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Food and Wine Magazine recognizes Tucson as one of the 'Next Great Food Cities'

Featured in special May travel issue
Posted at 5:03 PM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 20:03:26-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Food and Wine Magazine is recognizing Tucson as one of the "Next Great Food Cities" in America.

It highlighted spots like the 100-year-old El Charro Café, La Estrella Bakery, Tacos Apson, La Indita and St. Mary's Mexican Food, complimenting their excellence and uniqueness.

If looking for a Sonoran hot dog, the magazine recommends El Güero Canelo, BK Tacos , and Ruiz Hot Dogs Los Chipilones for finding the best option.

Noodleholics, Barrio Bread, 5 Points Market & Restaurant, Anello and Monsoon Chocolate are also recommended for "carblovers" visiting the area.

In 2015, UNESCO named Tucson a City of Gastronomy for the variety and quality of food in the area.

This recognition lands Tucson a place in the magazine's special May travel issue.

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