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The Countries with the Best Food

Updated June 11, 2019 400.9k votes 42.2k voters 369.7k 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
    9,972
    5,890

    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
    7,213
    4,288

    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
    4,556
    2,884

    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
    1,423
    737

    Catalonia

    Barcelona
  • 5
    Peru
    2,720
    1,949

    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
    Jamaica
    150
    42

    Jamaica

    Kingston

    LanguageJamaican English

    Founded1962-08-06

    CurrencyJamaican dollar

    Area10991.0

    GovernmentDemocracy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemJamaica, Land We Love

    DivisionsKingston Parish, Trelawny Parish, Saint Mary Parish, Saint James Parish, Clarendon Parish

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  • 7
    Greece
    5,454
    4,152

    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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  • 8
    Bahamas
    162
    50

    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

  • 9
    Argentina
    2,094
    1,511

    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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  • 10
    Kingdom of Naples
    370
    158

    Kingdom of Naples

    Naples

    Founded1285

  • 11
    Mauritania
    161
    50

    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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  • 12
    Brazil
    2,340
    1,790

    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

  • 13
    El Salvador
    156
    47

    El Salvador

    San Salvador

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1821-09-15

    CurrencyUnited States dollar

    Area21040.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Constitutional republic

    AnthemNational Anthem of El Salvador

    DivisionsUsulután Department, Santa Ana Department, Ahuachapán Department, La Libertad Department, Cabañas Department

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  • 14
    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    LanguageFrench Language

    Founded1960-06-30

    CurrencyCongolese franc

    Area2345409.0

    GovernmentRepublic, Semi-presidential system

    AnthemDebout Congolais

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

  • 15
    174
    51

    Lanzarote

  • 16
    Haiti
    183
    65

    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

  • 17
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    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

  • 18
    Eritrea
    163
    52

    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

  • 19
    Spain
    5,760
    4,757

    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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  • 20
    Belarus
    189
    68

    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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  • 21
    Sierra Leone
    161
    50

    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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  • 22
    Wallis and Futuna
    195
    68

    LanguageFrench Language

    CurrencyCFP franc

    Area264.0

    GovernmentDependent territory

    AnthemLa Marseillaise

  • 23
    Tajikistan
    169
    56

    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

  • 24
    Malta
    171
    58

    Malta

    Valletta

    LanguageMaltese Language, English Language

    Founded1964-09-21

    CurrencyEuro

    Area316.0

    GovernmentParliamentary republic

    AnthemL-Innu Malti

  • 25
    Antigua and Barbuda
    157
    47

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1981-11-01

    CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar

    Area443.0

    GovernmentFederal monarchy, Parliamentary system

    AnthemFair Antigua, We Salute Thee

    DivisionsSaint Peter Parish, Saint Paul Parish, Saint George Parish, Barbuda, Saint Philip Parish