Calling All Foodies! These Are The Best Food Cities in the World

Spending a vacation testing the best restaurants and trying all the traditional cuisine sounds like a great time to foodies and travelers alike.

Some cities have better food than others, so don’t miss out on the local dining scene when visiting some of these international cities.

1. Hanoi, Vietnam

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Travelers have loved the culinary wonders of Vietnam and Hanoi for a long time. From pho to Bun Cha, there are so many different dishes to try and even more places to grab a bite.

2. Mexico City, Mexico

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The street food in Mexico City is flavorful, spicy, and hearty. It’s the perfect place to walk around while sipping mezcal, eating tacos, and enjoying the music, art, dancing, and culture.

3. Penang, Malaysia

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Malaysia has a diverse culture consisting of aspects of different cultures like Malay, Indian, and Chinese, who have brought over their traditional cuisine. The food has fused into rich and spicy meals that travelers dream of once they’ve left Malaysia.

4. Taipei, Taiwan

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Taiwanese food isn’t very spicy, and people enjoy noodles made from rice flour or wheat, thin soups, and many beef dishes. Travelers recount how they ate so often in Taiwan because the food was so good, and many think about the food long after they leave.

5. Hong Kong, China

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Hong Kong’s reputation precedes it when it comes to delicious food. With over 15,000 restaurants, the city has the world’s highest density of restaurants. Beef noodle soup is one of the most popular yet inexpensive meals in Hong Kong and a trip isn’t complete without grabbing a bowl.

6. Rome, Italy

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Throughout the streets of Rome, you’ll find pizza, pasta, and all other Italian foods in this vibrant and historic city. Italy has a significant amount of world-class restaurants that serve delicious meals, and you’ll find amazing food in every city you visit in the country.

7. Mumbai, India

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To fill your heart and belly, you need to hit the streets of Mumbai for spicy food that warms your heart and belly. One of the most popular snacks in India is vada pav, a deep-fried potato within a bread roll sliced through the middle and flavored with green chutney, sweet chutney, and dry garlic chutney.

8. Lima, Peru

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If you haven’t tasted cuisine from Lima, you’ve missed out. This country boasts spectacular meat dishes, including alpaca and different beef dishes, along with some great seafood dishes.

9. Cartagena, Colombia

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Fish is a cuisine staple in Cartagena, which is no surprise in this coastal city. The different types of fish used in popular dishes include pargo, robalo, mojarro, or sierra, and are fried, grilled, or cooked in coconut milk or curry.

10. New Orleans, USA

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Creole, Cajun, Mexican, and French cultures contribute to New Orleans’ cuisine. Gumbo is a richly-flavored stew that represents this fusion of cultures, but don’t skip out on the beignets either!

11. Santorini, Greece

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For fresh and light meals, Santorini is the place you need to visit. Greece is renowned for its Mediterranean cuisine. Its ingredients include lamb chops, seafood, and fresh vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.

12. Extremadura, Spain

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The Manteca Colorá dish is a butter that’s cooked with minced meat and seasoned with oregano, paprika, and bay leaf. It is eaten by spreading it on bread. Extremadura cuisine is made from ingredients grown in the area, like peppers and paprika, and meat, like pork.

13. Montreal, Canada

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Montreal, Canada, is known for its culinary scene, teeming with innovative and creative meals. The gastronomy experience comprises pop-up restaurants, cafes, and casual eateries and brings a lot of French influence to the dishes.

14. Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne has a world-renowned reputation for its food scene. The city offers exotic, traditional, and homespun flavors from various cafes, bars, restaurants, and bistros. There’s seafood, chicken dishes, Asian cuisine, and baked goods that you can indulge in.

15. Ghana, Africa

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Over the past few years, Ghana has built a reputation for its delectable street food, including Kelewele (spicy fried plantains), Shito (a hot pepper sauce), and Banku and Tilapia (a combination of fermented corn and cassava dough).

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