Buffalo ranked third best food city worldwide by National Geographic

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Ever wonder what list could ever put Buffalo, New York as a superior to cities like Lyon in France, Osaka in Japan, Edam in The Netherlands and Ensenada in Mexico?

National Geographic says that list is their top 10 cities to eat in. In their book called The World’s Best Cities, they ranked Buffalo as the third best food city in the world.

Buffalo beat out seven other cities from around the world, but fell to Louisville, Kentucky and Chennai, India. What made Buffalo special to writers at National Geographic was Anchor Bar’s contribution to the world — Chicken Wings. You can find the entire list below, along with what the city is known for.

  1. Louisville, Kentucky – Hot Brown, an open-faced turkey sandwich with cream sauce on Texas toast.
  2. Chennai, India — India’s equivalent to Buffalo’s chicken wings.
  3. Buffalo, N.Y. — Chicken wings, inspired by Anchor Bar’s  original wings.
  4. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — Banh Mi, a bread sandwich served on French baguettes.
  5. Lyon, France — Lyonnaise potatoes, along with many other French delicacies.
  6. Cincinnati, Ohio — Chilli to the tune of two million pounds consumed in the city alone.
  7. Osaka, Japan — Takoyaki, grilled balls of octopus batter.
  8. Bologna, Italy — Pasta Bolognese, the true Italian spaghetti dish.
  9. Edam, The Netherlands — The most popular cheese in the world.
  10. Ensenada, Mexico — Fish tacos out of Ensenada’s markets.

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