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  • Madgardener

    Gotta say Cleveland is doing amazing things on farm to table front! So many great places to eat in this town!

  • Christine Kim

    Los Angeles is saturated with many great restaurants, cafes, and food trucks, but I honestly find Chicago to have a more exciting food culture. Los Angeles provides easy accessibility and convenience though. This comes from a Angeleño, too!

  • WhiteFlintFarm

    Well, to be fair, "best" and "most exciting" are obviously subjective categories. It seems the author was giving most weight to cities with a wide diversity of food options.
    For what it's worth, my list would include New Orleans. And for a good selection of restaurants featuring locally grown food, Asheville NC is a great place to eat.

  • la garriga

    I agree with Jane Wolfe when she says "This has to be the most incorrect piece of journalism I have ever read in my entire life" Obviously the autor would be better in any other thing but writing about food. Probably too young to have enough experience.

  • Erika Starkey

    As a Singaporean, I'm really glad to see that this unnoticeable little island had topped the chart, but I do believe other great places have been missed out! How about BARCELONA? Or Madrid? These beautiful Spanish cities never sleep. And not forgetting Naples the motherland of pizza. Paris? Denmark? :)))))

  • Lewi Essen

    also the BBQ chicken pizza was developed by Los Angeles.... how could we live with out it.... fucking knobs

    • Erika Starkey

      To each his own haha. Chill dude. how about you amaze us with your own opinion of a top 10 list? :)

  • Lewi Essen

    this is so bad. Thailand has some of the best food i have ever had. Also Los Angeles is nopt the best fr allot of those cusines, i would put melbourne, australia up against all of it except the mexican. Melbourne also has great coffee allot of Aussies doing really well in London with great coffee houses.

  • Jane Wolfe

    This has to be the most incorrect piece of journalism I have ever read in my entire life. For the ultimate food pilgrimage - visit New Orleans. Yes, I'm a native.

  • Lou Pizante

    Saigon deserves an honorable mention for its mix of South East Asian and French flavors.

  • leonardomreis

    Wonder why São Paulo (Brazil) is not in the list. Maybe because South America is not considered a gourmet destination, or because English is not well spoken in the country as in the destinations listed in this article. Well, it has a large number of the best 100 restaurants of the world, and even a larger number of young chefs.

    • Lara Rabinovitch

      Melbourne, São Paulo, NOLA, Ho Chi Minh City, Chicago.... What other cities are food pilgrimage-worthy right now and why? Let's go for top twenty.

      • Sarah Johnson

        Exactly what I was thinking! Chicago may be my home city, but it also gets many nods for being a foodie's dream come true.