When we first relocated to Austin from San Francisco about 6 years ago, we were not too impressed with the restaurant choices here in Austin. But, as we figured out we just didn’t know where to go. In San Francisco, we knew all the great restaurants and admittedly, we had years to figure it out. Now that we’ve explored several restaurants in Austin, we have come to appreciate the great food that you can find in this city – if you know where to look.
Austin Named 6th Best Food City in the US
It seems we aren’t the only ones taking notice to the improving quality of restaurants in Austin. Thrillist recently ranked the 40 biggest US cities by their food and Austin came out #6 on that list, ahead of some pretty big players like LA, Washington DC, Seattle and Philadelphia.
Top 10 Best Food Cities in the US
Here are the top 10 best food cities in the US, limited to large metro areas. You can see the rest of the list here.
- New Orleans
- New York City
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
Keep An Open Mind for Austin Restaurants
A lot of the best food in Austin comes from small food stands, food trucks and hole in the wall restaurants. My husband had been in Austin for several weeks before I moved and when I got here, he told me the best pizza was from a restaurant in a gas station. I thought he had fallen and hit his head. But, sure enough, he was right. When you’re in Austin, avoid the chain restaurants and instead check out the food trucks and small restaurants. You’ll be glad you did.
What are Your Favorite Austin Restaurants?
We’re always looking to try great new places. Have a favorite Austin restaurant? Tell us about it in the comments!
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