BT Editors' 12 Favorite Foodie Destinations

Some places you go for the museums, some for the scenery. And others, for the food! Here are the 12 places that Budget Travel editors (and their stomachs) want to go next.

  1. New York City. You can sample the flavors of the world without leaving the five boroughs.—Kaeli Conforti, Digital Editorial Assistant

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  2. San Francisco. Because after I’d stuffed my face, I could just roll my plumped self down a hill and back to my hotel.—Marc Peyser, Editor

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  3. I would sample my way through New Orleans Jazz Fest (again!).—Amy Lundeen, Photo Director

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  4. Croatia, hands down. I have had some of the best food of my life in that country!—Laura Michonski, Deputy Digital Editor

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  5. Thailand. I love takeout pad thai as much as the next person, but after trying lemongrass chicken in banana leaves in Chiang Mai, I’m spoiled for life.—Rachel Mosely

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  6. It’s hard to beat Belgium’s quadruple threat: waffles, beer, chocolate, and frites.—Valerie Rains, Features Editor

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  7. Vietnam! For authentic pho and banh mi. It’s one of the few places where a vegetarian like me can get food spicy enough to make me sweat.—Whitney Tressel, Associate Photo Editor

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  8. Cappuccino, handmade pasta, gelato? Italia is the source of my cravings.—Robin Honig, Research Chief

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  9. Eating kosher while traveling is challenging...except in Israel.—Ruthie Kaposi, Project Manager

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  10. Charleston, for lowcountry dishes like gumbo, oyster, and shrimp and grits.—Danielle Contray, Senior Digital Editor

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  11. Barcelona. I daydream about eating tapas into the wee hours of the morning.—Robert Firpo-Cappiello, Deputy Editor

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  12. Copenhagen, for the deliriously inventive New Nordic cooking at Noma. First course: live fjord shrimp served in a jar of ice water.—Nicholas DeRenzo, Associate Editor

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