Las Vegas has a lot to offer foodies. When you're reputation is being the Entertainment Capitol of the World, it's almost required to also have world-class dining experiences.
So where does Las Vegas rank among foodie cities?
Well, WalletHub looked at over 180 cities in the U.S. to determine which are the best for foodies, judging locations on 29 key factors in areas of affordability and diversity, accessibility and quality. Such factors include accessibility of high quality restaurants, food festivals per capita and even the cost of groceries.
Topping the list again this year is Portland, Oregon with a score of 70.77 out of 100, ranking in the Top Five for diversity, accessibility and quality, although it does come in 56th for affordability, so it isn’t cheap to be a foodie there. I spent a few years living in Portland and can attest to the bountiful offerings in the Rose City.
Topping the list for diversity, accessibility and quality is San Francisco, California, while Grand Rapids, Michigan tops the list or affordability. But what about Las Vegas?
Top Ten Cities For Foodies
- Portland, OR
- Orlando, FL
- Miami, FL
- San Francisco, CA
- Austin, TX
- Sacramento, CA
- Denver, CO
- Las Vegas, NV
- Seattle, WA
- Tampa, FL
Personally, I'd rank Las Vegas top 3, along with Portland and Austin. There's something for everyone and best-in-class options in every category. Sometimes those can come with a hefty price tag, but still worthy of a higher ranking than number 8.
As for the worst city for foodies, that would be Pearl City, Hawaii which earns a score of just 25.13 and ranks dead last for affordability and close to the bottom for diversity, accessibility and quality.
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