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DC Among Best Foodie Cities in Newly Released Ranking


The District of Columbia has been ranked number 13 on a list of the best US cities for foodies released by the personal finance platform WalletHub on Monday.

The study examined 182 cities to find out the best and most affordable foodie scenes in 2022. 

With a total score of 58.27, DC ranks 17th in terms of diversity, accessibility and quality, while landing the 122nd spot for affordability in the WalletHub ranking.

According to the list, Portland, Oregon, is the best city for foodies in all of the United States, and is respectively followed by Orlando, Miami, San Francisco, and Austin.

Researchers used 29 key indicators to evaluate the cities’ foodie-friendliness both for those who enjoy cooking at home and diners who prefer eating at local restaurants.

Among the metrics taken into consideration are cost of groceries, accessibility and affordability of high-quality restaurants, restaurant meal costs, restaurants per capita, restaurant diversity, presence of Michelin-starred restaurants, food trucks per capita, food freshness, international grocery stores per capita, and food festivals per capita.

The top 15 cities in the ranking of 2022’s Best Foodie Cities in America is as follows:

  1. Portland, Oregon
  2. Orlando, Florida
  3. Miami, Florida
  4. San Francisco, California
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Sacramento, California
  7. Seattle, Washington
  8. Tampa, Florida
  9. Las Vegas, Nevada
  10. San Diego, California
  11. Denver, Colorado
  12. Chicago, Illinois
  13. Washington, D.C.
  14. Atlanta, Georgia
  15. Los Angeles, California


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