Savor the Adventure: 15 Must-Visit Foodie Destinations on the Planet

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From tacos to pasta and dumplings to koeksisters, many countries and global cities know how to do food well with their delicious cuisine.

Although there are more than 15 food destinations on the planet, these spots are a must-visit and should be added to your travel bucket list if you love eating your way through a vacation.

1. Vietnam

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Pho with homemade noodles, bun bo hue, a broth cooked all day; Vietnam does food like nobody’s business. What many travelers love about this country is that there has been a long history of trade bringing fusion and flavors, and the ingredients used are locally produced and fresh.

2. Mexico City, Mexico

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Immerse yourself in a delicious food scene the instant you enter Mexico City. The street food tastes as good as a fancy restaurant meal, costs a lot less, and you can enjoy it while taking in the city’s dance, art, and music.

3. Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok has fruit markets if you love fresh, juicy fruits in the morning. When considering Bangkok cuisine, think of dishes that include noodles, fresh seafood, pork, and vegetables. 

4. Bologna, Italy

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A traveler said that if Italian food is one of the world’s most sumptuous cuisines, then Bologna serves the world’s best Italian food. No matter what restaurant or cafe you find yourself in Bologna, you’ll taste incredible food.

5. San Sebastian, Spain

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San Sebastian has one of the most Michelin stars per square meter, meaning it has some of the best and freshest seafood. You can visit the markets where the top restaurants source their produce. It’s no wonder so many people vote for San Sebastian as one of the best foodie destinations in the world. 

6. Singapore

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From street food to high-end restaurants, you won’t be disappointed when in Singapore. Well-known Singaporean dishes include chili crab, roti prata, kaya toast, and fish head curry. 

7. New Orleans, USA

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Prepare to indulge in Creole and Cajun food while in New Orleans. This city serves up delectable po-boy sandwiches, gumbo, and beignets, and many people say the food they buy from the gas station is just as tasty as the food they buy from a restaurant. 

8. Peru

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Peru is described as a place where food is the center of everything. Locals will ask what foodie spots you’ve tried and suggest markets to visit. Be sure to try pisco sours and the ceviche – on a warm night it is a heavenly experience. 

9. Toronto, Canada

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With many immigrants, Toronto’s cuisine is a melting pot of different cultures and countries. The dishes are high-quality and authentic, which travelers love about Toronto’s cuisine. 

10. Japan

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Japanese food emphasizes fresh seasonal ingredients with subtle yet delectable flavors. Their most popular foods include Kobe steak, wagyu burgers, sushi, sashimi, ramen, and miso soup. 

11. Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Buenos Aires is a great foodie destination for meat lovers. Their steaks are succulent, and their pastries are mouth-watering, and many travelers would choose to visit for these delicious reasons.

12. India

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Indian food is world-renowned for the spices and herbs that are expertly added to the dishes. From deep-fried pastries to flavorful curries, India definitely needs to be on the list of must-visit foodie destinations. 

13. France

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Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked bread permeating the air? Start your morning with a crispy croissant, followed by a lunchtime baguette dipped in several creamy sauces. Then, end the day with a hearty onion soup, escargots de Bourgogne, or the classic ratatouille.

14. Greek Islands

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There is nothing better than light Mediterranean food while on a beach holiday. Greek cuisine is known for using fresh vegetables, olive oil, fish, and yogurt.

15. Penang, Malaysia

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Penang has a rich diversity of culture, and this is the story the cuisine tells. Travelers love the fried chicken, the laksa, and curry-drench rice meals that can all be found in Penang.

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America comprises of small towns, medium-sized cities, and huge metropolitan regions. Some places are known for being warm and welcoming. In contrast, other sites have well-earned reputations for being incredibly “stuck up.” When users from an Americana-themed discussion forum were asked to name the most pretentious areas in the country, they were more than happy to offer their opinions.

12 Cities People Voted Are the Snobbiest in America, Do You Agree?

15 Countries That Serve up the BEST Street Food Experiences

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There’s something about the vibrance of street food, the richness in flavor, and the rawness of surrounding cultural scenes. Not only is street food more affordable for travelers, but it grants a more authentic experience since this is where natives also gather and convene.

With that said, here are 15 countries serving up the best street food experiences, as voted on by an online foodie forum.

15 Countries That Serve up the BEST Street Food Experiences

20 Most Dangerous Countries in the World Tourists Should Avoid in 2023

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Wanderlust may take you all over the world, but some countries are too dangerous to visit, and knowing which are best avoided in 2023 could keep you safe.

Let’s take a closer look at a list of the most dangerous countries in the world based on data from the World Population Review.

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12 Countries You Should AVOID as a Solo Woman Traveling According to Travelers

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Traveling the world is one of life’s biggest joys, but for women embarking on solo journeys, trips to new countries can be stressful and sometimes dangerous. Recently, women met in an online discussion to reveal the countries any solo female traveler should avoid due to a higher likelihood of encountering dangerous situations.

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14 Cities in the USA That Are Criminally Underrated According to Americans

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Everyone’s idea of a vacation or road trip is a little different. There are certain cities we gravitate towards more often, like San Francisco, NYC, or L.A. Have you considered exploring a new city that’s underrated and, perhaps, under appreciated? Check out these U.S. cities that a popular travel forum voted as “criminally underrated.”

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Jordy Johnson

Jordy gave up her home base to travel South Africa and experience more of her country. From that decision, she’s landed work as a travel writer for a magazine that showcases southern Africa and has grown her Instagram travel page, WeTheWests. She enjoys showing locals and foreigners all the beautiful and unique places and experiences South Africa and the rest of the world have to offer.

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