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America's Snobbiest Cities

America’s Snobbiest Cities: Seattle

Jake Stangel

No. 19 Seattle

These techy, brainy northwesterners embrace their own form of exceptionalism when it comes to local specialties. That includes, for instance, fresh salmon and oysters at chef-driven restaurants like Tom Douglas’s newest, the Scandinavian-themed Ändra Loft at Hotel Ändra. For snob-worthy coffee—since many locals claim never to drink at Starbucks—get a single-origin pour-over at Fremont’s Milstead & Co. Seattle also ranked highly for its artisanal bakeries, craft beer, and bookstores.

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