Tampa named one of the top foodie cities in America

Tampa’s food scene continues to be celebrated. The MICHELIN Guide awarded several Tampa restaurants the Bib Gourmand Award, and a new restaurant within the Tampa EDITION will be helmed by a MICHELIN-starred chef. A recent analysis from WalletHub placed Tampa as the 8th best foodie city in the country.

WalletHub compared more than 180 US cities with 29 key foodie-friendly factors. Food festivals, access to affordable groceries, abundance of farmers markets, availability of high-end restaurants and fast casual joints all played a factor in the rankings.


a plate of Cuban bread covered in syrup. A table with several plates on it. A woman holds a halved sandwich on pressed Cuban bread
The best eats at The Flan Factory

The plethora of local cafes and coffee roasters, emergence of gourmet and budget-friendly grocers, and ample opportunity to explore farmers markets and food truck festivals make Tampa a foodie gem in the US.

Tampa locales have already garnered international recognition on their own. Fabrica was listed as one of the 50 best pizza spots in America from a group of critics based out of Italy. Our own Flan Factory also took the top prize at the International Cuban Sandwich Festival.

Inside the gorgeous Bern’s Steakhouse

The gorgeous, and lush Oxford Exchange is among the elite brunch destinations in the entire country, according to Food & Wine. Our city is also home to two of the most iconic restaurants in the entire state. The stats speak for themselves, and our city is 100% for food lovers.


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