A few years ago, foodies flocked to just a handful of cities across the United States. Now wherever you go you’ll find an appreciation for local foods prepared with flair, as well as fresh takes on classic dishes. Many destinations have
A few years ago, foodies flocked to just a handful of cities across the United States. Now wherever you go you’ll find an appreciation for local foods prepared with flair, as well as fresh takes on classic dishes. Many destinations have their own fleet of food trucks, specializing in cuisines that range from Moroccan to Korean to Belgian. Desserts have become their own special niche, as macaron shops have sprung up everywhere and new delicacies are invented daily – have you tried a Cronut yet?
No one city can lay claim to the throne. The best chefs have opened eateries from coast to coast, meaning that you'll be able to eat well almost anywhere you visit. Of course there are a few well-known bastions that will always attract foodies, but other cities are emerging as culinary hot spots. San Francisco, Los Angeles, Charleston, Chicago, Santa Fe, Portland, Austin, Savannah, New Orleans and many more have earned their stripes by offering a variety of delicious fare. From duck-fat fries to beer-infused macaroni and cheese to ramen noodle burgers, the dishes continue to become more and more inventive.
In addition to fantastic restaurants, food trucks have become a delicious phenomenon in many cities across the country. Check online to see where your a specific truck is located that day - many trucks set up a Twitter account so fans can track their whereabouts. You'll often find groups of trucks parked near outdoor seating for a convenient mix-and-match meal.
Explore our top choices for U.S. foodie destinations, then commit to doing a few extra sessions at the gym when you get home.