- Dec 3, 2010
I have lived in a few major metro areas and traveled quite a bit and it seems pretty spot on that urban areas and core cities of major metros tend to have way more single-establishment mom & pop restaurants and way better food. Even small things like coffee shops, once you go out into suburban areas it is 90% Starbucks or Dunkin/Tim's, Peet's, whatever. You would think people would get bored eating the same thing all the time. Don't get me wrong, some chain places I really like a lot, but the lack of variety is mind boggling. The types of food seem more adventurous in urban areas as well. Out in suburban areas going out for a "nice meal" most people think is a steakhouse or hibachi or something like that. Those are fine but I'd rather have a nice Indian or Thai meal or try something new. Just find it odd that so few alternatives exist in suburban areas.