The world is filled with foodie destinations. From the culinary capital of New York to the thriving markets in Tokyo, there’s no shortage of places to eat your way around the globe. But what about those who are looking for something a little more daring? If you’re the adventurous type when it comes to food, these 10 cities will have you covered:
1. Tokyo, Japan
If you’re in the mood for a city adventure, Tokyo is one of the best places in the world to go. It’s the most populous city on Earth and home to over 13 million people, but it’s also known for its contrasts: there are high-tech skyscrapers and traditional shrines right next door; street food vendors serve up everything from ramen noodles to fried chicken sandwiches; art museums abound alongside ancient temples; and some neighborhoods look like they could be straight out of Blade Runner while others resemble something out of Studio Ghibli films (just look at Shibuya crossing).
Tokyo has everything you could want from an urban destination–and then some! There’s great shopping at Harajuku Fashion District or Shinjuku Shopping District; amazing food at any number of restaurants featuring authentic Japanese cuisine served up by expert chefs; art galleries showing off contemporary works by local artists; history lessons at Asakusa Temple or Meiji Shrine Park…the list goes on!
2. New York, United States
New York is a foodie’s paradise. The city has some of the best restaurants in the world, and it’s also home to some of the best street food. New York has everything from Italian cuisine to Chinese food, Thai food and even Ethiopian cuisine.
3. Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen has a thriving food scene, and you can find anything from all over the world here. The city’s large immigrant population has contributed to its eclectic cuisine, as well as its coffee culture.
Copenhagen is known for its craft beer and has been dubbed “The World’s Best Beer City” by Lonely Planet magazine in 2018.
Singapore is a melting pot of cultures, with a mix of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences. The food scene in Singapore is diverse, with some of the best hawker centers in the world. You’ll find dishes from all over Asia here–from Vietnamese pho to Malaysian satay skewers. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out some weird street food like chicken hearts or fruit-flavored durians (it tastes like custard!).
The quality of life in Singapore is also high: there’s plenty to do if you want to take advantage of your time there–the city has great museums and art galleries as well as being home to one of Asia’s largest casinos!
5. Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea
Seoul is a foodie paradise. With a cuisine that has developed over thousands of years, Seoul offers an exciting array of flavors and experiences to the adventurous eater. Whether you’re looking for street food or fine dining, there are countless options available in this city. If you’re interested in trying something new and getting familiar with Korean cuisine, Seoul is an excellent place to start!
6. Miami, United States
Miami, United States
Miami is a city of diverse cultures and cuisines. It’s known for its Latin American cuisine, with an abundance of Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Haitian immigrants contributing to the city’s culinary landscape. To sample Miami’s best street food in one day (and get your fill of tropical fruit), visit the Wynwood Walls or Art Basel Miami Beach during December when there are plenty of vendors selling treats like empanadas and elote corn on sticks. If you’re looking for something more upscale than street fare but still want some island flavor in your meal then head over to South Beach where you can find restaurants serving everything from sushi rolls made with mangoes instead of fish (Mango Sushi) to jerk chicken tacos with plantain chips instead of tortillas (Jerk Bar).
7. Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia is a great city for foodies. With its diverse range of cuisines and restaurants, Sydney has something to offer everyone who loves to eat. If you’re looking for the best place to try Australian food (and if you’re an adventurous eater), then this should be your first stop!
There are many markets in Sydney where you can buy local produce–the best part about these markets is that they’re usually held outdoors so it’s easy on the wallet too! You can also find some pretty good restaurants here as well as cafes where locals go when they want something quick or just want their favorite dish without having to cook themselves at home…
8. San Francisco, United States
San Francisco is a city that is known for its foodie culture. The Bay Area is home to some of the best restaurants in America, including Michelin-starred restaurants such as Benu and Saison.
The city has a large variety of restaurants and food trucks, with options ranging from Korean barbecue to high-end French cuisine to Indian street food. Food carts are also popular here–you’ll find them all over downtown San Francisco!
9. Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is a great city for foodies. It has a wide range of restaurants, from traditional Catalan to modernist cuisine, and its chefs are among the best in Europe. The city’s rich culinary history dates back to medieval times when it was famous for its meat-heavy stews and game dishes. Today, you can still find these traditional dishes at many restaurants–but they’re often served with modern twists (like duck breast simmered in sweet red wine).
Barcelona also has some of the best seafood in the world! Many locals say that if you want to eat like an authentic Catalan then try out paella or fideuada (a thick fish stew).
10. Los Angeles, United States
Los Angeles is a city that loves to eat. It’s home to some of the best Mexican food in the world, as well as some of the most inventive and delicious seafood dishes you’ll ever taste. And don’t forget coffee! LA has one of the most vibrant coffee scenes in America, with countless independent shops serving up quality brews on every corner (and sometimes even on sidewalks).
Los Angeles’ food scene is so diverse that it can be hard to know where to start–but if you’re looking for an adventure when it comes to your palate, we’ve got just what you need: 10 restaurants that are guaranteed to satisfy even your most adventurous tastes buds!
These cities have you covered if you’re looking to try some new foods while traveling
If you’re looking for a culinary adventure, these cities have you covered.
Whether or not you’re into sushi (and if so, which kind?) Tokyo has something for everyone–including ramen and tonkatsu. You’ll find everything from Michelin-starred fine dining restaurants to hole-in-the-wall joints that serve up delicious street food like takoyaki (octopus dumplings) and kushikatsu (deep fried skewers).
New York City, United States:
New Yorkers are known for their eclectic tastes in food as well as their notoriously long work hours; no wonder they’ve become so famous for their diverse culinary scene! From traditional American fare at diners like Katz’s Delicatessen to Michelin Star restaurants like Eleven Madison Park or Le Bernardin; there really is something for everyone here!
We hope these destinations have inspired you to get out there and explore the world. After all, food is one of the best ways to experience another culture, so why not try something new while on your next trip?