New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans have always been known as foodie destinations, but with that reputation comes tons of tourists and high prices. So Booking.com looked at data for the fastest growing cities according to American traveler’s food endorsements to find the best emerging culinary scenes.
Here are the top five up and coming American cities for foodies, and where to eat, according to Booking.com.
Asheville is full of great outdoor restaurants, farmers’ markets, and gorgeous views. (Photo: Art Meripol/Corbis)
What to expect: New restaurants, farmers’ markets, and foodie start-ups, producing everything from artisanal cheese to chocolate and preserves.
What to expect: Tons of seafood, as well as comfort-food eateries.
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New Mexico is all about the blending of cultures, flavors, and fun. (Photo: db2stock/Blend Images/Corbis)
What to expect: Native American, American, and Mexican flavors and killer street food.
Where to eat: Second Street Brewery for wings, cheese, and beer with a New Mexico twist.
What to expect: Cool ethnic cuisine.
Where to eat: Reading Terminal Market for everything from Italian-style pulled pork sandwiches to sweets.
Honolulu is a foodie’s paradise. (Photo: Randy Faris/Corbis)
What to expect: Farm-to-table fare and pop-up restaurants from well-known chefs.
Where to eat: Yama’s Fish Market for fresh fish, meat, and specialties; pop-up restaurants in the newly redeveloped, trendy district of Kakaako.
What to expect: Eclectic but sophisticated food.
What to expect: Boat-to-table seafood.
Where to eat: Restaurant 1883 for fresh, James-Beard-nominated food.