Fast Foods Gone Global: Europe Pictures

From the McTurco in Istanbul to dumplings with beef heart in Prague, Europe puts its own spin on American fast food.

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Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm

Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm

Tourists from Australia sample smoked reindeer heart at Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm. 960 1280

  

London’s East End

London’s East End

Fresh street food for sale in London’s East End. 960 1280

  

Quimet y Quimet tapas bar

Quimet y Quimet tapas bar

Jellified apple with foie gras at Quimet y Quimet tapas bar in Barcelona. 960 1280

  

Meg Zimbeck in front of the Eiffel Tower

Meg Zimbeck in front of the Eiffel Tower

Founder of the food tour company Paris by Mouth, Meg Zimbeck, gives an interview in front of the Eiffel Tower. 960 1280

  

Kumpir

Kumpir

Kumpir, a baked potato street food in Istanbul. 960 1280

  

Prague’s Wenceslas Square

Prague’s Wenceslas Square

Busy streets around Prague’s Wenceslas Square. 960 1280

  

Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm

Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm

Food guide Fredrik Ekstrom samples fresh gravid lax at Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm. 960 1280

  

Boucherie Michel Bruno

Boucherie Michel Bruno

The variety of meats available at Boucherie Michel Bruno at the Marche d'Aligre neighborhood market in Paris. 960 1280

  

Istanbul’s Bosphorus River

Istanbul’s Bosphorus River

Fish doesn’t come fresher than on these boats floating down Istanbul’s Bosphorus River. 960 1280

  

Hardouin Cheese shop

Hardouin Cheese shop

Fresh cheese for sale at the Hardouin Cheese shop at the Marche d’Aligre neighborhood market in Paris. 960 1280

  

Havelske Trziste market in Prague

Havelske Trziste market in Prague

Outdoor stalls at the Havelske Trziste market in Prague. 960 1280

  

London's East End

London's East End

Caribbean street food of beet root and apple stew in London's East End. 960 1280

  

Bar Pinotxo in Barcelona’s Boqueria Market

Bar Pinotxo in Barcelona’s Boqueria Market

Food writer Tara Stevens snacks on chickpeas with blood sausage at Bar Pinotxo in Barcelona’s Boqueria Market. 960 1280

  

Spice markets of Istanbul

Spice markets of Istanbul

A variety of nuts for sale in the spice markets of Istanbul. 960 1280

  

London’s Tubby Isaacs

London’s Tubby Isaacs

London’s Tubby Isaacs street stand is known for jellied eels. 960 1280

  

Stockholm’s harbor

Stockholm’s harbor

Stockholm’s picturesque harbor. 960 1280

  

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airline food onboard British Airways

airline food onboard British Airways

Onboard a British Airways flight between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and London's Heathrow Airport (LHR), passengers have an assortment of lunch options. 960 1280

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Airplane meal

Airplane meal

Beef stew, pasta, orzo, bread and more! An example of a warm and filling dinner onboard Air France. Depending on your flight’s departure time and duration, Air France offers an appropriate meal: breakfast, snack or dinner. 960 1280

Pat Guiney, Flickr  

Airplane meal onboard Virgin Atlantic

Airplane meal onboard Virgin Atlantic

A well-balanced dinner onboard Virgin Atlantic’s cross-Atlantic flights. 960 1280

Su Lin, Flickr  

Japanese meal

Japanese meal

A nice display of ANA’s (All Nippon Airways) London business-class Japanese meal. 960 1280

Kasuga sho, Flickr  

surf-and-turf airline meal

surf-and-turf airline meal

Onboard a United Airways flight, lunch between San Francisco (SFO) and Hong Kong (HKG) is a delicious surf-and-turf meal consisting of sauteed prawns and crispy Dakota beef, organic short rib wontons with organic Thai barbecue sauce and sweet-and-sour cucumber relish. 960 1280

Ernesto Andrade, Flickr   

cheese pizza

cheese pizza

Mmm … who doesn’t love a personal-size cheese pizza? Onboard an American Airlines trans-Atlantic flight, pizza is a crowd pleaser, especially for those smaller passengers. 960 1280

Jessica Spengler, Flickr   

Airline food onboard Turkish Airlines

Airline food onboard Turkish Airlines

A hearty snack onboard Turkish Airlines. 960 1280

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airplane food onboard KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

airplane food onboard KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

A well-balanced meal onboard a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight between Toronto and Amsterdam. 960 1280

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airplane food onboard Northwest Airlines

airplane food onboard Northwest Airlines

Where to dig in first? The entrée or the dessert? A filling meal onboard a Northwest Airlines flight between Amsterdam to Mumbai. 960 1280

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Shanghai Airlines airplane food

Shanghai Airlines airplane food

Shanghai Airlines offers a simple snack onboard a short 2-hour flight between Guilin, China, and Shanghai. 960 1280

chinaoffseason, Flickr   

airplane food onboard United Airlines

airplane food onboard United Airlines

Another hearty meal on Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific and South American flights courtesy Continental Airlines, which recently merged with United Airlines. 960 1280

Akinori Hamamura, Flickr  

Delta Airlines meal service

Delta Airlines meal service

An example of Delta Airlines' complimentary meal service. Delta.com offers a detailed breakdown of when the airline serves a full meal. They offer complimentary meal service on most international flights 6 hours or more, and on select flights to Alaska and Hawaii. 960 1280

ImipolexG, Flickr  

airplane food onboard Lufthansa Airlines

airplane food onboard Lufthansa Airlines

Flying from Frankfurt, Germany, to Beijing on Lufthansa Airlines will get passengers a meal that includes chicken with noodles, potato salad, cake, a dinner roll and tea. 960 1280

chinaoffseason, Flickr  

airplane food onboard Singapore Airlines

airplane food onboard Singapore Airlines

In our opinion, Singapore Airlines is the king and queen of airline cuisine -- catering to first- and business-class customers. Those traveling between Singapore and Japan, and Tokyo and Los Angeles, have the option of an authentic Japanese fine-dining experience. 960 1280

Karl Baron, Flickr  

airplane food onboard Avianca Airlines

airplane food onboard Avianca Airlines

This dinner plate onboard Avianca Airlines consists of grouper fillet in bechamel sauce, served with fried coriander, Creole potato, steamed broccoli and sauteed vegetables. 960 1280

Andres Rueda, Flickr  

vegan meal onboard Korean Air

vegan meal onboard Korean Air

A vegan meal option onboard Korean Air. 960 1280

Jeff Gunn, Flickr  

Florence

Florence

No list of the world’s best foodie cities is complete without a shout-out to Italy, especially the fresh, rustic cuisine native to Florence. Grab a creamy scoop or two of gelato at Grom or Perche No! and sit on the steps of the Duomo as you devour it. And who said Italy was all about pasta and pizza? Even the most devout herbivores will be transformed when they carve into their first Bistecca alla Fiorentina. 960 1280

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Charleston

Charleston

Charleston, SC, has quickly become the place for foodies. In an area known as Lowcountry, Charleston’s Southern charm shines through at places like Hominy Grill. A must-have is shrimp and grits prepared with scallions, mushrooms and bacon, over cheese hominy grits. At Jestine’s Kitchen, the okra gumbo and fried-green tomatoes keep locals and tourists coming back year after year. The wait time might be longer than normal at both places, but it’s definitely worth the wait. 960 1280

Tricia G., Flickr  

New Orleans

New Orleans

Take a stroll through the French Quarter and you’ll feel as if you’re in another country. Is it Paris or the American South? Basically, it’s the best of both -- right down to the food. In between daiquiris (the to-go kind, of course) and beignets, stop by Willie Mae’s Scotch House for a big ole plate of incredible fried chicken, or Domilise’s for shrimp po’boy that puts all others to shame. 960 1280

  

New York City

New York City

Some consider the city that never sleeps to be the food mecca of the world. From Harlem to Hell's Kitchen, take your pick of authentic ethnic food from around the globe. For trendy foodies, head to the Meatpacking District or West Village where celebrity chef restaurants like Catch are always in style. A personal favorite in the Flatiron District is Eataly, where Italian food truly comes alive! 960 1280

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St. Louis

St. Louis

Baileys’ Chocolate Bar is the sweet spot in St. Louis. Truffles are served individually on plates and their chocolate martinis are as smooth and frothy as milkshakes, adding to the class factor. Try the raspberry martini to perfectly complement the rich desserts. The Gateway City is also known for being a big beer city, pork BBQ destination and vibrant foodie town, especially in the trendy Central West End neighborhood. 960 1280

  

Chicago

Chicago

Nothing beats a slice of Chicago-style deep-dish pizza from Lou Malnati's or yes, the original Pizzeria Uno! Piled high with toppings and topped with tons of tomato sauce, you'll barely be able to finish a slice. What's more, many Chicago restaurants are BYOB and don't charge a corking fee, so you can wash down your meal with your favorite bottle of wine -- every time. 960 1280

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Jaipur

Jaipur

The Pink City of Jaipur, in the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan, stands out not only for its regal monuments but for its cuisine. Explore the city and you will find familiar foods like samosas -- and so much more. For a taste of Rajasthan, head to Chokhi Dhani on the outskirts of town. This village resort offers a taste of rural India through dishes such as the Rajasthani specialty daal-baati-choorma -- the more ghee, the better! 960 1280

Rishabh Mathur, Flickr  

Bangkok

Bangkok

You'll find some of the best food in Bangkok at one of the many street-food stalls and hole-in-the-wall restaurants along Khaosan Road and Yaowarat Road in Bangkok’s Chinatown. Expect noodle dishes -- and lots of them, most for less than a dollar. Classic pad Thai, tom yum soup, samosas, grilled pork skewers, som tam (a papaya salad) … the list goes on. 960 1280

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Barcelona

Barcelona

Tasty Spanish tapas is just one reason why Barcelona is on our list. It’s a great way to sample small plates of delicious food, including fresh calamari, seafood paella, patatas bravas, empanadas, bacon-wrapped dates and chorizo -- all, of course, with a glass of sangria. Try Tapa Tapa, a restaurant where the menu items are listed in Catalan and English. And if you want to make a pit stop while sightseeing, Abrelatas restaurant -- in the Sants-Montjuïc neighborhood -- makes one of the best mojitos in the city. 960 1280

  

Seattle

Seattle

A seafood lover’s heaven, Seattle boasts the best salmon in the country. Don't just stop there, sample it all: fresh mussels, Dungeness crab, halibut, oysters, clams, scallops and more. Head to Pike Place Market for the freshest seafood in the city. And when you can't fit another morsel in your belly, there's always room for Seattle’s world-famous coffee. 960 1280

Kathleen Rellihan  

Paris

Paris

A list of the best food cities that doesn’t include Paris? Mais non! From the cafes to the brasseries and patisseries, the cuisine of the City of Light is sinfully delicious. As Julia Child said, in France cooking is a serious art form -- and a national sport! Visit Julien restaurant for a pain au chocolat, Le Relais de l'Entrecote for reasonably priced steak frites, and if you're looking to splurge, L'Ami Louis for escargot. 960 1280

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