Galway has been named the number one city in the world for foodies to check out in a recent BBC travel article.
The accolade is a fine reward after Galway has built a reputation for the quality of its eateries over the last few years.
The city can boast Michelin starred restaurants among its establishments, which between them offer a huge variety of both traditional and international cuisines.
Galway was named as a European Region of Gastronomy be the International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Art and Tourism in 2018.
It is also the city that Irish people named the most romantic in the country, as well as the recently crowned ‘cleanest city in Ireland‘.
The BBC’s ‘Good Food Magazine’ had plenty of great things to say about the City of Tribes, which is has also been named as the European City of Culture for the year.
The BBC said: “Billed as Ireland’s largest ever cultural programme, Galway as a 2020 European Capital of Culture packs in an estimated 1,900 arts and culture events.
“As a shining star in the country’s ever-expanding culinary firmament, food will play a major part; in 2018, Co Galway was awarded Ireland’s first European Region of Gastronomy in recognition of its blossoming culinary credentials.
“So, while you’re feasting on this year’s stellar arts programme, save space for treats harvested from the epic landscapes surrounding Galway, a city at the heart of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, from heather-grazed lamb to shellfish freshly-plucked from the coast and 52 adjacent islands, to the refined dishes of Michelin-starred Aniar, and hearty Irish breakfasts at The Quay House, Good Hotel Guide’s Irish B&B of the year 2019, set in a 19th-century harbourmaster’s home.”
World’s top ten destinations for foodies
1 – Galway, Ireland
2 – Lyon, France
3 – Los Cabos, Mexico
4 – The Netherlands
5 – Malta
6 – Marrakesh, Morocco
7 – Tel Aviv, Israel
8 – Scotland
9 – Porto, Portugal
10 – Cadiz, Spain
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling