This article was translated by John R. Bopp

Many of us already knew.  Donostia/San Sebastian has a place of honor among the top culinary destinations of the world.  And that has now been confirmed in a study commissioned by Caterwings, a British catering service, in which they analyzed a wide and varied range of variables to come up with a list of the top 100 destinations for the lovers of good food.

Now, there is no doubt that taste is subjective, but a listing like this must try to be as objective as possible (even when, in the end, it’s the subjective things that we remember).  That’s why the study took into account not only the opinions 20,000 cuisine journalists from all over the world, it also covered such varied aspects as the cost of a menu for two people, the number of Michelin stars, the number of hours a resident in that city would have to work to enjoy an “average” meal, the density of fast food locales, the density of restaurants, the percentage of vegan restaurants, and 11 other criteria.

The results have just been published, and San Sebastian is at the head of a list of 100 cities, placing it above the likes of Tokyo, New York, Barcelona, Singapore, or Paris.

So, yet another top-quality recommendation to visit the extraordinary culinary delights of San Sebastian, one of the things that elevates our country’s presence on the world stage.

We’ll leave you with the results of the study, published on the Caterwings website, and the information about the analysis found on the website of the Philippine daily Inquirer.

Caterwings – 11/2017 – Gran Bretaña


At Caterwings, food is at the heart and soul of what we do. With employees hailing from all four corners of the globe, we’re constantly debating where you can find the most delicious culinary delights. Every city is fundamentally different, so it’s no mean feat comparing an oyster omelette in Penang to a salt beef bagel in New York. However, with food tourism as one of the fastest growing travel trends, cities all over the world are now vying for the accolade of best food destination. We commissioned this study, incorporating, among other factors, ratings from 20,000 food journalists and restaurant critics, to reveal the ultimate 100 best food destinations.

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Inquirer – 23/11/2017 – Filipinas

San Sebastian in Spain named world’s best city for food

According to a major study commissioned by British catering service Caterwings, San Sebastian, Spain is the world city with the most to offer food-minded tourists. It takes more than Michelin-starred restaurants to make a city a great destination for food. Indeed, the Caterwings study used various criteria to take a snapshot of the food scene in thousands of cities worldwide in order to draw up its list of the 100 best cities for food.

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