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This European City Has Just Been Named Top for Food

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Updated: 24 November 2017
The northern Spanish city of San Sebastián has just been named top city for food, out of a list of 100 different foodie hubs.

According to a study by London-based catering company Caterwings, the Basque city of San Sebastián came out on top, when it came to discovering which was the best foodie city for visitors.

The study incorporated a number of factors, including ratings from 20,000 food journalists and restaurant critics, affordability for both visitors and locals, the number of restaurants per 10,000 citizens, and the diversity of the cuisine.

Ganbara, San Sebastián
Ganbara, San Sebastián | © Jessica Spengler / Flickr

Other more detailed factors were also added into the equation, such as the amount of vegetarian food available, the quality of the street food and the percentage of fast food outlets to restaurants. All this gave each city a score out of 10 – and with a total of 8.09, San Sebastián came out on top.

San Sebastián has long been a favourite food city with both travellers and critics, and in fact has more Michelin-starred restaurants per square kilometre than other other city in the world, besides Kyoto in Japan.

Other cities that scored highly on the list were Tokyo, New York and Barcelona.

For more foodie inspiration from San Sebastián, take a look at our list of the 10 Best Restaurants in San Sebastián and the Top 10 Pintxos Bars in San Sebastián.