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For many years, San Francisco and New York City have been known as the epicurean capitals offering a variety of ethnic cuisines.  But in 2018, Travel and Leisure reports that other cities all across the U.S. are proving they can compete with these two international culinary powerhouses.

Top ranking food US cities for 2018 included:
  1. New Orleans received the highest score from all the major food and drink categories, including coffee ad brunch.
  2. Northfork, Virginia, a rapidly growing food and craft beer scene.
  3. Buffalo, N.Y., popular for its Buffalo wings and its unique pizza – a blend of Chicago and New York City style crusts.
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  6. Chicago, Illinois
  7. New York, New York
  8. Portland, Oregon
  9. Scottsdale, Arizona
  10. Louisville, Kentucky
The World’s Top Food Cities

Mexico reigns supreme.  San Miguel de Allende, a colonial oasis in the country’s central highlands, comes in first place.

Oaxaca, Mexico
Mexico City
Udaipur, India
Ubud, Bali’s spiritual center
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Florence
Rome
Kyoto, Japan
Charleston, S.C.