Sacramento makes top 10 list for best US foodie scenes. Only one California city beat it

If you consider yourself a “foodie,” Sacramento is one of the best places for you to be, according to a new study.

The foodie culture, as WalletHub describes, is the experience of enjoying unique and new flavors from gourmet restaurants to street vendors. The personal finance website looked at food scenes across the nation, ranking 182 cities for its “2022’s Best Foodie Cities in America.”

Using a weighted ranking, WalletHub looked at affordability, including groceries, high-end restaurants and meal costs, and the diversity, accessibility and quality of food options. This includes restaurants per capita, access to healthy foods and grocery stores per capita.

Sacramento landed at No. 6 as one of the top foodie cities in the country. Ahead of the capital city is Austin, Texas, at No. 5, San Francisco at No. 4., Miami at No. 3 and Orlando at No. 2.

Portland topped the list at No. 1. Pearl City, Hawaii, ranked the lowest at No. 182.

Other cities in California made the list — albeit lower down than Sacramento and San Francisco — including San Diego at No. 10, Los Angeles at No. 15 and Oakland at No. 20.

The study also looked at the cost of groceries. Brownsville, Texas, has the lowest cost while Pearl City, Honululu and Juneau, Alaska, tied at the highest. San Jose finished off the list at No. 5 for the worst grocery prices.

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