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The Countries with the Best Food

Updated June 11, 2019 377.4k votes 42.3k voters 371.1k 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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  • Italy1
    9,406
    5,432

    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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  • Mexico2
    6,779
    3,987

    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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  • Turkey3
    4,280
    2,747

    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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  • Greece4
    5,184
    3,915

    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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  • Peru5
    2,564
    1,880

    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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  • Bosnia-Herzegovina6
    764
    495

    Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Sarajevo
  • Catalonia7
    1,339
    753

    Catalonia

    Barcelona
  • Argentina8
    1,982
    1,452

    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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  • Brazil9
    2,220
    1,722

    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

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  • Spain10
    5,406
    4,442

    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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  • Belarus11
    186
    90

    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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  • Turkmenistan12
    166
    74

    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

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  • Kingdom of Naples13
    374
    169

    Kingdom of Naples

    Naples

    Founded1285

  • Central African Republic14

    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

  • Eritrea15
    157
    70

    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

  • Mauritania16
    154
    67

    Mauritania

    Nouakchott

    LanguageArabic Language

    Founded1960-11-28

    CurrencyMauritanian ouguiya

    Area1030700.0

    GovernmentIslamic republic

    AnthemNational anthem of Mauritania

    DivisionsInchiri Region, Tagant Region, Gorgol Region, Assaba Region, Hodh El Gharbi Region

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  • Tajikistan17
    158
    69

    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

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  • Haiti18
    174
    83

    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

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  • Benin19
    143
    60

    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

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines20

    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

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  • Wallis and Futuna21
    189
    78

    LanguageFrench Language

    CurrencyCFP franc

    Area264.0

    GovernmentDependent territory

    AnthemLa Marseillaise

  • Ukraine22
    1,589
    1,179

    LanguageUkrainian Language

    Founded1991-08-24

    CurrencyUkrainian hryvnia

    Area603628.0

    GovernmentRepublic, Semi-presidential system, Unitary state, Parliamentary system

    AnthemUkraine: Shche ne vmerla Ukraina, Shche ne vmerla Ukraina

    DivisionsZmiivs’kyi Raion, Kobeliaky Raion, Kremenets Raion, Poltava Oblast, Sums’kyi Raion

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  • Kyrgyzstan23
    157
    71

    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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  • 24
    166
    66

    Lanzarote

  • Hong Kong25
    2,261
    1,799

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