The top places to indulge in your favourite foods revealed

Almost half (44%) of global travellers consider exploring new cuisines a hobby of theirs[i]. Tucking into the local delicacies of a culinary capital is a treat many travellers can’t wait to enjoy. With over half of people (51%) admitting to indulging in a local delicacy within 24 hours of arrival in a new destination and seven in ten (69%) within a mere two hours of arrival[ii]. So, where are the best places to get your fave foods around the world?

Pizza lovers should head to Naples, Italy (of course!), as travellers rank this the best destination for the perfect pizza. Celebrated for culinary know-how, Naples offers not only the best pizza but is also a Unesco World Heritage Site with impressive archaeological riches. You can explore the beautiful, historic buildings before you break for a slice of the iconic Neapolitan pizza with tomatoes and mozzarella, a slice of heaven!

For sensational seafood check out Los Abrigos, found on Spanish Canary Island, in Tenerife’s south coast. The sun soaked coastal village is awash with colourful fishing boats and the charming harbour is the perfect backdrop to enjoy the local shellfish.

Try delectable dim sum in Trang, Thailand. This tranquil hideaway offers secluded beaches and sublime turquoise waters on Thailand’s far southern coast. Ahead of a day spent relaxing on the fine white sands or uncovering the lagoons, waterfalls and hidden caves, enjoy a local tradition of dim sum for breakfast alongside some real Thai coffee.

Tokyo takes the first place for both sushi and ramen, no surprise! Tokyo is one of the world’s most exhilarating dining destinations and the city boasts the world’s highest volume of Michelin stars. Beyond savouring these popular speciality dishes there is so much to see and do in this neon-bright lively city.

To find out where to head to for your favourite foodie dish or pastime, brings you the top location for each as endorsed by millions of travel reviewers.


Top endorsed destination


Naples, Italy


Los Abrigos, Spain

Dim sum

Trang, Thailand


Tokyo, Japan


Tokyo, Japan


Valencia, Spain

Fish & Chips

Whitby, UK

High tea

Haputale, Sri Lanka


Hershey, USA


Brussels, Belgium


Tillamook, USA

Local food

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Shopping for food

Tokyo, Japan

Traditional food

Rome, Italy

Gourmet food

Paris, France

Vegetarian cuisine

London, UK

Halal food

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Healthy food

Istanbul, Turkey


Lodi, USA


Tychy, Poland


Lloret de Mar, Spain

New Zealand taste tour: the local favourites

In New Zealand, the top spots for food as endorsed by travellers from New Zealand are Queenstown, Wellington and Auckland.

Pepijn Rijvers, Chief Marketing Officer at comments:

“Sometimes, there’s no better way to get to know a destination than through their food. By using real traveller reviews and recommendations, you too can discover the best places to indulge in your favourite dishes. Food plays into the traveller’s decisions of choosing their next destination. With over 1.2 million diverse accommodations to choose from on, there are always opportunities to discover your next foodie hotspot!”



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