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Which City Are Gay Foodies Flocking To For The Best Restaurant Scene?

A lot of gay travelers are foodies at heart. After all, what better way to get a taste of a new destination than by checking out the local restaurant scene?


If you are looking for an amazing, one-of-kind culinary experience when you travel consider the Best of GayCities 2013 nominees for “Foodie Paradise.”




San Francisco


Washington, D.C.

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  • LandStander

    Chicago? Yes, because when I want to travel to a “foodie paradise” what better place to go than the murder capital of the U.S. …. No thank you!

  • TVC 15

    @LandStander: Whoa, buddy! Yes sir, Chicago. We have an excellent food scene here.

  • Wilberforce

    San Francisco. It’s the only one on the list I know about. And it’s great.

  • rozz01

    Chicago has some of the most innovative and smart restaunts in the world. Alinea, Blackbird, Moto, Next, Girl And The Goat… even the Chicago Diner puts out tasty food that’s damn-good.

  • Kangol


    Are you kidding?

    You can look it up, but Chicago is a physically/geographically giant city, that most of the city is safe, that is not the “murder capital of the U.S.” by any stretch, and that it has some of the best restaurants in the USA and the world.

    All these cities belong on there. As does New York. For overall good food no matter what restaurant you eat it, Brussels is up there, and so is the entire country of Italy. Not a single bad meal at any of the reputable restaurants there, and the range of cuisine is amazing.

  • hephaestion

    I’m glad to see Washington DC on the list. Here in DC the number of great chefs in town has grown exponentially in the past 10 years and the diversity of restaurants is now mind-blowing. And they are far more comfortable than restaurants in New York, where you always have to be able to walk down a narrow & steep set of stairs to get to a tiny basement toilet.

  • jmps

    Spent a month in Chicago last summer and I didn’t see one murder. I sure ate a lot of good food though.

  • jar

    @Kangol: Have to second your comment on Brussels. It is impossible to get bad food in Brussels. And the waffle stands in the metro stations make it a most pleasant ride, especially for a NYer accustomed to much different scents in the subway.
    This is just another silly list. Of course, these cities have great cuisine. I don’t know what is particularly gay about any of the choices. Do gay diners really expect something different than their straight peers?

  • kpj558

    @jar: I think to some degree, yes, queer diners do have different expectations. For example, in my gay neighborhood we have a restaurant that’s almost identical to a different restaurant in a straighter area. It’s owned by the same people, the decor and layout are very similar, and the menu’s almost exactly the same – except there are twice as many vegetarian entrees and they offer half-portions.

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