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Miami is the No. 1 city in the US for foodies, study says

Startling or expected?

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Donuts from the Salty Donut
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There’s no doubt Miami’s food scene is on the upswing, as any Eater Miami reader will tell you.

However it has to be somewhat surprising to see Miami already top the country as the No. 1 city for foodies, according to a SmartAsset study.

They looked at seven factors:

  1. Total number of restaurants
  2. Ratio of full-service restaurants to limited-service restaurants
  3. Number of restaurants per 10,000 residents
  4. Number of speciality grocery stores
  5. Percent of total workers who work in the food industry
  6. Number of farmers markets and community-supported agriculture per 100,000 residents
  7. Price of a three-course meal for two at a mid-tier restaurant

New York City was incredibly not among the Top 25, partly due to its vast population, which hurt its standing in categories like restaurants per 10,000 residents.

Seattle ranked second and San Francisco ranked third, with Pittsburgh and Cincinnati rounding out the Top 5.