The best cities for foodies in 2023
The list also includes several Latin and Hispanic destinations.
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The "Global Foodie Index" was calculated using five key factors including the number of Michelin-rated restaurants per city, the number of "World's Best Restaurants" per city, the number of different national cuisines represented per city, the average cost of meals, and the number of restaurants per city per capita.
"One of the most pleasurable aspects of traveling is experiencing a new and fascinating cuisine. Many people (including us) sometimes decide to travel to a particular place primarily to try new food," the study wrote.
The list of 150 cities, topped by Tokyo, also includes Sao Paulo (13th place), Lima (23rd), Buenos Aires (25th), Madrid (27th), Bogota (31st), and Mexico City (47th), among others.
Since the study ranks the best cities in the world for food lovers, no city was given a final grade lower than C-, nor were any F grades given out.
Each city was compared to the others for the overall ranking, but the ranking mentions that "all of these gastronomic destinations around the world are incredible in their own right, and all of them will delight a food-loving traveler."
Other Hispanic cities on the list include Valencia in 41st place, Santiago, Chile in 62nd place, Seville in 84th place and Panama City in 105th place.
This was the Top 5 of the "Global Foodie Index":
- Tokyo, Japan
- Paris, France
- Bangkok, Thailand
- New York, United States
- Phuket, Thailand