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America's Snobbiest Cities

America’s Snobbiest Cities: Providence

Ian Dagnall / Alamy

No. 10 Providence

The Rhode Island capital may have sidled into the top 10 thanks to its Ivy League affiliation with Brown, or due to the humbling tech savvy and avant-garde vibes of locals. But Providence denizens might also admit to a certain well-deserved provinciality. After all, why bother driving to a whole other state (even if it’s a pretty short trip) when you can find everything you need at home? The city ranked near the top for its notable restaurants such as Federal Hill’s Gracie’s and downtown’s farm-to-table Birch, from James Beard nominee Ben Sukle. The city also scored well for its gourmet food shops.

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