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Ocean City, N.J.

Ocean City, N.J.

There’s no place like the beach for indulging a sweet tooth. A short walk along the boardwalk will turn up at least a dozen shops selling everything from soft serve ice cream to chocolate fudge, even funnel cake. A recent InfoGroup survey ranked Ocean City, N.J. as the top U.S. town for sweets lovers given the number of bakeries, candy shops and ice cream parlors around town. Make a stop at Shriver’s on the boardwalk for a beach town must, salt water taffy. Another can’t-miss spot is Aunt Betty’s Ice Cream Shack. Yum-o. 960 1280

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St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

It’s been called the unofficial national food and the place to get your donut fix when in Canada is St. Catharines, Ontario. With more donut shops per capita than any other country in the world, donut lovers may have a hard time choosing where to go and which kind to choose. You can’t go wrong at award-winning Beechwood Doughnuts, which offers nearly 20 different donuts each day, including lemon poppy seed and apple fritter, a favorite donut variety in Canada. 960 1280

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

It should come as no surprise to see Zurich on a list of top cities for sweets lovers. Home to Lindt & Sprungli, one of the most famous chocolatiers in the world, chocolate truffles are for sale on nearly every corner. Whether you prefer milk chocolate or dark chocolate, be sure to take in the smells at the factory outlet before indulging in free chocolate samples. No wonder the Chocolate Manufacturers Association ranks Switzerland as leading the world in chocolate consumption at 18.1 pounds per person. 960 1280

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Long Beach, California

Long Beach, California

Ice cream lovers, go west to Long Beach, California where residents eat more ice cream than those in any other city in the country. Try Long Beach Creamery, an ice cream shop known for its organic, handcrafted ice cream. Go for flavors not found anywhere else, like goat cheese whiskey fig and blueberry donut. Stop in for a scoop, a pint or even an ice cream cake, which comes with step-by-step care instructions. Another local favorite is Paradis where a scoop of salted caramel fudge is absolute heaven. 960 1280

Long Beach Creamery   

Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

The Dole Whip may be tops at Walt Disney World, but there are many more sweet treats to be found in Orlando. Shari’s Berries recently ranked Orlando as the top city for sweet tooths given the variety of cupcake shops, ice cream parlors and candy stores around town. Try Blue Bird Bake Shop, a retro-style bakery boasting treats like chocolate cherry cordial cupcakes and butterscotch pecan blondies. Or, visit Se7en Bites for handmade whoopee pies and Swiss rolls. 960 1280

Blue Bird Bake Shop   

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Chocolate shops abound in Salt Lake City, especially artisan chocolates, which have really taken off in the last five to 10 years in Utah. So, can it come as any surprise that The Hershey Co. named Utah the Sweet Tooth Capital of America? While Twizzlers are tops in Salt Lake City, it’s the chocolate shops, like Hatch Family Chocolates and Cummings Studio Chocolates, that really draw the crowds. Go for boxed chocolates, frozen hot chocolate, chocolate milkshakes, even chocolate-dipped caramel apples. 960 1280

Hatch Family Chocolates  

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark consistently ranks among the happiest nations in the world. Maybe it’s because they also eat more candy than those living in any other country (36 pounds per year). Among their favorite sweets is flodeboller, a chocolate-covered cream puff, which is tops in Copenhagen. Many bakeries sell flodeboller, but Laura Berg at The Copenhagen Tales taste-tested this treat to save you time and shared where to get the best flodeboller in Copenhagen (spoiler: her clear winners were Mette Blomsterberg and Lagkagehuset). 960 1280

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

Home to one of China’s oldest and largest ice cream factories, Yi Min No.1 Foods, it was a must to include Shanghai on a list of top cities for sweet tooths. One-third of all in cream bought around the world is consumed in China. Try Pree, a sophisticated ice cream “lounge” that boasts soft serve flavors like lemon grass ginger and porter beer. Another top pick is Gracie’s. Flavors range from the traditional, like rocky road, to signature flavors with a twist, like black sesame & honey. Even better, they deliver. 960 1280

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Franklin, Tennessee

Franklin, Tennessee

With more bakeries than nearly any other city in the U.S., Franklin is the place to go for baked treats, like cupcakes and donuts, even paleo donuts. Head to Five Daughters Bakery to get your sugar fix while in town. Specialty flavors vary by week, but include peaches & cream and peanut butter & jealous. There’s even a live Donut Cam on their website to get up close and personal with the donuts of the day. If you fancy pies instead, head to Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop for Nancy’s Pecan Pie. 960 1280

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Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach, SC

For colorful sugar shops that sell all kinds of candies, from jellybeans to bubble gum to gummy bears, head to Myrtle Beach. Home to both I Love Sugar and IT'SUGAR, you’ll find more candy inside each shop than you’ve ever seen. They’ve got giant versions of favorites, like Kit Kat bars and Air Heads, as well as international treats, like Pocky, chocolate-covered biscuit sticks from Japan. Kid may find themselves walking the stores wide-eyed taking in all the sweet deliciousness, but then, so will adults. 960 1280

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Juhu Beach Club in Oakland, California
Oakland, California

Oakland, California

Whether you’re craving Thai, Japanese, Mexican or Halal, Oakland has you covered. Estately recently mapped U.S. food preferences with the help of Yelp and found that Oakland ranked high in the top-five in nearly every category of international restaurant, even food trucks. Clearly they’ve got something going on when it comes to world cuisines. Try Juhu Beach Club, an Indian restaurant that puts a creative twist on traditional recipes. The JBC Pavs (sliders) and the bhel salad are must-trys. 960 1280

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Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Orlando has more food trucks than any other city in the U.S., according to data compiled by Business Insider. A favorite is Jamaica Jamaica, which serves up to-go food with a Caribbean flair. Or, take a stroll along International Drive for your pick of Greek, Italian, even Ethiopian. Order up a pho bowl at Little Saigon or try the ceviches and tapas at Cuba Libre. Then, of course, there’s Epcot, which boasts flavors from nearly a dozen countries, including Norway, Japan, Mexico and Germany. 960 1280

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Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

In Los Angeles, there’s a section of town for just about every type of cuisine. A few to look for include Koreatown, Little Tokyo, Tehrangeles, Little Armenia and Thai Town. It’s even been ranked as among the most diverse cities in America. Try the short ribs at Genwa Korean BBQ or the spicy lamb noodles at Jitladala. Or, head the Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles where you’ll find everything from falafel at Madcapra to carnitas at Villa Moreliana. 960 1280

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Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Portland's food truck scene (or, as they say in Portland, food cart) is the stuff of legend with more than 500 food carts all across town. It's so big in Portland that there are “pods” around town, like Rose City Food Park, with multiple food carts offering up cuisines from all over the world. Before you go, visit Food Carts Portland for maps and tour dates. Among the most popular carts is Nong’s Khao Man Gai, which boasts simple yet delicious chicken and rice dishes from Bangkok. 960 1280

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Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

When Anthony Bourdain goes to Houston, his first stop isn’t for barbecue or Tex-Mex. Not long ago, he filmed an episode of his popular series, “Parts Unknown,” and made stops at Udipi Café for vegetarian Indian cuisine and Himalaya, which serves up flavorful Indian and Pakistani dishes. Or, try Helen Greek Food and Wine where their Sunday Brunch is a favorite. Order the Greek Taverna Benedict and a Trojan Horse, a refreshing morning cocktail made with sparkling wine, lemon and cherry. 960 1280

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Queens, New York City

Queens, New York City

In New York City’s most diverse borough, Queens, more than 135 different languages are spoken, so it’s no surprise that the food and restaurant choices are just as diverse. In Flushing’s Chinatown, you’ll find regional cuisines from all parts of China. Go to Fu Ran for Dongbei-style dishes or head to Sifu Chio for Cantonese cuisine. For Thai, Thai Rock is a favorite for creative dishes and refreshing cocktails. Try the Pad Kee Maow with Chicken and a Mango Frozen Dackery. 960 1280

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Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

The international flavors in Chicago are as diverse as the people who set up the distinctive neighborhoods all across the city. You’ll find Irish, Mexican and German, as well as Costa Rican, Swedish and Nepalese. On the West Side, head to Jim’s Original for a Polish Sausage Sandwich before indulging your sweet tooth with traditional Greek pastries, like Baklava and Kataifi, at Artopolis. Or, go to the North Side for Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines. The Crazy Squid at Asian fusion-style Fat Rice is a must-try. 960 1280

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Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

Whether you’re craving Vietnamese, Italian or Irish food, take-out is just a phone call away with more than 40 world cuisines offered to-go at restaurants all around Boston. Pick up the Drunken Noodles at Pho Basil (considered by many to be the best in Boston) or bring home an order of Penne Puttanesca from Artu, a popular Italian eatery in the North End. If you prefer to dine in, try The Beehive for a mix of flavors. The Lamb Moussaka and Seafood Ceviche are local favorites. 960 1280

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

In a city where nearly every country in the world has its own embassy, you’ll find that most every cuisine is also represented. The Washington Post even compiled a listing of the most essential dishes, like Unagidon (a Japanese rice bowl featuring barbecued eel) at Donburi and the Lebanese-style Falafel Burger at Zaytinya. Ethiopian cuisine is also well-known in Washington, DC. Order the Veggie Combo at Zenebech Injera, which comes with lentils, shiro, tomato salad, collard greens and traditional flatbread. 960 1280

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Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

When you’re hungry, there’s so much to choose from in Atlanta and Buford Highway is the place to go. This international corridor is jam-packed with cuisines of all kinds, from Indian to Greek to Soul, one right next to the other. You’ll even find restaurants boasting dishes from Nigeria, Nepal and Jamaica. Try the Bun Rieu (crab noodle soup) at Chateau Saigon or stop in Las Delicias de la Abuela for a Sunday brunch filled with traditional Colombian flavors. 960 1280

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dining al fresco, West Village, New York City
New York City

New York City

At sidewalk tables, rooftop decks and charming backyard gardens, New Yorkers take advantage of see-and-be-seen outdoor dining hot spots in trendy neighborhoods such as Brooklyn, the Lower East Side and the West Village. Or they enjoy casual meals with Hudson River views at the Upper West Side's Boat Basin Cafe. 960 1280

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San Francisco

San Francisco

Even though San Fran can be chilly in summer, locals armed with lightweight jackets and scarves fill restaurant patios and decks. Head to the colorful Castro District or the funky Mission District. If you prefer bay views, the pier-side restaurants at Embarcadero won't disappoint. 960 1280

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Montreal

Montreal

Outdoor charm is in abundance at many of Montreal's cozy neighborhood eateries. City blocks in Old Montreal and Outremont morph into outdoor block parties as strings of cafes and restaurants pop up on sidewalks and street corners and servers bustle about carrying trays full of poutine and glasses of wine. 960 1280

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Sydney

Sydney

When a city is home to one of the world's most iconic waterfronts — complete with the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge — it's no wonder that outdoor waterfront dining is all the rage. Enjoy a cold beer with local Aussies at one of the restaurants lining Sydney Harbour's wharfs, or, better yet, head to oceanfront neighborhoods such as Bondi and Manly Beach. 960 1280

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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires exudes a sort of decaying elegance that makes the so-called Paris of South America a wildly romantic spot for outdoor dining. Join the crowds of porteños that fill cafes and bars lining the Plaza Serrano and Plaza Armenia in the uber-hip Palermo neighborhood. For a more upscale treat, head to the restaurants along the shady, tree-lined streets of Recoleta. 960 1280

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Paris

Paris

Hemingway and his expat cronies knew what they were doing when they flocked to Paris' countless cafes to sip strong coffee and even stronger cocktails. Whether you cozy up to tables at the iconic Les Deux Magots and Cafe de Flore or wander the side streets of the Marais and the sprawling Boulevard St.-Germain, the perfect outdoor bistro lies within easy reach. 960 1280

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Rome

Rome

Though you'll be bumping elbows with tourists aplenty, the restaurants lining Rome's piazzas offer some of the city's most scenic dining. Order an apertivo while sitting at a table that overlooks Bernini sculptures in Piazza Navona, the flower market in Campo de' Fiori, or the Pantheon in Piazza della Rotonda.  960 1280

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Madrid

Madrid

You'd be remiss not to order a slew of tasty tapas at one of Madrid's popular outdoor eateries and bars. You'll feel as if you’re a part of Spanish tradition while dining at a table overlooking Plaza de Santa Ana or Plaza Mayor, 2 of the city's must-see attractions. 960 1280

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Chicago

Chicago

Don't be put off by the Windy City's moniker; in summer, there's hardly a better city for outdoor dining. Whether you're in Lakeview, Lincoln Park or River North and beyond, Chicago's beer gardens, patios and rooftop restaurants and bars are ideal places for enjoying brunch or dinner with city views throughout the summer. 960 1280

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Singapore

Singapore

Singapore is a foodie's dream. Delicious, exotic local cuisine lurks throughout the city's many nooks and crannies, but it is most easily (and cheaply) enjoyed at Singapore's famous food streets, such as Smith Street, and sprawling hawker centers (open-air food courts), such as Lau Pa Sat. 960 1280

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Café Tortoni, Buenos Aires
Cafe Tortoni, Buenos Aires

Cafe Tortoni, Buenos Aires

As Argentina’s oldest cafe, this historic hangout has been a gathering spot for artists, politicians and musicians since the late 1800s. You can’t leave without ordering the local favorite -- chocolate con churros, crunchy fried dough dipped into thick hot chocolate. 960 1280

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Cafe Central, Vienna

Cafe Central, Vienna

A Viennese institution since 1876, this palatial coffeehouse has been a meeting place for some of the world’s greatest minds, from Sigmund Freud to Leon Trotsky. True to Viennese cafe culture, you’ll want to linger for hours in this grand cafe. 960 1280

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Sant'Eustachio il Caffe, Rome

Sant'Eustachio il Caffe, Rome

Founded in 1938, this small stand-up cafe is a landmark in the heart of Rome, near the city’s iconic Piazza Navona. Drinking espresso standing up is the equivalent of to-go coffee for Italians. No matter how much time you have, order the local favorite "gran caffè speciale,” a shot of sweetened espresso.  960 1280

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La Cafeotheque, Paris

La Cafeotheque, Paris

While many cafes in Paris focus on atmosphere more than the coffee, this spot is one of the exceptions. Coffee aficionados, Parisian hipsters and tourists alike all gather at this cafe for the best beans from all over the world, which are roasted in-house. 960 1280

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Winkel, Amsterdam

Winkel, Amsterdam

A favorite of locals and tourists alike, this charming corner café is known for its appeltaart (Dutch apple pie). But it’s also a great spot to sip on coffee, especially because of the outdoor seating, with its front-row view of the bustling farmers market nearby.  960 1280

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Toma Cafe, Madrid

Toma Cafe, Madrid

To keep up with this high-energy city, you’ll need plenty of caffeine. The locals head to this tiny bustling café to refuel with favorites such as cafe con leche (espresso with milk) and alfajores (caramel biscuit sweet). 960 1280

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Kaffeine, London

Kaffeine, London

While the caffeinated beverage of choice in London is tea, coffee (good coffee, too) can still be found in this city. Inspired by the cafes in Australia and New Zealand, this independent coffee spot is always packed with those in search of an expertly brewed cup of java.  960 1280

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Caffe Vita, Seattle

Caffe Vita, Seattle

Virtually anywhere you go in Seattle, you’re an arm’s length away from a great cup of coffee. So if you ask a Seattleite where to find the best coffee, be prepared for a lengthy list in response. A local favorite, this cafe specializes in small-batch coffee roasting and even offers the general public a chance to learn the secret to its artisanal brewing with its Public Brewing School. 960 1280

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Reslau, Auckland

Reslau, Auckland

New Zealand invented and perfected the country’s signature coffee drink -- the flat white, a shot of espresso blended with steamed milk, no froth. This award-winning cafe is one of the best spots in Auckland to enjoy an expertly crafted flat white topped off with a home-baked treat. 960 1280

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Double Tall, Japan

Double Tall, Japan

While you might think that the Japanese drink green tea all day, coffee is becoming more and more popular in this country, especially with the younger generations. While the iconic vending machine is a popular way to get your caffeine fix to-go, there is a small band of quality coffee shops in Tokyo, with Double Tall leading the pack. Known for its latte art, the coffee’s presentation -- and taste -- will wow you. 960 1280

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Koval Distillery in Chicago
St. George Spirits; Alameda, California

St. George Spirits; Alameda, California

St. George is stretching the boundaries of traditional styles of gin, very successfully. More than 30 years ago, a young German man named Jorg Rupf fell in love with the Bay Area’s food culture and the quality of fruit growing in California, and subsequently founded St. George Spirits in 1982. He began making eau de vie (a clear, colorless fruit brandy) from pears, raspberries, cherries, and even kiwi fruit before there was a craft distillation movement in the U.S. to speak of. A lot of early gin distillers here kept to a London Dry style, which is very juniper-forward, but as the editor of Bevvy.co notes, now distillers are creating modern gins that are a lot more diverse. “Citrus peel is one of the botanicals that has come to the forefront, and local herbs and spices are becoming popular with people who want to make gin with a bit of hometown pride. St. George Terroir Gin is a great example of that, it tastes like the California coast.” 960 1280

  

Koval Distillery; Chicago, Illinois

Koval Distillery; Chicago, Illinois

The first distillery in Chicago since well before Prohibition, Koval was founded by a dynamic husband and wife duo who are changing the way America distills. Dr. Robert Birnecker and Dr. Sonat Birnecker-Hart have won countless awards for their dry gins, 100 percent Midwestern grown organic rye whiskey, millet-based bourbon, and more. The power couple also prioritizes education, hosting a selection of cocktail classes and whiskey workshops at their North Ravenswood Ave location. Talent seems to run in the family—their distinctive laser-cut labels have also received a lot of attention, designed by Sonat’s sister and her firm Dando Projects. 960 1280

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Seven Stills; San Francisco, California

Seven Stills; San Francisco, California

Tim and Clint of Seven Stills Distillery started out by coming at everything backwards—no one was pushing whiskey from the beer angle, but a huge craft beer segment in the San Francisco Bay Area along with their extensive beer knowledge provided a nice segue into making whiskey from extremely high-quality craft brew. Now their robust road map of spirits includes “a still for every hill” in San Francisco using a different artist to design each bottle (Chocasmoke is made from a chocolate-oatmeal stout in honor of Twin Peaks, and Fluxuate is distilled from a coffee porter to celebrate a rapidly-changing, post-Gold Rush Rincon Hill), to add to their collection of small-batch, seasonal bitters like Meyer lemon, prickly pear, and cranberry. 960 1280

  

Clear Creek; Portland, Oregon

Clear Creek; Portland, Oregon

For the past three decades, Clear Creek Distillery has been honoring the intimate marriage between farming and distilling, utilizing the world-class fruit from the farms around their Portland, Oregon home base. Well known for its eau de vie (a clear, colorless fruit brandy), Clear Creek’s diverse portfolio of more than 25 products rivals the best of their European counterparts, and is anchored by the flagship Williams Pear Brandy, which has been named one of the top spirits in the world. 960 1280

  

House Spirits Distillery; Portland, Oregon

House Spirits Distillery; Portland, Oregon

Beloved and very well respected in the industry, House Spirits Distillery is making whiskeys that have been listed among the best in their categories. Their Westward Oregon Straight Malt Whiskey matures in new American oak barrels for at least two years, allowing Oregon’s dry, hot summers and wet, cold winters to contribute to its rich, smooth flavor. Accompanied by Aviation American Gin, Krogstad Aquavit, and Volstead Vodka, almost everything in their line of spirits is ideal for mixing a cocktail. Their new distillery and tasting room on Portland’s famous distillery row opened to the public in November 2015, and hosts regular classes on making whiskey, cocktails, and bitters. 960 1280

  

Kings County Distillery; Brooklyn, New York

Kings County Distillery; Brooklyn, New York

The founders of Kings County Distillery quite literally wrote the book on making whiskey a thome. Their Guide to Urban Moonshining is a look at America’s indigenous spirt, from the whiskey made by the early colonists and sprawling distilleries of Kentucky to the adventurous, modern-day craft distillers across almost every state. This is all quite fitting, as they run NewYork City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery, the first since Prohibition, located in the iconic Brooklyn Navy Yard and just steps from the legendary site of the Brooklyn Whiskey Wars of the 1860s. Their moonshine, bourbon, peated bourbon, and barrel strength bourbon have all won numerous awards, along with their recent accolade of being named Distillery of the Year in 2016 from the American Distilling Institute. 960 1280

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Corsair Distillery; Nashville, Tennessee

Corsair Distillery; Nashville, Tennessee

Corsair founders Darek and Andrew are Nashville natives who have been collaborating since high school. They began by home brewing beer and wine in Darek’s garage, but soon decided that whiskey would be “much more satisfying.” Their adventurous, innovative, and big-flavored craft whiskeys—including a quinoa whiskey, a handful of rye whiskeys, some malt whiskeys, and more—consistently receive high marks among respectable critics, along with countless international spirit awards. Ones to try: Triple Smoke Malt Whiskey and Wry Moon Unaged Rye Whiskey. 960 1280

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Few Spirits; Evanston, Illinois

Few Spirits; Evanston, Illinois

Named after suffragette and temperance advocate Frances Elizabeth Willard (FEW), Few Spirits is a true grass-to-grain distillery, sourcing all of their grain (corn, wheat, rye, and barley) from no more than 150 miles away. It is also the first (legal) alcohol-production facility of any kind in Evanston, a city that banned alcohol sales for four decades beyond the end of Prohibition. Their bottles show up everywhere among the craft spirit community, and their rye whiskey has received acclaim as Whisky Advocate’s 2013 Craft Whiskey of the Year, as a gold medal winner in the 2014 World Whisky Awards, and was rated one of the top five whiskies in the world by the Beverage Tasting Institute. 960 1280

  

Death's Door Spirits; Middleton, Wisconsin

Death's Door Spirits; Middleton, Wisconsin

What was once a robust potato farming region, Washington Island, Wisconsin fell prey to vertical integration in the potato industry in the early 1970s. More than 30 years later, two brothers started growing wheat on the island and soon Death’s Door Spirits was born, focusing from the beginning on how to support local and sustainable agriculture on the island. Death’s Door pioneered white whisky, which became very popular as a cocktail ingredient, featuring an 80:20 ratio of Washington Island Wheat to malted barley from Chilton, Wisconsin. Other Death’s Door family members include a London Dry style gin, a double-distilled vodka, and Wondermint Schnapps Liqueur—the first and only artisan craft peppermint schnapps in the world. 960 1280

  

Montanya Distillers; Crested Butte, Colorado

Montanya Distillers; Crested Butte, Colorado

Montanya Distillers are best known as purveyors of high-altitude craft rum, distilled in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. Not surprisingly, their ingredients list reads as an ode to America’s inspiring outdoor beauty: Non-GMO sugar cane from family farmers in Louisiana who grow and mill for them; water from one of the purest spring and snowmelt charged aquifers in the USA; and they even heat their building from the alembic copper pot stills. Award-winning Montanya Platino and Oro rums are joined by a limited-release Exclusiva rum that is aged for 30 months in American white oak barrels and then finished in French oak barrels that previously held Sutcliffe Vineyards’ Port. 960 1280

  

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik is fast becoming one of the hottest nightlife destinations in the world, thanks in large part to its walkability, friendly local vibe, and blossoming craft beer scene. “We have this one street called 'Laugavegur' where you will find a jungle of unique bars, food trucks, restaurants, cocktail lounges and wild nightclubs,” said Dan Petursson, the cofounder of Wake Up Reykjavik, a food and bar tour company in the city. And the best part is, you'll have plenty of time to explore them all, as bars don't close until 4:30 a.m. in the Icelandic capital. 960 1280

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is one of the more oft-mentioned cities among the best cities for nightlife in the world--and for good reason. Perhaps a lovely side effect of the incredible food scene, the craft cocktail scene is equally as world class. Make sure to check out Maggie Choo’s, with its swanky 1930s vibe and frequent use of dry ice. Also stop by Skybar (pictured above) for some of the best views in the city. 960 1280

  

London, England

London, England

Each year Drinks International rates the 50 Best Bars in the World, and last year London scored nine awards, including four out of the top 10, and the #1 overall, Artesian. For this reason, it’s safe to say that the city may be the absolute best city for bars in the world. “Mixology has elevated the best cocktail-making to a form of science,” said Paul Gauger, executive vice president of VisitBritain, “with drinks served up in everything from tin cans to bowler hats.” His recommendation? Lounge Bohemia, particularly if you’re a fan of Instagram-worthy cocktails. 960 1280

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New York, New York

New York, New York

NYC has six out of the top 50 bars in the world, according to Drinks International, including The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog, Employees Only, and Attaboy. “There is something for everyone,” said Caroline Peck, senior manager of communications at NYC & Company. “Sip a popsicle cocktail on a rooftop overlooking the Hudson River; sample a brew made within the five boroughs at a local neighborhood bar; or speak a secret passcode to enter a modern-day speakeasy.” 960 1280

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong, China

When you think of the best cities for bars in the world, Hong Kong might not be one of the first that comes to mind; but it should, particularly if you love rooftop bars. Hong Kong’s skyline is stunning, and restaurateurs have responded by providing residents and visitors alike with not only stunning views, but equally as stunning beverage options. For a truly amazing experience, check out Eyebar or SEVVA Taste Bar. Just don’t look down. 960 1280

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

Tucked away in the southeast corner of the continent is what many consider to be Australia’s arts capital. “Melbourne is renowned around the world for the numerous small and quirky bars that can be stumbled upon in any of the 180 laneways,” said John O’Sullivan at Tourism Australia. If you stumble upon anything, stumble upon Black Pearl, which was rated the 10th best bar in the world in 2015 by Drinks International. 960 1280

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San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

With nearby Silicon Valley, it only seems fitting that San Francisco also has some of the most social-media-worthy bars in the world. “San Francisco has always been a center of innovation and culinary excellence,” said Laurie Armstrong of San Francisco Travel. “Anything having to do with food and drink here rises to a whole different level.” Try Bourbon and Branch, Smuggler’s Cove, and Bar Agricole for a truly Golden Gate experience. 960 1280

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“I think mixology has improved a lot in the last couple of years,” said Rodrigo Mello, the main bartender at Belmond Copacabana Palace. And the reason? “The re-discovery of fresh, seasonal, local ingredients.” Make sure to try Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha, made with sugar cane hard liquor (called cachaça), sugar and lime. 960 1280

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires embraces much of its Spanish heritage when it comes to drinking culture: The party starts later in the evening, and doesn’t end until early in the morning. Many cafes serve alcohol and don't miss two things Argentina is renowned for: a chopp (pint) of craft beer or a glass of Malbec. Be sure to check out The Harrison Speakeasy, Lo de Roberto, and Doppleganger. 960 1280

  

Singapore

Singapore

The world’s only island city-state, the Republic of Singapore is also one of the cultural capitals of the world, which has created a food and bar scene unlike anything else. “Singapore is a melting pot of cultures, which affords bars access to wide-ranging ingredients,” said Kershing Goh of the Singapore Tourism Board. “The demand for artfully prepared cocktails has driven an alluring arsenal of artisan spirits by independent distilleries.” We agree: Singapore is in a drinking league of its own. 960 1280

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

There is an absolute dedication to technique in craft cocktails in Japan. “Purity is the backbone of the Tokyo beverage experience, and bartenders take their work as seriously as chefs,” said Steven Hall of City of Tokyo Tourism. “The ingredient comes first and the balance of flavor is important. As with all things Japanese, there must be a sense of harmony.” Try Gen Yamamoto for the true Tokyo experience. 960 1280

  

Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv has one bar for every 230 residents in the city. Make sure to try Imperial Craft, which was named the 17th best bar in the world by Drinks International. Also, order an Arak or Goldstar beer. According to Yadin Katz, of the Tel Aviv Mayor’s Office, they’re a must-have. 960 1280

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia

According to the Tourist Organization of Belgrade’s Jelena Stankovic, bars serve many functions in the Serbian capital, the most important of which being bureaucratic. “In the (un)official history of Belgrade, the most important political and economic decisions have been made in bars and ‘kafanas,’ which is an old word for a restaurant or tavern.” As a result, the city’s more than 3,000 bars and restaurants are held to the highest standards. Check out Bajloni Bar and its charming garden patio if visiting in the summer. 960 1280

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

While certainly a destination for all kinds of drinkers, Berlin is perhaps best known for its beer culture. “Berlin has transformed into a center for microbreweries that produce a variety of craft beer from India Pale Ale to pilsner and lager,” said a spokesperson for Visit Berlin. For a truly fantastical experience, check out The Fairytale Bar, where butterflies may pop out of the "talking" drinks menu, and you can order such cocktails as “The Frog King,” “Black Knight,” and “The Wise Counselor.” 960 1280

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The drinking scene in the Netherlands capital is definitely worth venturing halfway around the world for. Make sure to spring for something with the centuries-old Jonge Jenever (Dutch gin) in it and also a pint from the Brouwerij De Prael. The best place to start? Tales & Spirits, which was rated the 30th best bar in the world by Drinks International. 960 1280

  

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San Francisco Bay Area, California

San Francisco Bay Area, California

While San Francisco proper has been on the beer map for a bit, its new suite of craft breweries is shaking things up daily. IPAs are still king, boasting a flavor profile that is something so very Californian, but sours are moving in quickly. Many brewers are moving away from the strictly hoppy stuff that has been done before and are playing around with Belgian styles, sours, and rustic farmhouse ales, which are all making their way onto the scene in full force. Laughing Monk in the city’s Bayview district is working with local community gardens to create one-off beers that connect with the neighborhood and bring urban agriculture to the forefront of their persona. Their Bayview Gold adds chamomile at the end of the boil, giving it a soft floral aroma and light pineapple citrus flavor. This fall they’ll add local pumpkin to the Imperial Belgian stout. Their neighbors next door in San Francisco’s new Urban Point area, Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery, are distilling beer into whiskey, while also brewing their own and creating a virtuous circle they call a “Beerception: A Beer Within a Beer Within a Beer”— a beer that has been aged in a whiskey barrel that was made from that same beer. The Rare Barrel in Berkeley recently took home awards for its Apropos of Nothing and Ensorcelled – both American-style sour ales, and Headlands Brewing Co. in Mill Valley won accolades for its Pt. Bonita Rustic Lager. 960 1280

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Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon

In laid-back Central Oregon, Bend is proving that big brother Portland isn’t the only city in this Northwestern powerhouse brewing state worthy of acclaim. The Deschutes Brewery overlooks the river of the same name, and is home to their adventurous lineup of pioneering beers—from the hoppy Bond Street series to the experimental, small-batch Reserve series. The Ale Apothecary ferments beers in old oak trees that they hollow out themselves. 10 Barrel Brewing Co. took home a prize at last year’s Great American Beer Festival for its Crush Cucumber Sour, as did Bend Brewing Co. for its creation in the same category of German-style sour ales called Volkskeet. When hunger sets in, head to the North Rim Brew Pub in the Old Mill District for good brews and good eats. 960 1280

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Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Although Washington is often known for wine, the beer scene in Seattle is nothing to sneeze at. Not surprising since the state is one of the top in the country for growing hops. Ghostfish Brewing Co. won awards for its Ghostfish Grapefruit IPA and Watchstander Stout (both gluten-free beers) at the Great American Beer Festival in 2015. Rueben’s Brews Taproom took home honors at the same festival for its Gose German-Style Sour Ale and Dry Stout. Others to watch among the countless number of city hot spots: Stoup Brewing, Peddler, Urban Family Brewing Company, and don’t miss the urban beer garden at Fremont Brewing. 960 1280

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Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

Unlike its famous neighbors Denver, Colorado Springs, and Golden, Fort Collins, Colorado is home to some of the first craft breweries in the state—and some of the newest. Odell Brewing got started in 1989 in a 1915 grain elevator. Its roots are built on British styles. 90 Shilling Ale is the brewery’s top-selling flagship, and they just released Drumroll, a citrus-inspired American pale ale in the spring. Fat Tire put New Belgium Brewing Company on the map, but their Lips of Faith releases and citrusy, hoppy IPAs are getting everyone’s attention now. Don’t miss Funkwerks’ award-winning Belgian-Style Saison, barrel-aged golden Deceit, and Raspberry Provincial. Snowbank Brewing opened in 2014 by a group of self-described nerds and tech enthusiasts, and is a second home to local outdoor groups—staying true to its mission to focus on the passion for the Colorado lifestyle. 960 1280

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Twin Cities, Minnesota

Twin Cities, Minnesota

The Twin Cities are exploding with great new breweries, especially for Saison lovers. Surly Brewing – the mecca – is one of the originals, and started as a smaller brewery in a suburb and expanded into a new location last year. The high-quality beer is worth the hype (try the Cynic Saison), as is the amazing space with outside seating, fire pits, a robust food menu, and outdoor events. Minneapolis’s downtown North Loop has a concentration of breweries within walking distance, including Fulton Beer, whose super drinkable Bourbon barrel-aged rye Saison called ExPat is only released once a year. Northeast Minneapolis is home to another hot spot of beer action. Go to Bauhaus for the really industrial vibe with garage doors that open up to a huge patio. Also check out: Indeed Brewing’s flagship Day Tripper Pale Ale and their Wooden Soul series of wild, sour, and barrel-aged beer; the results of locally grown seed, grain, malting, and brewing at Able Seedhouse + Brewery; and the peanut butter stout at Dangerous Man Brewing Co. Saint Paul staple Summit Brewing is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with four special limited-release beers, including a medium-bodied, floral, West London Style-Ale. And we hear that the seasonal S’Mores Porter at Flat Earth in downtown St. Paul is unreal. 960 1280

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Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

A surprise candidate, Omaha is gaining national recognition as a top beer spot. Breweries are sprinkled throughout the city, so for the best taste of the beer scene start with a craft brewery tour of the area. Infusion Brewing has a taproom where hipsters drink its popular Vanilla Bean Blonde Ale and play beer pong. The Benson Brewery is a neighborhood favorite housed in a remodeled turn-of-the-century movie theater, and Farnam House Brewing Co. specializes in combining Old World styles with American hops for their artisan farmhouse ales. Or take a jaunt to Crescent Moon Ale House, Omaha’s original craft beer bar, for top brews from local producers like Zipline, Lucky Bucket Brewing, and Spilker Ales. 960 1280

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Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, and its surrounding area, is having a major craft beer boom. Styles run the gamut from wild and sour ales to unfiltered American cream ales and wheat beers. Award-winning Rahr & Sons Brewing took home accolades last year for its Oktoberfest and The Regulator (a German-style Dopplebock), using family traditions and age-old recipes passed down from ancestors. Panther Island Brewing Co.’s Allergeez, an award-winning unfiltered American wheat beer, gets attention for its name and its Texas honey, chamomile flower and rose hip-infused flavors. Stop by the brewery/taproom at The Collective Brewing Project for snacks, corn hole, yoga, and some wild, sour and funky growlers to go. 960 1280

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Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine

While we will never dispute that the city that shares its name on the west coast will always rank at the top of any and every beer list ever, Portland, Maine is like the quiet, small (but strong!) little sibling of its Oregon counterpoint. Well-known local Allagash Brewing Company, who won awards for both their Triple and their White in 2015, brews some of the best Belgian-style beers around. Neighborhood brewery Rising Tide Brewing Company offers a variety of styles, anchored by a rye pale ale called Daymark, and a pilot program where new brews are tried out in limited batches. The buzzworthy Bissell Brothers are pushing the limits with their hazy, opaque, ultra-hoppy beers and their bold branding and release strategy. (They sell their coveted Swish Double IPA only in the winter). And newcomers Lone Pine, Fore River, and Austin Street are becoming fast favorites, even with Austin Street only brewing their beer one barrel at a time. 960 1280

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Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston beer scene is making a comeback with Trillium, Lord Hobo, and Night Shift leading the charge. Trillium Brewing Company is gaining traction and reach in the area by adding a new 16,000 square foot facility and taproom in Canton to its original home in Fort Point. Draft highlights include wild ales (fermented with native New England mixed microbe culture), hazy west-coast style IPAs, along with well-received stouts and porters, and their beers can be found in more than 14 taps across the city. Night Shift’s Barrel Society membership is so popular that it is already closed for 2016 (sign-ups for 2017 begin in October), but their taproom is open daily with a solid lineup of staple and seasonal brews. And don’t miss out on Boom Sauce from Lord Hobo Brewing Company—the name says it all. 960 1280

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Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is a beer lover’s paradise. Decades-old staples are being joined by a suite of newcomers and their award-winning experimental ales and lagers. Wicked Weed specializes in West-coast style hoppy ales, open-fermented Belgian beers, and barrel-aged sours. Their location trifecta includes a brew pub in downtown Asheville, a “Funkatorium” (a sour and funky beer-dedicated taproom) in the South Slope Brewery District, and a 50-barrel production brewery in West Asheville. Altamont Brewing models a pre-prohibition style neighborhood brew pub, which means their beer never sees the light of day before it is poured into your glass. New Belgium Brewing from Fort Collins, Colorado just opened its new outpost in Asheville. In addition to Fat Tire, its thirteen year-round beers, including Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, and Blue Paddle Pilsner, are receiving rave reviews. 960 1280

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Indonesia: Loewy Bar and Bistro
Indonesia: Loewy Bar and Bistro

Indonesia: Loewy Bar and Bistro

Bartender Harli Garnawan serves up "the best, stiffest drinks in town” at this nostalgic, casual bistro. The bar sticks to classic cocktails, including Jakarta's largest selection of fine single malt whiskeys. If you want to see Garnawan's technique at work, try the "king of cocktails," a classic dry martini. 960 1280

Loewy Bar and Bistro  

Puerto Rico: Santaella

Puerto Rico: Santaella

Renowned chef Jose Santaella celebrates the roots of the island's cocina criolla in this 80-seat dining room (complete with a tropical garden) and 16-seat bar. Knowledgeable bartenders, including World Class mixologist Leslie R. Cofresi, blend specialty cocktails, including the Sandia Mojito, which pairs muddled fresh watermelon and mint with Puerto Rican white rum, lime juice and a few secret ingredients. 960 1280

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South Africa: Asoka Bar

South Africa: Asoka Bar

Brent Perremore (not pictured) is a resident mixologist at this trendy bar in the heart of Cape Town. Asoka Bar's philosophy is to create a fresh, natural and healthy cocktail experience. 960 1280

Asoka  

Spain: Ohla Boutique Bar

Spain: Ohla Boutique Bar

If you're looking for exquisite cocktails while in Barcelona, look no farther than the Boutique Bar inside Ohla Hotel. Look out over Via Laitana Avenue while sipping on a cocktail mixed by Giuseppe Santamaria. 960 1280

Ohla Hotel  

Dominican Republic: Pat’e Palo

Dominican Republic: Pat’e Palo

This European Brasserie is separated into 2 parts: the bar has a livelier crowd, whereas the lounge is more relaxed. Both, however, serve delicious cocktails created by bartender Pavol Kazimir in a candlelit, romantic atmosphere. 960 1280

Pat’e Palo European Brasserie  

Sweden: Le Rouge

Sweden: Le Rouge

Brasserie Rouge in Stockholm calls to mind the turn-of-the-century Moulin Rouge with its rich colors and heavy textiles. The cocktail list at Le Rouge bar runs several pages long with World Class bartender Rikard Enell at the helm. 960 1280

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Denmark: Ruby

Denmark: Ruby

Slip past the unmarked door into this glamorous cocktail joint to order a perfectly-made Manhattan or Burnt Fig (caramelized fig syrup with cognac and cream) from World Class bartender Kasper Riewe. 960 1280

Ruby  

Belgium: Jigger's

Belgium: Jigger's

"The Noble Drug Store" may seem like an odd name for this modern speakeasy in Ghent, but it's the perfect place to go for classic cocktails or more adventurous creations like a tequila-based mustard beer drink from World Class bartender Olivier Jacobs. 960 1280

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China: Bar Constellation

China: Bar Constellation

This small space in Shanghai is big on spirits with over 300 single malts for whiskey drinkers. There's also an extensive cocktail list and a World Class mixologist, Tree Mao, whose signature cocktail is called M.A.N. (Mature, Authentic and Nature). 960 1280

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Vietnam: Sofitel Metropole

Vietnam: Sofitel Metropole

There are several bars at the Hotel Sofitel Hanoi, but if you're going for legendary cocktails, you'll want to make your way to Le Club and order the pho-inspired Joan Baez cocktail created by bartender Tien Tiep Pham. 960 1280

Sofitel Metropole  

Germany: Riva Bar

Germany: Riva Bar

For a hip cocktail bar, its name (after a 1970’s Italian football star Luigi Riva) and interior (which invokes a wind tunnel) are bold choices, but they don't outshine the excellent martinis and champagne cocktails served up by the likes of mixologist Harry Glockler. 960 1280

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Hofbrauhaus, beer garden, Munich, Germany
Hofbrauhaus, Munich, Germany

Hofbrauhaus, Munich, Germany

Hands down the world's most famous beer garden, the Hofbrauhaus began brewing in the 16th century. Today, more than 400 imbibers can sit outside at its wooden, picnic-style tables and guzzle gigantic mugs of beer served by dirndl-wearing waitresses. 960 1280

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Mount Takao Beer Mount, Tokyo

Mount Takao Beer Mount, Tokyo

If you somehow manage to hike nearly 2,000 feet to the peak of Tokyo's Mount Takao, at the very least, you deserve a beer. With that in mind, one of the world's highest beer gardens opened here (at just over 1,600 feet), and it offers stunning views of Tokyo's skyscrapers and sprawl. Less athletically inclined visitors can still get their drink on at high altitudes, thanks to a cable car. 960 1280

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Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, Astoria, NY

Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, Astoria, NY

Bohemian Hall is proof that good beer gardens can be found in unexpected places. For more than a century, this beloved spot in Queens has helped New Yorkers get sloshed with their friends in a sea of trees and twinkly lights. Live music, table tennis and hearty Czech fare sweeten the deal. 960 1280

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Koniglicher Hirschgarten, Munich, Germany

Koniglicher Hirschgarten, Munich, Germany

Hofbrauhaus may be Germany's most popular beer garden, but Hirschgarten is far and away its biggest. Set in the midst of a 100-acre park, it seats up to 8,000 thirsty souls. 960 1280

Koeniglicher Hirschgarten  

Café Vlissinghe, Bruges, Belgium

Café Vlissinghe, Bruges, Belgium

Escape the tourist-choked streets of Bruges in this pleasant beer garden. The city's oldest bar opened in 1515, and patrons can quaff their drinks inside a charming room with dark oak rafters and wooden tables or on the peaceful outdoor terrace, where you can also play a game of pétanque. 960 1280
Letná Beer Garden, Prague

Letná Beer Garden, Prague

Enjoy your brew with a view. Prague's most scenic beer garden is located in Letná Park, overlooking the Old City and the Vltava River. Grab a beer in a plastic cup and wander the park's trails, or relax on the terrace. 960 1280

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Brouwerij 't IJ, Amsterdam

Brouwerij 't IJ, Amsterdam

Patrons of this former bathhouse enjoy its enviable location adjacent to the city's De Gooyer windmill. Tour the brewery or head straight to the bar, where you can order a draft or bottled beer and snack on cheese and sausages. 960 1280

Brouwerij 't IJ  

Luong Son, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Luong Son, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Make like a local in Ho Chi Minh City and visit Luong Son. At this bustling open-air beer garden of sorts, join hundreds of other patrons and pull up a plastic chair, throw back a cold Saigon beer, and order from a menu of grill-it-yourself meats (grills are provided!). 960 1280
Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln, Salzburg, Austria

Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln, Salzburg, Austria

Mülln keeps as many as 1,500 thirsty revelers at a time happy with its secret beer recipe. First brewed by monks in the 17th century, the beer is still served from wooden barrels into traditional steins. 960 1280

Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln  

Chinesischer Turm, Munich, Germany

Chinesischer Turm, Munich, Germany

On a warm summer afternoon, it's all but impossible to resist Chinesischer Turm and its namesake, the pagoda-like Chinese Tower. This massive beer garden seats 7,000 and lies in the heart of Munich's English Garden. Plan to do your drinking on a weekend, when a brass band plays. 960 1280

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Cite du Vin

Cite du Vin

What better a place for a wine museum than Bordeaux, France? Meaning “City of Wine,” Cite du Vin opened in June 2016 and celebrates the culture of wine around the world. It features 20 themed area and exhibits, simulator boat rides and, of course, expert-led wine tastings! Book a multi-sensory tasting workshop that will awaken all of your senses with 360 degree images, lights sounds and smells. Plan your visit. 960 1280

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BonBon-Land

BonBon-Land

BonBon-Land is not your average theme park. The candy-themed attraction in Denmark opened in 1992 after a candy maker heard his young son describe brown candies to look like “dog farts.”  It eventually sparked his idea to open a candy-themed park with a cheeky sense of humor. At the park, you can ride four roller coasters and two water rides, while observing vomiting statues and other signs of bathroom-related humor throughout the park. 960 1280

  

Hersheypark

Hersheypark

Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you. The park has 70 rides and attractions. Adjacent to Hersheypark is Hershey's Chocolate World, a visitors' center that is open to the public and contains shops, restaurants and a chocolate factory-themed tour ride. Qualifying height ranges for rides have a designated candy label. For example, if you are 42 to 46 inches tall, you fall into the Reese’s category. If you’re 54 to 60 inches, you’re in the Twizzlers group. Kids can see what rides they qualify for simply by seeing their candy category next to the ride. 960 1280

Barry Winiker  

Eataly World

Eataly World

Eataly, the Italian food emporium with marketplaces all over the world, is opening a theme park in Bologna, Italy mid-2017. Eataly World will span 20 acres and showcase every aspect of Italian food, from production to consumption. 960 1280

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Epcot

Epcot

While Epcot in Orlando, Florida is not solely a food-specific theme park, it boasts plenty of events and culinary offerings to attract and entertain foodies. It hosts the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall, has an impressive lineup of restaurants and features the Living with the Land attraction, where you can learn about the future of food production and even see Mickey-shaped produce. 960 1280

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Bierwelt

Bierwelt

A brewery-owned theme park in Abensberg, Germany, Bierwelt features a large beer garden, an observation tower, beer gnomes and structures made from beer bottles. The architectural vision of Bierwelt is supposedly based on some of the architect's drawings after a few beer flights too many. 960 1280

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Hameau Doboeuf

Hameau Doboeuf

Before Cite du Vin, there was Hameau Doboeuf, France’s first wine theme park. It’s designed for family visits and offers 3D movies, train rides and visits to the wine cellars where you can learn about the process of winemaking while surrounded by 150 stainless-steel vats. Kids ages five and up can take a virtual flight over the hill and valleys of the Beaujolais and Maconnais districts through cinematic simulation. 960 1280

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The Inn at Valley Farms, Walpole, New Hampshire
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico

This historic farm in the Albuquerque area is known for its lavender fields and products. Stay in a Southwest-style room with a "kiva" fireplace and lavender-infused amenities, and enjoy meals using produce grown on-site on one of several patios and dining rooms. Guests are invited to help out on the farm, from harvesting lavender to learning how to compost, and volunteer days are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays, during which participants learn about various farm duties. 960 1280

  

Flint Hill Farm AG, Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Flint Hill Farm AG, Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Learn how to make cheese, milk cows, collect your own eggs for breakfast and other farm skills at this 26-acre dairy farm that dates back to 1850. A certified raw milk dairy, Flint Hill Farm produces both pasteurized and raw milk and pasteurized cheese, butter and yogurt. Guest may stay in the farm house or the farm’s RV. Horse riding lessons are also available, and the resident draft horse team is also a favorite with visitors. 960 1280

  

Mariposa Retreat at Earth and Sea Farm, Summerland Key, Florida

Mariposa Retreat at Earth and Sea Farm, Summerland Key, Florida

Located in the Florida Keys near the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, Earth and Sea Farm harvests sea salt and grows bananas, papayas, soap nuts and many indigenous crops. Bees are also kept on property. Guests may pay to stay in the bed and breakfast, or stay in exchange for work through the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms program. Farm tours are available for groups of three to seven and include a Florida Keys Sea Salt tasting. 960 1280

  

Feather Down Farm, Kinnikinnick Farm, Illinois

Feather Down Farm, Kinnikinnick Farm, Illinois

Glamp in a canvas tent with running water and a nearby bathhouse and learn about farm life as you help gather eggs, feed animals, milk goats, take a hayride and harvest dinner from the acres of fields and orchards on this organic farm located 90 miles northwest of Chicago. Not hungry for a fresh salad? Enjoy a wood-oven pizza you create using farm ingredients, and save room for s’mores afterwards. 960 1280

  

Cold Moon Farm, Jamaica, Vermont

Cold Moon Farm, Jamaica, Vermont

Wake up with the roosters and milk goats, collect eggs, pick vegetables and help with other farm chores at this farm/B&B 15 miles from Manchester, Vermont. Five plush guest rooms in the main house each have a private bath, and share the dining room where farm-to-table meals are served. Take cooking classes, go hiking or enjoy a spa treatment after learning about the daily routine of farm life. 960 1280

  

Ridge to Reef Farm, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Ridge to Reef Farm, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

With the goal of producing one percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands’ food, the Ridge to Reef Farm invites guests to visit for the day or stay in one of their stilted cabanas and get their hands dirty learning about organic farming. When you’re not helping with the farm, hike the rainforest, visit the ruins of a Dutch sugar mill or explore the shops in nearby Frederiksted. 960 1280

  

North Country Farms, Kauai, Hawaii

North Country Farms, Kauai, Hawaii

Farm in paradise at this Kauai organic farm just east of Kilauea. Stay in a farm-stay cottage surrounded by fruit trees and organic gardens from which you can pick your meals. The three-acre farm includes a pineapple field. Tours are offered during which the farm’s organic and sustainability practices are shared. 960 1280

  

Ewe Bet Farm, Cave Springs, Arkansas

Ewe Bet Farm, Cave Springs, Arkansas

This sheep farm just 15-minutes south of Bentonville and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art specializes in raising all-natural lamb using humane husbandry practices, and grazed in managed pastures. Guest stay in a large suite in the main house that has its own kitchen, fireplace, and deck overlooking apple and peach trees, and are welcome to help feed the sheep and lambs and learn about the daily routine of the farm. Breakfast is delivered to the room each morning and features homemade muffins, fresh eggs and fruit from the orchards. 960 1280

  

Nettles Farm, Lummi Island, Washington

Nettles Farm, Lummi Island, Washington

Nestled on Lummi Island west of Bellingham, Nettles Farm focuses on raising Sulmthaler, Poulet Bleu and Poulet de Bresse chickens and supply neighboring renowned Willows Inn Restaurant with meat and produce. Guests at Nettles Farm may help with farm activities and take the “Butcher Your Own Chicken” workshop during which they prepare their own dinner. Guests also have first option to book a table at the in-demand Willows Inn Restaurant. 960 1280

  

The Inn at Valley Farms, Walpole, New Hampshire

The Inn at Valley Farms, Walpole, New Hampshire

Stay in a 1774 Colonial home and enjoy a candle-lit farm-to-table, multi-course breakfast on this 105-acre property in Walpole, New Hampshire. Tour the farm and pitch in with chores that include gathering eggs, feeding the beef cows, pigs and goats, learning about sustainable farming, picking herbs and crops, and any other work that needs to be done. After, have an in-room massage, hike the property or explore the agriculturally rich area and the charming town of Walpole. 960 1280

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Abeja Winery, Walla Walla, Washington

Abeja Winery, Walla Walla, Washington

Located on 35 acres of farmland, Abeja Winery has turned former farm buildings into seven private, well-appointed farm-chic guesthouses. Guests may tour the three vineyards that grow primarily Viognier and Syrah grapes, and learn about Abeja’s pruning and growing techniques. 960 1280

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Youngberg Hill, McMinnville, Oregon

Youngberg Hill, McMinnville, Oregon

The nine-guestroom Youngberg Hill bed and breakfast overlooks 20 acres of vineyards of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay that are grown organically and without irrigation, using only rainfall. Guests are welcome to tour the vineyard and ask about Youngberg Hill’s methods, and pitch in to help with the fall harvest. Stylish rooms include a gourmet breakfast, and most have views of the vineyard. 960 1280

  

Comstock Wines, Healdsburg, California

Comstock Wines, Healdsburg, California

Choose from one of four contemporary rooms at Comstock Wines, each featuring a fireplace, private entrance, wrap-around porch, spa bathrooms and a shared fully appointed chef’s kitchen and media room perfect for larger groups. The 17-acre estate winery offers yoga and wine tastings, and the Winery Tour and Taste takes guests out into the vineyards to learn about the history of Comstock and its winemaking philosophy and techniques, as well as its sustainable farming practices. 960 1280

Natasha McGuire  

Gervasi Vineyard, Canton, Ohio

Gervasi Vineyard, Canton, Ohio

This 55-acre Tuscan-inspired winery and vineyard has 24 suites with fireplaces and a four-bedroom farmhouse with a complete kitchen for larger parties. Take a culinary or wine class through the on-site Cucina Culinary and Wine Education Center, and learn the finer points of growing wine grapes on a winery tour. Enjoy dinner at The Bistro, Piazza Outdoor Patio or Crush House Wine Bar and Eatery, and further relax with an in-room massage treatment. 960 1280

  

Biltmore Winery, Asheville, North Carolina

Biltmore Winery, Asheville, North Carolina

Biltmore Winery is part of the Vanderbilt-built chateau that boasts 150 acres of vineyards and produces 150,000 cases of wine yearly. Guest may choose from the Village Hotel or the luxury Inn or Cottage, with rates starting at $189. Several wine-related classes and tours are offered, ranging from wine tastings to the Winery Production Tour, where enthusiasts go behind the scenes of the winery to learn the science and logistics of the estate’s wine label production. The Vine to Wine Tour visits the vineyards to discuss grape production. The West Range Tour takes guests via motor coach to the Biltmore’s west side to learn about its forestry, farming and sustainability programs. 960 1280

  

Madison Vineyard Estate Winery, Madison, Indiana

Madison Vineyard Estate Winery, Madison, Indiana

Opened in 2005, with the vineyard dating to 1995, Madison Vineyard Estate Winery has four guestrooms in the winery with private baths that overlook the vineyard, plus two cottages for families and larger groups. Eleven varieties of grapes are grown on-site, and guests may request a tour of the vineyard and winery operation. Special event packages are offered throughout the year. 960 1280

  

Estrella del Norte, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Estrella del Norte, Santa Fe, New Mexico

At Estrella del Norte, choose to stay in one of four Southwest-style casitas just north of Santa Fe surrounded by one of three vineyards. Lend a hand in the vineyard and take a wine class to learn about the history of winemaking in New Mexico, which arrived with the Spanish in the 1500s. Special events are planned year-round, including the fall harvest and Harvest Dinner. Make sure to take home a bottle of the popular Holy Molly, a red wine infused with red chile and chocolate. 960 1280

  

Messina Hof Winery & Resort, Bryan, Texas

Messina Hof Winery & Resort, Bryan, Texas

One of the state's oldest wineries, Messina Hof’s first vineyard was planted in 1977. Today, the winery produces 130,000 gallons annually at its three locations in Bryan, Fredericksburg and Grapevine. In Bryan, stay at the Villa B&B that has 11 suites with private patios and lakeside views and include homemade breakfasts and mimosas. In Fredericksberg, the Manor House B&B has four separate cottages with private entrances and kitchenettes. Learn about the history of winemaking in this region settled by German pioneers, help out with the harvest and tour the vineyards and historic cellars, where you can sample vintages straight from the casks. 960 1280

  

Paradise Hills Resort & Spa, Blairsville, Georgia

Paradise Hills Resort & Spa, Blairsville, Georgia

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Reisling, Chardonnel, Traminette and Sangiovese are grown on Paradise Hills Resort & Spa’s 35 acres of vineyard that surround cabins ranging from one to four bedrooms. Tour the vineyard and winery, and help stomp grapes during the late summer harvest. After, relax with a massage treatment at the on-site European-style spa. 960 1280

  

Dunning Vineyards Estate Wines, Paso Robles, California

Dunning Vineyards Estate Wines, Paso Robles, California

Stylish one-bedroom suites overlook 40 acres of vineyards and coastal mountain property at Dunning Vineyards Estate Wines, and have king beds, private patio terraces, marble baths and spa tubs and full kitchenettes. Take an agricultural tour that teaches proper pruning, canopy management, irrigation and harvesting of grapes before moving on to fermentation techniques, blending wines and other winemaking skills, followed by wine tastings. 960 1280

  

Cazuela: La Vega Central, Santiago, Chile

Cazuela: La Vega Central, Santiago, Chile

Each day thousands of people pass through the stalls of La Vega Central, the 60,000 square foot market near the north shore of the Mapocho River in Santiago, Chile. Many locals stop at the market for lunch, where a bowl of cazuela, a rustic chicken stew, is a popular choice. 960 1280

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Sushi: Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan

Sushi: Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan

You probably won’t find fresher sushi anywhere in the world than you will at Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market. Sushi lovers line up as early at 5:30 in the morning to score a seat in the market’s most famous restaurants, Sushi Dai and Daiwa-sushi. 960 1280

Tomohiro Ohsumi  

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes: Eastern Market, Washington, D.C.

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes: Eastern Market, Washington, D.C.

On weekends only, the lunch counter in Washington, D.C.’s historic Eastern Market serves blueberry buckwheat pancakes. Arrive early as the line often extends right out the door of the market. 960 1280

Tom Williams  

Kebobs: Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Kebobs: Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

It’s easy to work up an appetite at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. Several stalls within the Bazaar itself, as well as on its outskirts, serve up traditional Turkish kebobs. 960 1280

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Sausage on a Stick: Borough Market, London, England

Sausage on a Stick: Borough Market, London, England

Hungry shoppers in central London’s Borough Market, which is said to have been in operation for more than 1000 years, swear by the “sausage on a stick” from the Mountain’s Boston Sausages stall.  960 1280

  

Socca: Cours Salera, Nice, France

Socca: Cours Salera, Nice, France

Socca, thin chickpea griddle cakes cooked over an open flame, are not to be missed when visiting Nice’s classic open-air market, the Cours Salera. Teresa’s is the most famous storefront. 960 1280

  

Peameal Bacon Sandwich: St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada

Peameal Bacon Sandwich: St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada

Toronto’s world famous peameal bacon on a bun is the signature dish at St. Lawrence Market. Thick slabs of the bacon, which has been rolled in yellow cornmeal, are the centerpiece of this beloved sandwich, available at Carousel Bakery. 960 1280

Photo courtesy of Kevin Wong:  http://www.kxwong.yelp.com  

Tapas: Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid, Spain

Tapas: Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid, Spain

Renovated and reopened in 2009, Madrid’s Mercado San Miguel, not far from the Plaza Mayor, is less a traditional food market than it is a tapas market. Take a sampling of tapas from different stalls (we’re partial to the olives stuffed with tuna and pepper) to the tables and enjoy with a glass of sangria. 960 1280

GERARD JULIEN  

Prawns and Oysters: Sydney Fish Market, Sydney, Australia

Prawns and Oysters: Sydney Fish Market, Sydney, Australia

While some vendors serve already-prepared seafood platters, others at the world’s third-largest fish market will cook your shellfish on the spot. Enjoy the views of the working harbor while you eat your meal. 960 1280

Andrew Holt  

Tea: Khan el Khalili, Cairo, Egypt

Tea: Khan el Khalili, Cairo, Egypt

This souk is among the biggest and busiest in Cairo. For weary shoppers, nothing beats a strong cup of tea from Fisihawi’s Cafe. 960 1280

In Pictures  

Quesadillas: Bazaar del Sabado, Mexico City, Mexico

Quesadillas: Bazaar del Sabado, Mexico City, Mexico

This busy Saturday market in Mexico City is more of a craft market than a food market, but many people visit just to sample the incomparable quesadillas at the market’s cafe, especially ones with zucchini flowers or huitlacoche (a black corn fungus). 960 1280

Kelly/Mooney Photography  

50 States of...

Alabama

Alabama

The Heavenly Donut Co. is where to go if you’re in search of a donut in Birmingham. They make their yeast donuts fresh every day. Some of their popular specialty flavors are maple bacon, Oreo and sprinkles.  960 1280

  

Alaska

Alaska

Raised, cake, filled and “fancy” donuts are all on the menu at Dino’s Donuts in Alaska. Fancy donuts include apple fritters, cinnamon twists and maple bars. FYI, they deliver! 960 1280

  

Arizona

Arizona

Head to Young Donuts in Tucson to experience the buttermilk glazed donuts and friendly service that the locals love. 960 1280

Kyle Johnson  

Arkansas

Arkansas

Mark’s Do-Nut Shop in North Little Rock has been serving donuts since 1978. 960 1280

Graham White  

California

California

Open 24/7, treat yourself at any hour at The Donut Man. Try the Fresh Peach and Fresh Strawberry donuts. 960 1280

Mark Boster  

Colorado

Colorado

Always experimenting with new flavors, Glazed & Confused rotates their donut lineup with unique menu options such as Mojito, Jalapeno Popper and Root Beer Float. They use local, organic ingredients and no preservatives. 960 1280

Seth McConnell  

Connecticut

Connecticut

Luke’s Donut Shop is a Connecticut institution off the beaten path in Avon. Try a classic glazed. 960 1280

Brett Maddux  

Delaware

Delaware

Sweeney’s Bakery has been in the donut business since 1957. They also sell pastries, cakes, ice cream and more.

 

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Sweenys Bakery  

Florida

Florida

Gourmet donut shop Mojo Donuts in Hollywood, Fla. with a new Miami location offers must-try flavors like PB&J and Fruity Pebbles. 960 1280

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Georgia

Georgia

Sublime Doughnuts is an Atlanta staple. Try the A-Town Cream donut. Order custom lettered donuts to spell whatever you want 24 hours in advance. 960 1280

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI  

Hawaii

Hawaii

Opened in 1952, Leonard’s Bakery is known for their malasadas. A malasada is a traditional Portuguese donut without a hole in the middle. Try the fried treat at their Honolulu location or their food truck the Malasadamobile in the Waikele Shopping Center in Waipahu, Hawaii. 960 1280

Linda Ching  

Idaho

Idaho

With donuts made fresh daily, Guru Donuts will satisfy your sweet tooth in Boise. Flavors include The Hipsterberry, a wildberry lavender glazed donut, and The O.G. (Original Guru), a classic glazed donut. They also feature vegan options. 960 1280

Guy Hand Productions / Guru Donuts  

Illinois

Illinois

Recognized nationally as one of the best donut shops in the country, Chicago’s Doughnut Vault features a specialty donut each day, which they list in a weekly lineup on their website. You may have to wait in an out-the-door line. 960 1280

Doughnut Vault  

Indiana

Indiana

Locals agree that the long line you may experience at Long’s Bakery is well worth the wait, especially if you order a glazed yeast donut. 960 1280

Raymond Boyd  

Iowa

Iowa

Since 2011, Daylight Donuts have been serving up donuts to the people in Iowa City. Blueberry is one of their best-sellers. 960 1280

Daylight Donuts  

Kansas

Kansas

The Doughnut Whole in Wichita has 40+ tasty flavors to choose from, including PBG (peanut butter & grape), Peach Cobbler and Sunshine Citrus Crunch (citrus glaze & fruity cereal). On Wednesdays, they offer vegan donuts. 960 1280

The Donut Whole  

Kentucky

Kentucky

For a true local donut shop in Louisville, head to Nord’s Bakery. Try a maple bacon long john. 960 1280

Kennedy Barnes  

Louisiana

Louisiana

Choose from 100+ rotating flavors to satisfy a donut craving at District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew. in New Orleans. Also, check out their “croquenuts,” griddled donut sandwiches. 960 1280

District Donuts  

Maine

Maine

Get your donut fix at The Holy Donut, recently featured in the New York Times’ 36 Hours in Portland, Me. The not-so-secret ingredient to the exceptionally moist donuts is Maine mashed potatoes.

 

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Portland Press Herald  

Maryland

Maryland

The Fractured Prune has been a Maryland landmark since 1976 and now has locations in several states. Visit the Ocean City and try their best-seller: the OC Sand, a donut with cinnamon and sugar. 960 1280

Page Gray  

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Union Square Donuts is the place to get a Boston Crème donut. 960 1280

Boston Globe  

Michigan

Michigan

Visit the Polish bakery New Palace Bakery in Hamtramck. While they do serve regular donuts, try paczki, traditional Polish pastries similar to donuts. 960 1280

The Washington Post  

Minnesota

Minnesota

Glam Doll Donuts in Minneapolis is a must-try for lovers of unique donut flavors. The donut flavors also have glamorous names like Dark Angel, Bombshell, Cosmopolitan Girl, Darling and Outlaw, which has lemon cream cheese, cherry icing & brown butter crumb topping. They also deliver via a locally grown bike messenger service. 960 1280

Glam Doll Donuts  

Mississippi

Mississippi

If you’re near Ocean Springs, stop by The Tatonut Donut Shop and don’t be scared if there’s a line. Locals swear by these donuts. 960 1280

  

Missouri

Missouri

LaMar’s opened in 1960, and they’ve been perfecting their donuts ever since. Now there are 27 locations in six states today. 960 1280

LaMars Donuts  

Montana

Montana

Fill the donut-shaped hole in your stomach at Granny’s Gourmet Donuts in Bozeman, Montana 960 1280

Shelby Warwood  

Nebraska

Nebraska

The Doughnut Hole is the must-try donut shop for Nebraska. 960 1280

The Doughnut Hole  

Nevada

Nevada

Pink Box Doughnuts is widely popular spot in Las Vegas. Of course they sell a donut called Fat Elvis. 960 1280

  

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

A true mom-and-pop shop, Muriel’s Donuts may be a little difficult to find in its unassuming location on a side street under some apartments, but the locals swear by the warm, delicious donuts. 960 1280

Justine Bartlett  

New Jersey

New Jersey

After opening in 2012, donut lovers have flocked to Uncle Dood’s Donuts. They have rotating lineup and every three months, they create a People’s Choice Menu where their customers vote on their favorite donuts to be brought back to the menu. Plus, Pokemon Go fans will delight to know that Uncle Dood’s Donuts is a PokeStop. 960 1280

Uncle Doods Donuts  

New Mexico

New Mexico

Voted Best of Burque by Alibi and Best of the City by Albaquerque the Magazine in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Rebel Donut is a must-try donut shop. 960 1280

Steve Snowden  

New York

New York

The donuts at Dough are works of art. They make small batches throughout the day so customers can always enjoy a truly fresh donut. 960 1280

Noam Galai  

North Carolina

North Carolina

At Duck Donuts, you can build your own donut by choosing from coating, topping and drizzle choices.

 

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Duck Donuts  

North Dakota

North Dakota

Sandy’s Donuts & Coffee Shop is the must-stop in Nebraska. 960 1280

  

Ohio

Ohio

Since the 1950s, Schneider’s Bakery has been making customers happy and filling their stomachs with baked goods. Schneider’s was voted Best Bakery in Columbus in 2013, 2014 and 2016. 960 1280

Stacey Howell  

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Belle Kitchen opened in 2015 and serves all sorts of delicious desserts. 960 1280

  

Oregon

Oregon

Known for quirky flavors and eclectic décor, Voodoo Doughnuts in unlike any other donut shop. 960 1280

Ricardo DeAratanha  

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Fried chicken and… donuts? That’s right. Federal Donuts sells chicken drumsticks that come with a honey donut. They also offer “fancy” donuts like Guava Poppy and Butter Pecan. 960 1280

Micharl Persico / Federal Donuts  

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Allie's Donuts in North Kingston has been baking up quality donuts since 1968. The line is often wrapped around the building at Allie's.  960 1280

Kate Barnes Photography  

South Carolina

South Carolina

On King Street in the heart of Charleston, pop into Glazed Gourmet to try one of the 12 daily flavors. Try the German Chocolate; it's one of their most popular. 960 1280

Stacey Howell / Galzed Gourmet  

South Dakota

South Dakota

If you find yourself in South Dakota and in need of a donut, check out Flyboy Donuts. 960 1280

Meagan Donovan  

Tennessee

Tennessee

Five Daughters Bakery has a variety of types of donuts to choose from. They offer The 100 Layer Donut, their version of a cronut, as well as vegan and paleo options. You can also see behind the scenes with a live stream "Donutcam" on their website. 960 1280

Five Daughers Bakery  

Texas

Texas

Gourdough's has some of the most unique flavors such as Mother Clucker, Porkeys, Son of a Peach, Baby Rattler and more that have garnered national praise. 960 1280

Gourdoughs  

Utah

Utah

In the bakery business since 1986, Banbury Cross Donuts offers traditional flavors like glazed, chocolate covered and strawberry frosted. 960 1280

Banbury Cross Donuts  

Vermont

Vermont

The Doughnut Dilemma in Burlington is a must-visit. The owner was inspired to open shop after her intial move to Vermont where she noticed a big "hole" in the donut market in Burlington.  960 1280

The Doughnut Dilemma  

Virginia

Virginia

With several locations throughout the state of Virginia, Sugar Shack Donuts should be on your donut radar. Try the Red Velvet, Chocolate & Caramel and Sea Salt and Tastes Like Somoa are some of their flavors. 960 1280

Tanya Bartek  

Washington

Washington

Top Pot Doughnuts in Seattle takes pride in what they call their "hand-forged" donuts because they're made the old-fashioned way. They offer more than 40 varieties, including a Feather Boa flavor. 960 1280

Don Bartletti  

West Virginia

West Virginia

The donuts at JR's Donut Castle are made fresh daily using the 30-year-old recipes of JR Parsons who bought the shop in 1977.  960 1280

Sonya Paclob  

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Stop in Holey Moley Coffee + Doughnuts in Milwaukee to experience freshly made yeast, cake, vegan and gluten-free donuts. 960 1280

Holey Moley Coffee and Doughnuts  

Wyoming

Wyoming

Cowboy Donuts in Rock Springs, Wy. offers more than 55 unique varieties of donuts daily, and you'll never get a day-old donut here. If they have donuts left over at the end of the day, they donate them to the local soup kitchen. 960 1280

Cowboy Donuts  

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Opened by two young former high school classmates turned business partners, District Doughnut offers a rotating menu of seasonal, artisan donuts. Try the irresistible Brown Butter signature yeast donut. 960 1280

District Doughnut  

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Alabama

Alabama

Praised for the Alabama white sauce, Saw's BBQ is THE place to go for barbecue in this Southern state.  960 1280

Saw BBQ  

Alaska

Alaska

The Southern barbecue joint Black Jaxx BBQ has locations in Soldotna and Homer where they serve brisket, pulled pork and even bologna with sides like coleslaw, potato salad and baked beans out of a food truck. Due to Alaska's cold temperatures, they're only open during the milder spring and summer months, so get it while you can!  960 1280

Black Jaxx BBQ  

Arizona

Arizona

Standout meat at Little Miss BBQ in Phoenix? The pulled pork. They're open Tuesday - Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until they sell out. 960 1280

Little Miss BBQ  

Arkansas

Arkansas

The original Sim's Bar-B-Que in Little Rock opened in 1937 where it has since become a tradition. When you go, try the ribs. 960 1280

  

California

California

If you're ever in San Diego, you have to give Phil's BBQ a visit at one of their four locations and try the baby back ribs. 960 1280

Phils BBQ  

Colorado

Colorado

Georgia Boys BBQ Company brings Southern flavor to its two locations - The Shack in Longmont and The Smokehouse in Frederick. At The Smokehouse, they have what they call the Barnyard Challenge, which is six pounds of meat in a cast iron skillet. If you don’t finish the dish, you’ll earn a spot on their wall of shame. 960 1280

Braigen Reuterskiold / Georgia Boys BBQ Co  

Connecticut

Connecticut

Bear's Smokehouse serves up barbecue at three locations: Hartford, Windsor and South Windsor. Jamie "Bear" McDonald, originally from Kansas City, brought his love of barbecue to Connecticut - and the locals approve; Bear's Smokehouse won first place for "Best New Restaurant" and "Best Ribs and BBQ" in local weekly paper CTNow's Reader's Poll 2015. 960 1280

Winter Caplanson  

Delaware

Delaware

Philippine Smoked BBQ and Grill is a family owned and operated restaurant in Wilmington. Try their most popular sandwich: the smoked beef brisket. 960 1280

Suchat Pederson / Philippine Smokes BBQ and Grill  

Florida

Florida

At 4 Rivers Smokehouse, the Texas-style, 18-hour-smoked brisket is their signature dish. In addition to their many locations across Florida, 4 Rivers Smokehouse will open their first out-of-state location in Atlanta in 2017. 960 1280

  

Georgia

Georgia

Jonathan and Justin Fox, Texas natives and the brothers behind the name and the barbecue, opened Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q in 2007 and now have a "Que"-osk, a fast service walk-up location on Ottley Drive, too. Their most popular menu items are the beef brisket and macaroni and cheese. 960 1280

Fox Brothers BBQ  

Hawaii

Hawaii

Me Bar-B-Q is a hole-in-the-wall joint, serving up authentic Korean BBQ in Honolulu. Try the kalbi beef barbecue plate and bibimbap. Note: this is a cash only place. 960 1280

Danyo Cummings  

Idaho

Idaho

Visit BBQ4Life in Boise and try their meat sampler, which includes a 1/2 rack of baby back ribs, 1/2 pound tri-tip and 1/2 pound pulled pork. Also, BBQ4Life has vegan options like a spaghetti squash sandwich. 960 1280

Karen Compton  

Illinois

Illinois

Specialty dishes at Smoque BBQ in Chicago include BBQ beans, brisket, macaroni and cheese and ribs. Food Network has featured Smoque BBQ in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. You can read up on their "view on the Q" in their BBQ Manifesto. 960 1280

Soung Rim / Smoque BBQ  

Indiana

Indiana

If you find yourself in need of barbecue in Indianapolis, where they have two locations, or in Mooresville, Ind., head to Squealers Barbeque Grill and try the Southern-style baby back ribs or pulled pork. 960 1280

Don Daugherty / Squalers Barbeque  

Iowa

Iowa

The Mosley is where to get barbecue and a brew in Iowa City. Featured dishes include The Mosley, bone-in pork butt, slow pit-smoked over a hickory fire for at least 12 hours, and the ribs, meaty, St. Louis-style ribs, hand-cut in-house, rubbed with their "Iowa Dirt" rib rub. 960 1280

Mosleys Barbecue and Provisions  

Kansas

Kansas

Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que is praised as one of the best barbecue joints in the nation. The Kansas City location offers a unique atmosphere, serving up award-winning barbecue in a repurposed gas station. When you go, order the legendary Z-Man, a pile of brisket, provolone and onion rings on a kaiser roll. The sandwich is named after an old-school radio jock named Mike Zarrick. 960 1280

Joes Kansas City Bar B Que  

Kentucky

Kentucky

When you think of barbecue, beef brisket or pulled pork probably come to mind, but what about lamb?In Owensboro, Moonlite Bar-B-Que Inn is known for their smoked mutton, which is mature lamb (older than one year). When you go, order the chopped mutton plate to taste the region's barbecue tradition for yourself. 960 1280

Chicago Tribune  

Louisiana

Louisiana

True to the region, The Joint in New Orleans offers barbecue with Cajun influences. Go for the pork ribs that come coated in a Cajun rub. 960 1280

Stephen Taylor / The Joint  

Maine

Maine

Salvage BBQ opened in 2013 in Portland and serves North Carolina-style barbecue. Standout dish? The Meat Coma tray, 1/4 rack of pork ribs, 1/3 pound of brisket, chopped pork and a cup of chili - perfect for sharing. Salvage BBQ has communal seating and hosts live musicians every Saturday night. 960 1280

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Maryland

Maryland

Grab some barbecue at Big Bad Wolf's House of Barbeque in Baltimore. They have seven sauces, ranging in style and spice, from Kansas City Sweet to Texas Pit. And you can't miss it - it's in a little yellow brick house.  960 1280

Nicholas White / Big Bad Wolfs House BBQ  

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

If you're in Massachusetts, head to Winthrop and try Blackstrap BBQ. Blackstrap BBQ is named after the blackstrap molasses used in their cornbread, baked beans and barbecue sauce.   960 1280

David Maroney / Blackstrap BBQ  

Michigan

Michigan

Union Woodshop in Clarkston is where to make a pit stop for barbecue. They also serve wood-fired pizzas. 960 1280

SCOTT SPELLMAN / Union Wood Shop  

Minnesota

Minnesota

Big Daddy's Old Fashioned Barbeque in St. Paul is the barbecue spot to try in Minnesota. When you go, try the tender rib tips. 960 1280

Big Daddys BBQ  

Mississippi

Mississippi

Head to The Shed Barbeque and Blues Joint to enjoy some barbecue and music. The original Ocean Springs location was constructed out of junkyard treasures, giving this joint its name. 960 1280

  

Missouri

Missouri

Head to one Sugarfire Smoke House's six locations in Missouri to taste their famous succulent brisket, pulled pork, ribs and signature sandwiches. Chef Mike Johnson's barbecue has been featured on Food Network's Burgers, Brews and 'Que, Beat Bobby Flay and American Pitmasters. 960 1280

Green Olive Media / Sugar Fire Smoke House  

Montana

Montana

Head to The Notorious P.I.G. in Missoula. The name alone grabs your attention, but so will the barbecue.  960 1280

The Notorious P.I.G  

Nebraska

Nebraska

Swine Dining in Bellevue serves up ribs, brisket and pulled pork that locals love. Also, the burnt ends, which are not on their regular menu, they serve as a special on Fridays are quite popular; they even take out an entire row of tables because the lines go all the way to the back wall. 960 1280

Swine Dining BBQ  

Nevada

Nevada

A father and his two sons from Arkansas opened Rollin Smoke Barbeque in Las Vegas. They now have a second location in Pawn Plaza next to the famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on The Strip. When you go, try the hickory-smoked brisket burger. 960 1280

Steve Verweyst / Rollin Smoke Barbeque  

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

Craving Southern barbecue in New Hampshire? Head to KC's Rib Shack in Manchester. 960 1280

  

New Jersey

New Jersey

The folks behind Local Smoke BBQ started out as a competition barbecue team called Fat Angel BBQ in 2007. The team fared well, including winning first place for their ribs against 488 teams at the American Royal BBQ contest in Kansas City, also known as the World Series of BBQ. They opened a catering business and eventually two restaurant locations in New Jersey.  960 1280

Local Smoke BBQ  

New Mexico

New Mexico

Head to Carlsbad to taste the barbecue at Danny's Place. 960 1280

Dannys Place  

New York

New York

In the foodie mecca that is New York City, Mighty Quinn's Barbeque does barbecue right. Try the Brontosaurus Beef Rib, which are seasoned with just three ingredients - salt, pepper and Hungarian paprika - before hitting the smoker.  960 1280

Mighty Quins Barbeque  

North Carolina

North Carolina

At Skylight Inn BBQ, they've been cooking up whole hogs since 1947. The structure on the roof reflects their nickname as the "capital of 'cue". Their specialty is whole hogs, which they cook in open pits over oak and chop on a wood block with the skin on, creating a signature texture. 960 1280

Harry Taylor / Skylight Inn BBQ  

North Dakota

North Dakota

If you're in North Dakota in search of barbecue, head to Spitfire Bar & Grill in West Fargo and try their award-winning 'cue. 960 1280

Eric Wiinanen / Spitfire Bar and Grill  

Ohio

Ohio

Eli's Barbeque started as a tent location at Cincinnati's Findlay Market and has grown into two brick-and-mortar restaurants. In addition to serving up quality 'cue, they often host live musicians. 960 1280

Krista Fisher / Elis BBQ  

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Leo's Barbecue has served Oklahoma City barbecue since 1974. They offer hickory smoked barbecue including ribs, brisket, hot links and bologna. Finish off your meal with their popular strawberry banana cake. 960 1280

Sriram Srinivasan  

Oregon

Oregon

Looking for Southern barbecue in the Pacific Northwest? Head to Podnah's Pit Barbecue in Portland. 960 1280

Dustin Tolman  

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Percy Street Barbecue brings a little bit of Texas to Philadelphia by way of barbecue. They smoke their meats over a local red oak and serve them with Southern sides like macaroni and cheese, buttermilk biscuits and pecan pie. 960 1280

Michael Perisco / Percy Street Barbecue  

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Since 1998, Becky's Real BBQ in Middletown has offered hickory-smoked meats and a laidback atmosphere; it's located in a historic house. When you go, try the rib plate. 960 1280

Beckys BBQ  

South Carolina

South Carolina

Although the meat can stand alone, Southern Belly BBQ in Columbia offers all kinds of sauces, from Alabama white to a St. Louis and Kansas City-inspired brown sugar, tomato and molasses blend, to please palates from any region. 960 1280

The Southern Belly BBQ  

South Dakota

South Dakota

If you're looking for barbecue in South Dakota, make your way to Big Rig BBQ in Sioux Falls where you'll find Texas flavor in their barbecue food truck. 960 1280

Big Rig BBQ  

Tennessee

Tennessee

With five locations across Tennessee, one in Mississippi and two in Arkansas, Corky's BBQ is Southern staple in barbecue. Corky's has been voted the best barbecue joint in Memphis countless times.  960 1280

Chicago Tribune  

Texas

Texas

Franklin Barbecue in Austin is the spot you want to visit in Texas, even Anthony Bourdain thinks so. 960 1280

Hutton Supancic  

Utah

Utah

At R&R BBQ, they pride themselves on their slow-cooked barbecue. You can get the award-winning barbecue at two locations: Salt Lake City and South Jordan. 960 1280

Nellie Park / R and R BBQ  

Vermont

Vermont

Looking for barbecue in Vermont? Head to Bluebird Barbecue in Burlington where they offer Carolina-style pulled pork, Kansas City-style ribs and Texas-style brisket.   960 1280

Bluebird Barbecue  

Virginia

Virginia

Virginia is for (barbecue) lovers! Praised for their Texas-style brisket, Alamo BBQ in Richmond is the barbecue joint to check out. 960 1280

Matthew Wimberly  

Washington

Washington

Peco's Pit Bar-B-Que has been in the barbecue biz since 1980 when they opened in Seattle. Now they have two locations, the original in the SoDo Seattle neighborhood and a West Seattle spot. 960 1280

Pecos Pit Bar B Que  

West Virginia

West Virginia

At Dem 2 Brother's and a Grill in Charleston, the ribs are the way to go. They’re prepared with a brown sugar spice rub and a mustard sauce and slow-cooked to smoky perfection.
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Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill  

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Smoky Jon's in Madison is the place to fill your plate with ribs. Jon Olson, the man behind the barbecue, has been in the business most of his life and has the claimed countless world and national awards for his barbecue and sauce.  960 1280

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Wyoming

Wyoming

Pokey's BBQ & Smokehouse in Gillette is the spot to visit for barbecue in Wyoming. If you're an adventorous eater, you might even check out their "Wild Thing" menu, which features ostrich, gator and python. 960 1280

Pokeys BBQ  

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

A little outside the city but worth the trip, Vanish Farmwoods Brewery is located at Black Hops Farm in Lucketts, Virg., serving up killer beer and BVQ - barbecue from Chef Bryan Voltaggio. The fresh BVQ is served Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 960 1280

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Alabama

Alabama

Head to Trattoria Centrale in Birmingham and try the BLT pizza. 960 1280

Nicole Lau  

Alaska

Alaska

Pizza with a view? Yes, please. At Finn's Pizza in Homer you can sip a cold brew, eat wood-fire pizza and take in the gorgeous Alaskan landscape in their glass-enclosed dining area dubbed the "Solarium". 960 1280

Megan Henderson  

Arizona

Arizona

Chris Bianco started Pizzeria Bianco inside the back corner of a neighborhood grocery store in 1988, and now Pizzeria Bianco has two locations in Phoenix that serves up his famous artisanal pizzas. 960 1280

Juan Gatti  

Arkansas

Arkansas

True to its name, Damgoode Pies is the pizza joint to check out in Arkansas. Head to one of their Little Rock or Fayetteville locations to try their famous pie The Stuffy Underdog. 960 1280

Damgoode Pies and Brews  

California

California

With a mouthwatering menu, Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles is the brainchild of Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Nancy Silverton and a must-stop for pizza lovers. 960 1280

Glenn Koenig  

Colorado

Colorado

Pizzeria Locale is a staple in Colorado. Their 900-degree oven cooks delicious pizzas to perfection in two minutes. 960 1280

Hyoung Chang  

Connecticut

Connecticut

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is one of the oldest pizzerias in the country. Frank Pepe, an Italian immigrant, opened Pepe's, as it's known locally, in 1925, and it's still a family owned and operated establishment today. Head to one of their many Connecticut locations to try the very popular White Clam pizza. 960 1280

Thomas McGovern / Pepes Pizzeria  

Delaware

Delaware

Check out Pizza By Elizabeths, an elegant dining spot in Greenville where all of the pizzas are named after famous Elizabeths past and present. Think Elizabeth Taylor, Saint Elizabeth and Elizabeth Arden. 960 1280

Pizza By Elizabeths  

Florida

Florida

In Miami Beach, Spris fires up tasty thin-crusted pizzas, with whole wheat and gluten-free offerings.  960 1280

ANTONIO CHAGIN / Spris Pizza  

Georgia

Georgia

Antico is the place to get pizza in Atlanta. One of the best parts about eating here is sitting at the community-style tables open to the kitchen where you can see (and smell!) the chefs firing up your delicious pizzas while you wait. 960 1280

Antico Pizza  

Hawaii

Hawaii

If you're looking for New York pizza in Hawaii, head to J.J. Dolan's in Honolulu. 960 1280

Jon Hanai  

Idaho

Idaho

As the name suggests, Flying Pie Pizzaria serves pizzas that are "whirled" in the air, making their pies "whirld" famous. Head to one of their four Idaho locations to try them out for yourself. 960 1280

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Illinois

Illinois

Pequod's Pizza is a Chicago staple that serves deep-dish pizza in cast-iron pans, sprinkled with mozzarella, creating a crispy, carmelized crust of cheese. 960 1280

Charles Cook  

Indiana

Indiana

Pizzology Craft Pizza & Pub prides itself on sourcing local, high-quality ingredients for the pizzas they serve. Make your way to either their Indianapolis or Carmel location and try the White Devil. 960 1280

  

Iowa

Iowa

Not your average pizza flavor, but Crab Rangoon from Fong's Pizza is a must-try in Des Moines. The dish pays homage to what was the city's oldest Chinese restaurant that formerly operated in Fong's existing location. 960 1280

Fongs Pizza  

Kansas

Kansas

Make your way to SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza in Kansas City for hand-spun, stone-fired pizzas with traditional toppings taken to a new level after they're roasted in herbed olive oil in its stone hearth ovens before they go on the pies. SPIN! also serves a variety of traditional thin-and-bubbly crust, rustic whole wheat and gluten-free pizzas. The dough is made fresh every day. 960 1280

  

Kentucky

Kentucky

Award-winning Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse is a must-visit pizza spot in Louisville. When you go, try the Pollotate. 960 1280

Pastaria  

Louisiana

Louisiana

Pizza Delicious started in 2012 after two college roommates from New York bonded over a shared love of delicious pizza. Although this joint is fairly new, it's received praise from numerous local and national media outlets. Plan a road trip to New Orleans to try the deliciousness for yourself. 960 1280

Emily Neesley  

Maine

Maine

Otto Pizza started in Portland in 2009 and now has 12 locations across Maine and Massachusetts. One of their most popular pizza pies is "The Masher" with mashed potatoes, scallion and bacon. 960 1280

Portland Press Herald  

Maryland

Maryland

If you're in Maryland in search of great pizza, head to one of two Joe Squared locations in Baltimore. In addition to tasty square, thin-crust sourdough pizza, you'll also find live music and art displays at this pizza joint. 960 1280

Joe Squared  

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Regina Pizzeria has been around since 1926 and now has 17 locations across New England. Stop in one of their locations to try the traditional pizza with a secret crust recipe dating back more than 80 years. 960 1280

Boston Globe  

Michigan

Michigan

Buddy's Rendevouz Pizzeria has served Detroit square Sicilian-style pizza for more than 70 years and now has 11 locations across metro Detroit. 960 1280

JERRY ZOLYNSKY / Buddys Pizza  

Minnesota

Minnesota

Black Sheep Pizza is the place to get pizza in Minnesota, especially if you're a fan of coal-fired, crispy thin-crust pizza. 960 1280

Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza  

Mississippi

Mississippi

When in Mississippi, head to Soulshine Pizza Factory for live music and pies. The name of the restaurant was inspired by a song by The Allman Brothers Band. With three Mississippi locations, Soulshine now has two Tennessee locations as well. 960 1280

Soulshine Pizza  

Missouri

Missouri

For quality pizza in Missouri, head to Pastaria in St. Louis. They also deliver through Food Pedaler. 960 1280

Greg Rannells / Pastaria  

Montana

Montana

When In Rome Pizzeria in Kalispell has an award-winning pizza called the Best Pizza Ever. It's made with pepperoni, roasted red peppers, onions, gorgonzola cheese and garlic. 960 1280

Mikayla Larkey / when in Rome  

Nebraska

Nebraska

Voted first place in Omaha Magazine's Best of Omaha, Zio's Pizzeria is the place to get pizza in Nebraska. Meat lovers, try the New York King pizza when you go. 960 1280

Don Farrall  

Nevada

Nevada

When in Las Vegas, hit up Pizza Rock, where award-winning pizza champion Tony Gemignani is the mastermind behind the deliciousness. Also, breakfast pizza is even on the menu. 960 1280

Pizza Rock Las Vegas  

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

For pizza in New Hampshire, check out 900 Degrees in Manchester and try the Bella Cosa. 960 1280

Jerry Boucher  

New Jersey

New Jersey

Tacconelli's Pizzeria in Maple Shade is where to get pizza in New Jersey. Their signature white pie is the way to go. 960 1280

Don Johnson / Tacconellis Pizzeria  

New Mexico

New Mexico

Amore Neapolitan Pizza is New Mexico's first and only certified Neapolitan Pizzeria. Head to one of their two Albuquerque locations for Italian-style pizza and New Mexican-style beer. 960 1280

Amore Napolean Pizzeria  

New York

New York

There will most likely never be a consensus on one single favorite New York pizza spot, but that's okay because there's something for every palate imaginable. Roberta's Pizza in Brooklyn stands out for not only its tasty pizza pies but also its laid-back, neighborhood atmosphere. Roberta's delivers and you can find their frozen pizzas in select grocery stores and online retailers. 960 1280

Deidre Schoo  

North Carolina

North Carolina

In Raleigh, Trophy Brewing & Pizza Co. offers a winning combo of great beer and great pizza. Their pizza menu features flavors like Most Outgoing, Most Loyal and Best Dressed. 960 1280

Joseph Bruno / Oak City Hustle  

North Dakota

North Dakota

In search of good pizza in North Dakota? Head to Rhombus Guys Pizza. 960 1280

Rhombus Guys  

Ohio

Ohio

Harvest Pizzeria sources fresh ingredients from local Ohio farms and creameries for its pizzas. Find two locations in Columbus and one in Dublin. 960 1280

Harvest Pizza  

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Andolini's Pizzeria is a family business with a history tracing back to Naples, Italy. Try one of three Oklahoma locations or their food truck. 960 1280

Andollinis Pizzeria  

Oregon

Oregon

Head to Dove Vivi for pizza in Portland. The crust is prepared by hand using organic cornmeal that is stone ground at Bob's Red Mill in Portland. When you go, try the pesto pizza. 960 1280

  

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Osteria in Philadelphia is a must-stop. Arugula, proscuitto and mozzarella create a winning combo in their Parma pizza. 960 1280

Osteria  

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Al Forno has been serving wood-fired grilled pizzas to the people of Providence since 1980. Note that they're closed Sundays and Mondays. 960 1280

Al Forno Restaurant  

South Carolina

South Carolina

Once a pizza stand at the Charleston Farmer's Market, EVO Pizza in North Charleston is where to get pizza in South Carolina. Try the popular Pistachio Pesto when you go. 960 1280

Chrys Rynearson  

South Dakota

South Dakota

From the same owners of the RedRossa Italian Grille in Pierre, RedRossa Napoli Pizza in Sioux Falls serves pizzas with dough made fresh daily. Try one of their traditional pizzas like The Italian or The Margherita or build your own. 960 1280

Jeff Veire  

Tennessee

Tennessee

What pairs well with great music? Great food! When in the "Music City", East Nashville to be exact, visit the hip Lockeland Table and try one of their wood-fired pizzas in flavors like LT Pig or the Woodstock. 960 1280

Lockeland Table  

Texas

Texas

For tasty pizza in Texas, make your way to one of two West Crust Artisan Pizza Pies locations and give the Hill Country pie, a thin-crust pizza with mozzarella and feta cheese, turkey bacon, red onion and glazed pecans, a try. 960 1280

West Crust Artisan Pizza Pies  

Utah

Utah

The Pie Pizzeria has five Utah locations and has been serving pies for more than 35 years. Try the Apocalyptdough, a signature pizza made with a spicy dough or the Wise Guy, a popular pick of locals. 960 1280

The Pie Pizzeria  

Vermont

Vermont

When in Vermont, pizza lovers will want to try the crispy, wood-fired pizzas at American Flatbread. Their pizzas are now available in grocery stores across the country, too. 960 1280

Mady Villavicencio  

Virginia

Virginia

A short drive from Charlottesville, the original Crozet Pizza in Crozet has been a popular pizza spot for Virginia pizza lovers for more than 30 years. Now you can taste the pizza at a second location right in downtown Charlottesville, or C'ville as locals call it, too. 960 1280

Crozet Pizza  

Washington

Washington

Delancey Pizza is a must-try if you're in Seattle. Delancey features fresh, locally-sourced ingredients for their pizzas and an inviting atmosphere. 960 1280

Molly Wizenberg  

West Virginia

West Virginia

With locations in Morgantown, Charleston and Fayetteville, Pies & Pints is known for its grape, yes grape, and gorgonzola pizza.  960 1280

Pies and Pints  

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Ian's Pizza started in Madison in 2001 after Ian envisioned a late-night, pizza-by-the-slice joint to cater to college kids. Now with locations in Madison, Milwaukee, Denver and Seattle, the Mac n' Cheese pizza is the all-time best seller. 960 1280

David Bayer / Ians Pizza  

Wyoming

Wyoming

Pizza Caldera in Jackson is a must-try for pizza in Wyoming. You can even buy their dough in 12 or 18 inches to take home with you. 960 1280

David Agnello / Pizza Caldera  

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Using ingredients from the Campania region of Italy, the owners and certified pizza makers, or pizzaioli as they're known in Italy, Ettore and Maria Rusciano cook their pizzas to perfection in a wood-fired oven at 900 degrees at Menomale 960 1280

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Cheers Around the World

close up of turkish coffee on table in traditional cup
Italy: Espresso

Italy: Espresso

You’ll surely get an eye roll or two if you order a to-go cup at an Italian cafe, for espresso is the Italians’ version of to-go coffee. This strong brew served in tiny cups is commonly sipped while standing at cafes. And don’t order a cappuccino late in the day in Italy, either — the only appropriate time to enjoy that particular drink is in the morning.  960 1280

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Turkey: Türk Kahvesi

Turkey: Türk Kahvesi

A famous Turkish proverb says that coffee should be "as black as hell, as strong as death and as sweet as love." This thick brew is usually served after meals from a long-handled copper pot called a cezve, accompanied by chewy Turkish candy. 960 1280

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Denmark: Kaffee

Denmark: Kaffee

Perhaps because of the cold, dark Scandinavian winters, coffee consumption in Denmark has always been some of the highest in the world. Coffee is such a vital part of the Danish culture that packed cafes can be found on nearly every corner, especially in cities such as Copenhagen.  960 1280

Rhiannon Taylor  

France: Café au Lait

France: Café au Lait

The French begin the day with their café au lait –coffee with hot milk, served in a mug wide enough to allow the dunking of baguettes or croissants.  960 1280

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Cuba: Café Cubano

Cuba: Café Cubano

Cubans like their coffee strong, whether it's first thing in the morning, after meals or at any chance they get throughout the day. An important part of the social fabric, the Cuban’s strong brew is served in shots and best enjoyed while socializing.  960 1280

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Saudi Arabia: Kahwa

Saudi Arabia: Kahwa

In Saudi Arabia and other Arab cultures, coffee ceremonies follow many rules of etiquette, including always serving the elders first. It is also a common custom to serve this cardamom-spiced drink with dried dates to counter the coffee’s bitterness. 960 1280

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Netherlands: Kaffe

Netherlands: Kaffe

Not to be confused with Amsterdam’s infamous coffee shops, coffee-serving cafes are a celebrated part of the Netherlands' culture. Also known as bakkie troost, the Dutch kaffe is enjoyed any time of day, usually comes black, and is served alongside a cookie.  960 1280

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Ireland: Irish Coffee

Ireland: Irish Coffee

Coffee meets cocktail with this after-dinner drink. Irish coffee includes hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar and the crowd-pleasing whipped-cream topper. Irish coffee was actually created in Ireland in the 1940s to warm up American tourists on a cold winter’s night, and it remains as popular as ever today.  960 1280

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Mexico: Café de Olla

Mexico: Café de Olla

If you like cinnamon in your coffee, this is your drink. Spiced café de olla is brewed with cinnamon sticks in earthenware pots, which Mexicans swear brings out the coffee taste.  960 1280

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Ethiopia: Buna

Ethiopia: Buna

In Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, traditional coffee ceremonies are a distinguished part of the culture, with the brewing and serving process lasting up to two hours. Historically, buna, as coffee is called here, was served with salt or butter instead of sugar.  960 1280

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Austria: Mélange

Austria: Mélange

Served in Viennese cafes, Austria’s traditional drink, mélange, is very similar to a cappuccino. It contains espresso and steamed milk and is topped with froth or, sometimes, whipped cream (which is what makes it different from a traditional cappuccino). 960 1280

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Greece: Frappé

Greece: Frappé

The Greek frappé is a frothy iced drink made with Nescafé instant coffee, cold water, sugar and evaporated milk. It's best enjoyed in an outdoor cafe.  960 1280

Tilemahos Efthimiadis via Flickr Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0  

San Diego Winery Train
San Diego Winery Train, California

San Diego Winery Train, California

Hop aboard the Coaster commuter train with San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours for the Winery Train Tour, which makes several stops at wineries and wine bars along Southern California’s coast. Each tour includes tastings of 15 wines as well as a fine dining-wine pairing light luncheon. 960 1280

Photo courtesy of San Diego Beer; Wine & Spirits Tours  

The Presidential, Portugal

The Presidential, Portugal

Twice a year, for fifteen days each time, The Presidential Train, once known as the Portuguese Royal Train, comes out of retirement from the National Railway Museum in Lisbon to embark on a gourmet travel experience through Portugal. The nine-hour round-trip journey through Portugal’s Douro Valley wine region includes a four-course meal prepared by a Michelin starred chef, as well as wine pairings, unlimited spirits and a stop at a vineyard for special events and a port tasting. 960 1280

Photo courtesy of The Presidential Train  

Tren Sabores Del Valle, Chile

Tren Sabores Del Valle, Chile

The Sabores del Valle train travels from Santiago, Chile to San Fernando, where visitors board a bus for Santa Cruz to visit one vineyard and the museum. Tastings of three wines are included on the two-hour train journey, as is live music. 960 1280

MARTIN BERNETTI  

Great Southern Rail’s Indian Pacific, Australia

Great Southern Rail’s Indian Pacific, Australia

The four-day, three-night transcontinental journey from Sydney to Perth on Great Southern Rail’s Indian Pacific passes through Australia’s major wine regions, including a stop for a wine-tasting tour in the Barossa in South Australia. On the train itself travelers enjoy gourmet wine menus that reflect each of these regions. 960 1280

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Franschhoek Wine Tram, South Africa

Franschhoek Wine Tram, South Africa

This hop-on, hop-off tour by open-air tram and bus trolley travels through the Franschhoek Valley wine region in South Africa. The tour stops at eight vineyards allowing passengers to visit as many or as few as they like at their leisure. Basic tour packages include complimentary tastings at two vineyards. Visitors are encouraged to make their own lunch reservations at the vineyard of their choice. 960 1280

Photo courtesy of Franschhoek Wine Tram