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Seattle named one of the best foodie cities in America

SEATTLE — In a new WalletHub report, Seattle was named one of the best foodie cities in the United States, and a neighbor topped the list.

The Emerald City ranked No. 7 on the list. Portland claimed the No. 1 spot, edging Orlando, Miami, San Francisco, Austin and Sacramento, respectively.

Tampa, Las Vegas and San Diego rounded out the top 10. Vancouver, Wash., ranked No. 26, Spokane took home No. 72 and Tacoma was slotted at No. 93.

The personal-finance website used 29 key indicators for the report, including cost of groceries and affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants to food festivals per capita.

WalletHub also reported restaurant prices rose 8% between August 2021 and August 2022, and grocery store prices increased 8.3% in that time.

"Foodie culture isn’t limited to restaurants," the WalletHub report said. "Foodies enjoy discovering new and unique flavors wherever they can find them, including in their own kitchens and less prominent establishments like street food stalls. For these people, the experience of eating is elevated to a hobby or even a lifestyle."

Click here for the full report.

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