Dining and restaurants are not too far for gourmets who enjoy exquisite, carefully prepared cuisine where art meets gastronomy. And according to a recent survey, the most destination-worthy city for foodies in the United States is Portland, Oregon.
WalletHub recently compared America’s largest cities across a range of metrics to determine which cities offer the best experiences for foodies. These 29 metrics included accessibility to great restaurants, food festivals, wineries, artisanal produce, craft breweries, etc., but not too expensive.
The winner is Portland, Oregon. Portland is known for its food carts dotted around the city, farm-to-table produce access, and Williamet Valley wines.
The second on the list is perhaps a little more surprising. Orlando, Florida, has more restaurants, ice cream parlors, frozen yogurt parlors, and gourmet specialty stores per capita than any other city on the list.
The third is Miami, another Florida outpost, with great food markets and many Michelin-starred chefs.
San Francisco is fourth and Austin, Texas is fifth.
The study also yielded some pretty interesting data. Did you know: Cape Coral, Florida has the highest ratio of full-service restaurants to fast food restaurants of any city on the list? , the most expensive in Honolulu, Hawaii and Pearl City. Brownsville has the lowest beer and wine prices and Seattle where people pay the most.
If you’re looking for craft breweries and wineries, put the five cities with the highest population per capita on your travel list. Santa Rosa, California. Portland, Oregon. Seattle, Washington. San Diego, California. and Portland, Maine.
If you love coffee, you’ll want to visit Salt Lake City, Utah. Orlando, Florida. Richmond, Virginia. In Spokane, Washington and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it’s easy to find places to get your caffeine.
Here are the remaining top 20 cities for foodies.
6. Sacramento, California
7. Seattle, Washington
8. Tampa, Florida
9. Las Vegas, Nevada
10. San Diego, California
11. Denver, Colorado
12. Chicago, Illinois
13. Washington DC
14. Atlanta, Georgia
15. Los Angeles, California
16. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17. Portland, Maine
18. New York, New York
19. Charleston, South Carolina
20. Oakland, California
Click here to view the full report for 182 cities.