5 of the best cities for food lovers

If you’re anything like us, you consider one of the most exciting parts of travelling to be all the amazing food you’ll get to taste.

No matter where you go on holiday, an essential part of your research always involves scoping out the best restaurants, cafes and local delicacies that you NEED to try. Well fellow food-obsessives, add these cities to your bucket list immediately, because they’re well worth the trip.

Here are five of the most delicious destinations for foodies.

1. San Francisco, USA

The birthplace of “California cuisine” with locally-sourced, organic produce, this gorgeous city also offers a wide array of culinary traditions brought by immigrant populations in areas like North Beach, with its signature Italian restaurants, Chinatown, Japantown, Little Saigon, and the Mission District, with its large Latino population. Don’t miss the most amazing gourmet farmer’s market ever at the Ferry Building.

2. Buenos Aires, Argentina

This is the place to go if you’re in the mood for a big, juicy steak. Also, red wine and empanadas. The latest trend is going to “closed door restaurants” (restaurantes a puertas cerradas) inside a chef’s home. Don’t miss what might be the best street food in the world, choripan sandwiches. Not recommended for vegetarians.

3. Copenhagen, Denmark

While the amazing Noma really put Copenhagen on the map as a foodie destination, the best part of Copenhagen is the quality of their comfort and street foods. Try the open-faced sandwiches called smørrebrød from Aamanns (pork rillette w/ thyme, mustard, pickled squash, and gooseberries) or Danish-style hot dogs from Døp or Harry’s Place. If you’re feeling particularly Danish/adventurous, indulge in a little pickled herring, and don’t forget to sample Mikkeller beers.

4. Tokyo, Japan

If you thought all this city had to offer by way of food was sushi, think again. Tokyo has more than double the Michelin starred restaurants than Paris and is famous for its ultra-niche establishments, specialising in a particular type of noodle or specific part of an animal. While the seafood (and sushi, of course) is fresh and delicious, the city also has a good choice of French, Italian and Chinese cuisine.

5. Bologna, Italy

Home of the beloved bolognese pasta sauce (read: classic tomato, mince and vegetables) and a must-eat for any food enthusiast. Bologna’s other famous contributions to Italian cuisine include prosciutto and balsamic vinegar. Aside from some of the most amazing pasta you’ll ever taste, don’t miss the gelato – the city even has a museum and university dedicated to the frosty treat!

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