What city on the planet has the best food? That’s a very difficult question to answer and of course everyone would have a different opinion. But eating around the world is a great way to experience other cultures and something we highly recommend. Still there are ways to determine how serious a city is about food. One metric is numbers.
According to the World Cities Culture Forum which provides a way for policy makers in 38 key cities to share research and intelligence, Asian cities are exceedingly obsessed with food. I may be no surprise but Tokyo and the Seoul lead the world in the sheer number of restaurants. Hong Kong and Taipei also have a significant numbers of eateries. All this goes to show how important food and the culture of eating out is to Asians.
Number of Restaurants
Los Angeles: 29,560
New York City: 26,697
Hong Kong: 13,743
Eating around the world is a great way to learn about a city and its people. In places like Tokyo, Seoul or Hong Kong, you clearly have lots of choices.