The World’s Best Cities for Food & Drinks in 2021, According to Survey

These Are the World’s Best Cities for Food & Drinks in 2021, According to Survey

Find out if your fave foodie destinations are on the list!

Most of us would probably agree that one of the best parts about travel is the local gastronomic scene. After all, there’s nothing like having a delicious meal after a long day of touring. In a quest to find out the ultimate foodie destinations, Time Out has ranked the world’s best cities this year for food and drinks. 

Some are unexpected, while others come as no surprise. And the best part? Four out of the top 10 cities for eating and drinking are in Asia — namely, Bangkok, Dubai, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv

The best cities for food and drinks in 2021

Image credit: Arwin Adityavarna via Canva Pro

In this index, 27,000 readers were surveyed about cities’ affordability, community spirit, diversity, and the local food and drinks scene. Clearly, this includes their current cities, too! The following foodie cities also scored at least a 93% approval rating when it comes to dining out. 

  1. Shanghai, China
  2. Tel Aviv, Israel
  3. Bangkok, Thailand
  4. Manchester, England
  5. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  6. Melbourne, Australia
  7. Madrid, Spain
  8. Prague, Czech Republic
  9. Copenhagen, Denmark
  10. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Bangkok street food and Argentinian steak. | Image credit: Travel_Motion via Canva Pro; José Ignacio Pompé

Do you agree that these cities should be on every travelling foodie’s bucket list? Best believe that we can’t wait to visit these as soon as it’s safe again! 

Also read: The Top 10 Best Airports of 2021 Are In, 7 Are From Asia!

Among these cities with the best food in the world, which ones have you already visited before? FYI — one of these is reopening to vaccinated foreign tourists real soon! (*Hint, hint.*)

Aside from these top foodie destinations, you might also wanna check out the best cities for digital nomads, as well as for students in 2021. 

Featured image credit: Jerome Jome | Unsplash 

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Marcy Miniano
Marcy Miniano

A fast-talking caffeine-dependent wordsmith, Marcy has never been one to shy away from sharing a good story or two. If she’s not in a quiet coffee shop somewhere, she enjoys spending afternoons in a museum or art gallery — whether it’s around Metro Manila or a foreign city she’s visiting. She wishes to retire in a winter village someday, so she can fulfil her lifelong dream of wearing turtlenecks all year round and owning a pet penguin.