#Travel: Cape Town named one of World’s Best Food Cities


cape town romantic capital of south africa photographed by susan wong 2012

Travelers love to eat – that’s why every year, as part of their annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, Condé Nast Traveler ask their readers to rank their favourite food cities around the world.

Representing the continent of Africa, Cape Town, intimately known as “The Mother City” of South Africa, cracked the top 20 cities in the world, finishing third overall in The World’s Best Food Cities: Readers’ Choice Awards 2014.

“In Cape Town, ‘local’ rules. The Mother city is smallish, casual but supremely stylish, and welcoming—words that describe its artisanal foods and restaurant scenes as much as its citizens,” writes Maria Shollenbarger, editor-at-large of Condé Nast Traveler.

Congratulations Cape Town!

Here are the Top 20 World’s Best Food Cities:

20. Melbourne, Australia
19. Madrid, Spain
18. Budapest, Hungary
17. Vienna, Austria
16. Kyoto, Japan
15. Bologna, Italy
14. Lyon, France
13. Montreal, Canada
12. Vancouver, Canada
11. Sydney, Australia
10. Quebec City, Canada
9. Barcelona, Spain
8. Singapore
7. Hong Kong, China
6. Tokyo, Japan
5. Rome, Italy
4. Florence, Italy
3. Cape Town, South Africa
2. Paris, France
1. San Sebastian, Spain




Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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