Grand Rapids is One of the Best Foodie Cities in America
As someone who not only loves to eat but appreciates trying new food, I would consider Grand Rapids to be a great city to do just that. There's already so many delicious local restaurants & new ones keep popping up almost every other day so it's no surprise its one of the best "foodie" cities in America, according to a new study.
WalletHub compared 182 U.S. cities using 30 key indicators which identity as "foodie-friendly" such as accessibility & affordability of restaurants, avg. wine & beer prices, number of restaurants, diversity of restaurants, number of coffee shops/breweries/ice cream shops, number of food festivals, etc.
Using these indicators Portland, Oregon is the #1 foodie city in America, but coming in at #25 is none other than Beer City USA. Maybe we should consider adding "food" to our slogan.
When it comes to 'affordability', Grand Rapids won't hurt your wallet too much -- it ranked 5th in that category. However, when it comes to 'diversity, accessibility, and quality' we fell a bit to #40.
The only other Michigan city to place on the list was Detroit at #78, and if you're looking for cheap alcohol, head to the D where they have the lowest cost of beer and wine in the country.
If you're a foodie avoid Pearl City, Hawaii where the food isn't that affordable or diverse, making it dead last on the list.