GoodFood names Pittsburgh one of the best destinations for foodies


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Bridges and buildings in Downtown Pittsburgh reflect off the city’s mirror-like rivers on an early spring morning. Photo Date: March 29, 2019 Photo Credit: (RMU Sentry Media/Gage Goulding)

Michael Delehanty, Contributor

PITTSBURGH – GoodFood recently released a top 10 list of the best destinations for foodies and Pittsburgh made the list.

Pittsburgh was ranked No. 7 of the 10 destinations named. Pittsburgh was on the same list as Japan, Italy and Ethiopia. Pittsburgh was also the only city in the United States that made the list.

“Andy Warhol is Steel Town’s best-known local boy, and its post-industrial landscape is littered with vibrant street art,” the article stated. “And an arty vibe defines its burgeoning food scene, where cheap rents have young chefs pursuing ambitious, creative cuisine catering to the Pittsburgh’s demographic of young upwardly mobile urban migrants.”

Taking the top spot on the list was Matera, Italy. Matera is considered the European Capital of Culture, so it is no surprise that it made it pretty high up on the list.

“Today, within easy reach of Puglia’s popular hilltop towns and beautiful beaches, Matera’s historically remote location means distinct food,” GoodFood stated.

Coming in at number ten on the list was Ethiopia. Ethiopia is said to be home to some of the most unique African food.

“Thanks to its Italian colonial past, you’ll find fantastic coffee even in the remotest spots of this vast mountainous country, and it’s easily accessed via a direct flight from the UK to the Ethiopian Airlines’ swish new planes,” described the article.

To view the entire list, visit GoodFood’s website.