You voted, and these are the best food markets and regional restaurants

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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 GreenMarketGrab 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.

Full list of winners: Best Farmers Market »

Best Fast Casual Restaurant: QDOBA Mexican Eats

This is QDOBA's third consecutive winThis 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.

Full list of winners: Best Fast Casual Restaurant »

Best Public Market: Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Find Philly favorites at Reading Terminal MarketFind 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.”

Full list of winners: Best Public Market »

Best Regional Fast Food: Habit Burger

This is Habit Burger's second win for Best Regional Fast FoodThis 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.

Full list of winners: Best Regional Fast Food »

Best Supermarket: The Fresh Market

Find unique foods and the freshest produce at The Fresh MarketFind 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.

Full list of winners: Best Supermarket »

Congratulations to all of these winners! Remember to visit daily to vote in our other Readers’ Choice contests.


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