America's Top 10 Greatest Food CitiesThe American cities with the greatest quantity and quality of fine restaurants.
New York, the best food town in the world, if I could permanently stick myself to Times Square, I would. I love it that much.
You will have your mouth watering when you walk to a restaurant in New York. New Orleans should be in 3rd. I live there myself. But let me ask, why is Dallas, Texas, in third? It should be in 23rd.
Half of the food people eat for dinner would not have been possible without NYC!
By far the best food in the U.S. The fancy restaurants are great, but also the hole-in-the-wall spots may be even better. The flavor and love that is cooked into this Creole city is to die for. The seafood, po' boys, homemade beignets mixed in with the great atmosphere and some of the most humble people make this not only my favorite city but also it has the food to go with it!
No other city has genuine Creole cuisine. And no, that doesn't mean deep-fried. #1, easy. Just ask all the people who come here for the Super Bowl and other major events - they'll tell you it's the best!
No brainer! America has only 3 cities that compare with Europe and Asia: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. New Orleans tops New York and Frisco because you can eat good pizza and Chinese food in New Orleans, but you can't eat good Cajun in New York or Frisco!
I live in New York. I am far from biased because I know that the best food in America doesn't automatically belong to the city in which you reside. New York has some decent food. But the best? No. True food aficionados know that the absolute best food in America belongs to a little Windy City that starts with a C, ends in an A, and in the middle is 'hicag'. Yes, my friends, Chicago has the best food, period. Whether it's pizza, thick or thin, burgers and fries, Italian beef sandwiches, or hot dogs, Chicago is where it's at.
Chicagoans don't know much about anything. They don't know about current events, politics, and they certainly know nothing about sports. One word... Cubs. But they do know food. All ethnicities are represented in Chicago in all its splendor. Gino's East is the best pizza place in the world (NYers can enjoy their paper-thin pies). Portillo's is unbelievable. The Mexican, Chinese, and Greek restaurants are great.
The sourdough bread made in SF is the best that I have ever tasted. The lore is that sourdough bread made in SF is better tasting because of its environs. Some of the best Northern Indian food I've ever tasted as well.
San Francisco has amazing food because it is so diverse and so many cultures bring their food.
Their Chinese food is good. My relatives, however, hated a Korean BBQ place in Oakland.
Lots of restaurants, even one on top of a tower that spins around so you can view the whole skyline of Dallas.
Best place for Mexican food. Except, of course, Mexico. Amazing food.
Meat lovers paradise! Best steak houses and BBQ joints.
Extremely diverse! As a port city, there are influences from all over the world that come to Houston and stay here because of the food culture. The best kept secret in the country, as far as I'm concerned. And growing faster than anywhere else. Give it a shot!
Very diverse. People from all over the world and all over the nation have brought a great mix of food to this city. Especially great food choices inside the Loop. Don't forget Chinatown.
Extremely diverse, incredibly priced, excellent taste, and huge portions! Houston is also the fattest city in the U.S. That should tell you something.
Not as good as NYC, but I would give it the number 2 spot.
Read Jonathan Gold, then thou shalt understand.
I like the Vietnamese food from Little Saigon!
Please -- get hold of yourself, people -- Philly food ROCKS. All around this town, it's a struggle to keep your waistline down. This town has such incredibly good food -- almost unfair to the rest of the country.
And our bread -- it's like a narcotic.
How is Philly not at least in the top three? Must be more of a vote for the city you "think" has the best food.
The most Irish city in America has more than just Irish food.
Plenty of Italian, cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, hoagies, and everything else.
Considering I've grown up in Boston, we should be above some of these other 'big' cities. We have such a variety in foods it's insane. From Chinatown, the North End, Latin American, etc. You name it, we most definitely have it.
Kind of ridiculous this is #11. I've been here a few times, and by far, it's one of the best experiences you will have, and I live in Philly. Undoubtedly, Boston >. Philly.
Visit Boston's North End for Italian, Southie for Irish Pubs, and Chinatown for Chinese. Very diverse city with lots of delicious options.
We have all different types of choices for BBQ, Tacos, Mexican Food, Asian Food, Coffee Houses, etc.
Farm-fresh and more micro-breweries putting out top-notch products than anywhere in the country. Portland won Food Network's prize and is found on most top ten lists.
Amazing diversity of farm fresh ingredients meets creative, inspired preparations at low prices. What's not to like?
There's no limit to your dining options here! You can dine in just about every hotel you see. You can eat outside, inside, in a pyramid, even in Paris! Vegas will amaze you, so make your way down there!
Cheap buffets gave way to top-notch dining.
Northwest cuisine is contemporary, unpretentious, and always fresh. Also, Dungeness crabs and our local salmon are far superior to any East Coast equivalent. I'll give you people your lobster, but we'll stick with our own crab and salmon, thank you very much.
There is this food truck near my workplace, and their crab is the freshest I have tasted. They say that they get them from the harbor every few hours!
Seafood lovers' heaven. Fish so fresh, you feel like you caught it yourself.
I'm biased because I live in Omaha, but there are so many diverse restaurants. Great affordable hole-in-the-wall eateries owned by locals. Just drive down Leavenworth!
Well, I'm biased 'cause I live in the area, but restaurants like La Casa, Lo Sole Mio, Jaipur, Brother Sebastian's, etc., are just great food.
Lots of choices, many are chains, but a great variety of independent ethnic places!
So many different types of food to choose from... Especially Maryland steamed crabs, my fave!
Baltimore has the best crabs and seafood because of the freshness of the Chesapeake Bay.
You will never find another city in America that offers this many non-chain restaurants, and 90% of them are great. With a melting pot of world cultures all in one area, you can always find what your taste may be. And no other place on earth does wings like WNY.
If you love wings, you have to thank this city. Chicken wings were a garbage part of the animal. People didn't know what to do with them. Thanks to Buffalo, now chickens don't have enough wings! BUFFALO WINGS FTW!
I live here, food is great. We have great homemade Polish food and excellent Italian in Niagara Falls. Huge Little Italy. I suggest Micheal's on Pine Ave.
Super hot spices in almost everything. What's not to love?
Best BBQ in the world. Hands down. Period. Best combination of sauce and perfectly prepared meats.
The best steaks and BBQ on the planet.
Detroit is incredibly underrated when it comes to great food. Some of the best pizza and burgers anywhere. Plus, a myriad of choices for great ethnic foods!
The land of food trucks, markets, and street food!
Some of the best soul food in the U. S.
Best Mexican food, great food in general.
The best homemade anything in the world!
Want Tex-Mex? Gotta go here.
Are you kidding? No possible way Memphis should be out of the top 10, if not top 5.
The city has the best BBQ and also has a lot of great home cooking restaurants.
Obviously, the Fritz's chain and the Fandango's chain in St. Louis should bring this to the top of the list!
There are actually some nice places to get a bite there.