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These 5 US Cities Just Revealed as the Best for Foodies

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With so many locations across the United States offering their own unique food and drink scene – these five US cities have just been revealed as the best for foodies.

US company Yelp – which publishes crowdsourced reviews of a range of businesses including restaurants, bars and cafes – is responsible for compiling the below ‘top 5’ list, which has been compiled by its team Data Science.

The town of Asheville, North Carolina

What data was used to create the list?

Basically, Yelp’s team of Data Scientists scoured a list of cities – which have a population of less than 250,000 people – to find the restaurants that have the highest ratings among those not local to the city, and are therefore classified as ‘visitors’.

This data was then combined with customer reviews – which were left on Yelp – to come up with a list of the best cities for foodies in the United States.

Woman enjoying a Paella

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at which US cities are considered the best for travelers. foodie.

5. Bend-Redmond, Oregon

At number 5 in the list of “top destinations for foodies in the United States” is the city of Bend-Redmond – in the state of Oregon, located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States .

North America, USA, Oregon, Redmond, Bend

And, it’s no surprise the city features in the top 5, as it’s a great choice for carnivorous travelers and seafood lovers – with a huge selection of restaurants serving everything from juicy burgers to locally sourced steaks. , to some of the freshest fish and seafood.

The town is also “the place” for those who love to sample local craft beer – with several top-notch breweries and pubs operating in the surrounding area.

4. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Aerial view of Kill Devil Hills looking north from the shoreline

Despite being a town of just over 7,000 people, Kill Devil Hills is certainly no ‘small player’ when it comes to the ‘food game’ – with its food scene that will satisfy sure the taste buds of all traveling foodies.

It offers literally everything you could want when it comes to food – from pizzerias and dishes served straight from the grill of a barbecue, to restaurants giving you the chance to savor the best of locally caught seafood.

Food served on the barbecue

The town also caters to all types of travelers – whether you’re traveling alone or as a couple, or vacationing with the kids, you’re sure to find a good selection of restaurants to try while in Kill Devil Hills.

3. San Luis Obispos, CA

If you want to try some of the best international cuisine – and are looking for a city that serves a variety of dishes from around the world – then the town of San Luis Obispos, located in the Central Coast region of Calfornia, might be for you. .

The city of San Luis Obispos, California

You’ll find a variety of restaurants in the city serving some of the most delicious Mexican, Italian, and Mediterranean dishes, as well as restaurants that cater to those who enjoy Asian cuisine, including Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese restaurants.

San Luis Opispos is also well known to foodies around the world due to its Farmer’s Market – which takes place once a week and is visited by locals and those who have traveled to the city.

Local fruits and vegetables

At the market you will be sure to find some of the tastiest and freshest produce, as well as a variety of street food style stalls that are sure to satisfy the taste buds of any foodie.

2. Hawaiian Islands

For those who have visited the Hawaiian Islands, you probably won’t be surprised to see them recognized as one of the top foodie destinations.

Honolulu Hawaii

And, if you’re planning on visiting any of the islands in the state of Hawaii, be sure to try the traditional Hawaiian cuisine, which includes the following:

  • thrust a delicious dish usually served in a bowl with a bed of white rice topped with marinated raw fish
  • Kalua Pig cooked using an imu (a type of underground oven), this roast pork delicacy is a “must” for meat-loving foodies
Hawaiian Kalua Pork Food
  • Laulau another classic Hawaiian delicacy that consists of fatty pork and salted butterflyfish, which is wrapped in a luau leaf (the leaf of a taro plant)
  • Manapua it’s the Hawaiian version of a char siu bao (a Cantonese bun stuffed with barbecue and pork)

The dishes above are just a few of the popular foods you’ll find when visiting a Hawaiian island – there’s so much more on offer that’s sure to leave the traveling foodie more than satisfied.

Diamond Head - volcanic cone on Oahu, Hawaii

1. Asheville, North Carolina

The city of Asheville, North Carolina takes the top spot – and is crowned as “the” foodie destination in the United States.

There’s no denying that the city truly is a place for foodies – it’s a destination that offers a wide variety of multicultural cuisines.

The town of Asheville at sunset

From country ham cookies to the best Spanish tapas and paella, you literally have it all in the city of Asheville – and with over 250 restaurants to choose from, you’re sure not to be lost in finding the food you’re after. want to.

Asheville also has a great reputation when it comes to beer – with many local breweries located in town.

Local Asheville Beers

In fact, Asheville is commonly referred to as the “Beer City” because it has more breweries per capita than any other city in the United States.

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