The way to an urbanite’s heart is through his stomach, apparently.

At least, that’s the case in America, where a new study published recently by a planning and design firm, Sasaki Associates, found that food is a major driver of the American urban experience: 82% of urbanites appreciate their city’s culinary offerings, and a new restaurant is the top reason nearly half of those surveyed would venture out to explore different parts of their city. The majority of city residents also consider food and restaurants to be the most outstanding aspect of cities they love to visit.

To find out if you think Australian urbanites feel the same, read more.

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