If you love food and you’re planning a trip to the USA, then you’ll definitely want to consider visiting one of these top 10 neighborhoods that any foodie will love.
Eating your way through these cities will be at the top of your list when it comes to sightseeing, entertainment, and food! The neighborhoods are in no particular order, so enjoy them all!
1) Boston: Beacon Hill, North End, Downtown
Boston is a culinary playground. What’s great about Boston is that you don’t have to go far to find great restaurants: The North End and Beacon Hill are both filled with fantastic restaurants offering incredible dining experiences. So when you think of Boston, make sure you visit at least one of these three neighborhoods. And when you do, be sure to order some seafood because there’s no way around it: Boston is a seafood town.
Here are some restaurant suggestions for you:
Beacon Hill: 75 Chestnut, Mooo Beacon Hill, Toscano Ristorante – Beacon Hill, Emmets Irish Pub & Restaurant and Bistro du Midi
North End: Salumeria Italiana, Galleria Umberto, Bova’s Bakery, Theo’s Cozy Corner Restaurant, Monica’s Mercato
Downtown: Sam LaGrassa’s, Cafe Bonjour, Mike & Patty’s, Ostra, Thinking Cup stand out among the best restaurants.
2) Chicago: Lincoln Park, West Loop, Pilsen
Chicago is one of the greatest cities in America, and a visit to its culinary scene should be on every local or international traveler’s list.
Whether you are looking for fine dining at one of Chicago’s world-class restaurants, searching for a unique Chicago neighborhood barbeque experience, exploring ethnic neighborhoods such as Chinatown or Pilsen (known for Mexican cuisine), or simply want to find a great place to grab a quick burger before seeing one of their many famous sports teams play, there is no shortage of eateries in Chicago.
Lincoln Park and West Loop have some great bars and restaurants that offer an awesome variety of cuisines from around the world! Pilsen also has some incredible taquerias with delicious tacos to satisfy all your needs!
Here are some of the restaurants you would like to go to while in Chicago:
Lincoln Park: Boka Restaurant, Nookies Wells, Molly’s Cupcakes, Batter & Berries, Sapori Trattoria
West Loop: Monteverde, Avec, Girl & The Goat, Green Street Smoked Meats, Lou Mitchell’s
Pilsen: Dusek’s Board & Beer, S.K.Y, Canton Regio, HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen, Honky Tonk BBQ
3) Denver: LoHi, Highlands
The newest trendy Denver neighborhood, LoHi has an urban feel while still embracing Denver’s nature-filled culture. The Highlands is home to over 100 restaurants, coffee shops and breweries, where you can experience Colorado’s edgy personality in a friendly atmosphere.
People come from all over Denver just to dine here! The neighborhood is extremely walkable, with few cars on its one-way streets and breathtaking views of city skyscrapers.
Many landmarks such as Cheesman Park, Mile High Stadium and Coors Field give residents a special view of their hometown. With countless choices for cuisine in every price range, from farm-to-table restaurants to cheap takeout options such as Chipotle or Subway, your mouth will be watering after reading this post!
Lohi: Lohi Steakbar, Williams & Graham, Bartaco,Occidental, Senor Bear
Highland: Root Down, Work & Class, Briar Common, Guard and Grace, Linger
4) Las Vegas: Downtown, Spring Valley
With more than a dozen restaurants and bars in an area barely one square mile, Downtown Las Vegas is a no-brainer for hungry travelers.
Walking through The District, you’ll find everything from Lebanese cuisine to burgers.
Andiamo Italian Steakhouse, Hugo’s Cellar, Triple George Grill, Flippin’ Good Chicken Burgers Beer, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse are among the best restaurants in the downtown.
Spring Valley’s highlights are China Mama, The Bao Spot, 888 Japanese BBQ, Salt & Spoon, 595 Craft & Kitchen.
5) Los Angeles: Silver Lake, Venice Beach
LA is one of America’s biggest cities, and it comes as no surprise that it is home to some of its most interesting dining scenes. Head over to Silver Lake and Venice Beach, where a raw foods craze has led to an explosion in all things vegan – from burritos made from greens to cheese-free pizza.
Silver Lake: Pine & Crane, Cliff’s Edge, Silver Lake Ramen, Little Pine, Millie’s
Venice Beach: Tocaya – Venice, Cafe Gratitude Venice, Salt & Straw, Lemonade, Gjusta
6) New York City: Red Hook, Harlem, Brooklyn
New York City is one of those cities where you can literally eat from morning to night. The best part about exploring NYC’s diverse dining scene is that it’s truly accessible,, you don’t have to be rich to dine at places like Eleven Madison Park , which are considered by many to be some of the best restaurants in America.
One of our favorite locales for a quick bite is Red Hook, a Brooklyn neighborhood filled with street art and delicious eateries. Here are a few spots worth trying when you’re in town.
Red Hook:Holy Cow, Historic Village Diner, Flatiron Steakhouse, Savona’s Trattoria, Taste Budd’s Chocolate Cafe
Harlem: SottoCasa Pizzeria, Levain Bakery, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Red Rooster Harlem, Harlem Shake
Brooklyn: Piccola Cucina Estiatorio, Michael’s of Brooklyn, DeStefano’s Steak House, Sottocasa Pizzeria, Kuu Ramen
7) Philadelphia: Queen Village, South Philly
While you’re here, be sure to check out: King of PrussiaShopping Mall and Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Fishtown is a neighborhood located on Philadelphia’s northern edge. Once an industrial area, Fishtown is now home to some of Philly’s trendiest restaurants, bars and shops.
Some of Philly’s best eats are found here like: Abe Fisher Restaurant & Bar, Juniper Craft House (which also has locations in Queen Village), La Colombe Torrefaction Coffee Roasters and Vernick Food & Drink (which has locations in Society Hill and Center City).
8) Portland OR – Hawthorne District
The best little neighborhood in Portland. This is where you want to go for coffee and pastries or brunch. If you’re in search of fine dining, look no further than Lincoln Park, a block up from Hawthorne. You can’t beat it for cool shops and great restaurants.
There’s even an old school arcade and ice-cream parlor just down the street! This is a great place to find almost anything you need at prices that are hard to beat.
The shops close at 9 PM each night so be sure to stop by on your way home from work or later in your stay when time allows!
The Observatory, Malka, Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine, Oma’s Hideaway, 3 Doors Down Cafe & Lounge are some of the best Hawrhorne restaurants.
9) San Francisco – Hayes Valley, Inner Sunset
These San Francisco districts are surrounded by some of America’s best-known landmarks, from Coit Tower to Golden Gate Park. Luckily, they’re also home to some of its most desirable restaurants.
This includes neighborhood institution Kin Khao and newer stars like Alta CA and Mission Chinese Food.
The Inner Sunset is quickly becoming a burgeoning arts district, with galleries popping up throughout Clement Street.
If you’re in town for only one night or even one meal it doesn’t get much better than Hayes Valley, which has been an American fine dining hotspot since it opened more than a decade ago.
Some of the best restaurants:
Hayes Valley: Hayes Valley, Blue Bottle Cafe, Suppenkuche, Papito Hayes, Monsieur Benjamin
Inner Sunset: Crepevine Restaurants, Pacific Catch, San Tung, Ebisu, Arizmendi Bakery
10) Seattle – Georgetown, Ballard
When it comes to Seattle, you may not be surprised that Pike Place Market is well-loved by locals and tourists alike.
But Seattle has even more to offer than its famous market (and microbreweries). The Fremont neighborhood home to a number of fun and affordable restaurants is close to Ballard, which also has a number of eclectic options for eating out.
The Walrus and the Carpenter, Rays, La Carta de Oaxaca, Staple and Fancy, Un Bien are just some of the best from Ballard.
And Georgetown, nestled between downtown and Seattle University, serves up its own special blend of Pacific Northwest culture.
Katsu Burger, The Hangar Cafe, Kauai’s Family Restaurant, The Corson Building, Via Tribunali are among the must-visit restaurants in Georgetown.