Granada, Valencia and Seville, the best cities to eat

13 July 2017 0 Comments Category: Just Landed

the best cities to eat

 

The Spanish cuisine encourages many people to visit our country and can even be one of the reasons why some people decide to move to Spain. According to a recent survey of more than 12,000 travellers conducted by Booking, 75% of these say that when they think about travelling or moving to a new location they usually opt for a country famous for its cuisine.

The joy of trying new dishes when we travel makes our stay unforgettable. Because of this, Booking, the most famous travel portal, has completed a survey among its users and created a list of the best destinations for EATING AND DRINKING.

Asia and South America lead the ranking, and Spain, Greece and Australia are among the 10 best countries. On the other hand, cities as famous for their cuisine as Paris and New York have come out towards the bottom of the classification.

According to the respondents, Granada, Valencia and Seville are among the best places in the world to eat. Truly a reason for these beautiful cities to feel proud.

  • Granada, Andalusia

The tapas culture, traditional throughout Andalusia, is particularly notable in Granada where the bars compete to offer the largest and most delicious dish, which is always included in the price of the drink. From snails to fried aubergine, taking in baby hake and coquina clams. Every bar-stop in the city of the Alhambra is a real spectacle.

  • Seville, Andalusia

The Andalusian capital is also noted for its tapas culture. Gazpacho, pescaíto frito (fried fish), rabo de toro (oxtail) and huevos a la flamenca (baked eggs with ham and chorizo) are just some of the city’s most famous dishes. Seville’s cuisine is influenced by its excellent climate, its many hours of daylight and its proximity to the sea. Olive oil is the base of all its dishes. The food is accompanied by a good tinto de verano, a cold summer drink made by mixing red wine and soda water.

  • Valencia, Community of Valencia

There’s a great deal to Valencia’s cuisine beyond its well-known paella. Its dishes include fish, fresh seafood and the ever-popular rice. If you visit Valencia you ought to try all i pebre, a stew made from potatoes, paprika, garlic and eels. Another traditional dish is suquet, typical of the Albufera region, with fish, potatoes, garlic and paprika.

This city is also famous for its oranges, without a doubt the quintessential Valencian fruit. They’re harvested during the autumn and winter, but available all year round.

Top 25 “Foodie” Destinations

  1. Hong Kong
  2. São Paulo, Brazil
  3. Tokyo, Japan
  4. Athens, Greece
  5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  6. Melbourne, Australia
  7. Bangkok, Thailand
  8. Granada, Spain
  9.  Las Vegas, United States
  10. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  11. Singapore
  12. Warsaw, Poland
  13. Oporto, Portugal
  14. Valencia, Spain
  15. Florence, Italy
  16. Milan, Italy
  17. Sydney, Australia
  18. Krakow, Poland
  19. Istanbul, Turkey
  20. Lisbon, Portugal
  21. Munich, Germany
  22. Copenhagen, Denmark
  23. Seville, Spain
  24. Brussels, Belgium
  25. Rome, Italy

And what do Spaniards think?

Spanish respondents disagreed slightly with these results. In their opinion, Bilbao is the best place to enjoy cuisine in Spain. Pinxtos (the Basque version of tapas) and cod a la vizcaína are the Basque Country’s most sought-after dishes. In nearby San Sebastián, other highlights include buey de mar al horno (baked crab), tortilla de bacalao (cod omelette) and the famous kokotxas which is a delicacy obtained from fish heads (cod or hake). They also emphasise the cuisine of Segovia, with its roast suckling pig.

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