3 Food Capitals of the World

If you’re an avid traveler, you probably know how important it is that your next destination has quality culinary culture. However, you may not be aware of the world’s major food capitals—the go-to cities that are best known for their incredible food. Here’s a shortlist that you may want to keep in mind while making spring break travel plans.

Tokyo, Japan

This vibrant city holds more Michelin Star restaurants than any other place in the world, and with good reason. The sushi plays a major role in Japanese cuisine, but it doesn’t stop there. Tofu dishes, eel, sake, and other delicious meats are a big part of Tokyo’s food scene.

Lima, Peru

The delicious flavors of Peru are based on influences from many cultures, including Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and local South American flavors. Three Lima restaurants made it on the World’s Best Restaurants in the World List in 2016.

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Bologna, Italy

Bologna may not officially be the food capital of the world, but it’s surely a food capital of Europe. Famous foods such as “bolognese” sauce and “baloney” originate in this gastronomic Italian city. It’s located in the heart of Italy’s northern region.