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View Poll Results: Best food city after NYC?
Los Angeles 46 22.44%
Chicago 53 25.85%
Washington DC 5 2.44%
San Francisco/Bay Area 26 12.68%
Dallas-Fort Worth 5 2.44%
Philadelphia 25 12.20%
Houston 18 8.78%
Atlanta 6 2.93%
Miami 7 3.41%
Boston 4 1.95%
Other 10 4.88%
Voters: 205. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-17-2012, 06:38 AM
 
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Reading Terminal Market: local food vendors - YouTube

But 9th street is more unique in some ways, also called the Italian Market


Philadelphia's Italian Market: A Passport Around the Globe - YouTube

And many other local neighborhood markets


Rittenhouse Square Farmers Market - YouTube


Head House Square Philadelphia - YouTube
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:49 AM
 
Location: The City
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And I finally got to visit the Santa Monica Market this year; made me very happy
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:52 AM
 
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The Bay Area is not a city. Seriously, why do you insist on continuing to do this?
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: LBC
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Shipping is everywhere though and NYC is a major port area. Also, there's a growing season for California as well, but it's about two months longer than New York's so that's good though it also relies heavily on water from elsewhere. I think maybe Hawaii is the only part of the US with longer growing seasons.
So, despite considerable differences in climate and respective distances to market, the availability to freshly grown food in LA and NY is exactly the same. sweet.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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So, despite considerable differences in climate and respective distances to market, the availability to freshly grown food in LA and NY is exactly the same. sweet.
No, I said they were different. However, there's shipping and the northeast actually is agriculturally productive so it can get fresh foods fairly often.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:47 AM
 
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With this logic anyplace warmer and more temperate all year round should have the best food, right? So is S Florida or all of Mexico better than Cali - they have a more temperate and longer growing season right?

Then Texas should among the tops then as well

Also there is today no shortage of locally grown goods year round in the NE; it isnt hard to find at all in fact like Cali there are restaurants that serve nothing but this ALL year round.

I am not going to say it is the same, it isnt but there is not as big a difference as some would like you to believe

Fresh ingredients are important no doubt but there are also other aspects.

Reading this one would think the NE is forced to bland frozen food 6 months a year, just absolutely not true

In fact there are even items better here than in Cali; some stuff grows better in different places due to soil conditions and growing area, imagine that
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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With this logic anyplace warmer and more temperate all year round should have the best food, right? So is S Florida or all of Mexico better than Cali - they have a more temperate and longer growing season right?

Then Texas should among the tops then as well

Also there is today no shortage of locally grown goods year round in the NE; it isnt hard to find at all in fact like Cali there are restaurants that serve nothing but this ALL year round.

I am not going to say it is the same, it isnt but there is not as big a difference as some would like you to believe

Fresh ingredients are important no doubt but there are also other aspects.

Reading this one would think the NE is forced to bland frozen food 6 months a year, just absolutely not true

In fact there are even items better here than in Cali; some stuff grows better in different places due to soil conditions and growing area, imagine that
Fresh produce can be found anywhere. Definitely in abundance in CA, but not so much more that rest of US is left with frozen produce. In either case, produce is one component of a dish, and its importance is to be debated. Some people put produce as a high premium. However, i still think its the talent of the cook/chef will make/break a dish moreso than the perceived "freshness" of ingredients.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: where u wish u lived
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The variety grown in CA is unmatched, that's what it comes down to
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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Ingredients are only one part of food. Cooks, ambience, restaurants, and other factors probably figure in as much or even more than the freshness of the ingredients.

That's how Chicago beats out both LA and SF.
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:37 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Ingredients are only one part of food. Cooks, ambience, restaurants, and other factors probably figure in as much or even more than the freshness of the ingredients.

That's how Chicago beats out both LA and SF.
How do LA and SF not do well in those categories as well? Why do you feel Chicago does better?
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