It may not come as a surprise to you that the United States is a country with lots of great foodie cities. However, with so many different places to choose from, narrowing down your search can be a challenge. Let’s take a look at five of the best…

San Diego

A lot of people assume that San Diego is all Cal-Mex and Mexican food. Of course, the city does this well. However, there are plenty of other options, with lots of diverse food neighbourhoods, including the Convoy, Barrio Logan, and Little Italy. From Japanese and French to New American, there’s something for all tastes.

Italic Pizza

New York

Do you want to dine in one of the best Michelin-star restaurants? Perhaps you fancy pizza for a dollar? Or maybe you have the munchies for Chinese food at two in the morning? No matter what’s tickling your taste buds, New York has it. In fact, there are entire neighbourhoods dedicated to cultures and cuisines, like Little Italy and Chinatown.

You could spend your life in New York and you’d never be able to eat at all of the establishments there. Plus, there are plenty of other things to do during your stay too. Ben Groundwater’s The One Thing Blog recommends watching at least one sports game when you go to the USA.)


New Orleans

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that New Orleans is deemed one of the best food cities in America. It attracts gastronomes from all corners of the world. You can find classic old-timers, like Antoine’s and Galatorie’s, as well as award-winning, high-end restaurants such as Chophouse New Orleans and Seaworthy. The two new food halls – Auction House Market and Pythian Market – are worth a visit, too. And, don’t forget to visit Willie Mae’s Scotch House for the country’s best fried chicken.

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Another city that doesn’t disappoint when it comes to food is Texas. The food scene in Austin, especially, is virtually unrivalled. As you’d expect, you’ve got all the barbecue hot spots, including The Salt Lick, Lambert’s, and Franklin Barbecue.

However, you can also find some of the best over-the-top afternoon tea experiences and delicious sushi. Plus, there are over 1,000 food trucks in the city, serving everything from chow-chow doughnuts to falafel.

The-Mission Cocktail - Cityscape San Francisco

San Francisco

Finally, we have San Francisco, which is a city known for innovation, and that’s definitely the case when it comes to the restaurant scene. There’s no shortage of creative options here, including unique hole-in-the-wall eateries, a wealth of farmers markets, and numerous Michelin-starred restaurants.

So, there you have it: an insight into some of the best foodie cities if you’re planning on visiting the U.S. From New Orleans to San Francisco, you’re bound to leave with a full stomach and a smile on your face.

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