If you’re anything like us, you probably get joy out of travelling through eating. Whether you’re dining-in at a glamourous Parisian bistro or dining-out at a cliffside vineyard in Tuscany, food speaks to you on an emotional level. Recently, Trip Advisor released their top 20 foodie travel destinations for 2023. The survey compiled millions of reviews from foodies like you to find the best of the best foodie must-sees. Some cities may surprise you, others not so much. We’re not particularly picky when good food is involved! Before you start planning your trips for 2023, take a look at the most delicious destinations according to Trip Advisor.
Related: Which Countries Do Canadians ‘Like’ the Most? A New Poll Offers Answers
1. Rome, Italy
The home of pasta and good wine, is it any surprise Italy ranked #1 on the list of top food destinations? With endless open-air markets to explore and exceptional restaurants, Rome is a foodie paradise. Some of our favourite recipes come from Italy, like these delicious pasta recipes.
2. Crete, Greece
You feta believe it! Greece had to be at the top of this list. Who can resist the savoury flavours of fresh souvlaki and Greek salad? Crete being the largest island in Greece boasts some of the country’s best variety of cheeses, herbs and seafood – sign us up!
3. Hanoi, Vietnam
If you’re looking for affordable and delicious food, look no further than Hanoi, Vietnam. Known for its bustling streets and vibrant food scene, Hanoi has made a name for itself as a food capital in Asia.
Related: Crispy Rice Paper ‘Vietnamese Pizza’ is the Street Food-Inspired Snack You Need to Try
4. Florence, Italy
Another Italian city on the list? Groundbreaking. But seriously, it must be said that Italy’s consistency with quality food across its regions is unmatched. You must try Florence’s traditional dish of Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Florentine Beefsteak), it’s simply to die for.
5. Paris, France
While we could debate for hours if Paris truly is the hallmark of food in France, there’s no denying the vast quantity of restaurants available around the city. Though small in size, Paris houses some of the best restaurants in the world. Not to mention thousands of bakeries with the best tasting French croissants.
Related: This Will be the Most Visited Country on the Planet in 2025
6. Barcelona, Spain
What would this list be without mention of Spain? The coastal city of Barcelona is a foodie’s dream, boasting some of Europe’s best eats. Travellers love everything from classic paella to patatas bravas, and who can blame them?
7. Lisbon, Portugal
Tinned fish aficionados, this is your sign! Lisbon is known for romanticizing the tinned fish lifestyle, and although it’s now a TikTok trend, let’s remember who discovered it first. Being a coastal city, Lisbon offers the best in seafood, seafood and more seafood – our favourite.
8. Naples, Italy
They say two is good company and three is a crowd, but not in the case of Italian cuisine on this list! Unsurprisingly, Naples makes the top 10, likely because of its professional pizza prowess. If you’ve never had a Neapolitan-style pizza, get one ASAP.
9. New Orleans, USA
The laid back city of New Orleans clearly made an impression on travellers over the years! We can’t deny Cajun food is elite – spicy, flavourful and with a whole lot of soul. The home of jazz might also be the capital of great food in the United States.
Related: Shrimp Étouffée is a Celebration of Cajun Flavours
It’s no secret that we adore Jamaican food. Everything that tastes fresh and fried belongs on your plate. If you’re a fan of jerk chicken, ackee, oxtail and the famous beef patties, Jamaica is the place for you.
Related: The Surprisingly Controversial History of Toronto’s Iconic Jamaican Patties
Rounding out the list of best food destinations for 2023 are:
To check out the full list by Trip Advisor, visit here.