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North Las Vegas earns 'worst US city for foodies' title

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -

One would think Las Vegas' reputation as a dining hot bed would rub off on its neighboring cities. But, according to a ranking for the best foodie cities, one such neighbor falls at the bottom of the list.

According to the WalletHub survey, North Las Vegas ranked at 150 out of the 150 most populated cities in the United States when it came to dining.

WalletHub said it examined and assigned points to cities in terms of cost of groceries; average beer and wine price; accessibility and affordability of high-quality restaurants; sales tax; food tax; and restaurant tax.

In addition, cities were weighed on diversity, accessibility and quality, which included categories for number of restaurants per capita; access to healthy food options; restaurant diversity; number of ice cream and frozen yogurt shops per capita; and number of food trucks per capita.

For North Las Vegas, the city ranked 145th in affordability and 144th in accessibility, diversity and quality. The city ranked second to last for fewest restaurants per capita and fourth to last in gourmet specialty food stores per capita. 

In contrast, Las Vegas ranked 15th overall on the list. While it scored a middling 75th place in affordability, the entertainment capital of Nevada placed in 16th for accessibility, diversity and quality.

Henderson placed 136th overall on the list.

Unsurprisingly, all three Southern Nevada cities were tied for 145th in terms of average price of beer and wine, ranking among the cities with the highest prices.

You can see the full ranking at this link.

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