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Orlando Has Been Named As Second Best Foodie City In The Entire Nation

WalletHub has recently ranked Orlando as the second best Foodie City in the entire nation, although to us living here in Orlando it's not really a surprise!


Orlando Has Been Named As Second Best Foodie City In The Entire Nation

The company ranked 182 cities on things like the cost of groceries, affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants, and the presence of food festivals.


Orlando only missed the top spot by one other city, Portland in Oregon, and finished ahead of two other Florida cities that were ranked in the top ten, Miami which came in third, and Tampa in eighth place.


Orlando Has Been Named As Second Best Foodie City In The Entire Nation

Among other factors, the City Beautiful ranked at the top for the amount of restaurants it has per capita, as well as its gourmet specialty-food stores per capita. The city also ranked number 1 for ice cream shops and number 2 for coffee shops per capita.


Orlando did only rank 101st in affordability, no surprise there then, but it did rank 5th for diversity, accessibility, and quality, according to the report.


The WalletHub report also made note of the presence of Michelin-starred restaurants and the average ranking of city restaurants on Yelp’s Top 100 places to eat in the United States.


In June, four Orlando-area restaurants earned the region’s first individual Michelin stars.


The restaurants are: Capa, Knife and Spoon, Kadence and Soseki.


Additionally, multiple restaurants from the area ranked in Yelp’s Top 100 Best Restaurants in Florida, including Selam Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine, Happy Snapper Seafood Restaurant, Mee Thai Restaurant, Craft & Common, Chicken Fire, and ShouFi MahFi Mediterranean Grill.


Orlando Has Been Named As Second Best Foodie City In The Entire Nation

In total, the state of Florida was represented by 11 cities on the list, including Port St. Lucie and Tallahassee, which ranked 133 and 134, respectively.


For more details on the rankings, including the complete list of cities, visit the WalletHub 2022 Best Foodie Cities in America webpage for more details.


Orlando Has Been Named As Second Best Foodie City In The Entire Nation


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