San Diego Business Journal San Diego has been voted the top 12 best foodie city in America by WalletHub. The personal-finance website released its “2021’s Best Foodie Cities in America” report on October 4.

America’s Finest City was voted No. 1 in terms of affordability and accessibility of highly rated restaurants and No. 2 for craft breweries and wineries per capita. S.D. also came in at No. 13 as far as restaurants per capita is concerned. Elsewhere, the city entered at: No. 54 for average beer and wine price; No. 57 for gourmet specialty-food stores per capita; No. 72 for number of grocery stores per capita; and No. 82 for coffee & tea shops per capita.


To determine the best and cheapest local foodie scenes, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 29 key metrics. The data set ranges from affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants to food festivals per capita to craft breweries and wineries per capita.


To determine the best and cheapest local foodie scenes, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 29 key metrics. The data set ranges from affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants to food festivals per capita to craft breweries and wineries per capita.


  • Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at mconcepcion@sdbj.com or 858-634-4625.