Arizona City Crowned The 'Best Foodie City' In The State

By Sarah Tate

April 25, 2024

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If you're a self-described foodie, you likely enjoy searching out and trying new restaurants to sample the best of what a city has to offer. And you're not alone!

LoveFood compiled a list of the best foodie city in each state, searching around America's "sprawling metropolises filled with Michelin-starred establishments [and] surprising small cities whose restaurants champion regional ingredients" to give food connoisseurs the best shot at finding incredible dining experiences.

According to the list, the best foodie city in all of Arizona is Tucson, which as "one of only two UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy in the United States [...] has a food scene that packs a punch." Not only can you find incredible signature cuisine of the region here, but you can find unique flavor fusions that will definitely impress any foodie.

Here's what LoveFood had to say about Arizona's best foodie city:

"The city's rich food heritage comes from Native American and Sonoran Mexican influences, and there are endless restaurants where you can experience it for yourself. Try Italian-Sonoran fusion food at Zio Peppe (think elote arancini, and mushroom risotto with smoked poblano peppers), or tuck into contemporary Southwestern plates at Tito & Pep — a favorite here is the posole verde (a traditional Mexican stew). Said to be the nation's oldest Mexican restaurant. El Charro Cafe is also not to be missed."

See the full list of the best foodie city in each state at

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