6 Trips for Foodies in the U.S.

New York

Visit the Union Square Greenmarket, or take advantage of some of the finest dining in New York City. You can have everything from a fine dining experience at Le Cirque to a Southern barbeque at Southern Hospitality. Or take advantage of top sushi eateries such as Sushi Samba and Bond Street, indulge in world-famous pizza at Lombardi’s Pizzeria, take the kids to Alice’s Tea Cup, or get a classic New York hot dog at Gray’s Papaya.

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The Windy City has plenty of places to keep foodies busy, and of course deep dish pizza in Chicago is a must. Try the famous stuffed pizza of Giordani’s. Also visit the famous sushi restaurant Japanois Chicago or the award-winning Charlie Trotter’s. For French cuisine, make reservations at Tru of Chicago, and for a fine dining experience, try “culinary wunderkind” Alinea.

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Los Angeles

The al fresco L.A. food scene is not only healthy and fresh, but you also have a fantastic diversity of authentic cuisines with everything from Asian, Latino, and American fusion. Try the famous beachside-eatery Moonshadows, upscale Chinese restaurant Mr. Chow or master chef Wolfgang Puck’s Cut and Spago. For budget-friendly dining, try classic West Coast hamburgers at In-N-Out Burger, get a legendary Pink’s hot dog on Hollywood Blvd, or eat under the California sun at Joan’s on Third. To get your dessert fix, stop by celebrity-favorite Sprinkles Cupcakes or Diddy Riese cookies and ice cream.

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Northern California

Arguably one of top foodie destinations in the world, Northern California boasts innumerable wineries, ocean access, and a strong multicultural presence to tantalize your taste buds with a variety of sights and smells. In San Francisco, eat authentic Chinese cuisine in Chinatown, or sample fresh seafood and sourdough bread at Fisherman’s Wharf. Get an Irish coffee at the Buena Vista Café or go Italian with North Beach Restaurant in Little Italy. French restaurant Fleur de Lys is a must, as is The Cliff House, where the views are as good as the food. And of course, don’t forget about the wineries of Napa and Sonoma.

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New Orleans

Taste the best French flavors and Creole cuisine in the Deep South. To start your day, make sure to stop by the original French Market Coffee Stand, Café Du Monde. For seafood, try Acme Oyster House. For a romantic meal, visit Bayona, a well-known cottage in the historic French Quarter. Commander’s Palace serves legendary cuisine in the Garden District, and Muriel’s Jackson Square Bistro is said to be haunted!

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Sample Cuban-inspired flare and get your seafood fix while soaking up the Florida sun. Chef Emeril Lagasse has his Emeril’s Miami Beach restaurant here. Also try upscale sushi at Nobu Miami Beach, or for a more casual vibe check out Joe’s Stone Crab. Shorty’s BBQ is another great place for finding yummy food at cheap prices. And for all things Cuban head over to Bongo’s Cuban Café.

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