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December 9, 2019

Nathan Aguilera
Foodie Flashpacker
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Bellingham Nominated as Top Foodie Destination

Foodie Flashpacker Nathan Aguilera has unveiled a list of America’s Next Top Foodie Destination nominees, which includes 33 off-the-beaten-path destinations where travel bloggers say they have found some of the best food across the country.

Recently, Aguilera set out to discover some of the lesser known foodie destinations in the United States. To do this, Aguilera polled travel bloggers for their opinions.

“I wanted a chance to highlight some areas of the United States that may not be as well known as other cities, but who are incredible foodie destinations just waiting to be discovered,” said Aguilera.

While most people associate places like New York City and New Orleans as being food meccas, Aguilera wanted to take a different approach.

The list compiled by 33 of the leading travel bloggers includes destinations such as Bellingham, Washington; Ridgeland, Mississippi; Torrance, California; Durango, Colorado; Huntsville, Alabama; Costa Mesa, California; and Naples, Florida.

Vote to Choose Winning Destination

On December 16, 2019, starting at 9 a.m. CST, Aguilera is inviting food and travel bloggers, as well as the general public, to visit the Foodie Flashpacker website and vote on the foodie destination they think deserves the title of America’s Next Top Foodie Destination. Voting will remain open for one week, and the city with the most votes will win.

A full list of all 33 cities nominated for America’s Next Top Foodie Destination is available at with details outlining each city’s unique qualities and foodie offerings.

What they say about Bellingham

Nominated by: Lizzie of Lizzie Lau Travels

Bellingham is Seattle’s baby sister on the Canadian border, offering the same outdoor lifestyle and laid back vibe.  

With a towering, snow-topped volcano to the east, and the Salish Sea to the west, this PNW city has long been a destination for mountain biking, snow and water sports.  

Where it has more recently distinguished itself is in the foodie scene with award-winning breweries, outstanding coffee, and critically acclaimed restaurants. recently profiled the area and called it a “place to take a culinary vacation.”  

Read more here.

About Foodie Flashpacker

Foodie Flashpacker Nathan Aguilera has spent the past six years traveling and eating exciting dishes across 60+ countries on 5 continents. Nathan shares his experiences with people everywhere through the Foodie Flashpacker blog. 

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