3 Fantastic Small Foodie Cities

Sure, it’s easy to come up with great food for those in online culinary courses to enjoy in well-established foodie cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco. However, the United States is a large country and there are plenty of spaces in between where talented chefs like to make names for themselves.

No matter where you live – in a small town or a mega metropolis – you can make great food. If you are a serious foodie in the culinary academy who wants to go off the beaten path with a cuisine-inspired vacation this summer, consider visiting one (or all) of these fantastic towns.

Danville, Calif.
Considering that Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley are right up the road from Danville and thousands of acres of fresh produce are nearby, it’s a wonder that we haven’t been hearing more about the foodie scene here. Not only is the vino great, but there are excellent places like Patrick David’s that allow you to taste Northern California cuisine away from the throngs of crowds in other wine country cities. Danville is also less than an hour from San Francisco, making it easy to include in the same vacation.

Burlington, Vt.
Vermont may only make you think of Cheddar cheese and dairy farms, but there is a lot under the surface in Burlington. Home to Magic Hat Brewing Company, Burlington also makes a pretty tasty brew, but eateries like Bluebird Tavern, Union Jack’s and L’Amante have really put this city on the map for culinary delights.

Asheville, N.C.
Who knew that a town of about 60,000 tucked in the middle of the Appalachians could provide some of the best foodie culture in the South? Asheville isn’t only one of the beer capitals of America with craft brew giants like Highland and French Broad. A focus on locally sourced and seasonal produce in eateries like Corner Kitchen, Fig Bistro and Table have put this small town on the map.

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