These 5 U.S. Cities Have Just Been Revealed As The Best For Foodies

These 5 U.S. Cities Have Just Been Revealed As The Best For Foodies

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Five U.S. cities have been revealed as the best for food and drink lovers.

The data science team at the American company, which publishes crowd-sourced reviews about a range of businesses, including restaurants, bars and cafes, came up with a list of the top 5.

The city of Asheville, North Carolina

Which data was used to create the list?

In order to find the restaurants that have the highest ratings from those that are not local to the city, the team of Data Scientists at Yelp searched through a list of cities with a population of less than 250,000 people.

This data and customer reviews have been combined to come up with a list of the top cities for food lovers in the United States.

Woman enjoying a Paella

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at which U.S. cities are considered to be the best for travelers.

5. Bend-Redmond, Oregon

The Pacific Northwest region of the United States is where the city of Bend-Redmond is located.

North America, United States, Oregon, Redmond, Bend

The city is a great choice for both the meat-eating traveler and the seafood lovers, with a huge choice of restaurants serving up everything from juicy burgers and locally-sourced steaks, to some of the fresh fish and seafood.

The city is a great place to sample local craft beer as there are multiple top-rated breweries and pubs nearby.

4. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Aerial View of Kill Devil Hills looking North from the Shore line

With a population of just over 7,000 people, Kill Devil Hills is no small player when it comes to the food game, with its food scene sure to satisfy the taste of every traveller.

It offers everything you could possibly wish for when it comes to food, from pizzerias and food served straight from the grill of a BBQ, to restaurants that offer you the opportunity to eat locally-caught seafood.

Food served from the BBQ

Whether you are traveling solo or as a couple, or on a vacation with the kids, you will find a good selection of restaurants in Kill Devil Hills.

3. San Luis Obispos, California

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

The city of San Luis Obispos, California

Some of the most delicious Mexican, Italian and other Mediterranean food, as well as eataries that cater for those that love Asian cuisine can be found in the city.

San Luis Opispos is well-known for its farmers market, which is held once a week and is visited by both locals and tourists.

Local fruit and vegetables

You can find some of the best produce and street food at the market, as well as a variety of street food style stalls which are sure to satisfy your appetite.

2. Hawaiian Islands

If you have ever been to the Hawaiian islands, you will know that they are some of the best destinations for food lovers.

Honolulu, hawaii

If you are planning on visiting any of the islands in the state of Hawaii, be sure to try out some of the traditional Hawaiian cuisine.

  • Poke 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 the meat-loving foodie

Kalua pork Hawaiian food
  • Laulau another Hawaiian classic delicacy which consists of fatty pork and salted butterfish, which is wrapped in a luau leaf (the leaf from a taro plant)
  • Manapua this is Hawaii’s version of a char siu bao (a Cantonese barbecue-pork-filled bun)

When visiting an Hawaiian island, you’ll find a lot of popular dishes, but there’s more to see and do.

Diamond Head - volcanic cone on Oahu, Hawaii

1. Asheville, North Carolina

The city of Asheville in North Carolina has been named the number one destination in the U.S. for foodies.

There is no doubt that the city is a great place for food lovers, with it being a destination that offers a wide variety of multi-cultural cuisine.

The city of Asheville at sunset

With more than 250 restaurants to choose from, you are not going to be left out when it comes to finding the food you’re after.

Many local breweries can be found in the city, with a great reputation when it comes to beer.

Asheville local beers

Since it has more breweries per capita than any other city in the United States, it is commonly referred to as ‘beer city’.

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