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Foodies – Welcome to Flavortown!

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Foodies – Welcome to Flavortown!

Originally published in Going on Faith, a publication of The Group Travel Leader Inc., a Lexington, Kentucky-based publishing company that currently owns and publishes four national travel industry publications.

Some people eat to live; others live to eat. The latter is true in cities that have earned street cred in the food and beverage scene.

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From multiethnic restaurants and food trucks to award-winning chefs and specialized food tours, these five cities offer a dash of spice, aroma, flavor and creativity for foodie groups looking for amazing gastronomic adventures.

Here are a few starters to whet your appetite:

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Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is known for its distinctive Foothills Cuisine, featuring comfort food dishes like shrimp and grits, fried chicken, and the like, with a local, Appalachian mountain twist.

 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

A true Ann Arbor icon is Zingerman’s Deli, growing from one locale to include several outstanding, stand-alone “side dishes” – Roadhouse, Bakehouse, Creamery, Coffee Company, and the Candy Manufactory – all with Zingerman’s first name.

 

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Oakland, California

In this city by the Bay, Savor Oakland Food Tours samples gourmet gems found in a number of eclectic neighborhoods like Chinatown and the Historic Warehouse District, among others.

 

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Madison, Wisconsin

The Dane County Farmers Market is one of the finest and largest in the country attracting almost 18,000 weekly visitors, featuring 170-plus vendors selling the freshest farm produce, meats, dairy and homemade food products.

 

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Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City is immensely proud of its new, permanent Food Truck Hub called Little Piggy KC, where diners can sample a cornucopia of fare like homemade sausages, tapas, funnel cakes, sliders, crepes, burgers, and other tasty delights – every day of the week.

Hungry? Read on!

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