3 NorCal Cities Make Top 20 of “2019 Best Foodie Cities in America” List

Map of Northern California’s “2019 Best Food Cities in America” by WalletHub

Northern California is once again asserting its dominance in the culinary world with 3 cities making the Top 20 of the “2019 Top Foodie Cities in America” list. WalletHub’s annual list featured every one of the top foodie cities in the country and featured a total of 28 California cities, 6 of which are right here in NorCal.

The three NorCal cities that made the Top 20 are San Francisco (#4),
Sacramento (#12), and Oakland (#20). Here are their breakdowns:

San Francisco – #4

Affordability Rank: 172

Affordability Rank: 172

‘Diversity, Accessibility & Quality’ Rank: 2

Total Score: 67.21

Overall Rank (1 = Best): 4

Sacramento – #12

Affordability Rank: 172

‘Diversity, Accessibility & Quality’ Rank: 2

Total Score: 67.21

Affordability Rank: 77

Oakland – #20

Affordability Rank: 155

‘Diversity, Accessibility & Quality’ Rank: 16

Total Score: 52.94

Overall Rank (1 = Best): 20

Map of California’s “2019 Best Food Cities in America” by WalletHub

Here is a list all of the California cities that made the list:

San Francisco #4

Los Angeles #5

San Diego #7

Sacramento #12

Oakland #20

Santa Ana #38

Fresno #48

San Jose #49

Long Beach #56

Bakersfield #62

Anaheim #68

Santa Rosa #83

Irvine #91

Garden Grove #93

Modesto #97

Riverside #104

Glendale #106

Oceanside #121

Santa Clarita #122

Oxnard #131

Chula Vista #145

San Bernardino #159

Stockton #162

Rancho Cucamonga #166

Ontario #170

Fontana #171

Fremont #176

Moreno Valley #177

The entire list of “2019 Best Foodie Cities in America” resulted in 182 total cities. Of that list 21.875% are from California and 3.29% from Northern California specifically. With this information we must conclude, NorCal is the best Foodie Region in the country!! Prove me wrong…

Source: WalletHub

Brien O'Brien

As the Food Editor and Co-Founder of Eating NorCal, Brien O'Brien is one of the most influential foodies in NorCal. After being named the “14th Best Home Cook in America” in 2017 by the FOX television show MasterChef with Gordon Ramsay, he moved to the Napa Valley where he spent a year and a half studying food and wine at the Culinary Institute of America. Now, he resides in the Farm to Fork Capital of America - Sacramento.

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