"While its innovative and eclectic mix of restaurants played a factor in Walnut Creek, California, making our list of the Top 10 Best Foodie Cities, the city’s residents were the icing on the cake. The percentage of people living in Walnut Creek who prefer independent and locally owned restaurants over fast-food and chains exceeds the national average. Walnut Creek residents strongly support regional farmers and have managed to keep their obesity rate lower than similar sized cities."
The Walnut Creek City Council has approved the $400,000 Downtown Enhancement Initiative (DEI) funds,
provided as a result of the Broadway Plaza expansion, to improve the vitality of the downtown area.
Walnut Creek Downtown (WCD) will lead nine of the 13 beautification and event projects.