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The Countries with the Best Food

Updated June 11, 2019 377.4k votes 42.3k voters 371.0k 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
    9,484
    5,486

    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
    6,841
    4,028

    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
    4,335
    2,783

    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
    5,240
    3,947

    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
    2,590
    1,895

    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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  • Catalonia6
    1,358
    757

    Catalonia

    Barcelona
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina7
    768
    501

    Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Sarajevo
  • Argentina8
    2,005
    1,467

    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
    2,243
    1,734

    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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  • Belarus10
    188
    89

    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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  • Spain11
    5,465
    4,486

    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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  • Kingdom of Naples12
    384
    171

    Kingdom of Naples

    Naples

    Founded1285

  • Turkmenistan13
    168
    75

    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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  • KENYA14
    241
    130

    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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  • Jordan15
    175
    83

    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

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  • Central African Republic16

    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

  • Eritrea17
    158
    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

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  • Mauritania18
    156
    68

    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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  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines19

    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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  • Tajikistan20
    160
    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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  • Wallis and Futuna21
    190
    79

    LanguageFrench Language

    CurrencyCFP franc

    Area264.0

    GovernmentDependent territory

    AnthemLa Marseillaise

  • El Salvador22
    147
    63

    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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  • 23
    168
    66

    Lanzarote

  • Hong Kong24
    2,294
    1,834

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  • Papua New Guinea25
    152
    65

    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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