10 Best Cities for Food Lovers in the USA

Food is everywhere in the world, but every city, state, and country has its own idea of what food is the best. In the United States, every city is known for at least one specific food and people are always told that if they want to eat that type of food, they need to travel to where it will taste the best. Let's explore 10 best cities for food lovers in the USA.

1: New York City

New York City
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Hot dogs are one of New York City’s most famous foods and they can be purchased from street carts, restaurants, and the infamous spot of Coney Island, where the hot dogs first arrived in the city. Pizza is another choice for food lovers who are in New York City. The best pizza in the city is made in a coal oven, so the crust is crisper and tastier than other versions around the world. Three of the original coal oven pizza parlors are still open and they include Patsy’s, Johns, and Totonno Pizzeria Napolitano. No one can leave New York City without eating a pastrami sandwich from Katz’s Deli. The deli was founded in 1888 and many people are drawn into the deli as soon as they smell the aroma of pastrami and rye from the streets.

Address: New York City, NY

2: Chicago

Chicago
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Barbeque foods abound in the city of Chicago and many people find themselves craving St. Louis Style Ribs when they are there. These ribs are dry-rubbed and then smoked for hours before being served. A hot dog in Chicago is a little different than the ones served in New York City, but they are absolutely delicious. Visitors need to be aware than no one in Chicago puts ketchup on their Chicago Dogs, so they might want to think twice before they do it.

Address: Chicago, IL

3: New Orleans

New Orleans
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Gumbo, Po-Boys, Crawfish Etouffee, Jambalya, Red Beans and Rice, and Beignets are all popular dishes in New Orleans. Gumbo is made from seafood, chicken, sausage, or okra, and everyone agrees that there really is no set combination to make it taste fabulous. Red beans and rice became a popular dish back when the women of the household did their laundry on Mondays. They would simply set a pot of beans on to cook all day as they were too busy with laundry to keep an eye on other types of meals. This meal is still traditionally served on Monday nights in many homes. A beignet is a type of doughnut, but they are tastier than any other doughnut a person will ever eat.

Address: New Orleans, LA

4: Nashville

Nashville
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Chicken is eaten everywhere, but no one can get chicken anywhere else like they can in Nashville. Nashville likes its chicken hot and spicy and they achieve this taste and flavor with cayenne paste before frying the chicken to make it crispy. Biscuits are included in every meal and they are perfect for sopping up the gravy or other condiments that get left behind on a plate. Everyone loves dessert and Goo Goo Clusters were invented in the early 1900s. These clusters have caramel, marshmallow nougat, peanuts, and milk chocolate all mixed together into a piece of candy yumminess.

Address: Nashville, TN

5: San Francisco

San Francisco
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People in San Francisco have invented everything from sourdough bread to fortune cookies, so everyone wants to travel to this city to see what else they have come up with. Family members have owned Benkyodo since 1906 and they have consistently made the best strawberry manju since then. The strawberry manju is white bean paste and a strawberry that is wrapped inside a rice dough. In between meals, people will want to grab an Anchor Steam Beer, which dates back to the 1800s.

Address: San Francisco, CA

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