10Besties Best Foodie Destinations Winners

  • Chicago1

    Chicago

    While its iconic Deep Dish pizza, Hot Dogs, and Italian Beef sandwiches are often enough to attract tourists, they only offer a sample of Chicago's diverse dining scene. With millions flocking to the city annually for its Taste of Chicago food festival, there's no denying Chicago is a foodie hot-spot.  Read more »

     
  • New Orleans2

    New Orleans

    The influences on New Orleans cuisine are many, and foodies know they're in for a rich experience. From Cajun jambalaya and crawfish etouffe to blackened fish and beignets, the Crescent City has its own flavor profile. The catalyst behind many famous chefs, "Nawlins" is also home to world-renowned Brennan's and Commander's Palace restaurants. Grab a fork or spoon, this is seriously good.  Read more »

     
  • New York3

    New York

    New York's 8 million residents come from all over the globe, so it's no surprise that you can find virtually every type of cuisine in this city. Whether fine dining from celebrity chefs, or ethnic fare from some of the city's famous street vendors, this foodie haven will satisfy your every craving.  Read more »

     
  • Las Vegas4

    Las Vegas

    Like much of Las Vegas itself, the food scene in Sin City can only be described as over-the-top. The city is home to so many celebrity chef restaurants and Michelin Star eateries it's hard to keep track. From steak houses to sushi to all-you-can-eat buffets, Vegas has got it all. In Las Vegas it doesn't matter what you crave or at what time of the day you crave it, you can probably find it somewhere in the city.  Read more »

     
  • San Francisco5

    San Francisco

    With food in San Francisco, the focus is on freshness, both of ingredients and practices. When you mix together locally-sourced ingredients, world-renowned chefs, and open-minded residents, the end result is uniquely delicious. Where else can you order freshly-made organic salted caramel ice cream, made from a liquid nitrogen-powered machine?  Read more »

     
  • Charleston6

    Charleston

    South Carolina's "low country" cuisine is one of the main reasons people visit Charleston. Shrimp and grits, a low country favorite, is practically legendary here, but other favorites include she-crab soup, hoppin' john, frogmore stew, and barbecue. Seafood, of course,is the language spoken most fluently in this coastal foodie haven.  Read more »

     
  • Boston7

    Boston

    Like much of New England, Boston is known for its incredible seafood - clam chowder, lobster, and fish and chips in particular. You can find all these dishes and more at the Quincy Market, part of Boston's historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Along with traditional favorites, Boston also has a thriving ethnic food scene, incredible high-end foodie restaurants, and Haymarket, a weekly open-air farmers market for everything in between.  Read more »

     
  • Memphis8

    Memphis

    It's all about the barbecue, baby. Memphis is famous for its blues-friendly 'cue, and if you can't find some you like, you're either blind or dead. Elvis preferred peanut butter, banana and fried bacon sandwiches, and we suspect you can find these in more than a few places, too.  Read more »

     
  • Washington, D.C.9

    Washington, D.C.

    A growing list of nationally-recognized restaurants and bakeries has recently propelled DC's dining scene to prominence. However, trendy new establishments don't deserve all the credit. The area's large international population has fostered a wide spectrum of delicious ethnic cuisine, its Ethiopian cuisine considered the country's best.  Read more »

     
  • Atlanta10

    Atlanta

    Southern influence is not the driving force behind the Atlanta cuisine scene, although you'll have no trouble finding delicious fried okra, pecan pie and cheese grits. This cosmopolitan city has unlimited cultures represented in its culinary scene. Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blaise also calls Atlanta home.  Read more »

     
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