One of the best parts of any trip is having the chance to try local cuisine. No matter where we are in the world there are new dishes we can't find back home.
Whether it's Michelin-star restaurants, trendy food halls, food trucks, or hole-in-the-walls, all are worth a visit.
Even with so many dietary fads, major cities offer culinary delights where you don't have to bend the rules.
Veganism, vegetarianism, keto, whatever it may be, foodies can indulge in the best of the best without sacrificing quality and flavor.
Yet, some of us go all out with food, and there are few places that top the U.S. As such a blend of cultures across the States, some U.S. destinations stand out more than others when it comes to phenomenal cuisine.
These are the top 5 U.S. cities for foodies, according to TripAdvisor:
New Orleans may first and foremost be known as a party zone; this cultural city stands out as one of the top foodie destinations in the U.S.
Deeply rooted in French, Spanish, African, and Creole traditions, New Orleans has long been a foodie paradise with a blend of savory cuisines.
With a mix of sweet and spice and everything nice, your tastebuds will explode at any meal ranging from Grilled Oysters and Gumbo to the famous Beignets at one of tourists' favorite spots – Cafe Du Monde.
With Mardi Gras, the biggest party of the year, coming next month, there's no better time to plan a trip to Louisiana's top destination.
One of the most charming cities in America is one of the best for delicious eats too. The Southern hospitality is contagious and translates to Southern comfort on your plate.
As a port city, it's only natural for a wide selection of savory seafood. The seafood scene definitely hits the mark, but the options are endless in this foodie hub, with celebrity chefs putting their own creative spin on simple yet classic dishes, such as Fried Chicken.
TripAdvisor's recommendation is Callie's Little Hot Biscuit, where the long lines are worth the wait for the handmade buttery biscuits.
New York City
The City That Never Sleeps can easily change their motto to “The City You Can Always Eat”. New York City has it all from hot dog stands seemingly everywhere, pizza shops at every corner and cultural districts, such as Little Italy and Chinatown.
Visiting Ellis Island will help you understand why this iconic city is such a melting pot of cultures, but perhaps no more than the borough of The Bronx.
While most tourists stick to Manhattan and Brooklyn, a trip to the Bronx will level up your food game with dozens of varieties of international cuisine.
Of course, you can't go wrong sticking to the usual scene of Brooklyn and Manhattan's mix of fine dining and trendy bars. But it wouldn't be a trip to NYC without starting your day off with a bagel.
Nashville has risen in popularity over the years and is primarily known as a music hub full of lively bars and honkytonks.
This buzzing Southern city rivals Charleston and New Orleans as the top foodie getaway to put some ‘South' in your mouth.
Nashville's most popular food item may not be for everyone, as Hot Chicken is served with different levels of spice.
Those with sensitive taste buds may want to stick with the BBQ scene, otherwise TripAdvisor named Prince's Hot Chicken Shack as a place “worth the burn”.
One of the most vibrant cities in the U.S. will never leave you starving. The cultural hub of Florida brings a mix of Latin America, the Caribbean, and many other international flavors to the table.
Perhaps no more than the nearby island nation of Cuba. While Little Haiti has its own flair with delicious cuisine, Little Havana is a must-stop when visiting Miami.
It's as close to Cuba as you'll come without a passport. Ranging from Cuban coffee to the famous Cubano sandwiches, it's nearly impossible to leave this neighborhood, let the whole city alone, hungry.
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