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Small Towns, Big Flavor: Yelp Names 2022 Foodie Cities

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 5:53 am
by saramaria5356
Looking for inspiration for your next summer travel getaway? We’ve compiled a list of the top trending destinations for foodies across the United States. This year, Asheville, NC and the Hawaiian Islands top the list alongside cities like Charleston, SC, which is home to Michelin-starred and James Beard Award winning restaurants. To name this year’s top US destinations for foodies, our Data Science team looked for the cities that had the highest restaurant ratings from out-of-towners and then took a look at what visitors were loving on Yelp.

We limited this year’s list to cities with populations under 250,000 that have must-know food scenes. Below, we’ve listed this year’s trending destinations and a few restaurants and dishes Phone Number List to bookmark for the itinerary, whether you’re in the mood to make a stop for fry sauce in Boise City or fill up on crab cakes and hush puppies on the North Carolina coast. Asheville, NC – Blending the flavors of the American South with Appalachian fare, Asheville boasts a unique mountain-to-urban creative food scene.


If you’re heading to the “Land of the Sky,” be sure to make a reservation at Cúrate or Chestnut Yelpers love the lamb skewers and fried eggplant at Cúrate. Hawaiian Islands – If you’re visiting the Aloha State, be sure to look for dishes that incorporate kalua pork, coconut shrimp or mahi mahi. On Lahaina, Yelpers love the fish tacos at Down the Hatch and on Kapaa, they rave about the coconut shrimp at Lava Lava Beach Club. San Luis Obispo, CA – Nestled along the Central California Coast, San Luis Obispo is home to a booming foodie scene, bolstered by new additions like SLO Provisions and Park 1039. Yelpers love dishes like tri-tip sandwiches and bread bowls at beloved spots like Old Slo BBQ and Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ.