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The Countries with the Best Food  

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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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Italy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Rome

Pizza, pasta, gelato, mozarella, wine, tiramisu, ciabatta, lasagna, risotto, cacciatore, salame

2
France is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Paris

Baguette, croissant, macaron, patisserie, quiche, souffle, crepe, beef bourguignon, cassoulet, bouillabaisse, ratatouille, frites, Brie cheese

3
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Mexico City

Tacos, carnitas, pozole, chilaquile, flauta, chicharron, enchilada, mole, sopes, quesadilla, huevos rancheros, carne asada, barbacoa, guacamole, menudo, churro, flan, tequila

4
India is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
New Delhi

Naan, curry, tandoori chicken, tikka masala, samosa, roti, palak paneer, butter chicken, chaat, dal

5
Greece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Athens

Pita, lamb, gyros, spanakopita, Greek salad, tzatziki, moussaka, souvlaki, baklava, feta, ouzo, dolmades

6
Spain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Madrid

Paella, tapas, gazpacho, croquetas, chicharron, escabeche, empanada, churro, flan, manchego, chorizo

7
Japan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Tokyo

Sushi, sashimi, amen, soba, udon, sake, Japanese curry, gyoza, tonkatsu, tempura, takoyaki, teriyaki, unagi, nabemono, miso soup, bento, edamame, matcha

8
China is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Beijing

Chow mein, fried rice, sweet and sour pork, char siu, Peking duck, stir fry, dim sum, potsticker, wonton, hot and sour soup, dandan noodles, Kung Pao chicken

9
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Bangkok

Pad thai, pad see ew, Thai curry, khao phat, tom yam

10
Germany is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Berlin

Schnitzel, beer, pretzel, bratwurst, riesling, currywurst, spaetzle, sauerkraut, apfelkuchen, knoedel

11
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Ankara

Dolma, simit, doner, menemen, tuzlama, borek, pilaf, bulgur, meze, kebab, raki

12
Lebanon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Beirut

Fattoush, falafel, halva, hummus, baklava, kibbeh, labneh, shawarma, tahini, za'atar

13
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Hanoi

Pho, nem cuon, bun cha, com tam, banh mi, banh churng, chu la, Vietnamese curry, goi du du

14
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Washington, D.C.

Hamburgers, steak, pizza, apple pie, ice cream, barbecue, buffalo wings, biscuits, chicken nuggets, clam chowder, corn flakes, hot dogs, Jell-O, meatloaf, ranch dressing, American cheese, peanut butter and jelly

15
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
beatrizm added Lisbon
16
Russia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Moscow
17
Peru is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Lima
18
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Brasília
19
Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
SnowyCae added
20
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Marcos Zaballa added Buenos Aires
21
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Edinburgh
22
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
clash1977 added Rabat
23
Chile is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
PabloRatachu added Santiago
24
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Budapest
25
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Countries with the Best Food