These are the best cities to live in if you want a really good office lunch

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Americans today apply the term “foodie” to anyone who loves gourmet dining. But foodie culture isn’t limited to restaurants. More importantly, far fewer than the many who claim to be foodies truly deserve the label. “Authentic” foodies, according to experts, not only crave new and different flavors but also savor the exploratory experience of eating, learning and discovering food.

Naturally, the foodie lifestyle can be quite expensive, considering that restaurant prices rose 3.2% just between July 2018 and July 2019. And in 2015, Americans spent more money at food establishments than at grocery stores for the first time, and restaurant purchases continue to experience greater year-over-year growth than grocery sales in 2019. And while people may view dining at home to be more cost-effective, eating at home still can be pricey, depending on the local cost of living as well as the type and quality of ingredients used.

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Fortunately, culinary hotspots across the U.S. offer plenty of affordable options for cash-strapped foodies. These wallet-friendly cities cater to diners who prefer to cook at home, explore the local flavors or both. To determine the best and cheapest foodie scenes, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 30 key indicators of foodie-friendliness. Our data set ranges from cost of groceries to affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants to food festivals per capita. Read on for the winners, expert foodie insight and a full description of our methodology.

1 Portland, OR 69.79 13 5
2 New York, NY 68.74 175 1
3 Miami, FL 67.52 123 3
4 San Francisco, CA 67.21 172 2
5 Los Angeles, CA 66.96 107 4
6 Las Vegas, NV 66.30 15 7
7 San Diego, CA 62.54 47 9
8 Seattle, WA 61.01 168 6
9 Chicago, IL 60.64 103 8
10 Austin, TX 60.12 17 15
11 Orlando, FL 59.46 48 11
12 Sacramento, CA 57.00 77 14
13 Tampa, FL 56.68 86 13
14 Atlanta, GA 55.27 78 18
15 Denver, CO 55.22 84 17
16 Charleston, SC 54.38 61 19
17 Washington, DC 53.50 171 12
18 Honolulu, HI 53.41 178 10
19 Philadelphia, PA 53.02 88 20
20 Oakland, CA 52.94 155 16
21 Houston, TX 52.60 21 25
22 Richmond, VA 51.77 30 22
23 San Antonio, TX 50.91 1 44
24 Cincinnati, OH 50.62 14 30
25 Grand Rapids, MI 50.49 5 40
26 Milwaukee, WI 50.06 9 43
27 Columbus, OH 50.01 8 42
28 Pittsburgh, PA 49.84 74 21
29 Rochester, NY 49.66 70 24
30 Cleveland, OH 48.68 45 34
31 St. Louis, MO 48.48 106 23
32 Scottsdale, AZ 48.33 27 39
33 Fort Lauderdale, FL 48.21 71 28
34 Minneapolis, MN 47.77 101 26
35 Louisville, KY 47.60 12 52
36 Buffalo, NY 47.08 81 31
37 Tucson, AZ 46.88 25 48
38 Santa Ana, CA 46.45 90 38
39 Vancouver, WA 46.41 116 29
40 Tempe, AZ 46.25 32 64
41 Albuquerque, NM 46.25 43 50
42 Indianapolis, IN 46.22 19 59
43 Dallas, TX 46.13 36 49
44 New Orleans, LA 45.96 139 27
45 Boston, MA 45.71 114 35
46 Raleigh, NC 45.52 42 61
47 Spokane, WA 45.19 31 58
48 Fresno, CA 45.16 65 46
49 San Jose, CA 45.10 131 32
50 Salt Lake City, UT 45.09 124 33
51 Mesa, AZ 44.73 20 76
52 Phoenix, AZ 44.62 33 69
53 Portland, ME 44.60 83 45
54 Lexington-Fayette, KY 44.48 4 80
55 Jersey City, NJ 44.36 143 36
56 Long Beach, CA 44.34 75 51
57 Nashville, TN 44.06 120 41
58 Omaha, NE 43.94 23 82
59 Baltimore, MD 43.93 67 54
60 Huntington Beach, CA 43.71 52 66
61 Amarillo, TX 43.71 16 105
62 Bakersfield, CA 43.65 54 57
63 Salem, OR 43.58 60 65
64 Jacksonville, FL 43.56 40 75
65 Newark, NJ 43.51 93 53
66 Fort Worth, TX 43.43 6 98
67 Aurora, CO 43.17 49 74
68 Anaheim, CA 43.02 100 47
69 Charlotte, NC 42.99 73 62
70 Billings, MT 42.97 26 94
71 Madison, WI 42.97 53 73
72 Colorado Springs, CO 42.76 18 96
73 Wilmington, DE 42.66 112 55
74 Oklahoma City, OK 42.39 29 85
75 Boise, ID 42.36 92 60
76 Plano, TX 42.15 24 87
77 Lincoln, NE 41.96 56 83
78 Detroit, MI 41.85 3 131
79 Reno, NV 41.58 119 56
80 Des Moines, IA 41.32 34 97
81 Knoxville, TN 41.15 64 78
82 Tulsa, OK 40.95 38 104
83 Santa Rosa, CA 40.82 176 37
84 St. Paul, MN 40.77 117 67
85 Henderson, NV 40.64 2 147
86 Chandler, AZ 40.63 39 99
87 Hialeah, FL 40.62 148 63
88 El Paso, TX 40.44 7 141
89 Virginia Beach, VA 40.30 136 68
90 St. Petersburg, FL 40.28 59 93
91 Irvine, CA 40.28 128 70
92 Sioux Falls, SD 40.22 50 101
93 Garden Grove, CA 40.16 140 71
94 Arlington, TX 40.15 35 138
95 Springfield, MO 39.90 63 100
96 Missoula, MT 39.82 37 114
97 Modesto, CA 39.64 109 86
98 Laredo, TX 39.45 22 170
99 Burlington, VT 39.41 110 92
100 Manchester, NH 39.36 79 118
101 Birmingham, AL 39.25 41 117
102 Providence, RI 39.21 134 81
103 Charleston, WV 39.19 44 167
104 Riverside, CA 39.18 145 72
105 Gilbert, AZ 39.15 10 161
106 Glendale, CA 39.10 118 88
107 Cedar Rapids, IA 39.07 66 110
108 Casper, WY 38.93 76 134
109 Irving, TX 38.87 69 119
110 Fargo, ND 38.82 115 103
111 Tacoma, WA 38.80 132 77
112 Tallahassee, FL 38.39 102 95
113 Corpus Christi, TX 38.36 11 173
114 Fort Wayne, IN 38.32 28 162
115 Huntington, WV 38.15 68 144
116 Little Rock, AR 38.06 142 90
117 Bismarck, ND 37.86 85 140
118 Columbia, SC 37.77 125 91
119 Baton Rouge, LA 37.70 158 79
120 Durham, NC 37.62 87 106
121 Oceanside, CA 37.56 94 112
122 Santa Clarita, CA 37.48 105 108
123 Cape Coral, FL 37.47 72 129
124 Kansas City, MO 37.41 91 124
125 Memphis, TN 37.12 82 137
126 Lubbock, TX 36.86 62 155
127 Garland, TX 36.78 89 146
128 Akron, OH 36.76 95 136
129 Wichita, KS 36.75 57 154
130 Glendale, AZ 36.69 58 111
131 Oxnard, CA 36.46 159 89
132 Greensboro, NC 36.46 55 152
133 Aurora, IL 36.16 99 128
134 Rapid City, SD 36.06 147 115
135 Toledo, OH 35.99 46 169
136 Norfolk, VA 35.78 111 125
137 Peoria, AZ 35.68 98 165
138 Brownsville, TX 35.67 51 181
139 Bridgeport, CT 35.66 151 122
140 Nashua, NH 35.64 104 157
141 North Las Vegas, NV 35.42 97 123
142 Chesapeake, VA 35.29 96 163
143 Pembroke Pines, FL 35.10 137 133
144 Anchorage, AK 35.07 153 102
145 Chula Vista, CA 35.03 150 127
146 Newport News, VA 34.94 130 151
147 Fort Smith, AR 34.79 141 149
148 New Haven, CT 34.69 167 113
149 Cheyenne, WY 34.65 126 175
150 Huntsville, AL 34.64 121 147
151 Las Cruces, NM 34.60 80 177
152 Overland Park, KS 34.59 162 116
153 Columbia, MD 34.39 156 130
154 Winston-Salem, NC 34.24 129 145
155 Worcester, MA 34.06 163 121
156 Dover, DE 34.00 127 164
157 Chattanooga, TN 33.98 133 142
158 Lewiston, ME 33.87 135 158
159 San Bernardino, CA 33.83 154 139
160 Gulfport, MS 33.64 160 153
161 Fayetteville, NC 33.57 144 150
162 Stockton, CA 33.51 174 107
163 Mobile, AL 33.51 108 168
164 Warwick, RI 33.05 165 132
165 Yonkers, NY 32.94 179 84
166 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 32.77 122 172
167 Grand Prairie, TX 32.52 113 171
168 South Burlington, VT 32.25 157 159
169 Port St. Lucie, FL 32.20 161 166
170 Ontario, CA 32.02 164 126
171 Fontana, CA 31.79 166 160
172 Shreveport, LA 31.72 149 174
173 Columbus, GA 31.34 152 176
174 Nampa, ID 30.79 169 156
175 Montgomery, AL 30.72 138 180
176 Fremont, CA 30.57 180 109
177 Moreno Valley, CA 30.36 173 143
178 West Valley City, UT 30.27 177 135
179 Augusta, GA 29.43 146 182
180 Jackson, MS 29.36 170 178
181 Juneau, AK 27.65 181 120
182 Pearl City, HI 22.48 182 179
This article originally appeared on WalletHub.