San Francisco, California
Los Angeles, move over— The City by the Bay has got a whole lot more to offer than just Lombard Street and the Golden Gate Bridge. From Fisherman’s Wharf (clam chowder in a bread bowl and succulent Dungeness crab are a must) to Chinatown (think traditional dim sum and Instagrammable matcha ice creams), San Fran is slinging a little bit of everything.
It’s not just a music city anymore. From signature delights like hot chicken and a filling breakfast of hot biscuits and juicy country ham at The Loveless Cafe, to more modern dishes like vegan BBQ jackfruit nachos and passion fruit pomegranate cocktails, rest assured that you’ll have enough culinary options for fueling upon prior to taking that tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Napa Valley, California
For most people, Napa Valley, California is most widely known for its expansive wine country, but this destination also contains delicious cuisine. With a number of options for international cuisine throughout Napa Valley, travelers with every taste will find something to enjoy. If you are looking for a fine dining experience, look no further than Michelin Star recipient La Toque, which is highly regarded in the area. Anyone who wants something a little more casual will also enjoy Genova Delicatessen, which is well-known for its delicious sandwiches.
Asheville, North Carolina
Maybe there’s just something in that Blue Ridge Mountain water, but Asheville, North Carolina, is an understated force to be reckoned with when it comes to the culinary world. Dubbed a “regional-food powerhouse” by Yelp, this romantic mountain town is as teeming with inventive platters as it is quirky street art (which is to say, it has a lot of options). Check out Rhubarb for dressed-up versions of southern classics, like fried hominy and seared shrimp with grit cakes and green tomato relish. Charcuterie enthusiasts will lose it over the Ploughman’s Platter from The Bull and Beggar, which pairs perfectly with the upscale eatery’s lemon risotto and ricotta fritters. Asheville is also home to a large community of experimental brewers, so be sure to down an ale or two when you visit.
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