San Mateo Wins Nationwide “Best For Food” 2013

With over 1300 votes, San Mateo is the clear winner in the “Best For Food” category in the Rand McNally 2013 Best Small Towns in America contest.  The rich culture and diversity of our community was a big factor in the win, as San Mateo offers a wide variety of restaurants, food trucks, produce and specialty markets. The top 5 finalists are listed here with San Mateo coming out on top.

The following is the Judges’ Take on San Mateo as Best For Food 2013:

“San Mateo won us over with the diversity of its culinary options and with all its online activity, which showed strong community support for the restaurateurs. The town clearly has ‘something for everyone’ and is dedicated to providing its patrons with the best.”

We couldn’t agree more. No matter what you are looking for, San Mateo offers a variety of culinary options sure to please the most discriminating foodie.  Below are just a few contributions/comments made for this year’s event which helped propel San Mateo to the top:

My wife is impossible to please with food but San Mateo comes to the top of the list every time with its variety and excellence of restaurants. – Reviewed by richardreisman

No matter what kind of food you’re craving, San Mateo satisfies any of your needs. With a varying spectrum of speedy snacks to debonair dine-ins, the city has high-class restaurants, such as San Mateo Prime, B Street & Vine, and Central Park Bistro for those seeking a finer meal in addition to more laid-back eateries, like Jeffrey’s or Sushi Sam’s for a more comfortable and casual atmosphere. For those with a sweet tooth, T-Pumps, Beard Papa’s, and Honey Berry offer variety in their deliciousness; additionally, people seeking ethnic variety have sublime choices such as Clay Oven, Hummus, and Curry Up Now. Regardless of the type of food you want, San Mateo has it – in large quantity, and most importantly, superb quality.  – Reviewed by Happysarah43

Below is the entry video which helped highlight all that San Mateo has to offer.  Bay Meadows even got a plug in the beginning….thanks all and congrats to the entire city on the big win!

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