Destinations Magazine

America’s Best Foodie Cities

Trendy food trucks. Farm-to-table cafes. Family-owned restaurants with Old World recipes. You'll find every kind of eatery imaginable in these foodie cities, and each bite is sure to be delicious.

New York City

When it comes to international flavors, New York reigns supreme. Chefs come from all over the world to find their competitive edge and cook for a city that never sleeps, so their creative concoctions are yours to devour.

You’ll find diverse fare like Colombian, Mediterranean, and Italian all within steps of each other. If you can’t decide, food tours let you explore the trendiest neighborhoods, so you can truly eat like a local in places like Greenpoint for a traditional Polish kielbasa or Sunset Park for a Cuban pulled pork sandwich. Once your tour is over, don’t worry — the city gives you plenty of opportunities to walk it off.

New Orleans

Looking to spice things up? New Orleans might be known for its ethnic restaurant scene, but the biggest allure is its traditional Creole and Cajun dishes. Think savory plates like gumbo, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, red beans and rice, and po'boys. Don't forget legendary sweet treats like beignets from Cafe du Monde and decadent king cake at Bywater Bakery.

The Native American impact on the French colonial cuisine combined with African, Spanish, German, and Italian influences have made New Orleans the culinary hot spot it is today, with plenty of options to choose from right in the French Quarter.


Miami feels like an entirely different world. Its European and Latin American influence makes every dish an experience. Indulge in flavors like spicy Caribbean at Jimmy’z Kitchen and traditional Cuban at La Carreta.

For a purely Miami eating experience, try the unique, open floor and patio dining experience at 27 Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy Caribbean, Latin American, and Middle Eastern-inspired flavors while dancing to the beat of reggae, salsa, and classic ’90s hip-hop music.


You’ve heard of the famous deep-dish pizza, but there's much more to Chicago. All you have to do is put away your phone and listen to recommendations from friendly locals. You’re still in the Midwest, after all. Think of it as a cultural explosion of conveniently located, reasonably priced eateries, all in one strip.

Albany Park is an around-the-world experience of foods from the Middle East, Bosnia, Korea, Mexico, Greece, and South America. If you’re strictly looking for deep-dish, then you should start your pizza journey in neighborhoods like Wicker ParkRiver North, or West Loop.

Las Vegas

It’s Vegas, baby. In the city of excess, stomachs stretch as far as wallets and thrills spill over from the craps table to the dinner table. The eating options in Las Vegas can overwhelm even the most seasoned foodie, but the good news is there are few wrong choices in Vegas.

Consider feasting on the perfectly braised oxtail croquettes at RX Boiler Room. After an adventure to the Eiffel Tower replica, you may feel inspired to partake in some French fare. Start at the MGM Grand’s Frites L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, known as the finest French cuisine in all of Vegas. Or, try some celebrity cooking at Wolfgang Puck’s CUT restaurant. Those who take their steak seriously will appreciate the corn-fed, 35-day dry-aged steaks and 100% wagyu beef.

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