A Definitive Ranking of European Countries Based on Food

Here I am, writing this blog post, regretting not taking more photos of my food. I've always laughed at people taking photos of their food, and now I don't have any pictures to put into this blog post. And the ones that I do have are the shittiest quality. Blah.

Whatever. I love eating. I do a good amount of eating during my travels (3 meals a day to be precise) and I've had some good and horrific foods along the way. Here are some of the top ones. 

7.) Switzerland 

The chocolate in this country is on point. And there's so much of it. Eat it all. Everywhere. For your only meals in Switzerland (because the rest of the food I had there wasn't that great). I seriously regret not having it for every meal. Even the hot chocolate is on point. You'll probably return home more balloon shaped but whatever, haters. 

6.) France (the coast) 

I'mma be honest, I didn't enjoy any of the food I had in Paris. At the end of my trip, I ended up pretty much sprinting with my mother to the McDonald's on the Champs-Elysees because we were so hungry for food that wasn't disgusting. That's not to say that French food isn't ~delicious,~ but the food that I had was not. That being said, the food that I had on the French coast was delicious. Not sure what that can be attributed to, but it's likely the fact that all the seafood was fresh. I don't like to eat seafood when I'm landlocked, because it's probably been laying around for weeks. But once you hit the coast, the fish is mouthwatering. 

5.) Germany

CURRYWURST. The end. I've said before that I'm not a huge red meat eater, but some countries just warrant constant eating of red meat - Germany being one of them. One of my favorite international dishes of all time is called currywurst. It's German sausage with curry sauce, but not the curry sauce that most of us put on our Indian/Thai food. It's sweet, it's savory, it's perfect. Top it off with some fries & mayo (trust me, try it) and you've got the perfect meal. They also put nutella on everything, which is a big plus. God bless you Germany. 

4.) Spain 

Spanish food grew on me. When I moved to Spain I was kind of repulsed by everything but after living there for a while, I kinda liked it. Spanish food is a lot of ham, potatoes, and seafood. It's also a lot of mayo. Yeah, I got really fat when I lived there. They're also big on tapas. I like tapas food, but I don't particularly love the concept of tapas in general. But they're still delicious. Some of my favorite meals include paella, pisto, croquetas, patatas bravas, and Spanish deviled eggs. 

3.) Greece

I LOVE Greek food. It's probably unhealthy how much I love it. But I'm going to share with you a little story about me and the best food I've ever had in my whole life.

In March 2014, I went to Athens with a few of my girlfriends for Spring Break during our senior year of college. After a day of wandering around the center of Athens, we were STARVING, and opted to visit one of those tourist trap restaurants where the wait staff stand outside trying to get you to come in. Now that's not typically my first choice, but as I said, we were STARVING. 

We sit down and start looking at the menu. We order a few rounds of baked feta cheese in honey and sesame seeds. AND OH MY GOD. It was the best thing that I've ever had. And I thought about it for over a year. Like every day. The worst part about it was that I didn't write down the name of the restaurant so if I ever returned to Athens, I wouldn't be able to find it. 

False! In May of this year, I went back to Athens, and due to my FAB sense of direction, I brought my friend Danny to the restaurant and we had it again. And my life goals of trying this delicious food were fulfilled. 

Other than that, mousakka is incredible. My boyfriend loves Kleftico. Olive oil everywhere. Bread. Olives. Stuffed vine leaves. Come on. 

2.) Italy

This is self explanatory. Pasta, pesto, pizza. All of it. No need to explain. 

1.) Sweden 

Photo from Tasty Eats At Home 

Photo from Tasty Eats At Home 

This may come as a bit of a surprise. But still to this day, some of the best food I've ever had is in Sweden. We had Swedish meatballs in Lingonberry sauce (!), Swedish pancakes (which took us an extremely long time to find), and the best burger I've ever had in my life. The burger came after a few drinks, so we even went so far as to go back and have the burger again to check if it was the best burger. It still was. Would definitely recommend Swedish cuisine to a friend.