City residents embrace restaurants and take pride in knowing where their food comes from. With this in mind, Livability.com has named the Top 10 Foodie Cities, 2014 . These cities strongly support local farmers, showcase regional cuisine and provide residents with bountiful opportunities to discover new flavors, textures, cooking techniques and healthy foods.
For this list of cities, editors analyzed data from Esri about how frequently families eat at locally owned restaurants and how much the average resident spends eating out. They also examined the accessibility residents of each city have to healthy foods like fruits, vegetables and quality meat with data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Also taken into account were cities with established farmers markets and restaurants that use locally grown ingredients, as well as critically acclaimed restaurants, successful chefs and winners of James Beard Foundation Awards.
“There’s a real foodie renaissance going on in U.S. cities,” says Livability.com  Editor Matt Carmichael. “You’re seeing that coast to coast, but these cities really stand out as great places to live and eat.”
- New Haven, CT
- Scottsdale, AZ
- Boston, MA
- Asheville, NC
- Traverse City, MI
- Berkeley, CA
- Boulder, CO
- Burlington, VT
- Omaha, NE
- Washington, D.C.
Livability.com named the Top 10 Foodie Cities of 2014 by analyzing data about how frequently families eat at locally owned restaurants and how much the average resident spends eating out, as well as access to healthy foods like fruits, vegetables and quality meat.