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New York named best culinary destination in the world


A new study has ranked the world’s most iconic cities according to their culinary diversity.

The number wizards over at Bott and Co have analysed the restaurant data in Google maps to find out the scope of different cuisines you can find in the world’s food capitals (with a population of over 1 million).

New York and London lead the pack of the world’s foodie capitals

And it was the American city of New York which was crowned the number one food spot on the planet with 94 national cuisines represented.

From Café Katja on Orchard Street to the Somalian Safari on 116th Street, there’s more than enough choice wherever you go in the Big Apple.

London is next on the list with 89 different cuisines including niche restaurants like the Pasha Kyrgyz Kazakh House and the Bariloche, Argentinian Grill and Bar.

Toronto lies at number three and is among some of the less well-known culinary centres to make the list, as is Dubai, reflecting the region’s focus as a Middle Eastern hub that attracts people from all over the world.

As you might expect, Paris fits neatly in at 5th on the list while the quintessentially European Berlin comes equal 6th with Melbourne, Australia.

To determine the cities with the most diverse food scenes, Bott and Co analysed restaurant data for every city with a population of 1 million or more

The top 10 cities in the world for foodie diversity are:

1 New York, United States (94)
2 London, United Kingdom (89)
3 Toronto, Canada (73)
4 Chicago, United States (66)
5 Paris, France (65)
6 Berlin, Germany (64)
=6 Melbourne, Australia (64)
8 Dubai, United Arab Emirates (62)
9 Los Angeles, United States (61)
10 San Francisco, United States (60)

View the top 50 here.