3 California Cities in America’s Top 10 Foodie Towns

Three California cities feature in America’s top 10 foodie towns – can you guess which ones?

The list, published by WalletHub, looked at factors like restaurant diversity, food trucks per capita, grocery costs, and more.

San Francisco came in at No. 4, followed by Sacramento at No. 6, then San Diego to round out the top 10. These three California cities scored as high as they did due to diversity, accessibility and food quality, according to the report.

Los Angeles ranked No. 15.

Other California cities on the expanded Top 100 list include Oakland, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Stockton, Glendale, and Huntington Beach.


If you’re looking to dine in the city that won the top honor, you’ll need to travel to the Pacific Northwest, where the city of Portland placed first.

The study compared 182 U.S. cities across 29 key metrics, ranging from affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants and food festivals per capita to craft breweries and wineries per capita.

Additionally, the study found that restaurant prices increased by 8% between August 2021 and August 2022. Even cooking your own gourmet meals can be costly, as grocery store prices increased by 8.3% between August 2021. and August 2022.

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Bernard P. Love