We all know a foodie in the Mohawk Valley or beyond. Maybe some of us even qualify as one. The word is defined by Merriam-Webster's Dictionary as "a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads."

It was first used in the early 1980s and now it's everywhere, including 2018's Best Foodie Cities in America. To arrive at its list, WalletHub scored over 180 cities in key indicators, like "cost of groceries to affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants to food festivals per capita." Here's how cities in New York State fared:

The Big Apple actually ranked #1 in the study for Diversity, Accessibility & Quality, but was #175 (out of 182) in Affordability.

The only three cities ranked better overall than New York were Miami (#3), San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon at #1. The bottom three were Montgomery, Alabama, West Valley City, Utah and, at #182...Pearl City, Hawaii, a suburb of Honolulu which borders Pearl Harbor.

How do you think our local towns rank in the categories of Diversity and Quality when it comes to food experiences? Who's #1 in Central New York?


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