Here you'll find amazing food everywhere, from street vendors to Michelin stars. New York City is also the culinary capital of the world. Here you'll find amazing food everywhere, from street vendors to Michelin-starred restaurants, and even some completely quirky foods that you won't find anywhere else. Walking the streets of Portugal is a 360-degree experience.
The country never ceases to amaze with its overwhelming architectural and natural beauty, charming street music and lively atmosphere. In addition, with one of the oldest culinary cultures in Europe, his first recipe book dates back to the 16th century and has a travel destination like no other. You may not think of Prague as a gastronomic destination, although it is undoubtedly a carnivore's dream. Anthony Bourdain said that the Czech Republic was “the land that vegetables forgot”, but it cannot be argued that Prague has one of the tastiest foods, the traditional food of the Czech Republic.
And if you know where to look, there are some great vegetarian options to satisfy even the most demanding vegan. Beer and spirits lovers should take a tour of one of the Czech Republic's original beer cities, such as Ceske Budejovice, the original home of Budvar or Budweiser beer, or Pilsen, home of the Pilsner Urquell brewery. Mexico's Silicon Valley and the proud home of tequila, birria, mariachis and Mexican rodeo, the capital of Jalisco is driven by young entrepreneurs who unite the city's past and present. The stir is based on the city's famous taquerías, inns and street food, as well as the ancestral agave spirits of Jalisco.
It is also a destination for seafood, spicy cakes, choked with incendiary Yahualica chili sauce and antojitos (appetizers) such as red and green enchiladas and crispy golden tacos. And then there is the birria, which is found in institutions of honor and street stalls. Strolling through the city, sizzling comales awaken the senses with aromas of chilies, tomatoes and spices, while young locals can toast the lively dining scene. Bill Esparza Another city that never sleeps, the capital of Malaysia boasts an overwhelmingly diverse culinary scene.
Saint-Martin, the northern half of France of a small Antillean island, considered by many to be the main culinary destination in the entire Caribbean. A thriving metropolis with a strong culinary identity, culinary novices, and hidden food gems that tell a story. For a city named after the patron saint of lost things, San Antonio is excellent for preserving its heritage. From the Alamo to the Paseo del Río, the city is home to a collection of historical cultural monuments, as well as institutions of tacos, barbecues and other gastronomic traditions.
Diners still rely on homegrown staples, such as Ray's Drive Inn (home of puffed tacos) and Schilo's delicatessen (serving German-style deli meats since 191), as well as decades-old local chains like Bill Miller Bar-B-Q and Burger Boy. Markham, Canada's most diverse city, brings an amalgam of gastronomic riches from the Asian continent to its glittering squares and bustling streets. For a decade, construction has spread across Markham, always increasing Toronto's suburban enclave. These new buildings provided space for new immigrants, further diversifying a complex community and for thriving local restaurants to expand.
Most of the time, those spots highlight Asian cuisine, from high-end Chinese restaurants to strip-mall hakka noodles to Afghan kebab shops. It's no wonder that David Chang, who runs downtown restaurants, believes Markham has the best food in Toronto. Canada was not immune to the scourge of anti-Asian hatred that spread across the U.S. UU.
During the pandemic, and much of the xenophobic vitriol was aimed at service industry workers. At the same time, Toronto imposed a longer ban on indoor eating than in other major cities. But when Ontario lifted most capacity limits in October, it woke restaurants, cafes and bars from their sleep. Joints are jumping again and the neighborhood has resumed its dizzying growth.
Don't make a quick stop in Markham on your next trip to Toronto; plan your entire trip around Markham. Faiyaz Kara A glittering jumble of skyscrapers in the Persian Gulf in the United Arab Emirates, a city transformed from the desert into a metropolis and a melting pot for the country's 9 million foreign workers who make up one of the most diverse dining communities on the planet. Oil, industrial manufacturing, global trade and real estate have contributed to Dubai's economic growth, but in the 2000s the city enjoyed great success with luxury tourism. Since then, well-to-do travelers have flocked to the glittering metropolis for champagne and dining at glamorous high-end restaurants.
But 2,700 feet below the spire of the world's tallest building, a lively network of coffee shops, markets and simple cafes feeds the city's largely immigrant population with a mix of Middle Eastern, South Asian and East Asian cuisines. Clarkston, a small town just under 10 miles east of Atlanta, is a rich, multicultural community, where half of the 13,500 residents (including many asylum seekers) come from more than 50 countries on six continents. Beginning in the 1990s, Clarkston became a safe haven for refugees fleeing conflict in countries such as Somalia, Syria, Libya, Myanmar, Ukraine and Nigeria. Its close proximity to Atlanta, access to public transportation, and affordable housing continue to make it an ideal location for asylum seekers in the metropolitan area.
Welcoming chefs, cooks and bakers from around the world, Clarkston has become a gem in Atlanta's dining scene. Non-profits like Just Bakery and Refuge Coffee Co. Provide paid job training with living wages, job opportunities and opportunities to establish long-term economic security. In a single afternoon, diners can enjoy Ethiopian, Nepalese, Burmese, North Indian, Eritrea and Vietnam food, as long as they have the stomach capacity.
Beth McKibben The largest of Spain's Balearic Islands, where mass tourism dominates extensive sandy beaches, while experts explore tiny aquamarine coves, limestone mountains and agricultural heartland in search of a slower pace. There's more to Mallorca than sunscreen and cheap sangria. For years, chefs have pursued sustainable approaches to food and tourism, moving away from the island's shallow reputation for well-priced beach vacations. But it was COVID-19 that consolidated Mallorca's locávorous credentials.
The pandemic curbed the influx of visitors and foreign ingredients, and residents populated restaurants, challenging chefs to satisfy local tastes with local ingredients. Instead of diminishing the restaurant scene, isolation strengthened it, with many old tourist traps replaced by modern establishments that put seasonal produce in the center. More developed than Menorca and less ostentatious than Ibiza, Mallorca offers a variety of environments, with elegant rural retreats, medieval villages, ancient olive groves and secret beaches, not to mention the coastal capital, Palma de Mallorca. And even as Mallorca turns a little inward, decades of global visitors, including international chefs working on the island today, have left indelible marks on local cuisine.
It's even the favorite summer destination of the Spanish royal family, in case you need another guarantee. Isabelle Kliger Summer sun, salt breeze, shorts, burritos this is the picture of Orange County painted by shows like The O, C. And Real Housewives of Orange County. It exists along the county's 40-mile coastline, but pop culture hides the area's 3.2 million real residents.
They are a diverse, cultural and political group, and together they are cooking some of the most interesting foods in Southern California. The region's strong Vietnamese population (one of the largest in the United States) is growing to include second- and third-generation restaurant owners with the intention of pushing the boundaries. Modern Mexican chefs are redefining the relationships between ingredients and heritage, while taking political positions in favor of equity and equality in a region that, until recently, has leaned. In Anaheim's Little Arabia district, sun-drenched shopping malls are filled with falafel, shawarma and untold delights from across the Middle East.
Now More Than Ever, Orange County's Culinary Fortunes Are Rising. Farley Elliott The historic capital of Brittany, on the banks of the Loire River, is one of France's best examples of urban renewal and sustainable living, just a few hours by train from Paris. Nantes is one of France's fastest-growing small cities, quickly becoming a thriving nerve center for neo-bistros, bakeries and wine bars. The city underwent a remarkable evolution in a decade, from a post-industrial wasteland to a cultural center.
It is considerably more affordable than Paris, both for living and launching businesses since, and ranks high on quality of life. The “ville du futur” (city of the future) has attracted young, eco-minded transplants (two-thirds of residents are under 40) interested in supporting regional agriculture and contributing to a community of creatives and entrepreneurs. Even before COVID-19, the steady stream of newcomers included chefs, bakers and sommeliers. Some were returning home, while others felt despised by other food industries.
The pandemic turned that stream into a river, driving an exciting boom of modern locavore bistros mixed with affordable chic restaurants, Japanese dining rooms, sourdough bakeries, pastry shops, coffee roasters and natural wine bars, all focused on turning Nantes into France's next big gastronomic capital. Lindsey Tramuta Buenos Aires was under one of the longest pandemic lockdowns in the world, but that couldn't stifle the culinary energy of Buenos Aires people. These days, the terraces are once again filled with glasses of vermouth, wine and beer from twentysomethings in hand, enjoying the renewed gastronomic scene. Renewed vitality is most evident in Chacarita, which has quickly become the epicenter of art, music and gastronomy in the city.
In recent years, the old working-class neighborhood has welcomed young creatives and entrepreneurs without losing its sense of community. This is especially true among chefs, who regularly appear in each other's restaurants, often leading to impromptu street parties. Meanwhile, red meat continues to reign supreme on traditional grills, but new restaurants are developing vegetable-focused menus as diners abandon their famous carnivorous habits. In addition, the city's narrow Korean Quarter has begun to receive more culinary interest from outside the community.
Allie Lazar Located just a few hours from Boston and New York City, Berkshire County, in western Massachusetts, sits between the Hoosac and Taconic Ranges, creating a natural sanctuary for arts, nightlife, agriculture and restaurants. During the pandemic, the Berkshires received a wave of transplants that changed urban closures for the serene forests, hills and farmland of western Massachusetts. According to the Postal Service, the region experienced the sixth highest population growth among hundreds of similar areas in the U.S. Newcomers were looking for a slower pace of life; they found a community with a proud agricultural history, chefs who made locavore menus, and restaurateurs who breathed new life into centuries-old architecture.
People have sought refuge in the Berkshires for generations, including artists like Herman Melville, Norman Rockwell and Arlo Guthrie, and cities still orbit cultural hubs like the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington and MASS MoCA in North Adams. Arts institutions and enclaves are constantly driving money, diners and inspiration to local food companies, where chefs, as well as artists, always find renewed inspiration on earth. Stephanie Gravalese The freshest news from the food world every day. Hong Kong is a wonderful food city, with all kinds of food stalls, restaurants and culturally influenced dishes to try.
Montreal isn't just one of Canada's best food cities, it's also one of the best food cities in the world. One of the best ways to get familiar with food and discover some of the best places to eat and drink in Hong Kong is to take a food tour. For Mexicans, food is a source of pride, so much so that Mexican food has earned the UNESCO World Heritage designation. If you're looking for classic Southern fare with an elegant twist, Savannah, Georgia is one of America's best foodie cities not to be missed.
For a more relaxed dining experience, head to trendy Reffen, in Copenhagen's industrial Refshaleøen, where food trucks and stalls sell high-quality international dishes. Whether it's a stop at one of Paris' many street food markets to see the produce, a local crepe stand, or a full-day food tour, there are plenty of ways to sample and enjoy Paris. Visitors to these attractions also drove the recovery of the local restaurant industry, especially in combination with the Expo food court filled with innovative and sustainable dining concepts, and an explosion of home-based food businesses during the pandemic. There used to be street food vendors scattered all over the city, but now there are clusters of food stalls that you can find in the city.
We love food and wine events, and Melbourne, Australia, is home to one of the best, the Melbourne Food %26 Wine Festival. So what makes the city's food a must-see and is part of our top 10 dining destinations? The focus on farm-to-table dishes, unique pairings like crickets and tacos, and fresh flavors. Lafayette isn't just one of the top food destinations in the U.S. It competes with the best places in the world to eat, without a doubt.