World Famous Dishes

Explore unfiltered reviews of popular foods from around the world.

Over 9.6 million social media posts were analyzed to identify the world’s most famous dishes. Discover the most talked-about food on the planet—and how people felt about it—in this interactive piece. Find a new favorite dish to try on your next adventure.

Middle East

Spices and seeds like za'atar, sumac, tahini, harissa, and cumin are copiously used in Middle Eastern cooking to create mouthwatering, aromatic dishes that often include ancient grains or nutrient-packed lentils. Each Middle Eastern country brings different interpretations of regional delicacies to the table, whether you’re digging into upside-down maqluba or a true Middle Eastern classic: crispy, puffy pita.