5 Indian Cities Make It To Taste Atlas’ List Of Best Food Cities
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Vada pav, chhole-kulche and tunday kebabs have one thing in common – all of the cities these delicious creations hail from have made it to the global Taste Atlas list of the ‘Best Food Cities in the World.’ While Mumbai and Hyderabad occupy the 35th and 39th ranks respectively, being the two Indian cities in the Top 50, the cities of New Delhi, Chennai and Lucknow also featured on the 56th, 65th and 92nd ranks of the full list. The Croatia-based food guide has also formerly featured India at the 11th rank for the ‘100 Best Cuisines in the World’ – having butter garlic naan be the only Indian bread to feature in its Top 10.

These prestigious rankings for the year 2023-24 have not only put India and its diverse cuisine on the global map, but also benefitted curious food enthusiasts who are willing to try new foods. Although it comes as no surprise that the featured Indian food cities have been acknowledged for their delicious offerings, each city has something new to offer. From the vada pav, pav bhaji and chaat in Mumbai to the Hyderabadi biryani, boti kebabs and nihari in Hyderabad, the flavours, textures and aromas of each of these iconic delicacies is what gives the city its unique culinary character.

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Each of these cities also have a healthy balance of local as well as global delicacies – from restaurants at all price points providing a dining experience which might be hard to find in any other. Similarly, from momos to delicious stuffed parathas in Delhi, to kothu parottas and steaming idlis in Chennai; along with the rich, heritage cuisine of Lucknow – Indian food is truly going beyond the places of their origins, this year. Tell us what your favourite food city is, in the comments.