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The Countries with the Best Food

Updated June 11, 2019 399.6k votes 42.1k voters 369.4k 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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  • 1
    Italy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    9,939
    5,877

    Italy

    Rome

    LanguageItalian Language

    Founded1861-03-17

    CurrencyEuro

    Area301230.0

    GovernmentConstitutional republic, Unitary republic, Parliamentary republic

    AnthemIl Canto degli Italiani

    DivisionsProvince of Medio Campidano, Province of Genoa, Province of La Spezia, Province of Pavia, Province of Catanzaro

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

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  • 2
    Mexico is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    7,185
    4,279

    Mexico

    Mexico City

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1810-09-16

    CurrencyMexican peso

    Area1972550.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Federal republic, Constitutional republic

    AnthemHimno Nacional Mexicano

    DivisionsÁlvaro Obregón, D.F., Hidalgo, San Simón Tolnahuac, Nayarit

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

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  • 3
    Turkey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    4,541
    2,865

    Turkey

    Ankara

    LanguageTurkish Language

    Founded1923-10-29

    CurrencyTurkish lira

    Area783562.0

    GovernmentParliamentary republic

    Anthemİstiklâl Marşı

    DivisionsAdana Province, Manisa Province, Iğdır Province, Erzurum Province, Ağrı Province

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

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  • 4
    Catalonia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    1,414
    725

    Catalonia

    Barcelona
  • 5
    Peru is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    2,711
    1,939

    Peru

    Lima

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1821-07-28

    CurrencyPeruvian nuevo sol

    Area1285216.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemNational Anthem of Peru

    DivisionsSan Martín Region, Apurímac Region, Amazonas Region, Moquegua Region, Puno Region

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  • 6
    Greece is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    5,438
    4,145

    Greece

    Athens

    LanguageGreek Language

    Founded1821-03-25

    CurrencyEuro

    Area131940.0

    GovernmentConstitutional republic, Parliamentary system

    AnthemHymn to Liberty

    DivisionsChios, Phthiotis, Argolis, Pella, Dodecanese Prefecture

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

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  • 7
    Kyrgyzstan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    167
    45

    Kyrgyzstan

    Bishkek

    LanguageKyrgyz language, Russian Language

    Founded1991-08-31

    CurrencyKyrgyzstani som

    Area199900.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic, Parliamentary republic

    AnthemNational Anthem of the Kyrgyz Republic

    DivisionsChuy Province, Issyk Kul Province, Osh Province, Jalal-Abad Province, Talas Province

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  • 8
    Argentina is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    2,089
    1,498

    Argentina

    Buenos Aires

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1816-07-09

    CurrencyArgentine peso

    Area2780400.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Presidential system, Federal republic, Constitutional republic

    AnthemArgentine National Anthem

    DivisionsSan Juan Province, Argentina, Comuna 5, Lihuel Calel department, Maipú Department

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  • 9
    Belarus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    186
    57

    Belarus

    Minsk

    LanguageBelarusian language, Russian Language

    Founded1990-07-27

    CurrencyBelarusian ruble

    Area207560.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic

    AnthemMy Belarusy

    DivisionsHrodna, Minsk Region, Vitsebsk, Homiel, Brest

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  • 10
    Kingdom of Naples is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    360
    150

    Kingdom of Naples

    Naples

    Founded1285

  • 11
    Brazil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    2,334
    1,780

    Brazil

    Brasília

    LanguagePortuguese Language

    Founded1822-09-07

    CurrencyBrazilian real

    Area8515767.05

    GovernmentPresidential system, Federal republic, Constitutional republic

    AnthemBrazilian National Anthem

    DivisionsMato Grosso, Acre, Roraima, Minas Gerais, Telêmaco Borba

  • 12
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Countries with the Best Food

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1979-10-27

    CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar

    Area389.0

    GovernmentParliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemSaint Vincent Land so Beautiful

    DivisionsSaint Patrick, Saint David, Grenadines Parish, Charlotte, Saint Andrew

  • 13
    Sierra Leone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    159
    40

    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

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  • 14
    Papua New Guinea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    162
    42

    Papua New Guinea

    Port Moresby

    LanguageHiri Motu language, English Language, Tok Pisin Language

    Founded1973-12-01

    CurrencyPapua New Guinean kina

    Area462840.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemO Arise, All You Sons

    DivisionsSandaun Province

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  • 15
    Eritrea is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    160
    42

    Eritrea

    Asmara

    LanguageArabic Language, Tigrigna Language, English Language

    Founded1991-05-24

    CurrencyEritrean nakfa

    Area117600.0

    GovernmentPresidential system

    AnthemErtra, Ertra, Ertra

    DivisionsAnseba Region, Northern Red Sea Region, Gash-Barka Region, Debub Region, Maekel Region

  • 16
    Tuvalu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    146
    33

    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

  • 17
    Tajikistan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    168
    46

    Tajikistan

    Dushanbe

    LanguagePersian Language, Russian Language, Tajik Language

    CurrencyTajikistani somoni

    Area143100.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Semi-presidential system, Unitary state

    AnthemSurudi Milli

    DivisionsDushanbe, Khatlon Province, Sughd Province, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, Qurghonteppa Oblast

  • 18
    Tonga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    166
    45

    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

  • 19
    Turkmenistan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    172
    49

    Turkmenistan

    Ashgabat

    LanguageTurkmen Language

    Founded1991-10-27

    CurrencyTurkmenistan manat

    Area488100.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic

    AnthemNational anthem of Turkmenistan

    DivisionsAhal Province, Mary Province, Lebap Province, Daşoguz Province, Balkan Province

  • 20
    Lanzarote is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    171
    44

    Lanzarote

  • 21
    Spain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    5,750
    4,754

    Spain

    Madrid

    LanguageSpanish Language

    CurrencyEuro

    Area505992.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemMarcha Real

    DivisionsProvince of Zamora, Province of Segovia, Province of Soria, La Rioja, Province of Valladolid

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

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  • 22
    Democratic Republic of the Con is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Countries with the Best Food

    LanguageFrench Language

    Founded1960-06-30

    CurrencyCongolese franc

    Area2345409.0

    GovernmentRepublic, Semi-presidential system

    AnthemDebout Congolais

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

  • 23
    Haiti is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    180
    55

    Haiti

    Port-au-Prince

    LanguageFrench Language, Haitian Creole French Language

    Founded1697

    CurrencyHaitian gourde

    Area27751.0

    GovernmentRepublic, Semi-presidential system, Unitary state

    AnthemLa Dessalinienne

    DivisionsSud Department, Ouest Department, Centre Department, Nippes Department, Artibonite Department

  • 24
    Botswana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    157
    41

    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

  • 25
    Wallis and Futuna is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
    193
    59

    LanguageFrench Language

    CurrencyCFP franc

    Area264.0

    GovernmentDependent territory

    AnthemLa Marseillaise

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