From the farthest corners of the Far East, to the depths of Latin America, you’ll find some of the most deliciously delectable dishes just waiting to be consumed all over the world. Check out our list of four of the best cities in the world for food and let your taste buds influence your next vacation destination. Now all you have to do is decide which country you’re craving and arrange currency exchange.
France and fine food go hand in hand, so choosing which French city to feature in this list wasn’t easy. Yes, Paris has its patisseries and Michelin stars, but Lyon, situated in the Rhone-Alpes region, has its very own rich culinary history that has manifested into some of the finest cuisine in the world. From succulent sausages to brilliant bistros, Lyon has gained a reputation as the food capital of France, and it’s also not short of a Michelin star or two itself.
Tokyo’s tale as one of the best food cities in the world begins at Tsukiji fish market. Before the day is through, up to 5 million pounds of fresh fish will change hands, with the best catches sent to the city’s top restaurant to be prepared as elaborate dishes. If your budget won’t stretch to the price tag on these meals, eat at the sushi stands at Tsukiji or head to the abundance of restaurants located throughout this seafood city.
Named the cultural and food capital of the Americas, Lima is home to a great range of gastronomic delights. Its proximity to the Andean and Amazon jungle has provided a positive influence on typical Peruvian food, as has its seaside location. Start your meal with Antichucos, pieces of beef heart marinated in a variety of spices, grilled and served skewered. Follow with Cau Cau, a dish prepared with tripe, potato, garlic, onion, hot pepper and lemon, and finish with the delicious Picarones. This doughnut style dessert is flavored with cinnamon, anisette and salt.
Forget high class restaurants, to sample some of Marrakech’s most exquisite food, head to the streets. As the sun sets over this Moroccan city, the main square is transformed into a frenzied fast food hub, offering a selection of sensational regional cuisine. From chicken tagine to aromatic couscous, the sights and smells of this authentic Moroccan experience will have all your senses in overdrive.
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