sanfranPart of being a foodie is traveling for the sake of eating. Canada’s food scene is awesome, but you just can’t get great poutine, fish, or baked goods in every Canadian city. That’s why we put together our list of favorite foodie destinations. You won’t be disappointed.

Why 4? We could have included Hawaii, but we felt that it just wasn’t quite up to the standards of these foodie meccas.

4. Puerto Vallarta

Whether you are fine dining at the Hacienda San Angel restaurant where the view of the sunset is spectacular, taking a water taxi to the coastal town of Yelapa for what is likely the best guacamole you will ever eat, you won’t find better Mexican food anywhere in Mexico, or the world for that matter. You can spend pennies or hundreds on dinner, either way, you will enjoy.

3. Montreal

Lets see, poutine and Montreal smoked meat, not to mention some of the best fine dining Canada has to offer. Montreal is Canada’s foodie haven, and for good reason. From $5 smoked meat sandwiches that are so big they are more of a challenge than a sandwich, to the world famous poutine that only tastes right in Quebec, to some of the most extravagant and hard to get into restaurants in North America, Montreal has it all when it comes to food. Check out Schwartz’s and Au Pied De Cochon for cheap eats and the ultimate in fine dining respectively.

2. New York

Not to be outdone by Montreal, New York also has there own world famous smoked meat. Both Katz’s and Carnegie Deli serve equally enormous servings. So big, that they charge you extra to share in order to avoid the lost revenue that would inevitably come with serving a sandwich sized for two for the price of one. Don’t forget the world famous Pizza either. You can get it by the slice for under $2, but don’t ask for just a slice at the world famous John’s Pizzeria. They don’t do just slices in this little hot spot just off of Times Square.

1. San Francisco

San Francisco is all of the above and more. World famous sour dough bread, arguably the best coffee you will ever drink at the Blue Bottle Cafe, sushi, wine, micro brewed beer – San Fran has it all. With the Napa and Sonoma wine countries so close, San Fran has become the inspiration of many of North America’s latest restaurants. What silicon valley is to technology, the rest of the area is to food. You’ll find it first in California. Don’t forget to try the best fast food burger you will find at In-N-Out Burger. Ask for it Animal Style. (Check out the secret menu here)

Where are some of your favorite places to travel and eat? Leave your answers in the comments section below.