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Best and Worst Foodie Cities

foodieWith Oct. 16 being World Food Day and Americans spending more money at food establishments than at grocery stores in 2015, the personal-finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2016’s Best & Worst Foodie Cities.

To find the best and cheapest foodie scenes in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 150 most populated cities across 21 key metrics, ranging from “cost of groceries” to “affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants” to “number of food festivals per capita.”


Foodie-Friendliness of Los Angeles (1=Best; 75=Avg.)

  • 102nd – Cost of Groceries
  • 84th – Average Beer & Wine Price
  • 120th – Number of Restaurants per Capita
  • 55th – Ratio of Full-Service Restaurants to Fast-Food Establishments
  • 39th – Number of Gourmet Specialty-Food Stores per Capita
  • 125th – Number of Craft Breweries & Wineries per Capita
  • 61st – Number of Coffee & Tea Shops per Capita
  • 126th – Number of Ice-Cream & Frozen-Yogurt Shops per Capita
  • 68th – Number of Grocery Stores per Capita

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