If the best part of any holiday is trying the local cuisine, this is the round-up for you.

Review and comparison site Tripadvisor has released the food-based experiences worldwide that have been rated the highest this year.

Using an algorithm, they analysed the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings for bookable experience products in the foodie categories on site, with these ones coming out top.

From Sydney to Lima, these are tours that have been whetting the appetite of travellers over the past year – quite a feat considering the year it was.

1. Undiscovered Charleston – South Carolina, USA

Enjoy a half day interactive Charleston experience with celebrated local chef, Forrest Parker.

Start your day with a 1.5-hour historical walking tour and learn about the culinary influences that shaped Charleston into one of the world’s top food destinations.

Tours conclude at a local bistro for a live cooking demonstration, followed by a lunch and wine pairing.

2. Private Street Food Tour by Motorbike – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

There’s no better way to get into the swing of Saigon than riding a motorbike. On this private guided foodie adventure you’ll sample eight separate tastings at a range of street eateries.

Savour city signatures from beer to banh mi sandwiches sweet soup and barbecued scallops.

3. The Chocolatarium Chocolate Tour – Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Discover the journey from chocolate tree to chocolate bar at The Chocolatarium in Edinburgh’s old town.

On this experience you’ll make your very own chocolates to take home as well as taste a wide selection of chocolates from both Scottish and international chocolate makers, including Haggis chocolate, chilli chocolate, and gin chocolate.

4. Hidden Gems of Old Hoi An Walking Tour – Hoi An, Vietnam

Explore the local culture, cuisines, traditions of Hoi An’s people and its rural areas.

You’ll adventure on foot off the beaten track to the old town that only locals know and taste food that the locals rave about.

5. Palermo Street Food Walking Tour – Sicily, Italy

Skip the tourist traps and explore the streets of Palermo like a local foodie with this walking tour.

In a small group, visit markets and food stalls to sample local delicacies such as arancini (stuffed rice balls) and panelle (chickpea fritters) while your guide fills you in on local history and culture.

6. Chattanooga Walking Food Tour – Tennessee, USA

Be guided through Chattanooga’s Beautiful West Village which boasts fine dining options including Spanish Tapas, Italian Cuisine, Mexican, and French – Inspired Restaurants.

On the tour, you’ll get to sample signature dishes from each.

7. Lima Gourmet Food Tour – Lima, Peru

Get to know Lima through this culinary experience.

On this tour you’ll learn about the history of Lima, Peruvian art and, of course, taste some of the cuisine that this nation is internationally renowned for.

8. East End Food Tour – London, United Kingdom

Explore East London’s multifaceted culinary scene on this food tour.

Get the inside scoop on local favourites and East End classics on this 5-hour exploration of Spitalfields, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch. Avoid tourist traps, and dine like a local.

9. Hunter Valley Gourmet Food and Wine – Sydney, Australia

This full-day Hunter Valley food and wine tour, led by a professional chef, starts in Sydney before you can head out of the city and into the wine region.

Discover what’s new in culinary culture while leaving the logistics to the professionals.

See the Sydney Fish Market, try local specialties like kangaroo, roll your own sushi, and taste a variety of wines in the Hunter Valley.

10. Old Delhi’s Food, Temples, Culture and Spice Market – New Delhi, India

On this experience you’ll taste a variety of delicious street food options from multi-generations old food joints, and learn about their back story and their secret ingredients.

Not just a food tour, you’ll also visit a Sikh Gurdwara and their kitchen where over 15,000 people eat for free every day – and visit Asia’s largest spice market to learn why particular ones are used in old Delhi.

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