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Marvelous meals are often what you remember most when returning from a trip, so why not make food the main focus of your next vacation? Whether you’re into the wines of Napa and Sonoma, the cheeses of France, or the seafood of the New Engl...

Marvelous meals are often what you remember most when returning from a trip, so why not make food the main focus of your next vacation? Whether you’re into the wines of Napa and Sonoma, the cheeses of France, or the seafood of the New England Coast, our editors have discovered a destination that will tickle your taste buds.

Many of the world's culinary capitals specialize in regional dishes that, while imitated outside the city limits, seem to be impossible to recreate anywhere else. (Have you ever tried a beignet outside of New Orleans?) We recommend sampling at least one of the hometown specialties, even if it's something you typically wouldn't order. Who knows, you may discover a new favorite dish. Other cities specialize in variety – whatever you're in the mood for, it can be found in short order.

Don't forget the drinks, which many travelers insist are the best part of a meal. Whether you're looking for a locally brewed beer, a handcrafted cocktail, or a wine made with grapes from nearby vineyards, a refreshing beverage is within reach. Some destinations offer brewery and distillery tours; be sure to book them ahead and count on a few free samples.

If you enjoy cooking, seek out special ingredients that are either unique to a region or of exceptional quality. Many destinations have markets overflowing with produce from local farms. These make fantastic souvenirs – what better way to remember your trip than by cooking a new recipe or incorporating fresh ingredients into a classic dish?

We've compiled a list of our favorite food destinations. Browse through them all with an open mind (and a hearty appetite).

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