Yes, New York and Los Angeles have (deserved) reputations as great food cities, but America is full of towns that are just as worthy. After all, being jam-packed with high-end restuarants is only part of the picture. Sperlings Best Places
created a list of the best food cities in the U.S. using data that actually matters: How many local restaurants dot the landscape? Cooking stores? Wine shops? They've even taken into account the number of farmers markets in each area. The result is a list of cities that belong in the big-time -- even if Michelin hasn't taken notice.
See the full list of American's Top Food Cities at CNBC.com.