What are the best gastronomic places in the world?
If there is one thing that everyone can agree on, it is that we love to eat. But we can also agree that most of the time it is also difficult to decide where to eat, especially if you are a foodie. Whether you’re looking to take your taste buds on a journey, learn a new food culture, or just want something cool to Instagram, we’ve got a list of the best places to eat around the world.
When you visit Hawaii, be prepared to try it all! Hawaiian cuisine is fresh and diverse, offering a wide variety of flavors and textures. Try hearty, flavorful dishes like loco moco and laulau, or munch on a refreshing bowl of poke and shaved ice. Also, the portions of most dishes are sure to fill you up, so expect to gain a couple of pounds by the end of your trip.
Must Eat: Poke, Shaved Ice, Poi, Laulau, Kalua Pig, Loco Moco, Spam Musubi
In Vietnam, the food there is one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. In general, food in Vietnam can best be described as fresh, tasty, and light. It is also very vibrant in its flavors and colors. Be sure to try comfort foods like phở and bún bò huế noodle soups, or more balanced dishes like spring rolls and bánh mì.
Must Eat: Spring Rolls, Phở, Bún Bò Huế, Bun Thit Nuong, Bánh Mì, Che, Com Tam
The Los Angeles food scene prides itself on having the best tacos and food trucks in the country, and with good reason. Although based on Mexican cuisine, LA also arguably has the best food from other cultures such as French Dip, Korean BBQ, Sushi and many more.
Must Eat: Tacos, Food Trucks, Philippe the Original French Dip, Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, Donut Man’s Strawberry Donuts, Korean BBQ, Sushi
The cuisine of Japan is similar to that of Vietnam in that it is very healthy due to its fresh, light and balanced variety of flavors and textures. In fact, the Japanese tend to live longer than other demographic groups because of this diet. If you’ve eaten iconic dishes like sushi and ramen in your own country, you’ll be surprised to taste the same foods at the source. Also, Tokyo has the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, making it a must-visit destination if you want to try the best food in the world.
Must Eats: Sushi, Ramen, Udon, Takoyaki, Mochi, Yakiniku, Kobe Beef, Tempura, Curry, Soba
Eating out in Chicago means wearing the right clothes and using plenty of napkins, because the dining scene here is going to be pretty messy. When it comes to the classics, you have to try the deep dish pizza, which is like eating a cake in that it’s thick and layered. You should also try the Chicago-style hot dogs, which are packed with so many ingredients that go together so well that the flavors are a blast compared to a classic hot dog.
Must Eats: Deep Dish Pizza, Chicago Hot Dog, Italian Beef Sandwich, Harold’s Chicken, Jibarito, Garrett’s Popcorn, Tamales, Donuts
Since Venice is known as the “City of Water”, there is no doubt that this is a great foodie destination for seafood lovers. A large part of Venetian culture involves using the fresh fish that comes from its waters. Feast on famous seafood dishes like sarde in saor, which is fried sardines, marinated onions, vinegar, pine nuts, and raisins. Or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, try the squid ink risotto.
Must Eat: Sarde in Saor, Baccala Mantecato, Bigoli in Sauce, Moleche, Fritole
New York is a must-visit destination if you are a foodie. With so many diverse restaurants and shops in the city, you can find plenty of good food at any price. Also, the great thing about the New York food scene is that there are always people trying to innovate and elevate it, which has resulted in the infamous birth of foods like the cronut and rainbow bagel. It’s no wonder why New York is arguably the food capital of the world.
Must Eat: Thin crust pizza, bagels, bacon and cheese, pastrami, chopped cheese, cronuts, Gray’s papaya hot dogs, Murray’s Melt, Xi’an famous foods, halal guys
If you are ever in Taiwan, spend most of your time eating at the night markets. The night markets in Taiwan are lively and there is plenty of food at very affordable prices, allowing you to dine on a penny. Try the famous Taiwanese-style fried chicken, stinky tofu, and scallion pancakes. However, if you’re eating out of the night markets, be sure to savor savory foods like beef noodle soup and hot pot.
Must Eat: Beef Noodle Soup, Stinky Tofu, Scallion Pancake, Fried Chicken, Hot Pot, Milk Tea, Soup Dumplings, Crushed Ice