Palermo one of 7 Places to Travel for Food in 2013 | Italia Mia |

Culinary travel is the next big thing, from cooking classes in Tuscany to street-food tours in Istanbul. So where will you plan your next foodie adventure? Whether you prefer chasing Michelin stars or channeling your inner Andrew Zimmern, these global destinations will wow your taste buds. Here are the top seven places to eat around the world in 2013.

  • Palermo, Sicily - This is a city that eats dessert for breakfast -- tall cups of sweet, slushy granita -- in flavors like almond, coffee or lemon, served with a freshly baked brioche for dunking. Sicily's cultural history is reflected in its cuisine, with Italian, Greek and North African influences. Hit Palermo's food stalls for authentic fare from fresh arancini, deep-fried rice balls stuffed with ragu, to panelle, chickpea fritters. Adventurous foodies should sample the city's classic street food: pani ca meusa, an irresistible offal sandwich made with fried beef spleen tucked into soft sesame bread. Palermo restaurants serve up fresh-caught seafood: sliced swordfish crudo, thick tuna steaks and spaghetti con i ricci -- creamy, rich sea urchin roe. Finish off every meal with a sugar-dusted cannoli, Sicily's iconic pastry with a velvety ricotta filling.

The other 6:

  • San Sebastian, Spain
  • Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Lima, Peru
  • Kiev, Ukraine
  • Antigua, Guatemala