8 Foodie Destinations You Haven’t Thought Of

Paris. Rome. Tokyo. Buenos Aires. New Orleans. New York. San Francisco. Some cities are so intrinsically intertwined with their food culture, they’ve become culinary destinations in their own right. Sometimes, however, it can take generations for a legit food and drink scene to develop — whether due to economy, logistics, tourism infrastructure, topography and climate, or all of the above.

Happily, there’s an increasing number of global hot spots that are drawing visitors for their innovative and on-trend restaurants, bars, food-and-drink artisans, and farmers' markets. If you’re the type who lives to eat, consider spending your next vacation in one of the eight following cities.