From farmers markets to fast casual restaurants, readers like you voted for your favorites
Whether we’re in our own cities or taking a trip further afield, we often explore with our taste buds. We wanted to know about America’s best regional food outlets, including the best public and farmers markets, grocery store chains, fast casual restaurants and regional fast food chains.
So, we asked our readers to vote for their favorite places to get food, whether it’s to prepare an incredible meal at home or have one brought to their table – and the results are in.
Click on each category below to see the full winners list:
Best Farmers Market: West Palm Beach GreenMarket in West Palm Beach, Florida
Grab fresh produce at the West Palm Beach GreenMarket — Photo courtesy of West Palm Beach GreenMarket
Inspired by visits to the public markets of Europe, former West Palm Beach Mayor Nancy Graham helped establish the first weekly public farmers market in Palm Beach County in 1995. These days, the West Palm Beach GreenMarket takes place every Saturday from October through May with more than 90 vendors along the Intracoastal waterfront.
Best Fast Casual Restaurant: QDOBA Mexican Eats
This is QDOBA’s third consecutive win — Photo courtesy of QDOBA Mexican Eats
Just about everything on the menu at QDOBA, from the guacamole to the flame-grilled vegetables, is made fresh each day. Diners build their own Mexican masterpieces in the form of tacos, burritos, grilled quesadillas or burrito bowls.
Best Public Market: Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Find Philly favorites at Reading Terminal Market — Photo courtesy of J. Smith for VISIT PHILADELPHIA
Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market ranks among the country’s largest and oldest, dating back to 1893. “My favorite market in the Northeast,” according to 10Best contributor Eric Grossman, is “an easy one-stop shop for all the amazing treats offered up in Philly and Amish Country.”
Best Regional Fast Food: Habit Burger
This is Habit Burger’s second win for Best Regional Fast Food — Photo courtesy of Habit Burger
Habit Burger was born in Santa Barbara, California in 1969. Today, hungry diners can pick up a a smoky Charburger at locations throughout California and 11 other states.
Best Supermarket: The Fresh Market
Find unique foods and the freshest produce at The Fresh Market — Photo courtesy of The Fresh Market
The original Fresh Market was inspired by the food markets of Europe – a place where shoppers could have a more intimate and personalized experience than the warehouse-style supermarkets of the time. The Fresh Market now operates 159 locations in 22 states with a focus on fresh produce and private label ingredients.
Congratulations to all of these winners! Remember to visit 10Best.com daily to vote in our other Readers’ Choice contests.