What are the best foodie spots around the world?
If there's one thing that everyone can universally agree on, it's that we love to eat. But, we can also agree that most of the time it's also hard to decide, where to eat as well, especially if you're 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 post on Instagram, we have a list on the best foodie spots to eat at around the world.
When visiting Hawaii, prepare yourself to try everything! The cuisine of Hawaii is fresh and diverse, offering a ton of variety in flavors and textures. Try savory and hearty dishes like the loco moco and laulau, or eat a refreshing bowl of poke and shaved ice. Moreover, portions for most dishes will be sure to fill you up, so expect yourself to gain a couple pounds at the end of your trip.
Must Eats: 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. Overall, the food in Vietnam can be best described as fresh, savory, and light. It is also very vibrant in its flavors and colors as well. Be sure to try comfort foods such as phở and bún bò huế noodle soups, or more balanced dishes such as spring rolls and bánh mì.
Must Eats: Spring Rolls, Phở, Bún Bò Huế, Bun Thit Nuong, Bánh Mì, Che, Com Tam
The food scene in Los Angeles prides itself on having the best tacos and food trucks in the country, and rightfully so. Although it was built on Mexican cuisine, LA also arguably has the best food in other cultures as well, such as the French Dip, Korean BBQ, and sushi, and many more.
Must Eats: Tacos, Food Trucks, French Dip from Philippe the Original, Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, Strawberry donuts from the Donut Man, Korean BBQ, Sushi
The cuisine of Japan is similar to that of Vietnam’s in that it is very healthy due to its fresh, light, and balanced variety of flavors and textures. In fact, Japanese people tend to live longer than other demographic groups because of this diet. If you’ve eaten the iconic dishes like sushi and ramen in your own country, then you’ll be blown away when trying the same foods at the origin. Also, Tokyo has the most michelin star restaurants in the world, so it's a must visit destination if you want to try some of the best food in the world.
Must-Eats: Sushi, Ramen, Udon, Takoyaki, Mochi, Yakiniku, Kobe Beef, Tempura, Curry, Soba
Eating in Chicago means wearing the right clothes and using a lot of napkins, because the food scene here will be quite the messy one. When it comes to the classics, you have to try the deep dish pizza, which is kind of like eating a cake since it’s thick and it has layers. You also need to try chicago-style hot dogs, which is jam-packed with so many ingredients that go so well together that the flavors are an explosion compared to a classic hot-dog.
Must-Eats: Deep Dish Pizza, Chicago Hot Dog, Italian Beef Sandwich, Harold’s Chicken, Jibarito, Garrett Popcorn, Tamales, Donuts
Since Venice is known as the “City of Water,” it’s no doubt that this is a great foodie destination for seafood lovers. A huge part of Venetian culture involves using the fresh fish that comes from its waters. Indulge yourself in famous seafood dishes like sarde in saor, which are deep-fried sardines, marinated onions, vinegar, pine nuts, and raisins. Or if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, try the squid-ink risotto.
Must Eats: Sarde in Saor, Baccala Mantecato, Bigoli in Salsa, Moleche, Fritole
New York is a must visit destination if you’re a foodie. With so many diverse restaurants and stores in the city, you can find a ton of good food at any price range. Additionally, 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 births of foods such as the cronut and rainbow bagel. It’s no wonder why New York is arguably the foodie capital of the world.
Must Eats: Thin-crust Pizza, Bagels, baconeggandcheese, Pastrami, Chopped Cheese, Cronuts, Gray’s Papaya Hot Dogs, Murray’s Melt, Xi’an Famous Foods, Halal Guys
If you ever find yourself in Taiwan, spend most of your time eating at the night markets. The night markets in Taiwan are lively, and there’s plenty of food at very affordable prices, allowing you to dine on a dime. Try the famous Taiwanese style fried chicken, stinky tofu, and scallion pancakes. However, if you’re eating away from the night markets, make sure to relish savory foods such as beef noodle soup and hot pot.
Must Eats: Beef Noodle Soup, Stinky Tofu, Scallion Pancake, Fried Chicken, Hot Pot, Milk Tea, soup dumplings, shaved ice
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