People didn’t used to plan a trip to London just for its food, but ask any well-heeled foodie traveler—or, for that matter, a well-fed local—and you’ll discover a world of dry-aged Galloway beef, farmhouse cheeses, and charred leeks with duck eggs.
Over in Amsterdam, locals know that the best Dutch pannenkoeken (larger and thinner than American flapjacks) are served at Pancake Bakery. And in Barcelona, the huevos estrellados (eggs over fries) at Bar Velódromo draw in diners until the wee hours of the morning.
To find Europe’s best regional dishes, we asked our staffers and contributors to eat their way across the continent for Travel + Leisure’s annual Best Places to Eat Like a Local. Here we have an insider’s guide to authentic deliciousness—from woefully underrated Hungarian wine in Budapest, to Osteria Bancogiro’s Grand Canal views from your table in Venice, to the best hot chocolate in Paris. If you weren’t hungry already, you will be now. —Lyndsey Matthews
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