There certainly are a few honeyholes when it comes to food in Montana.

In case you're not familiar with the term, Foodies delight in uncovering new and unique flavors wherever they may be found, be it in their home kitchens or at a local restaurant or food truck.

Undeniably, being a foodie can be a costly pursuit, particularly in times marked by soaring inflation.

Find Out Which Montana Cities Made Rank Below👇

According to a recent study conducted by WalletHub, In the span of just one year, from August 2022 to August 2023, restaurant prices surged by a staggering 6.5%.

Even the practice of crafting gourmet meals at home became more expensive, with grocery store prices experiencing a 3% uptick in the same period.

Thankfully, the United States boasts numerous culinary havens that offer budget-friendly alternatives for foodies feeling the pinch.

The Study Details

To discern the top destinations that blend affordability with an exceptional food scene, WalletHub conducted a comprehensive analysis of over 180 U.S. cities, scrutinizing 28 pivotal indicators of foodie-friendliness.

The evaluation encompassed aspects ranging from grocery costs to the accessibility and affordability of top-tier dining establishments and the prevalence of food festivals per capita.

Every metric received a rating on a 100-point scale, where a perfect score of 100 indicated the most favorable conditions and costs for foodies.

These resulting scores were employed to establish a ranking among the cities in their dataset.

And Guess What?!? Two Montana cities made rank.

Both Billings and Missoula Ranked Among The Best Cities For Foodies!

Growing up in Billings, I can confirm there are some pretty epic spots to grab a bit to eat.

However, Great Falls is right there with it.

Source: WalletHub

Road Trip! The Top 182 Cities in the United States for Foodies did a deep dive into what makes a city a food fan destination. For a full look at the methodology, scroll to the bottom. Here are WalletHub's Top 182 Cities in the United States for Foodies based on affordability (1-182); diversity, accessibility, and quality of food(1-182); and assigned each city a score based on these and other variables.

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