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Best Cities for Food Lovers

Foodies looking for new tastes and experiences should look at these cities which have plenty of wineries and restaurants (many award-winning or nominated), low sales tax, diverse communities, and comfortable weather.

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Methodology

We determined the best cities for food lovers by comparing the 541 cities in our database across 7 categories. Each category is evaluated over a range of metrics with each metric being judged on a different point scale, as indicated below. Cities that receive the maximum points for each metric are determined to be the most desireable and appear higher in the list.

Restaurants - Total Points: 47
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  • Restaurants per household1 - Points: 28
  • Number of nearby notable restaurants - Points: 14
  • Restaurants1 - Points: 5

Diversity - Total Points: 16

  • Proportion of population that is Vietnamese6 - Points: 2
  • Proportion of population that are black or African American6 - Points: 2
  • Proportion of population that is Latino6 - Points: 2
  • Proportion of population that is Indian6 - Points: 2
  • Proportion of population that is white6 - Points: 2
  • Proportion of population that is Chinese6 - Points: 2
  • Proportion of population that is Japanese6 - Points: 2

Weather - Total Points: 12
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  • Days of temperature 32°F or less3 - Points: 6
  • Days of temperature 90°F or more3 - Points: 6

Air Quality - Total Points: 7

  • Unhealthy air quality for sensitive groups5 - Points: 4
  • High ozone5 - Points: 3

Walkability - Total Points: 6

  • Walkability score2 - Points: 6

Wineries - Total Points: 6
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  • Wineries - Points: 6

Sales Tax - Total Points: 6
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  • Sales tax4 - Points: 6
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Points doubled for fun calculation
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Points doubled for value calculation

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