Top Foodie Destinations in the USA: From Sea to Shining Sea


The United States is the land of opportunity, and it’s no surprise that there are so many different cities with a range of cuisines and culture. From New York City to San Francisco, each region has its own signature foods and flavors that make them unique. From Southern fried chicken in Nashville to lobster rolls in Portland (both places where I’ve visited), there’s no shortage of delicious eats in this country! In fact, here are some of my favorite places across America:

Boston, MA

Boston is a great place to visit if you are a foodie, history buff and/or sports fan.

If you’re looking for some delicious eats, Boston has plenty of them. The city has been home to some of the world’s best chefs and bakers for decades—Chef Thomas Keller won three consecutive James Beard awards for Best Chef in America (1995-97). In fact, he opened his first restaurant there in 1984!

But it isn’t just about cuisine: Boston also boasts one of America’s finest historical sites (just check out Faneuil Hall Marketplace), as well as one of its most beloved namesakes: Paul Revere House Museum. This museum preserves what remains from the home where he lived during his famous ride across Massachusetts during 1775; you can even go inside part of it!

Portland, ME

Portland, Maine is a great place to visit. It’s home to many of the dining and drinking hotspots mentioned in this article, but it also has a lot of other things going for it:

  • The city has an excellent music scene with plenty of local bands playing shows at bars and clubs around town.
  • Portland has some great art galleries too—you won’t find any shortage of museums or galleries here! If you’re into art history or photography, you’ll enjoy exploring these spaces as well as catching some live performances by local artists at various venues around town like First Congregational Church or O’Briens Pub & Restaurant (which serves traditional Irish fare).

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco is a foodie paradise. The city has so many restaurants and cafes that it’s difficult to decide where to eat, but we know one thing: you’ll be satisfied with your choice! In fact, San Francisco has been ranked as one of the top foodie destinations in America by TripAdvisor users.

If you’re looking for inspiration when planning your next trip, check out our list below of some of our favorite places in town…

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans is a foodie paradise. The city has so many different types of restaurants and people that it can be hard to choose what to eat. There are so many great spots for the whole family to enjoy! If you’re looking for seafood and Creole cuisine, then check out Commander’s Palace (I love their oysters). If you want something more casual with healthier options, then try Lagniappe Market & Cafe or Cafe Amelie. For carnivores who don’t mind getting messy with their food, head over to NOLA Brewing Co., where they serve up some amazing craft beers alongside their sandwiches (and if you’re lucky enough they might even let you try one while they’re still brewing!).

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Chicago is a foodie destination with a lot of great restaurants and festivals. There are also plenty of tours for people who want to explore the city’s rich culinary history. If you’re looking for something more on the adventurous side, check out these top 5 things to do in Chicago:

  • Taste of Chicago – This festival takes place over 4 days every summer and features some of the best regional specialties from around the country including deep-dish pizza from New York City and artisanal cheeses from Wisconsin! It takes place along Lake Michigan which offers stunning views while providing ample seating areas throughout the park area so that visitors can enjoy their meal without feeling crowded by others around them (or even worse – running into someone else who just happens to be dining at one of those same restaurants). Also worth noting: if you’re planning on attending Taste Of Chicago this year then make sure not go too late because tickets sell out fast! You’ll want yours fast enough so don’t wait until last minute…

Nashville, TN

Nashville, Tennessee is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. It’s known as Music City, due to its bustling music scene—and that’s not just country-western anymore! In addition to artists such as Jason Aldean and Chris Stapleton, Nashville has become a hub for indie rock with bands like Spoon and The Black Keys performing at venues like Ryman Auditorium or Third Man Records’ own Third & Lindsley (which has since moved into an abandoned movie theater).

Nashville’s high quality of life also makes it popular among retirees who want to experience an American city without moving away from home; according to Forbes Magazine (who ranked it seventh out of 50 largest cities in America), Nashville tops their list for best places for retirement communities.

Denver, CO

Denver, Colorado is a great place to visit and eat. It has just about anything you could want: great food, places to drink and shop. The city itself is full of history and culture—you can see why it was named one of the best cities in America by Travel & Leisure magazine!

There are so many things to do in Denver that there’s no way I could list them all here; but if you’re looking for something specific like hiking or skiing then check out some of these resources for more information:

The USA has a lot of foodie hotspots.

If you’re looking for foodie destinations, we’ve got them! The USA is home to some of the most amazing food in the world. From coast to coast, there are many great restaurants and cities worth visiting on your next vacation or weekend getaway. Here’s our list of top foodie destinations in America:

  • New York City—This city has been called “the restaurant capital of America,” so it’s no surprise that it has so many fantastic restaurants. You can find anything from high-end cuisine at places like Gramercy Tavern or Eleven Madison Park (a Michelin star restaurant), all the way down through bagels and coffee shops like Blue Bleeder or Sidewalk vendor on Second Avenue (also known as “The Bagel Store”). And don’t forget about pizza places such as Grimaldi’s, Little Italy Pizza & Pasta Bar and 2nd Ave Deli either!
  • Los Angeles—If you’re into unexpected flavors along with great service then LA should be at least one stop on your list while traveling around California this summer season 🙂


So there you have it! A list of the best foodie destinations in America. We hope that this has inspired you to take a road trip, find your own personal favorite and have some fun with it! Oh, and if you’re still hungry for more ideas, check out our article on 10 reasons why traveling is the best decision you will ever make.

Perry Smith

Passionate travel blogger, exploring the world one destination at a time, sharing captivating stories and inspiring others to embrace the thrill of wanderlust. Join me on my adventures as we uncover hidden gems, indulge in local cuisines, and create unforgettable memories around the globe.

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