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Food and Wine readers name St. Louis as one of the great food cities in the U.S.

May 5, 2022

There are cities with great food, and then there are great food cities. St. Louis is the latter. The distinction between the two may not seem significant, but it’s the difference between believing something to be true, and knowing something to be fact.

In recent years, the rest of the country has begun recognizing St. Louis as an essential Midwest culinary destination, offering a food and dining scene impressive in its caliber, expansive in its diversity, and uncommon in its breadth. We consistently rank as one of the leading cities in the United States in the number of independent restaurants per capita.