A town's food scene isn't always defined by the total number of Michelin stars within city limits. Sperlings Best Places
composed a list of what they consider to be the best food focused cities in the country by accounting for the everyday meals all of us eat as well as the availability to source good ingredients. Oddly enough, New York City, Chicago, and New Orleans did not make the cut.
"...Sperlings Best Places crunched numbers, using the following city data: ratio of local restaurants to chain restaurants, number of Whole Foods and cooking stores, number of wine shops, wine bars, craft breweries, and brew pubs; and the number of CSA (community supported agriculture) farms and local farmers markets. (Note: given populations are for metro areas.) "
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