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The Best Food Cities in the USA

3rd July 2017

The United States is renown for some best and least desirable food in the world. To be sure that you're getting the former over the latter, here's a little guide to some of the best food cities around the country. 

1. New York City

Famous for its fine-dining establishments and celebrity chefs, New York is justifiably well known for its gastronomic offerings. However, you can also dine like royalty on the street. Venture to Brooklyn for delectable pizzas and Aussie-made lattes, or take the '7' subway train to Queens to eat your way around the world, from Greek in Astoria to Colombian in Flushing.

2. San Francisco

With more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the USA, and over 3,500 establishments to choose from, foodies are spoilt for choice in San Francisco. Dine on dim sum in the oldest Chinatown in the States, or take a fresh approach at one of the many plant-based eateries.

3. New Orleans

Southern cooking is having a moment, and the general consensus is that New Orleans does it best. From oyster po'boys to fried chicken, and from broiled crawfish to the powdery beignets at venerable institution Cafe du Monde, you'll be more than satisfied in NOLA.

4. Los Angeles

For vibrant innovative dishes that draw on a multitude of culinary styles and traditions, LA is a city to excite your palate. Korean, Peruvian, Japanese, Filipino, and Mexican are just some of the trending cuisines to try, and don't miss the opportunity to sample the In-N-Out Burger menu on a California road trip.

5. Austin

In Texas, barbecue is a religion, and those keen to worship at the altar of smoked meats and melt-inthe-mouth brisket will be well sated in Austin. Don't be put off by the queues at Franklin Barbecue, it is well worth the wait for what celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has described as the "finest brisket I've ever had".

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