I always joke that I enjoy trip planning as much as actually taking the trip. And one of the first things on my to-list after booking the flight and hotel is browsing menus and making dinner reservations. There are incredible eats no matter where you choose to visit, but if the sole purpose of your vacation is to eat, and eat well then there are certain places you must visit. Our friends at TripAdvisor just named the best cities for food lovers, and a North Carolina city made the top 10 as one of the best of the best food destination in the nation. It’s one of my favorite cities to visit with tons to do, but if you do visit be sure to schedule lots of time to try all the delicious cuisine.
These rankings are part of their 2023 Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best Awards. There was some stiff competition, all the cities on this list have some great eats and tons to do. I’ve been lucky enough to visit 8 of the 10 and most many many times. I’d highly recommend you pay a visit to each of them. And make sure to pack your sweatpants. “If eating, snacking, and more eating are at the heart of your itinerary, you’ll find some of the best local flavors in these top spots”, according to Trip Advisor. Keep reading to see the top 10 cities and which North Carolina local was named the 2nd best food destination in the nation. There is actually another city I was surprised didn’t make the list and in the past, it has received rave reviews for its food as well.