TripAdvisor ranks the best food-experience cities in the world

PHOTO: Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour TripAdvisor
Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour

Eating and traveling go hand-in-hand and no matter where the destination, dining and experiencing food in cities across the globe is rapidly becoming the main event for most travelers.

For people looking to make their getaways as delicious as they are unforgettable, TripAdvisor has officially revealed the most popular foodie cities in the world.

Food tours are the fastest growing experiences category based on traveler spending, according to the travel booking site.

TripAdvisor found that travelers are trading in traditional dining for destinations with local food experiences -- so whether it's making pizza in Rome or tasting tapas in Madrid, exploring the local cuisine is always a major travel highlight.

“Travelers are increasingly interested in getting local insight on their destination, and food tours and cooking classes a great way to do that,” said TripAdvisor spokesperson Laurel Greatrix. “Guides can be a great resource for finding hidden gems or local favorite spots and can create an unforgettable part of your trip. Coming home with a local recipe or a new favorite restaurant is the best souvenir.”

Best Food Cities in the World:

1. Rome

PHOTO: Rome Food Tour by Sunset around Prati DistrictTripAdvisor
Rome Food Tour by Sunset around Prati District

Rome Food Tour by Sunset around Prati District

2. Florence

PHOTO: Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from FlorenceTripAdvisor
Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence

Cooking class and lunch at a Tuscan farmhouse with local market tour from Florence

3. Paris

PHOTO: Paris Food Tour: Taste of MontmartreTripAdvisor
Paris Food Tour: Taste of Montmartre

Paris Food Tour: Taste of Montmartre

4. Barcelona

PHOTO: Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in BarcelonaTripAdvisor
Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

Interactive Spanish cooking experience in Barcelona

5. New Orleans

PHOTO: New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French QuarterTripAdvisor
New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter

New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter

6. New York City

PHOTO: Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture TourTripAdvisor
Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture Tour

Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture Tour

7. Venice

PHOTO: Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and WineTripAdvisor
Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine

Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine

8. Madrid

PHOTO: Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting TourTripAdvisor
Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour

Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour

9. Tokyo

PHOTO: Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour TripAdvisor
Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour

Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour

10. Bangkok

PHOTO: Bangkok Food TourTripAdvisor
Bangkok Food Tour

Bangkok Food Tour

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