One of the best parts about travelling the world is that you can sample new and often exciting food. However, some cities and places allow you to experience the cuisines of the entire world. These are the Top 6 most diverse food destinations around the world:
Unsurprisingly, New York is perhaps home to the most varied international foods. From Nordic cuisine to Albanian food, you can find literally anything here. With high-end restaurants, hole-in-the-wall eateries, numerous food trucks, and a diverse street food culture, New York has something for everyone. While restaurants and chefs may be innovating, with new trends constantly popping up, New York also does its classics like nowhere else. Oysters, steak, bagels, and hot dogs are among the must-haves in this city.
One of the most diverse cities in the world, virtually any national or regional cuisine can be found in London. Its culinary innovation and varied population make it one of the most exciting places to eat. From high-class gourmet restaurants to numerous pop-ups and street stalls, London has something for every budget and every palate. Even the city’s bars offer a host of exceptional drinks and cocktails.
When one thinks of culturally diverse food in Canada, Toronto is the place that usually comes to mind. While Toronto does boast a vast variety of foods, Vancouver has a similarly flourishing food scene. From rustic Italian fare to handmade dumplings and fresh sushi, you can find everything in this bustling city in British Columbia. The Granville Island Public Market, in particular, is full of food vendors and stalls, where you can get pho, poutine, pie, and everything in between.
Much like Vancouver, Sydney, being home to many acclaimed restaurants and chefs, often receives more attention than Melbourne. However, Melbourne is still a major Australian destination for more understated and eclectic food and wine. From artisan sushi to Spanish tapas, the city is known for its fresh farm-to-table ingredients. Like much of Australia, Melbourne is best known for its breakfasts, or “brekkie,” which is considered a very serious business indeed!
Hong Kong’s past as a British colony, and as an international centre of commerce has given it one of the most diverse cuisines in the world. Many restaurants are heavily influenced by both Eastern and Western cultures, creating some truly unique dishes. In Hong Kong, food enthusiasts can indulge in all kinds of authentic cuisines from Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Indian, to European and American. With such a wide variety of food, it has become known as the “World’s Food Fair”. From roadside stalls to world-class restaurants, Hong Kong offers a wide variety of choices when it comes to dining out. Don’t miss the famous Sweet and Sour Pork, or the ramen-like Rickshaw Noodles.
The diversity of cuisines in Singapore is largely unparalleled. From pocket-friendly Malay, Chinese, and Indian street food, to numerous Michelin star worthy restaurants, Singapore caters to a wide range of budgets and tastes. Many new and younger chefs are also now creating a unique modern food experience that is inspired by cuisines from around the world. The sheer variety of places, from the ubiquitous “tze char” (stir fry) restaurants to vintage cafes and noodle bars, you will always find something for you in Singapore.
Don’t stop here though. There are so many other great food destinations to visit. Or you could explore regional varieties of one dish, like chocolate, ice cream, tea, or even the humble sandwich. And of course the top destinations for vegetarians. The world really is your oyster.