Eat Your Way Through Europe: Best Places for Foodies

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)

Porto, Portugal
Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal

Local specialities: Port wine and seafood

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Amsterdam
Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Local specialities: Gouda and Dutch cheeses

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Bologna, Italy
Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Local specialities: Handmade tortellini and tagliatelle, mortadella, choice meats and good wines.

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Samobor, Croatia
Samobor, Croatia

Samobor, Croatia

Local specialities: Kremsnita cake, Bermet with mustard

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Santorini, Greece
Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Local specialities: The island is famous for its vineyards. Pictured is Moussaka, an eggplant-based dish.

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Bruges, Belgium
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

Local specialities: Belgian chocolate, waffles and beer. Pictured are tins of Belgian chocolates in a Bruges shop.

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Colmar, France
Colmar, France

Colmar, France

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.

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Paris
Paris

Paris

Local speciality: French pastries

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Azores, Portugal
Azores, Portugal

Azores, Portugal

Local specialities: Fruits and seafood

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Lucerne, Switzerland
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne, Switzerland

Local speciality: Swiss cheese

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Venice
Venice

Venice

Local speciality: Marinated sardines

Above, Sarde in saor, a typical Venetian dish made of fried marinated sardines with onions, pine nuts and raisins.

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London
London

London

Local speciality: Fish & chips

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Eger, Hungary
Eger, Hungary

Eger, Hungary

Local speciality: Wine

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Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Local speciality: Whisky

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Dordogne Valley, France
Dordogne Valley, France

Dordogne Valley, France

Local specialities:  Wine, truffles, duck, strawberries, walnuts, cheese, lamb, chestnuts, foie gras.

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Malta
Malta

Malta

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.

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Budapest
Budapest

Budapest

Local speciality: Paprika

A vendor sells traditional Hungarian street food at one of the stalls in the streets of Budapest.

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Istria, Croatia
Istria, Croatia

Istria, Croatia

Local specialities: Wine and olive oil

Above, oils and truffle products for sale at the town market in Rovinj.

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Vienna, Austria
Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

Local speciality: Apple strudel

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Munich
Munich

Munich

Local speciality: German beer

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Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Local speciality: Pasteis de Nata, an egg tart pastry dusted with cinnamon, pictured here.

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Biarritz, France
Biarritz, France

Biarritz, France

Local speciality: Espelette pepper

Above, eggs stuffed with salmon, asparagus and truffle, at the Biarritz market.

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Brussels
Brussels

Brussels

Local specialities: Chocolate, beer

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne, Switzerland

Local speciality: wine

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Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Local specialities: Wine, olive oil, truffles, asparagus

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Stockholm
Stockholm

Stockholm

Local speciality: Seafood

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Montpellier, France
Montpellier, France

Montpellier, France

Local speciality: French wine

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Berlin
Berlin

Berlin

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
Aix En Provence, France

Aix En Provence, France

Local specialty: Calissons (traditional French Provence sweets)

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Istanbul
Istanbul

Istanbul

Local specialities: Turkish street food

Above, a vendor sells fish sandwiches and roasted chestnuts on the street.

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