Travel & Leisure just released their report of this year’s best foodie cities in America, and it should come as no surprise that New York City found its way at the tippy top of the list!
The study searched high and low, from coast to coast, to prove that you don’t actually need to leave the country in order to find some plain-old delicious cuisine to feast upon.
And ranked in at number one spot on the list is our very own NYC, and a nod to the city’s melting pot personality of course had to be mentioned.
New York City represents a melting pot of cultures, which means you can enjoy any type of cuisine within its 300-square-mile radius, be it authentic dim sum at Joe’s Shanghai in Chinatown or mouthwatering bagels and smear plus meat-piled sandwiches at one of the city’s dozens of Jewish delis like Katz’s…Additionally, the Big Apple boasts over 70 Michelin-starred restaurants, ranging from fine-dining establishments like Le Bernardin to more low-key (and still delicious) haunts like Jeju Noodle Bar. Don’t get caught up on all things Michelin, though — some of the best eats can be found in the most unexpected places ($1 pizza, anyone?).
Plus, they also gave a nod to the many neighborhoods to find mouthwatering bites outside of Manhattan, such as Astoria and Jackson Heights in Queens for authentic Greek and Himalayan fare respectively, Greenpoint for delicious Polish bakeries like Syrena, and Arthur Avenue (in The Bronx) as well as Staten Island for some of the city’s best Italian food.
As for who else found their name on the list, the other top foodie cities in the U.S. include:
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Chicago, Illinois
- San Francisco, California
- Houston, Texas
- Tucson, Arizona
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Asheville, North Carolina
- Louisville, Kentucky
- Greenville, South Carolina
We’re not surprised NYC is considered the best foodie city in America with what we’ve experienced while dining at its endless restaurant options!
You can see the full study here.