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The Countries with the Best Food

Updated June 11, 2019 402.5k votes 42.3k voters 370.5k views195 items

List of Countries with the Best Food ranked from best to worst. There are many contenders for the title of “country with the best food,” but how will we decide which one is best. With so many delicious cuisines in the world, we need the help of Ranker voters to determine which nation has the finest fare. Vote on this list of the countries with the best food and we will see which nation lands in the top spot.

Let's take a look at some of the nations that are known for food. Chinese food is popular all over the world and when done right, it can't be beat. Then there is Italy, known for fresh pasta and delectable sauces, maybe they should be crowned the king of cuisine.

When it comes to cooking, anyone who has ever heard of Julia Child knows that the French know their way around the kitchen. For croissants alone, France must be in the running for the country with the best food. Mexican food is also a favorite around the world for its use of simple, fresh ingredients with bold flavors and tons of toppings.

Which country will end up on top? That's up to you. Vote on this list of the countries with the best food and join the discussion in the comments section. Let's dish!
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  • Bosnia-Herzegovina26
    838
    524

    Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Sarajevo
  • Malta27
    173
    69

    Malta

    Valletta

    LanguageMaltese Language, English Language

    Founded1964-09-21

    CurrencyEuro

    Area316.0

    GovernmentParliamentary republic

    AnthemL-Innu Malti

  • Bahamas28
    165
    63

    Bahamas

    Nassau

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1964

    CurrencyBahamian dollar

    Area13940.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemMarch On, Bahamaland

    DivisionsMarsh Harbour, Freeport, Ragged Island, Bahamas, Sandy Point

  • Tuvalu29
    151
    53

    Tuvalu

    Funafuti

    LanguageTuvaluan Language, English Language

    Founded1978-10-01

    CurrencyAustralian dollar, Tuvaluan dollar

    Area26.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Parliamentary system, Non-partisan democracy, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemTuvalu mo te Atua

    DivisionsNukulaelae, Niutao, Nui, Funafuti, Nukufetau

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  • Botswana30
    161
    61

    Botswana

    Gaborone

    LanguageEnglish Language, Tswana Language

    Founded1966-09-30

    CurrencyBotswana pula

    Area600370.0

    GovernmentParliamentary republic

    AnthemFatshe leno la rona

    DivisionsSouth-East District, North-East District, Southern District, Ghanzi District, North-West District

  • Central African Republic31

    LanguageFrench Language, Sango Language

    Founded1960-08-13

    CurrencyCentral African CFA franc

    Area622984.0

    GovernmentRepublic

    AnthemLa Renaissance

    DivisionsVakaga, Nana-Mambéré, Ombella-M'Poko, Sangha-Mbaéré, Mambéré-Kadéï

  • Tonga32
    170
    66

    Tonga

    Nukuʻalofa

    LanguageTongan Language, English Language

    Founded1970-06-04

    CurrencyTongan paʻanga

    Area748.0

    GovernmentDemocracy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemKo e fasi 'o e tu'i 'o e 'Otu Tonga

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  • Hong Kong33
    2,437
    1,933

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  • Benin34
    157
    59

    Benin

    Porto-Novo

    LanguageFrench Language

    Founded1960-08-01

    CurrencyWest African CFA franc

    Area112620.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Republic

    AnthemL'Aube Nouvelle

    DivisionsBorgou, Atakora, Zou, Atlantique Department, Collines

  • Hungary35
    1,812
    1,407

    Hungary

    Budapest

    LanguageHungarian language

    Founded0895

    CurrencyHungarian forint

    Area93030.0

    GovernmentParliamentary republic

    AnthemHimnusz

    DivisionsFejér County, Somogy County, Tolna County, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County

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  • Jordan36
    186
    87

    Jordan

    Amman

    LanguageArabic Language

    Founded1946-05-25

    CurrencyJordanian dinar

    Area92300.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemThe Royal Anthem of Jordan

    DivisionsMadaba Governorate, Mafraq Governorate, Karak Governorate, Aqaba Governorate, Irbid Governorate

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo37

    LanguageFrench Language

    Founded1960-06-30

    CurrencyCongolese franc

    Area2345409.0

    GovernmentRepublic, Semi-presidential system

    AnthemDebout Congolais

    DivisionsKasaï-Occidental, Maniema, Bandundu, Sud-Kivu, Katanga Province

  • Sierra Leone38
    162
    61

    Sierra Leone

    Freetown

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1961-04-27

    CurrencySierra Leonean leone

    Area71740.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemHigh We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free

    DivisionsEastern Province, Western Area, Southern Province, Northern Province

  • Somalia39
    181
    82

    Somalia

    Mogadishu

    LanguageArabic Language, Somali Language

    Founded1960-06-26

    CurrencySomali shilling

    Area637657.0

    GovernmentFederal republic, Republic, Parliamentary republic

    AnthemQolobaa Calankeed, Soomaaliyeey toosoo

    DivisionsLower Shebelle, Woqooyi Galbeed, Middle Juba, Awdal, Middle Shebelle

  • Samoa40
    164
    82

    Samoa

    Apia

    LanguageEnglish Language, Samoan Language

    Founded1962-01-01

    CurrencySamoan tālā

    Area2944.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Parliamentary republic

    AnthemThe Banner of Freedom

  • KENYA41
    239
    131

    KENYA

    Nairobi

    LanguageEnglish Language, Swahili Language

    Founded1963-12-12

    CurrencyKenyan shilling

    Area582650.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Presidential system, Republic

    AnthemEe Mungu Nguvu Yetu

    DivisionsNyanza Province, Western Province, Nairobi Province, Coast Province, Central Province

    MOMBASA ,COAST

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  • Bangladesh42
    717
    505

    LanguageBengali Language

    Founded1971-03-26

    CurrencyBangladeshi taka

    Area147570.0

    GovernmentUnitary republic, Parliamentary system

    AnthemAmar Shonar Bangla

    DivisionsPanchagarh District, Sylhet District, Jaipurhat District, Bhola District, Rajbari District

  • Israel43
    2,170
    1,790

    Israel

    Jerusalem

    LanguageArabic Language, Hebrew Language

    Founded1948-05-14

    CurrencyIsraeli new shekel

    Area20770.0

    GovernmentDemocracy, Parliamentary system

    AnthemHatikvah

    DivisionsSouthern District, Jerusalem District, Central District, Northern District, Haifa District

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  • Kosovo44
    318
    184

    Kosovo

  • Azerbaijan45
    829
    597

    LanguageAzerbaijani language

    Founded1991-08-30

    CurrencyAzerbaijani manat

    Area86600.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemAzərbaycan marşı

    DivisionsShabran District, Ağcabədi, Saatly District, Qazax, Jabrayil District

  • Nigeria46
    940
    688

    Nigeria

    Abuja

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1960-10-01

    CurrencyNigerian naira

    Area923768.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Federal republic

    AnthemArise, O Compatriots

    DivisionsTaraba State, Osun State, Cross River State, Kogi State, Katsina State


     
     
  • Montenegro47
    192
    100

    Montenegro

    Podgorica

    LanguageMontenegrin language

    Founded1484

    CurrencyEuro

    Area13812.0

    GovernmentRepublic, Semi-presidential system, Parliamentary republic

    AnthemOj, svijetla majska zoro

  • Slovakia48
    1,423
    1,105

    Slovakia

    Bratislava

    LanguageSlovak Language

    Founded1918-10-28

    CurrencyEuro

    Area49036.0

    GovernmentParliamentary republic

    AnthemNad Tatrou sa blýska

    DivisionsNitra Region, Žilina Region, Trenčín Region, Bratislava Region, Košice Region

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  • Barbados49
    189
    105

    Barbados

    Bridgetown

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1966-11-30

    CurrencyBarbadian dollar

    Area431.0

    GovernmentParliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemIn Plenty and In Time of Need

    DivisionsSaint Thomas Parish, Saint Peter Parish, Saint James Parish, Saint George Parish, Saint Lucy Parish

  • Georgia50
    1,063
    800

    Georgia

    Tbilisi

    LanguageGeorgian Language

    Founded1008

    CurrencyGeorgian lari

    Area69700.0

    GovernmentRepublic, Semi-presidential system, Unitary state

    AnthemTavisupleba, Dideba

    DivisionsAbkhazia, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Guria

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