What is the Number 1 Most Popular Food in the World?

It may surprise you to learn that America's 50 favorite foods go far beyond what you'd find in a typical high school cafeteria. Find out what is number 1 most popular food around the world according to data from 7.68 million food reviews from more than 50 countries

What is the Number 1 Most Popular Food in the World?

It's no secret that pizza, hamburgers and French fries are popular in both fast food and traditional restaurants. But what about gyoza or hummus? It may surprise you to learn that America's 50 favorite foods go far beyond what you'd find in a typical high school cafeteria. People are passionate about their chili, so much so that the World Cooking Championship with Chile is one of the most important gastronomic competitions in the world. Whether Americans order Cincinnati-style chili, chili con carne, or the classic Texas red, it's clear that we can't get enough of this delicious dish.

The classic Italian dish of basil, mozzarella and tomato is a staple in many Italian restaurants in the United States, but legend has it that the style originated in Naples. The history of pizza is a bit murky, but pizza margarita was supposedly created by Raffaele Esposito in honor of the unification of Italy in 1889 and is named after the queen of Italy, Margaret of Savoy. Nowadays, tourists in Naples obsessed with pizza can find a plaque that marks Pizzeria Brandi, the birthplace of pizza margarita. It should come as no surprise that this classic Chinese cuisine is popular with those who order food at home.

Small meatballs stuffed with minced pork that float in a salty and savory chicken broth - what's not to love? Gyoza dates back to the Qing Dynasty (which spans from 1644 to 191), so you already know that this dish has staying power. Shakes as we know them took off in the 1940s and 1950s, thanks to the invention of beverage mixing machines. You may not tire of eating them, but the world's largest recorded shake was blended in New York and reached a volume of 6,000 gallons. That seems like enough, right? One of the reasons why cheese fries are among America's favorite foods? The variety.

There's New Jersey's staple food, disco chips, which are made with sauce. There is the Canadian standard, poutine, which is made with sauce and curd cheese. And there are fries with cheese and chili, made with beef, chili and cheese. In the 1950s, the version with orange cheese that is so available today came onto the scene, thanks to the release of processed Cheez Whiz.

The natural cheese quesadilla ranked 43rd on this list, but the version that is most requested - with chicken - ranks 30 more places higher. According to YouGov, chicken quesadillas are the third most popular Mexican dish in the United States (after nachos and burritos). The average American eats 48 pounds of French fries a year and yet the people of Belgium beat us out - demolishing 165 pounds a year! French fries have been around for more than 200 years, but they didn't find their soulmate - ketchup - until the mid-1940s. Quickly - without thinking about it - what do you think is the most popular food in the world? Is it rice? Fish? Pasta? Chocolate? But before we get to the top spots, this list comes from an infographic I discovered on a website called Massive Health which based its ranking on data from 7.68 million food reviews from more than 50 countries.

The graph also details favorite foods in certain cities such as Brussels sprouts in San Francisco, pretzels in Philadelphia and rye in Copenhagen. And it points out that New York is the healthiest - or least obese - city in the United States. I don't agree because every time I go to New York I end up eating large quantities of pizza, pasta and my favorite discovery of all time - pizza topped with tortellini! But I'll save that story for another blog post. As you will see, this ranking of 10 most popular foods includes recognized staples that have been consumed by humans in large quantities for centuries as well as foods that have become popular on a larger scale more recently.

The following list ranks 10 most popular foods in the world according to their share in world's average daily caloric intake. I don't know if this includes all kinds of salad variations (fruit salad, tuna salad, pasta salad) or just classic lettuce vegetables and dressing but it tops list as most popular food in entire world! I don't understand popularity of noodles (honestly I hate them a lot) and that they're more popular than hot dogs is farce! These are other 11 most popular foods in world along with some related recipes using these ingredients just case this makes you hungry!.

Joanne Thomas
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