Whether you’re planning a vacation or trying to decide where to open your next restaurant these ten cities are perfect destinations for food lovers. We’re counting down the best food cities in America based on uniqueness culture and creativity so you can see where your city ranks or simply draw inspiration from others.

10. Boulder Colorado

Boulder is the home of the University of Colorado beautiful mountain views and plenty of outdoor activities. But what most outsiders don’t know about Boulder is that it’s also home to a burgeoning food scene. Simply walk into any restaurant on Pearl Street in downtown Boulder and you’ll see why. Oak at Fourteenth is a favorite for innovative American food Black Cat for a farm-to-table option and Sherpa’s for a taste of Nepalese cuisine.

9. Charleston South Carolina

Rich history and Southern hospitality aren’t the only reasons to travel to Charleston. Their food scene marries classic staples like shrimp and grits with modern and innovative flavors. Try FIG (Food is Good) for an upscale take on low-country ingredients or Roadside Seafood for a simpler (but no less delicious) meal of fried seafood and she crab soup.

8. Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Rocky Balboa and insane sports fans tend to come to mind when thinking of the City of Brotherly Love but a chance to run up the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art isn’t the only reason to visit Philly. Ordering a cheesesteak from Pat’s or Geno’s is practically a Philadelphia tourism rite of passage but there are plenty of other must-try foods around the city. The Reading Terminal Market is home to delicious favorites including Beiler’s Donuts and Meltkraft which serves some of the best grilled cheese sandwiches you will ever taste. Philly doesn’t short visitors on fine dining options either. Check out Lacroix at the Rittenhouse XIX or Vetri for some of the best the city has to offer.

7. Washington DC

The nation’s capital is home to some of the best fine dining in the country. Try upscale Indian dishes at Rasika unique American food at The Blue Duck Tavern or fine Italian dining at Fiola. If you’re looking for food that’s a little more down-to-earth try out any one of the city’s numerous food trucks like….

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