Lists that point out the top foodie cities in America typically include Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, the fast-paced, trendsetting centers of both high and low-brow culinary ingenuity. But this list, compiled by Sperling’s Best Places and presented by CNBC.com, takes into account some interesting factors: ratio of local restaurants to chain restaurants, number of Whole Foods and cooking stores, number of wine shops, wine bars, craft breweries and brew pubs as well as the number of CSA (community supported agriculture) farms and local farmers markets. The result? While there are some that aren't surprising (San Francisco and Portland, Ore.), some often overlooked cities do get recognized. (Ummm, Providence, R.I. and Burlington, Vt. are foodie destinations? Who knew!)
Check out a slideshow of the full list. And tell us, what location deserves the title of best foodie city in America?