TasteAtlas (www.tasteatlas.com), the world food atlas, has published a list of the 100 best traditional dishes in the world for 2021. TasteAtlas contains a database of more than 15,000 traditional dishes and local food products. The rankings are based on over 100,000 user ratings.
Mexican Cochinita pibil has been voted the best traditional dish in the world, with an average score of 4.69. The second best is Brazilian Picanha (4.67), followed by Polish Pierogi Ruskie (4.66). Thai Massaman Curry is in the fourth place, while the fifth is reserved for Italian Trofie al pesto.
Jamon Iberico de Belota has been proclaimed the best meat product in the world, and Portuguese Alheira is the best sausage. Italian Stracciatella has been rated as the best cheese in the world, while Romanian Fataesca Negra is the best wine variety in the world.
Filipino Sinigang is the best soup in the world, Turkish Shish Kebab is the best meat dish in the world, Greek Yemista is the best vegetable dish in the world, while Greek Dakos is the best salad.
The full top 100 list along with winners in all categories can be found at www.tasteatlas.com/best
Best Cuisines in the World
The best cuisine in the world is Italian, with an average score of 4.78, followed by Greece (4.73) and Spain (4.58). Romania is in fourth place, and Mexico is in fifth place. The city with the best traditional food in the world is Mexico City (4.52), followed by Bangkok, Naples, Hong Kong, and Buenos Aires.
Best Traditional Restaurants & Local Food Places
For the first time, World’s 100 Best Traditional Restaurants have been named, along with 100 Best Local Food Places in the world. TasteAtlas explains the list like this: it features the world’s most reliable and consistent iconic restaurants, serving local food based on heritage recipes perfected and proven for generations. Restaurant lists are formed based on the years of existence, iconic status, the ratings of food critics and food/travel guides, popularity of the dishes served, and the ratings of the local audience and guests. Cafe Imperial in Prague was named the best traditional restaurant in the world. It is followed by the Roman Da Enzo al 29 and the Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. The best local food place in the world is the tapas bar Quimet y Quimet from Barcelona, followed by the Turkish Hafiz Mustafa and the Brazilian Confeitaria Colombo.
Complete restaurant list can be found at: www.tasteatlas.com/best/restaurants