and delis for quick and cheap eats like falafel at Souvlaki GR and churros from El Nuevo Mexicano Bakery.

 

NEW ORLEANS

This city is known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene, but it also houses a nice blend of restaurants and street vendors to chose from. With spicy, singular cuisine that truly represents the history of the French, African and American cultures.

New Orleans is the perfect mix of elegance and southern charm. The food scene in New Orleans is world-renowned, filled with delicious Cajun dishes like crawfish, gumbo, and jambalaya. There are also plenty of options for those who want to try something new, like beignets or muffulettas.

The city has a long history of great food – gumbo, po’ boy sandwiches, étouffée – and is also home to world-class restaurants like Commanders Palace. Creole and Cajun food dominate the scene, but there’s also a lively mix of African American, Spanish, and Caribbean influences as well as a strong French heritage.

Creole cooking is heavily influenced by seafood and pork. One of the most popular dishes in New Orleans is Crawfish Etouffee (Cajun-style crawfish simmered with butter, onions, green bell peppers, garlic, fresh tomatoes and rice).

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