Orlando is the most economical foodie city in the country
To celebrate World Food Day, financial website WalletHub analyzed 150 U.S. cities to figure out which one was the most economical foodie city in the country. Guess what, Orlando? WE WON!
Yes, according to this totally scientific, made-up-holiday-based research, Orlando landed at No. 1 on list, followed by Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Madison, Wisconsin. Stuck at the bottom of the list? Henderson, Nevada, the suburban paradise situated in the same county as Las Vegas.
To determine the rankings, WalletHub took into consideration each city’s “wallet wellness” (a number based on grocery cost, beer and wine price, number of affordable restaurants with 4.5 stars or higher, sales tax and hospitality tax) and the diversity, accessibility and quality of food.
We know we’ve got it awesome food-wise in Orlando, but it’s nice to get a little credit from other sources. Especially coming straight after the news that one of our favorite restaurants in the City Beautiful (that also happens to have a pretty cheap and tasty happy hour) was recognized as one of the best new restaurants in the entire country by Esquire. And just last year, three Orlando restaurants made it onto Urbanspoon’s “Best Cheap Eats in the U.S. list.”