Condé Nast Traveler unveils its first ever Where in The World to Eat Awards in the October issue.
NEW YORK, NY September 20, 2016 -There’s no shortage of food-focused Instagram feeds that will direct you to the tastiest avocado toast in cities like Paris, London, New York, L.A.— even Charleston. But when you’re faced with the make-or-break travel dilemma of where to eat in Hong Kong, Mendoza, Dakar—destinations where trustworthy recommendations are harder to come by but all the more vital—you have one shot to get it right. (who knows when you’ll be back in Chengdu . . .) That’s why we enlisted and cross-referenced the impassioned guidance from the real experts, our network of chefs, food writers, and most-in-the-know travelers.
The academy of experts that have contributed to the list is comprised of 72 chefs, restaurateurs, food writers, and hospitality veterans who crisscrossed the globe and nominated the top 42 countries where it’s worth traveling to for food.
Condé Nast Traveler’s Where in the World to Eat celebrates the best restaurants that managed to combine culinary excellence with local know-how. As culinary travels have consistently increased in popularity, we strongly believe that travelers should never waste a meal.
“There are a handful of transformative meals savored on foreign soil that you dream about forever after. Not because they are fancy or esoteric, quite the opposite. Because you finally get what, say, every upscale terra-cotta- tiled Italian restaurant in West L.A. has been going for since the ’80s, when Americans first caught wind of (and subsequently abused) balsamic vinegar and angel hair pasta”, says Pilar Guzmán, editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Traveler.
Our mission is simple: we’re here to help our readers have access, with immediate ease, to where they should be eating right now, wherever they are in the world.
The Food Issue of Condé Nast Traveler will be available on newsstands nationwide on September 27th, 2016.