5 Travel Experts Reveal Which City Has The Best Food

the best food cities according to travel experts

Nastasia Yakoub, Founder of Dame Traveler: “Sort of an unexpected choice, but Toronto has an incredible food scene! Because of its diversity, there are endless cafes & restaurants with gorgeous, Instagrammable interiors like Oretta. I also really loved the food scene in Charleston, South Carolina. Tons of fresh seafood &, of course, soul food…. which is always a good idea!”

Stephanie Hill of The Style Bungalow: “Lisbon, Portugal and Lima, & Peru.”

Mary Lauren of Mary Lauren: “We traveled to Paris (& beyond) with our three year old when I was pregnant. We didn’t do a lot of fancy dining, for obvious reasons, but I could seriously eat those chocolate + strawberry street crepes all day every day (which we pretty much did.) I also fell in LOVE with Angelina. The eggs benedict breakfast was incredible & then we went back that afternoon for the richest, creamiest hot chocolate & the most delicious pain au chocolat I have had in my life. Maybe it was my pregnancy heightening all my foodie senses for sweets while we were there but Paris definitely tops my list!”

Caitlin Bea of The Caitlin Bea: “I didn’t expect this, but London was so vegan-friendly, I was in heaven! Since I eat plant-based, my way of eating through a city when I travel is a lot different than others. I usually have to prepare in advance, use apps like HappyCow to discover vegan-friendly places around me. London, & England in general, was such a relief, as most restaurants had plenty of options for me, or even separate vegan menus! I absolutely LOVED having an English breakfast every morning. For all you fellow veg heads out there, Amsterdam is another city with so many options! I even had a vegan version of bitterballen, a classic Dutch snack! So. Delicious.”

Jillian Attaway Eversole of Rhyme & Reason: “Without a doubt my favorite food city is the city I live in, Charleston! It’s not only a top culinary destination in the south but in the whole country. Charleston has everything from delicious local seafood to inventive southern food & is the home to multiple James Beard award winning chefs & restaurants. Charleston is one of the most warm & welcoming cities &, after you get a taste of the food scene, you’ll want to pack your bags & move here permanently so you never have to stop enjoying our food!”


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