We hope you’re hungry, because it just so happens that two Canadian cities rank as the best for food in the world, as voted for by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller. Whether you’re looking for authentic street food or Michelin stars, you’re sure to find both in spades here.

Every year, the CNT Readers’ Choice Awards uncover some of the best global destinations, airlines, hotels, and resorts, giving readers the chance to spotlight their favourite travel experiences of the year and plan ahead for their next trip. And as any traveller knows, a city’s food scene plays a huge part in creating a lasting, memorable experience.

So if you’re looking for some must-visit places to add to your bucket list, the CNT’s list of 10 best cities for food in the world is worth checking out. Among foodie capitals like Seoul, Rome, and San Sebastian are none other than Victoria, BC and Quebec City, QC – both of which are recognized as gastronomic hotspots in their own right.

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Coming in at #8, Victoria is a rising star when it comes to its food scene, courtesy of its “fascinating mix of influences” and tasty farm-to-table produce. The city is also recognized for having a diverse spread of cuisines available, ranging from Tokyo-style ramen to ‘reinvented’ fish and chips, to handmade pasta.

Quebec City comes in at #6, praised for its many variations of the classic poutine and tourtière, as well as its variety of local smoked meats, cheeses, and maple syrup treats. Visitors are all but guaranteed a delicious journey across the city’s famed cobblestone streets.


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Here are the best cities for food in the world, according to the 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards:

  1. San Sebastian, Spain
  2. Tel Aviv, Israel
  3. Naples, Italy
  4. Mexico City, Mexico
  5. Malaga, Spain
  6. Quebec City, Canada
  7. Melbourne, Australia
  8. Victoria, Canada
  9. Rome, Italy
  10. Seoul, Korea

So there you have it, foodies. Time to grab some travel utensils and plan your next food pilgrimage!