Trying to keep up with a city’s ever-changing restaurant scene can be exhausting, but Travel + Leisure is committed to ensuring every meal you enjoy on the road is as fantastic and memorable as you want it to be. Whether you’re an adventurous eater or prefer sticking to the staples, the perfect restaurant is never too far. With our finger on the pulse of the dining landscape, Travel + Leisure consistently reports on the world’s hottest restaurant openings, dining trends, and up-and-coming culinary talent. Use our extensive food and restaurant coverage when choosing a place to eat—you won’t be led astray.
Looking for a place to eat that’s close to your hotel? Maybe you’re venturing into the countryside for some farm-to-table fare? Travel allows endless opportunities for incredible meal experiences. Often, finding the best place to eat is as simple as understanding what a destination is known for. In New York City, for example, it’s finding the best oyster bar for an upscale evening out. In Singapore, it’s sampling the city’s top hawker markets.
Each year, with the help of our faithful readers, we survey America’s best cities for foodies, taking into account everything from James Beard Award winners to off-the-radar burger joints. New restaurants that catch our eye offer that rare blend of creativity, a sense of place, and, of course, mind-blowing flavor. Whether you’re exploring the blossoming brunch scene in Dallas or digging into a classic po’ boy sandwich at a New Orleans French Quarter landmark, new restaurants heighten appreciation for the local culture—and offer something to look forward to at mealtime. Sometimes, a new restaurant takes an unexpected turn, in the form of food trucks, pop-up diners, or historic food halls revitalized with buzzy, of-the-moment vendors.
At the world’s best new restaurants, you’ll find spectacular new takes on traditional dishes like pizza, ramen, and southern-style barbecue—all beautifully presented, and much of it locally sourced. In trendy neighborhoods from Oaxaca to southern France, new restaurants offer a warm place to gather and unwind from the day’s adventures. Travel + Leisure regularly draws on its cadre of writers, photographers, and internationally acclaimed chefs to determine what foodie scenes are making waves.