Going on holiday is great for different reasons. Being able to relax on the beach with a cool, crisp drink in your hand, exploring ancient ruins or going on adventures in the wilderness. For food lovers, it’s all about indulgent meals and tasty snacks.
Knowing where in Europe is best for food can be the deciding factor for food lovers when choosing their next trip. To make the decision easier, Uswitch has created a list of the best European capital cities perfect for foodies.
By analysing the number of restaurants with four stars or more in each city, the average price of a meal and the average rating for fast food, cafés, pubs, brunch, and vegetarian restaurants in each area. These are the results:
Highs and lows
The ancient city of Athens comes in first as the best European capital for food lovers. With the third highest cafe rating of all cities analysed, beating other bustling capitals such as Madrid, it is unsurprising to see them take the top spot.
Ranked as the best capital for vegetarian restaurants, Serbia’s Belgrade is the second-best capital city for food lovers. The Eastern European capital is also the second cheapest in the price category.
Another eastern European capital, Sofia, takes third, with the best cafés across Europe. Albania’s capital, Tirane, home to the best brunches in Europe and the second highest rated pubs, takes fourth.
Despite once being dubbed the ‘food capital of the world’, Paris falls close to the bottom.
With a disappointingly low score, Stockholm is the lowest rated European capital for food lovers. With the second highest average price of a meal behind Denmark, the Swedish capital also ranks in last place for their pubs.
The second lowest score goes to the capital of Norway, Oslo. Their pubs are the second worst across Europe, only behind Stockholm. A meal out will also set customers back almost four times the average price of a meal in Skopje, North Macedonia.
As you could see, the Hungarian capital, Budapest has made it quite close to the top ten, but unfortunately failed to score. But this does not mean that Budapest is a bad location for foodies. Quite the contrary.
In the Vegetarian foods category, Hungary placed 13th which is quite good, considering that at first place, Belgrade scored 8.85, less than 0.3 more than Budapest. In respect of cafés, Budapest placed in the top 10, and in terms of average price per meal, the Hungarian capital grabbed sixth place.
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