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The World's Best Food Experiences

People are often sharing ideas on their greatest ever food experiences. And when you combine that with the heady pastime of travel, it's an irresistible combination.

Lonely Planet has recently compiled a list of the 500 best food experiences in the world, as suggested by some of the world's best chefs and food writers. The Ultimate Eat List is a collection of the world’s best culinary experiences, taking in some of the globes’s most revered food cultures. We've scoured through these and come up with our top 20. Topping the list is pintxo-eating in San Sebastián in the Basque Country, followed by curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and sushi in Tokyo, Japan. Also in the top 20 are pizza margherita in Naples, Italy, beef brisket in Texas, and ceviche in Lima, Peru.


1. Pintxos in San Sebastián
2. Curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur
3. Sushi in Tokyo
4. Beef brisket in Texas
5. Som tam in Bangkok
6. Smørrebrød in Copenhagen
7. Crayfish in Kaikoura
8. Bibimbap in Seoul
9. Pizza margherita in Naples
10. Dim sum in Hong Kong
11. Ceviche in Lima
12. Pastéis de nata in Lisbon
13. Oysters in Tasmania
14. Cheese in France
15. Jerk chicken in Jamaica
16. Lamb tagine in Marrakech
17. Chilli crab in Singapore
18. Moules frites in Brussels
19. Peking duck in Beijing
20. Pho along the Hau River in Vietnam

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