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Traveling For Food: 8 American Destinations All Foodies Should Visit

For us foodies, travelling is just as much about the food as it is about the the culture, sights and attractions. The US is one of the world’s best countries for food, as it has so many amazing destinations serving all manner of incredible foods.

If you are going to plan a trip around the US, or to one destination within the US, it is worth taking the time to look at where is best for food. After all, when you are a foodie, a big part of any trip is the cuisine that comes with it.

Want to know which US cities offer the best cuisine? Then read on, for a guide to the eight best American destinations for food.



1. Portland, Maine

Portland is, without a doubt, one of the best cities for food in the US. There is so much great food on offer here that it can be hard to decide what to try when you actually do visit, as there is just far too much competition. Being a seaside destination, Portland is famous for its seafood, particularly its lobster. In Portland, you can’t walk down a single street without seeing a lobster restaurant.

2. Austin, Texas

Texas is a state known for its love of smoked and barbecued meats, melted cheese, and fried foods, and Austin is no different. From barbecued ribs and steak burgers to buttermilk fried chicken and deep fried cheese, Austin has a wide range of different dishes to choose from. For anyone with a love of smoked meats or deep fried foods, this is the ideal place to pay a visit to. The food here it totally delicious and ideal for anyone with a love of meat, because Austin (and Texas as a whole) is all about the meat.

3. Santa Fe, New Mexico

This capital city of New Mexico is famous for its combination of Spanish, Mexican, French, Tex-Mex, and Mediterranean influences. The staples of cooking in New Mexico are rice, kidney beans and chiles, with almost every dish being served with either a red or green chilli on it. Enchiladas are a popular food here but are served on wheat tortillas as a pose to corn tortillas. The food here tends to have spice to it, and so, if you aren’t a fan of spicy foods, it probably isn’t the kind of place that you would like to visit. However, if spice is your friend, then a trip to Santa Fe could be a great idea, particularly if you are in need of some spicy cooking inspiration.

4. Savannah, Georgia

The cuisine on offer in Savannah is a mixture of exotic influences and focuses on combining old recipes with new influences and ingredients. The food in Savannah is always changing and developing, from traditional crab stew to BBQ brisket; Savannah is home to a range of delicious dishes, each of which changes and develops on a regular basis. For anyone who loves to experiment with their cooking and try new dishes, a trip to Savannah could provide some much-needed cooking inspiration.

5. San Francisco, California

San Francisco is as famous for its array of eateries as it is for the Golden Gate Bridge and its other attractions which you can read all about on thecrazytourist.com. The food scene here is incredible, but out of all the dishes on offer, the foods that you have to try are abalone, Dungeness crab, sands dab, bay shrimp, and crusty sourdough. Renowned for its seafood, San Francisco has a lot to offer in terms of the range of dishes available here, from seafood to all manner of other delicacies.

6. New York City, New York

If there is one thing that New York is famous for, it’s the institution of the ‘delicitesan’ also known 
as the ‘deli’. Along with the delicatessen, a range of popular Jewish foods from New York, like bagels, for instance. In addition to being famous for these foods, New York is also famous for its hot dogs, chicken and waffles, and of course, cheesecake.

7. New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is famous for its range of foods, but its most popular dishes are influenced by creole cuisine, Cajun cuisine, and soul food, as well as seafood. Seafood dishes like gumbo, crawfish etouffee, and jambalaya.

There you have it, a guide to seven American destinations that all foodies should visit at one point or another. Each of these destinations has a range of different dishes on offer that are unique and incredibly delicious.

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