Orlando Ranks #1 In The Nation As Best Foodie City For The Money In 2016

We see them every year at our Downtown Food & Wine Festival, so we know that there are plenty of foodies in Orlando. But what may come as a surprise is that not only is the great food found within the City Beautiful delicious, it’s also not a strain on a foodie’s wallet. WalletHub recently released their rundown of the 2016 best and worst foodie cities for your wallet and this year, Orlando took the #1 spot! Last year, Orlando came in at #2 right behind Portland, Oregon.

In coming up with their findings, they took a look at the 150 most populated U.S. cities and evaluated them with 18 key metrics ranging from the cost of groceries to the number of restaurants per capita. When it came to the affordability rank, Orlando came in at #19. But Orlando ranked much higher, coming in at #1, on the ranking of “diversity, accessibility and quality.”

Florida, in fact, is a great place for the thrifty foodie, with three major Florida cities hitting the top 10. Miami made the top 10 at #3 and Tampa came in at #4. San Francisco was the only California city making the top 10 coming in at #5. While they did well when it came to the “diversity, accessibility and quality” rankings coming in at #3, they only came in at #77 when it came to affordability.

Check out the top 10 below and take a look at the interactive map for the complete rundown.

1) Orlando, FL 
2) Portland, OR
3) Miami, FL
4) Tampa, FL
5) San Francisco,
6) Cincinnati, OH
7) St. Louis, MO
8) Salt Lake City, UT
9) Richmond, VA
10) Seattle, WA

Source: WalletHub

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