Eat Here Now: Five Foodie Cities

Hungry? Head to these scrumptious spots in America's top foodie cities, as recently ranked by Conde Nast Traveler...

Our mouths are watering for this oozing Delfina pie in San Francisco. Image via

Newport, Rhode Island
This seafood sanctuary is a fishmonger’s heaven. Feel as happy as a clam after chowing down at the 78-year-old Flo’s Clam Shack -- or, opt for a more upscale and unique dining experience at the Spiced Pear, which serves wild burgundy escargot and nova scotia halibut.
RouteNortheast Regional
DealSave 25%

Charleston, South Carolina
There’s nothing ordinary about The Ordinary, a bank turned brasserie that serves local seafood with a twist, like pickled shrimp, snapper schnitzel, and crispy oysters with beef tartar. Yum!
Route: Silver Service / Palmetto
Deal: $80 ticket from Washington, D.C.

New Orleans, Louisiana
Grab some gumbo in this mean-cuisine city! From the eclectic flavors to the party vibe, you’ll have a blast in this tasty town. Try Toup’s Meatery for glutton-worthy Gulf shrimp and Cochon for some Cajun bites.
Route: Crescent
Deal: $147 ticket from Washington, D.C.

San Francisco, California
The culinary icon of California, San Fran is known for its mouthwatering, organic grub. So, indulge in farm-to-table fare at the popular Delfina Pizzeria, which serves oozing pizzas like the Salsiccia with house-made fennel sausage, tomato, bell peppers, onions, and mozzarella.
Route: San Joaquin
Deal: Earn a free Amtrak round-trip

Seattle, Washington
You may know it as a coffee town, but this food haven is bustling with James Beard nominated chefs: Feast on fresh pasta at Ethan Stowell’s family-style restaurant, Tavolàta, or relish the scallop tartar at Renee Erickson’s The Walrus and the Carpenter.
Route: Amtrak Cascades 
Deal: Book early, save 25%


Just traveled on Southwest Chief in sleeper section.  Loved the Westbound trip to Flagstaff.  Food was great, staff was charming.  Eastbound trip, I should have brought our own food.  They "ran out" of everything, even when we were in the first section to get seated for meal service.  One time I was told all they had was hamburgers, no salad, nothing else to choose from.  I went to the lounge car and ordered a frozen pizza.  Totally unacceptable for any upgraded traveler to have to come to that.