Let’s face it. Probably everybody loves food. And in the age of meal kits, Amazon Pantry, and online ordering, it’s easier than ever to get your hands on the kinds of foods you might have a hankering for. Even if it’s at 2:00AM.
But just because we can, does that mean we should? Probably not, especially when it comes to food. There are so many cities with unique flair and local flavors to their cuisine. There’s a reason they call America a “melting pot”!
There’s a reason to add these 7 cities onto your travel bucket list. And that reason is their fantastic food. Here's where you should visit in the United States if you love a certain kind of international cuisine.
There’s something about a perfectly cooked taco. Rather, there’s something about perfectly cooked tacos, because in El Paso -- you can’t just have one. Although the foodie scene in this city isn’t necessarily notorious, it’s absolutely underrated.
El Paso isn’t just a border town. This Texan city is home to the highest density of Mexican restaurants in the United States. If you’re looking for authentic eats, El Paso should be a destination on your bucket list.
Known for her zesty culture and soul, NOLA is also known for her food. This is a city that if you’re into food, you need to visit. Not only are the drinks outstanding, but the nightlife and the cuisine are iconic.
Though she’s a cultural melting pot in the south, New Orleans is the city you should visit if you love comfort food. Imagine the sweet and savory delights you can taste in the city where “The Good Times Roll”. Of course, it goes without being said that French cuisine is also popular in New Orleans. After all, french is one of the state’s official languages.
Minneapolis may not be the first city on a foodie’s bucket list, but this city has earned the title of top city to visit if you love Chinese or Thai food. If you’re looking for something to eat in the Twin Cities, it’s best you try some far east cuisine.
Under no circumstances can you avoid trying Pad Thai if you’re visiting one of Minneapolis’ top Thai restaurants.
So many of the major US cities are an amalgam of cultures that helped settle that area. Miami is a major port city and vacation destination in Florida. It’s also home to some of the top Latin American restaurants in the country.
Thanks to the variety found in Miami, it’s difficult to decide which is the best international cuisine in the city but this list helps.
If you’ve had enough of gambling and the nightlife of Sin City, aim to fill your to-do list with sushi joints. Las Vegas is sort of a destination all about the luxe lifestyle, and the number of sushi spots open in this city makes a statement.
When you’re visiting Vegas, it’s pretty normal to have a jam-packed itinerary so you get the most of your experience. Try mixing sushi with any of the popular happy hours in Vegas to get the most bang for your buck.
At heart, Memphis is a foodie city equipped with the culinary expertise of the American south. There are more homestyle restaurants in Memphis than most other cities in the nation, something locals are definitely proud of.
While visiting this city, you’ll want to prepare for barbecue, meat-and-threes, and some of the best sauce you’ll ever try.
For most destinations that have strong cultural ties to other countries or ethnicities, the local food scene represents where people have come from. This Wisconsin city saw a huge increase in German immigrants in the mid-to-late 1800s, so it’s safe to say their influence on the local cuisine stands the test of time.
Milwaukee should be on your list of cities to visit if you love German food. Think brats, beer, and other authentic German food.