The 30 best food cities in the world

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30 places in 20 countries

This is a list of the top food destinations in the world based on the opinions of travelers from more than 100 countries. If you travel to eat, this is for you!

It doesn’t matter if you are a foodie or just hungry. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for Michelin-starred gastronomical experiences or world-class street food. In these 30 cities on five different continents, you will find every type of delicious food that you can imagine.

Here are the best food cities in Asia, Europe, The Americas, Africa, and Oceania. Bon appétit!


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The best food city in the world?

Let’s start off with a contender for the very best food city in the world. Japanese cuisine is one of the most popular, and Tokyo is the place to explore all the beautiful dishes it has to offer. Tokyo has the most restaurants with Michelin stars in the world. Still, for us who prefer a bit more casual culinary experiences, there are also plenty of street vendors, sushi bars, curry shops, and the world-famous Japanese pubs called izakayas.

What to eat in Tokyo

One of the must-try dishes in Tokyo is sushi, which is made with fresh, high-quality fish and is often served at specialized restaurants called sushi-ya. Another celebrated dish is ramen, a hearty noodle soup that comes in many different variations, always with a rich broth topped with various ingredients such as pork, seaweed, and eggs. Other traditional Japanese dishes to try in Tokyo include tempura, a type of deep-fried seafood or vegetable, and tonkatsu, a breaded and fried pork cutlet. There is also a whole category of dishes called donburi, which always have a bowl of rice as the base, and then some yummy topping such as chicken, onion, and eggs.

If Tokyo isn’t enough (unlikely!), you can also visit the nearby port city Yokohama which is famous for its beef hotpot called gyunabe and its chinatown serving up world-class Chinese style dumplings.

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