SAN DIEGO (CNS/KGTV) - San Diego is known for many things, such as great weather and beaches, but it is now considered one of the top "foodie" cities in the America.
According to personal finance website WalletHub, San Diego ranks ninth in its list of "Best Foodie Cities in America."
The Best Foodie Cities in America list compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 24 key metrics. The rankings also expanded upon what a "foodie" is beyond just a person who enjoys gourmet dining to include those who enjoy food that is affordable or purchased at the grocery store.
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"But foodie culture isn't limited to restaurants. More importantly, far fewer than the many who claim to be foodies truly deserve the label," WalletHub wrote.
San Francisco was ranked first on the list overall, followed by Portland and New York. California cities ranking in the top 50 included San Diego (ninth), Sacramento (15th), Oakland (22nd), Long Beach (41st), San Jose (42nd) and Santa Ana (47th).