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 Booking.com 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, Booking.com brings you the top location for each as endorsed by millions of Booking.com travel reviewers.
Top endorsed destination
Los Abrigos, Spain
Fish & Chips
Haputale, Sri Lanka
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Shopping for food
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Lloret de Mar, Spain
New Zealand taste tour: the local favourites
In New Zealand, the top spots for food as endorsed by Booking.com travellers from New Zealand are Queenstown, Wellington and Auckland.
Pepijn Rijvers, Chief Marketing Officer at Booking.com 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 Booking.com, there are always opportunities to discover your next foodie hotspot!”
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