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Charlotte ranked among 7 most exciting up-and-coming big cities for food

"We celebrate our picks for the 11 American cities with the most dynamic and emergent food cultures."
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA uptown skyline at dusk.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte foodies rejoice because the Queen City was just named among the seven most exciting up-and-coming big cities for food.

"We celebrate our picks for the 11 American cities with the most dynamic and emergent food cultures," FOOD & WINE Editor in Chief Hunter Lewis said. "Each met the criteria with their creativity, innovation, diversity, and deliciousness."

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FOOD & WINE’s Next Great Food Cities 2022

7 Most Exciting Up-and-Coming Big Cities for Food Lovers

  • Boise, Idaho
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Tucson, Arizona

4 Small Cities with Impressive Food Scenes Worth Checking Out

  • Biddeford, Maine
  • Bozeman, Montana
  • Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Greenville, South Carolina

Some of the local restaurant's Food and Wine highlighted were:

Among many others

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