BT Editors' 12 Favorite Foodie Destinations

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Eating is one of the great pleasures of a vacation. But not all destinations are created equal when it comes to their culinary treasures. And of course, what constitutes culinary greatness is very personal—one stomach might not agree with another.

We asked Budget Travel editors where they would travel for the food and their answers were inspiring (and, in some cases, surprising).

See the editors' favorite foodie destinations.

I have had some of the best meals of my life in Croatia, where it seemed like everyone I met had their own olive grove and pressed their own olive oil, smoked their own prosciutto and made their own wine. Other Budget Travel editors found foodie inspiration much closer to home (in the case of one editor, it's one of the very reasons she chose to call New York City home).

As much as I think about food on vacation, I very rarely choose my holiday spot based on the dining options—although after reading this slideshow I am inclined to start incorporating the culinary scene into my considerations. Flip through our slideshow and see what you think—and while you're at it, tell us whether or not we missed any great places!

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