There are more types of cuisine than there are countries in the world (and the latter number approaches 200). Each type of food is steeped in history, culture, and, for individuals who’ve grown up with it, memories of family, friends, and specific events.
Every world traveler (and food-lover) has a list of dream destinations, even if they’ve never been written down, and we’ve rounded up 12 areas that should be a shoe-in for any food-lover’s travel bucket list. Our grouping highlights areas around the world, like Zagreb’s sarma, or cabbage leaves filled with ground meat, and Kyoto’s kaiseki ryori, a traditional dining style. Take a look, and start adding these food-centric cities and regions to your mental bucket list.
Additional reporting by Colman Andrews.