Best Countries for Travel Foodies

 

Italy

This country hands-down is widely considered one of if not the best countries for food in the world. Italian cuisine reigns king and has been a large part of the country’s culture for centuries.

Italian cuisine is regionally influenced historically and had some pretty significant shifts with the introduction of items such as tomatoes, potatoes and bell peppers in large quantities during the 18th-century.

The nation’s cuisine is characterized by its simplicity, with typical recipes containing as few as 4 to 8 ingredients on average.

The National dish is but of course what else – pizza! What can we say about pizza? Pizza is popular all over the globe and you can find a pizza shop on practically every corner in the United States. Pizza in Italy however, is significantly different than your average pizza pop-up shop in the U.S. Ingredients are fresh, plentiful, and baked in your traditional ovens giving it a singular and authentic taste quite different from your average pizza establishment in America.

Andorra
Andorra makes it to the top of our list is one of the best countries for food in the world as well.Andorra is located between France and Spain. This means that the nation has the best of both the neighboring countries. Due to the fact that both Spain and France are listed as having some of the best food and cuisines in the world, it comes as no surprise that Andorra is on the list of the nations with the best food since the country has the best of France and Spain.

Spain
Spain makes it to the top of our list as one of the best countries for food.

Spain is additionally another nation which has heavy influence from regional cultures that have a large part and the makeup of its cuisine.

The national dish is paella, which hails from the region of Valencia and is extremely popular throughout the world. Traditionally, it is made with white rice in combination with various vegetables and meats (or seafood for seafood paella).

Tapas, appetizers typically served before lunch and dinner, are extremely popular and have made their way into cultures around the globe, including the United States in the form of tapas bars, which usually also have a large wine selection to accompany the food.

India
Unlike several of the other countries that made it to the list as one of the best countries for food, India does not have a self-proclaimed national dish. Indian cuisine is characterized by heavy use of spices such as turmeric, curry, and tarragon, to name a few and not for the faint of heart.

However, there are various staples of Indian cuisine which are so popular that they have made their way into the food markets of other cultures around the globe. It is due to this that we have listed India as one of the best countries for food in the world. Tandoori chicken is extremely popular in spite of the fact that a vast amount of the native population are vegetarians.

Food such as tikka masala, biryani, chicken curry and saag paneer are extremely popular dishes which can be found all over grocery stores in the U.S.

Monaco
Monaco is one of the few countries in the world that has some of the best food. Monaco has a high per capita rate which by extension means that the population can typically afford a little more than the basic necessities in life. Most of the families here have their own chefs who prepare their favorite meals. In addition to this, the lifestyle of the general population means that people have lower stress levels hence are free from diseases that are brought about by increased anxiety and stress.

Japan
Japan is one of the most stable economies in the world. Japan as a country is famous for its Sushi. In addition to this, Japan is an industrious nation in general and almost everyone in the economy is occupied. The nation is mainly a fishing nation where fish and sea animals form the basis of their staple food. There are a variety of healthy foods in almost every meal in most households in Japan. A simple meal like breakfast is made up of nutritious food not forgetting that Japan citizens must have vegetables among their meals something that most western nations do not put into considerati