Already checked off some—or all!—of the world’s best food cities? For the food expert that’s already experienced Rome, New York City, and the like, we’ve identified 10 cities where food tour bookings are on the rise. Savannah, Miami, and Charleston’s bustling restaurant scenes are spilling over into the food tour world, taking three of the top 10 spots. Plan your visit to one of these up-and-coming best food cities before the rest of the world takes notice.
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1. Quebec City, Canada
Top Ranked Restaurant: iX pour Bistro
Most Booked Food Experience: Small-Group Quebec City Food Tour
Explore Quebec City’s food scene and learn about the city’s history on this small-group walking tour. You’ll taste 15 local items, including crepes, maple candy, and smoked salmon, as you hear commentary about from your guide about hip the St. Jean-Baptiste district and UNESCO-listed Old Quebec. The tour includes all tastings, and a small group means plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
2. Savannah, United States
Top Ranked Restaurant: Joe’s Homemade Cafe
Most Booked Food Experience: Savannah Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour
Eat your way through Savannah on a small-group history and culinary tour limited to 14 people for a more personal experience. With your guide, pop into several restaurants and food stores that specialize in authentic Southern classics, and sample food while picking up bits of Savannah history along the way. After your tour, get a map of your food route, so you can go back to places you liked during your visit.
3. Sydney, Australia
Top Ranked Restaurant: Thai Pothong
Most Booked Food Experience: Sydney Tower 360 Bar and Dining
Take in views from one of Sydney’s best vantage points, the revolving restaurant at 360 Bar and Dining, which perches on top of Sydney Tower, 88 stories above the ground. Choose from an à la carte menu to customize your 2- or 3-course meal, enjoying an elegant meal while overlooking the stunning Sydney skyline. This sophisticated restaurant offers an intimate, stylish fine dining experience, with contemporary Australian-French fusion cuisine.
4. Queenstown, New Zealand
Top Ranked Restaurant: The Taj Indian Kitchen
Most Booked Food Experience: Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Restaurant
Ride the Queenstown gondola to a skyline restaurant for a midday or evening meal, and enjoy scenic views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables range. At Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar, perched on Bob’s Peakat Skyline high above the mountain town, settle in for a 4-course buffet lunch or 6-course buffet dinner of local specialties. Each table in the restaurant’s tiered seating area boasts prime views, including Coronet Peak. On Christmas or New Year’s Eve, enjoy a themed buffet, live entertainment and two luge rides.
5. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Top Ranked Restaurant: San Juan Smokehouse – a Tennessee & Caribbean BBQ Joint
Most Booked Food Experience: Old San Juan Food Tour
Get a taste for the flavor and culture of Puerto Rico on this 3-hour, small-group Old San Juan food tour featuring several local eateries. Join your guide for a culinary exploration of island staples like plantains and sofrito, all with the cobblestone streets and colorful facades of the city’s oldest neighborhood as your backdrop. Your tour also includes a complimentary alcoholic beverage.
6. Miami, United States
Top Ranked Restaurant: Crust
Most Booked Food Experience: Little Havana Food and Walking Tour in Miami
Taste your way through Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood on a food walking tour exploring the vibrant and historic neighborhood. Try everything from Cuban coffee to home-style Cuban cooking, with plenty of tastings for a full lunch. Exploring Little Havana with a guide means you learn the stories behind each item you try, meet local artists, watch deft cigar rollers, and take in the bustling scene at Domino Park.
7. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Top Ranked Restaurant: Sunset Point
Most Booked Food Experience: Juan More Taco – Cabo San Lucas Downtown Food Tasting Walking Tour
Feast your senses on the explosive flavors and cultural delights of Mexico on a 3-hour culinary walking tour of Cabo San Lucas. With a professional guide from Juan More Taco food tours, discover local foodie hotspots and traditional dishes while exploring the vibrant downtown district of Cabo San Lucas. Sample classic favorites like tacos and quesadillas while gaining valuable insight into the culture, traditions and folklore of Mexico. Receive personalized attention from your gastronome guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
8. Vienna, Austria
Top Ranked Restaurant: Sunset Point
Most Booked Food Experience: Schönbrunn Palace Evening: Palace Tour, Dinner and Concert
Soak up Austrian culture and cuisine with this package including an audio tour, 3-course dinner and a classical concert at Schönbrunn Palace. Begin by exploring the palace’s ornate staterooms and guest apartments with an audio guide. Then, settle into a delicious, candlelit dinner of local cuisine at the Ehrenhof restaurant, adjacent to the palace. Top off the evening with a concert at the Orangery Schonbrunn, where you’ll enjoy live classical works from Mozart and Bach.
9. Brisbane, Australia
Top Ranked Restaurant: Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co.
Most Booked Food Experience: Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise
Book a relaxing paddleboat cruise on the Brisbane River for a midday break from activities in the city. Leave the bustling streets behind and find a seat on the boat’s deck to see the landmarks, and then dig in to a buffet lunch of hot and cold offerings accompanied by Australian produce. This lunch cruise is a great way to maximize your time sightseeing in Brisbane.
10. Charleston, United States
Top Ranked Restaurant: Halls Chophouse
Most Booked Food Experience: Downtown Charleston Culinary Tour
On this tour, you won’t waste any time researching restaurants for your Charleston visit, and you’ll save money by steering clear of pricey, disappointing tourist traps. This food walking tour gives you a taste of Charleston’s best locally run restaurants, and you’ll hear about the history of the city along the way. You’ll also come away with dining ideas for the rest of your stay.