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According to a 2018 CNN ranking, Italy, home of pizza, pasta, and risotto, was ranked first, followed by China and France. In another classification of the “Govoyages” in the same year, Morocco was in the first place, followed by Peru and Japan. They mentioned the fact that Marrakech (one of the most famous cities of Morocco) is considered to be the number 1 gastronomic destination in the TripAdvisor ranking!

In 2019, another website said that the top countries for food were Italy, France, and India. According to a more recent ranking in 2020, Italy, Morocco, and Spain were in the first place as the best gastronomical destination in the world.

Over the years, they have been many different rankings, but none of them give the same “results”, however it is mainly these 3 countries (Italy, Morocco, and France) that are consistently in the lead for having the best cuisine in the world.  The other countries that follow them are often: Spain, Japan, China, India, Mexico, Thailand, South Korea, Greece, and Lebanon.

different types of most best food : pizza, sushi, hamburger, tajine, poutine, macaron


Morocco is the best in many areas, making it one of the most beautiful and unique countries in the world. It is also one of the best places for food. In Africa,  Morocco is definitely far ahead and is considered the Best African food destination for its delicious, varied, and unique cuisine. Marrakech, one of the most known Moroccan cities, is even the number 1 gastronomic destination in the TripAdvisor ranking.

Morocco as the best cuisine and gastronomical destination in the world!?

Known for its aromas, spices, and the hospitality of its inhabitants, this North African destination is increasingly coveted for its cuisine. An art intimately linked to the history and customs of the country.

Marrakech, the tourist city of Morocco, is regularly cited as the first gastronomic destination in the ranking of the site TripAdvisor. It must be said that Moroccan cuisine comes from ancestral know-how and high-quality local products. True cultural pillar of the country, it is the reflection of its different roots. Spices, such as cinnamon or saffron, orange blossom, honey, mint, and olives deliciously embellish salads and meat dishes. Its street cuisine is as popular as its great starred restaurants.

A multitude of influences has given rise to an extremely rich cuisine, which also finds its imprint in Turkish and Andalusian cultures. Indeed, after the Arab-Muslim conquests of the 7th century, the (Muslims) left Andalusia, bringing their heritage to Morocco.

a table withe plates of salads and a tajine in the middle

Proof of its consecration, Morocco’s gastronomy was ranked 2nd best gastronomy in the world in 2014 by the British site WorldSIM, which collects travelers’ opinions. They all praise the variety of Moroccan dishes, which come from many different backgrounds and influences.

Morocco also won in 2018 the award for “best international gastronomic destination” in the third edition of the “Gastro&Cía Awards” of the Spanish newspaper “La Razón”. A prize that represents a recognition of the richness and diversity of Moroccan cuisine that has managed to retain its originality and specificities.

The famous purely Moroccan lamb Tagine, prized from generation to generation, has been crowned in 16th place in the ranking “The World’s Top 500 Food Experiences list” by Lonely Planet Food.

In addition, 15 Moroccan restaurants are among the 1,000 best restaurants in “The List”, a worldwide gastronomic selection of reference for international travelers from the compilation of hundreds of guides and millions of online reviews.

The influences of the different cultures present in Morocco (Amazigh, Arabic, Andalusian, etc.) make, without a doubt, Moroccan cuisine one of the richest and best-ranked cuisines in the world, maybe even the best!

The Bottom Line

What is the number one cuisine in the world?

Over the years, there have been several rankings to find out which country is known to have the best food. Depending on some people and rankings, the country and cuisine may differ, but there are still 3 countries that stand out enormously for themselves: ItalyFrance, and Morocco, the top best countries for food.


  • Moroccan food receiving the recognition it deserves!!

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