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34 Meals That Are Actually Worth Traveling The World For

The ultimate foodie bucket list.

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the best meals they've eaten while traveling. Here are some of their responses...

1. Swedish Meatballs from Bakfickan (Stockholm)

"This was hands down the most delicious meal I had during my semester abroad." —Darby Malkin
Juls B. via Yelp / Via yelp.com

"This was hands down the most delicious meal I had during my semester abroad." —Darby Malkin

2. Chicken from Le Noailles (Bordeaux, France)

@wmbrownproject / Via instagram.com, Chantal Carrere Cuny/Google Images

"I ordered chicken in mustard cream sauce with crispy, buttery potatoes, and I'd buy a thousand dollar plane ticket just to go back to Bordeaux and eat it again." —Marybeth20

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3. Rugelach from Marzipan Bakery (Jerusalem)

"They're so warm, gooey, chocolatey, and pretty much out of this world." —Savannah Smith
@yokoteki / Via instagram.com

"They're so warm, gooey, chocolatey, and pretty much out of this world." —Savannah Smith

4. Hot dog from Baejarins Beztu Pylsur (Reykjavik, Iceland)

Via instagram.com, @ narayanmahon / Via instagram.com

5. Bread from Moran's Oyster Cottage (Galway, Ireland)

@macighandskate / Via instagram.com, @gracehelen / Via instagram.com

"Come to this cottage for the seafood and don't miss the homemade brown bread" —hmainc4cb00822b

6. Fish sandwich at Jake's Pickup (Bainbridge Island, Washington)

"It's a little restaurant in the back of a gas station so at first we were skeptical, but I still dream about the food." —saraw404d110a6
@_smwhite / Via instagram.com

"It's a little restaurant in the back of a gas station so at first we were skeptical, but I still dream about the food." —saraw404d110a6

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7. Falafel from l'As du Falafel (Paris)

"Don't let the lines deter you. Once you try one of the messy sandwiches — warm pita bread overflowing crispy falafel, pickled cabbage, amazing hummus, and spicy harissa — you'll understand why this place lives up to all the hype. —Hannah Loewentheil
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"Don't let the lines deter you. Once you try one of the messy sandwiches — warm pita bread overflowing crispy falafel, pickled cabbage, amazing hummus, and spicy harissa — you'll understand why this place lives up to all the hype. —Hannah Loewentheil

8. Bangers and mash from The Brazen Head (Dublin)

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9. Xiao Long Bao from Din Tai Fung (Singapore)

Via instagram.com, @lirongs / Via instagram.com

"I'll never forget these soup dumplings." —charisrb

10. Fried chicken from Hattie B’s (Nashville)

@supremediningcourt / Via instagram.com, @tdaly9 / Via instagram.com

"Easily the most amazing chicken sandwich you'll ever try." —asiah47d3ed90a

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11. Gelato from Bella Gelateria (Vancouver)

@eliniruby / Via instagram.com, @_dasharenee / Via instagram.com

"Best. Gelato. Ever." —writergirl1029

12. Salmon from Van Kerkwijk (Amsterdam)

"The menu changes daily based on what's available at the market. I still tell everyone about this meal." —maureenc47ee43546
@katia_shenberger / Via instagram.com

"The menu changes daily based on what's available at the market. I still tell everyone about this meal." —maureenc47ee43546

13. Pizza at Dar Poeta (Rome)

—Danielle Kaidanow, Facebook
@necessary_nosh / Via instagram.com

—Danielle Kaidanow, Facebook

14. Tom yum soup from Pratunam Market (Bangkok)

"Eat it with the grilled chicken and flatbread, and your stomach will thank you." —elizaf2
@monsterhazel / Via instagram.com

"Eat it with the grilled chicken and flatbread, and your stomach will thank you." —elizaf2

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15. Hamburger from MASH (Shenzen, China)

"This gastropub makes the best goddamn hamburgers I have ever tasted." —edster42
@im_jiali_ / Via instagram.com

"This gastropub makes the best goddamn hamburgers I have ever tasted." —edster42

16. Seafood pasta from La Fontelina (Capri, Italy)

@thefatboyeats / Via instagram.com, @bellahunter / Via instagram.com

This spot in Capri is the definition of a lunch with a view. And as I ate my way through Italy, this is the pasta I'll never forget. — Hannah Loewentheil

17. Pastrami from Katz’s Delicatessen (Manhattan)

"The meat literally melts in your mouth." —alyssal4d9f9166b
@dirholy

"The meat literally melts in your mouth." —alyssal4d9f9166b

18. Zapiekanki from Endzior (Krakow, Poland)

"They're baguettes that are hollowed out and filled with tomato sauce, cheese, and more cheese." —alelceko
TripAdvisor / Via tripadvisor.com

"They're baguettes that are hollowed out and filled with tomato sauce, cheese, and more cheese." —alelceko

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19. Garlic butter shrimp from Giovanni's Shrimp Truck (Oahu, Hawaii)

Via instagram.com, @rob_uy / Via instagram.com

"I've tried to re-create it at home — it's just not the same."—cofresim

20. Pasta from La Tagliata (Positano, Italy)

"Everything about this place is perfect. It's a family-run farm tucked in the hills of Positano with amazing views and even more amazing food." —bream3
@nasparcat / Via instagram.com

"Everything about this place is perfect. It's a family-run farm tucked in the hills of Positano with amazing views and even more amazing food." —bream3

21. Tapas from Tickets (Barcelona)

Via yelp.com, @kumikolauraumeno / Via instagram.com

"We ate over 20 courses at this Michelin-starred restaurant themed like a movie theater. Everything was imaginative and to die for. —laurene416c71895

22. Sandwich from Zunzi’s (Savannah, Georgia)

"These sandwiches ruined all other food for me." —Sweetief
Ricky O. via Yelp / Via yelp.com

"These sandwiches ruined all other food for me." —Sweetief

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23. Tacos from El Fogon (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

"They slice the pork and the pineapples right in front of you." —avanim
@twofortheworld / Via instagram.com

"They slice the pork and the pineapples right in front of you." —avanim

24. Scallop Po' Boy from 167 Raw (Charleston, South Carolina)

Via instagram.com, @s_xiques / Via instagram.com

"My husband ordered the po' boy, but I took one bite and made him swap our lunches." —kellyl452a1587a

25. Langostinos a la Papi from La Casita de Papi (Cabarete, Dominican Republic)

"The prawns in curry is, to this day, the best seafood dish I have ever tasted." —alelia
@bocao / Via instagram.com

"The prawns in curry is, to this day, the best seafood dish I have ever tasted." —alelia

26. Ruby chicken and black daal from Dishoom (London)

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"I will forever dream about this Indian food from London." —terumarie

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27. Fish tacos from Spencer Makenzie's Fish Company (Ventura, California)

"I am literally planning a trip around this place." —kailabt
Mark E. via Yelp / Via yelp.com

"I am literally planning a trip around this place." —kailabt

28. Anything from Comme Chez Soi (Budapest)

Via instagram.com, @cdszidi / Via instagram.com

"From the amazing food to the abundant alcohol and the great service, it was the best meal I've had." —morganp424efec55

29. Ramen from ABC Ramen (Tokyo)

"I've tried ramen all over Japan and this was by far the best I've ever had." —sophiee4801b161f
@eatsandtreats / Via instagram.com

"I've tried ramen all over Japan and this was by far the best I've ever had." —sophiee4801b161f

30. Bánh mi from Bánh mì Phượng (Hoi An, Vietnam)

—drews4be46304f
@vietnomnomwinn / Via instagram.com
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31. Sushi from Miku Sushi (Vancouver)

Via instagram.com, @cuhristina / Via instagram.com

"The most delicious sushi I've ever tried." —erinc44d78243a

32. Montaditos from Quimet & Quimet (Barcelona)

Via instagram.com, @unmuntdeplats / Via instagram.com

Grab a table at this standing-room-only tapas bar and sample all of the montaditos. Each of these open-face, bite-size sandwiches is a complete flavor explosion, especially the smoked salmon with yogurt and honey. —Hannah Loewentheil

33. Beecher's Handmade Cheese (Seattle)

@ / Via instagram.com, @deanawoo / Via instagram.com

"I will never visit Seattle and not eat at Beechers." —rlaybourn730

34. Steak tartare and frites from Le Cap Horn (Courchevel, France)

Via instagram.com, @texaztaste / Via instagram.com

"Eat an amazing meal and then enjoy some of the best skiing in the Alps. —Cam B

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UPDATE

This post has been updated to reflect BuzzFeed's editorial standards.

CORRECTION

Dublin was misidentified as being part of the UK in a previous version of this post. That comment has been removed.