WalletHub: Orlando named most economic city for foodies
UCF students don't have to empty their wallets while they fill up their stomachs, according to a WalletHub study.
Orlando was ranked the No. 1 most-economical foodie city in the country, after WalletHub analyzed the 150 most-populated U.S. cities to determine the most and least affordable culinary scenes.
WalletHub examined 18 key metrics, ranging from the cost of groceries to the number of restaurants per capita, according to the WalletHub website.
"With our findings, we aim to help budget-conscious gastronomes stretch their dollars with little stretch of the imagination," the website states.
Nearly a third of the U.S. food dollar is spent on eating-out services, according to an email from Raz Daraban, WalletHub communications manager.
Here are some of the gastronomic affordability rankings in Orlando, according to the email:
No. 11: Number of food trucks per capita
No. 30: Number of gourmet specialty food stores per capita
No. 32: Ratio of full-service restaurants to fast-food establishments
No. 38: Number of ice cream and frozen yogurt shops per capita
No. 43: Number of craft breweries and wineries per capita
No. 46: Number of grocery stores per capita
No. 50: Number of coffee and tea shops per capita