Whether you're a gastronome or a glutton, a foodie or an epicurean, you'll find endless eating adventures in Europe.
See the wine harvest in France, drink beer at an Oktoberfest in Germany, savor gelato in Italy or sample waffles in Belgium. Take in the tastes and experience authentic cultural flavors of Europe on your dream culinary vacation.
To help you get inspired to eat your way through Europe, here's a list of top gastronomic destinations from European Best Destinations, a Brussels-based tourism organization.
If you're not hungry yet, you will be. Here are some of the best places in Europe for foodies.
(Above, a market in Istanbul. Photo: Shutterstock)
Local specialities: Port wine and seafood
Local specialities: Gouda and Dutch cheeses
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Local specialities: Handmade tortellini and tagliatelle, mortadella, choice meats and good wines.
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Local specialities: Kremsnita cake, Bermet with mustard
Local specialities: The island is famous for its vineyards. Pictured is Moussaka, an eggplant-based dish.
Local specialities: Belgian chocolate, waffles and beer. Pictured are tins of Belgian chocolates in a Bruges shop.
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Local speciality: Alsace wine
Medieval houses line the water in France's "Little Venice," where you can roam cobblestone streets and sip wine in a cafe.
Local speciality: French pastries
Local specialities: Fruits and seafood
Local speciality: Swiss cheese
Local speciality: Marinated sardines
Above, Sarde in saor, a typical Venetian dish made of fried marinated sardines with onions, pine nuts and raisins.
Local speciality: Fish & chips
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Local speciality: Wine
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Local speciality: Whisky
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Dordogne Valley, France
Local specialities: Wine, truffles, duck, strawberries, walnuts, cheese, lamb, chestnuts, foie gras.
Local speciality: seafood
Shown, fresh-caught octopus grilled with garlic and olive oil and served with wine sauce in the traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk, Malta.
Local speciality: Paprika
A vendor sells traditional Hungarian street food at one of the stalls in the streets of Budapest.
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Local specialities: Wine and olive oil
Above, oils and truffle products for sale at the town market in Rovinj.
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Local speciality: Apple strudel
Local speciality: German beer
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Local speciality: Pasteis de Nata, an egg tart pastry dusted with cinnamon, pictured here.
Local speciality: Espelette pepper
Above, eggs stuffed with salmon, asparagus and truffle, at the Biarritz market.
Local specialities: Chocolate, beer
Local speciality: wine
Local specialities: Wine, olive oil, truffles, asparagus
Local speciality: Seafood
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Local speciality: French wine
Local speciality: Berliners (German donuts)
Above, food vendors at the traditional Christmas fair in Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.
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Aix En Provence, France
Local specialty: Calissons (traditional French Provence sweets)
Local specialities: Turkish street food
Above, a vendor sells fish sandwiches and roasted chestnuts on the street.
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