From slurping soba in Japan to spicy samosas in India and the best meatballs you've ever eaten in Italy, Food and travel go hand in hand. During a recent survey compiled by Hotels.com we found out which spots around the globe travelers rank as the best destinations for food.
The hotel booking website surveyed 27,000 people from 25 countries about their food and travel preferences.
Not surprisingly, Italy with its sweeping vineyards, creamy gelato, freshly made pastas and pizza ranked number one with voters at 32 percent. France came in second with 24 percent and the land with the freshest sushi, steaming bowls of ramen and crispy tempura--Japan--came in third with 18 percent.
China was fourth in the survey followed by Spain, the US, Mexico, Thailand, Taiwan and India. British cuisine failed to make it on the top ten this year and was voited the worst cuisine by people from US, Australia and Norway.
Alison Couper from Hotels.com said in a press release about the third place winner, "Japanese food is seen as great example of healthy eating and there are a variety of Japanese restaurants in every multicultural capital. I'm a big fan of Japanese and not surprised at its elevated ranking. The fact that it beat more traditional holiday dishes such as Tapas and Burritos is testament to the world class reputation of Japanese chefs."
For the top ten locations, Asian countries have been the majority. The Hotels.com press release stated that the rising popularity of paella and tapas, could be attributed to Spain's fifth spot and the staple of American burger and fries has helped the U.S. be sixth.