The experts at Titan Travel have analysed restaurant variety, Tripadvisor cuisine data and Michelin-star ratings to determine the ideal food lovers’ destinations, perfect for a festive escape.
The 10 BEST cities for foodies this Christmas:
Rank City, Country Total Area (km²) Child-Friendly Restaurants per km2 Vegetarian Restaurants per km2 Vegan Option Restaurants per km2 Fine Dining Restaurants per km2 Michelin-Star Restaurants per km2 Foodie Score/10
Las Vegas, United States
Paris is crowned the best foodie hotspot in the world, with a foodie score of 9.93 out of 10. The city of Paris outshone other cities for its fine dining eateries (6.75 per km2) and Michelin-star establishments (4.65 per km2). This culinary capital is the perfect escape for a winter break, with Saint-Germain-des-Prés famous Christmas Markets displaying an array of artisanal macarons and marrons glacés that will really get you into the festive spirit. The city also caters to vegetarianism with an array of restaurants in the city, more than any other city in our study (37.47 per km2).
The Spanish city of Barcelona ranks second, scoring 9.64 out of 10. A visit to a Barcelona Christmas Market is the best way to sample the city’s Christmas Spirit this year. The cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, scores highly for its array of restaurants catering to children (37.40 per km2). The city is also home to the most vegan restaurants (16.11 per km2), perhaps a surprise given the widespread use of meats and cheese in traditional Catalan dishes.
Miami rounds off the top three with a foodie score of 9.00 out of 10. The sunny seaside city of Miami ranks third for foodies, ranking consistently across all categories. It performed particularly well for the number of available child-friendly restaurants (13.46 per km2) and vegetarian restaurants (9.14 per km2). Stroll, drive or boat your way around the dazzling backdrop of eccentric Christmas lights located around Miami for a festive feel this Christmas!
The United Statesis home to three of the world’s best foodie cities; Miami, New York and Las Vagas. Tokyo is crowned the city that offers the world’s most diverse variety of cuisines!