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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

Language: Italian Language

Founded: 1861-03-17

Currency: Euro

Area: 301230.0

Government: Constitutional republic, Unitary republic, Parliamentary republic

Anthem: Il Canto degli Italiani

Divisions: Province of Medio Campidano, Province of Genoa, Province of La Spezia, Province of Pavia, Province of Catanzaro, + more

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

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Mexico is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Mexico City

Language: Spanish Language

Founded: 1810-09-16

Currency: Mexican peso

Area: 1972550.0

Government: Presidential system, Federal republic, Constitutional republic

Anthem: Himno Nacional Mexicano

Divisions: Álvaro Obregón, D.F., Hidalgo, San Simón Tolnahuac, Nayarit, + more

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

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Spain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Madrid

Language: Spanish Language

Currency: Euro

Area: 505992.0

Government: Unitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Marcha Real

Divisions: Province of Zamora, Province of Segovia, Province of Soria, La Rioja, Province of Valladolid, + more

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

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Greece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Athens

Language: Greek Language

Founded: 1821-03-25

Currency: Euro

Area: 131940.0

Government: Constitutional republic, Parliamentary system

Anthem: Hymn to Liberty

Divisions: Chios, Phthiotis, Argolis, Pella, Dodecanese Prefecture, + more

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

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Turkey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Ankara

Language: Turkish Language

Founded: 1923-10-29

Currency: Turkish lira

Area: 783562.0

Government: Parliamentary republic

Anthem: İstiklâl Marşı

Divisions: Adana Province, Manisa Province, Iğdır Province, Erzurum Province, Ağrı Province, + more

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

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India is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
New Delhi

Language: English Language, Hindi Language

Founded: 1947-08-15

Currency: Indian rupee

Area: 3287263.0

Government: Federal republic, Constitutional republic, Parliamentary system

Anthem: Jana Gana Mana

Divisions: Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep, Beed district, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, + more

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

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Peru is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Lima

Language: Spanish Language

Founded: 1821-07-28

Currency: Peruvian nuevo sol

Area: 1285216.0

Government: Presidential system, Republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

Anthem: National Anthem of Peru

Divisions: San Martín Region, Apurímac Region, Amazonas Region, Moquegua Region, Puno Region, + more

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Brasília

Language: Portuguese Language

Founded: 1822-09-07

Currency: Brazilian real

Area: 8515767.05

Government: Presidential system, Federal republic, Constitutional republic

Anthem: Brazilian National Anthem

Divisions: Mato Grosso, Acre, Roraima, Minas Gerais, Telêmaco Borba, + more

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Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
SnowyCae added

Language: English Language, Chinese language

Founded: 1842-08-29

Currency: Hong Kong dollar

Area: 1104.0

Anthem: March of the Volunteers

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Argentina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Marcos Zaballa added Buenos Aires

Language: Spanish Language

Founded: 1816-07-09

Currency: Argentine peso

Area: 2780400.0

Government: Representative democracy, Presidential system, Federal republic, Constitutional republic

Anthem: Argentine National Anthem

Divisions: San Juan Province, Argentina, Comuna 5, Lihuel Calel department, Maipú Department, + more

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Lebanon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Beirut

Language: Arabic Language

Founded: 1941-11-26

Currency: Lebanese pound

Area: 10400.0

Government: Republic, Unitary state, Parliamentary republic, Confessionalism

Anthem: Lebanese National Anthem

Divisions: North Governorate, Mount Lebanon Governorate, South Governorate, Nabatieh District, Baalbek District, + more

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

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Israel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Jerusalem

Language: Arabic Language, Hebrew Language

Founded: 1948-05-14

Currency: Israeli new shekel

Area: 20770.0

Government: Democracy, Parliamentary system

Anthem: Hatikvah

Divisions: Southern District, Jerusalem District, Central District, Northern District, Haifa District, + more

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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Budapest

Language: Hungarian language

Founded: 0895

Currency: Hungarian forint

Area: 93030.0

Government: Parliamentary republic

Anthem: Himnusz

Divisions: Fejér County, Somogy County, Tolna County, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County, + more

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Chile is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
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Language: Spanish Language

Founded: 1810-09-18

Currency: Chilean peso

Area: 756096.3

Government: Presidential system, Democratic republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

Anthem: National Anthem of Chile

Divisions: Santiago Metropolitan Region, San Felipe de Aconcagua Province, Coquimbo Region, Maule Region, Ranco Province, + more

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Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
slaft added Kiev

Language: Ukrainian Language

Founded: 1991-08-24

Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia

Area: 603628.0

Government: Republic, Semi-presidential system, Unitary state, Parliamentary system

Anthem: Ukraine: Shche ne vmerla Ukraina, Shche ne vmerla Ukraina

Divisions: Zmiivs’kyi Raion, Kobeliaky Raion, Kremenets Raion, Poltava Oblast, Sums’kyi Raion, + more

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France is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Paris

Language: French Language

Founded: 1792

Currency: CFP franc, Euro

Area: 674843.0

Government: Semi-presidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

Anthem: La Marseillaise

Divisions: Haute-Loire, Cher, Vendée, Hérault, Alsace, + more

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

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Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Prague

Language: Czech Language

Founded: 1993-01-01

Currency: Czech koruna

Area: 78866.0

Government: Parliamentary republic

Anthem: Kde domov můj?

Divisions: Prague, Moravian-Silesian Region, South Moravian Region, Olomouc Region, Karlovy Vary Region, + more

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Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
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Language: Slovak Language

Founded: 1918-10-28

Currency: Euro

Area: 49036.0

Government: Parliamentary republic

Anthem: Nad Tatrou sa blýska

Divisions: Nitra Region, Žilina Region, Trenčín Region, Bratislava Region, Košice Region, + more

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Catalonia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Catalonia
Barcelona
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Germany is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Berlin

Language: German Language

Founded: 1949-05-23

Currency: Euro

Area: 357021.0

Government: Representative democracy, Federal republic, Constitutional republic, Parliamentary republic

Anthem: Deutschlandlied

Divisions: Munich, Bremen, Haan, Hanover, Hesse, + more

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

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Morocco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
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Language: Arabic Language, Berber languages

Founded: 1956-03-02

Currency: Moroccan dirham

Area: 446550.0

Government: Monarchy, Unitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Cherifian Anthem

Divisions: Tangier-Tetouan, Chefchaouen, Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate, Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaer, Oriental, + more

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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
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Language: Portuguese Language

Founded: 1128-06-24

Currency: Euro

Area: 91985.0

Government: Representative democracy, Semi-presidential system, Democratic republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary state, + more

Anthem: A Portuguesa

Divisions: Braga, Bragança District, Aveiro District, Aveiro, Portugal, + more

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Bosnia-Herzegovina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Sarajevo
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Serbia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
DavidKhezri added Belgrade

Language: Serbian language

Founded: 2006-06-05

Currency: Serbian dinar

Area: 88361.0

Government: Parliamentary republic

Anthem: Bože pravde

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Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Countries with the Best Food
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Language: Kazakh Language, Russian Language

Currency: Kazakhstani tenge

Area: 2717300.0

Government: Presidential system, Unitary state

Anthem: Meniñ Qazaqstanım

Divisions: Almaty, West Kazakhstan Province, Almaty Province, Kokshetau, Kyzylorda Province, + more

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