Slideshow: 8 Under-the-Radar Foodie Cities

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By Liz Weiss, Staff WriterSept. 3, 2014
By Liz Weiss, Staff WriterSept. 3, 2014, at 4:12 p.m.
U.S. News & World Report

Slideshow: 8 Under-the-Radar Foodie Cities

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These days, gastronomes who have already made the pilgrimage to New York City or Paris for elevated culinary experiences have new foodie ground to explore. Those in-the-know are indulging in dim sum, ceviche and boeuf bourguignon in underappreciated dining destinations that have yet to succumb to foodie hype. Here are eight hot spots you (and your taste buds) shouldn't overlook.  Read More:
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Lima, Peru

Lima, Peru

Stroll through traditional Lima marketplaces and you'll find everything from corn to ceviche. For a sit-down meal, try Malabar, where apple wafers are paired with duck foie gras.
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These days, gastronomes who have already made the pilgrimage to New York City or Paris for elevated culinary experiences have new foodie ground to explore. Those in-the-know are indulging in dim sum, ceviche and boeuf bourguignon in underappreciated dining destinations that have yet to succumb to foodie hype. Here are eight hot spots you (and your taste buds) shouldn't overlook.  Read More:
8 Under-the-Radar Foodie Cities

Lima, Peru

Stroll through traditional Lima marketplaces and you'll find everything from corn to ceviche. For a sit-down meal, try Malabar, where apple wafers are paired with duck foie gras.
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8 Under-the-Radar Foodie Cities

Hong Kong

For serious foodies looking to splurge, the city boasts seven three-star Michelin-rated restaurants, including Bo Innovation, where umami drizzled with black truffle oil and scallop ceviche are on the menu. 
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Bologna, Italy

Tamburini, one of Bologna's fresh food markets, is a great place to get your bucatini, sausage and mortadella fix.
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Melbourne, Australia

Along with laid-back vibes and adrenaline-pumping activities, Melbourne is a haven for modern, farm-to-table restaurants. Eateries here serve up exciting menu items like minted potatoes, oxtail stew and coconut jelly with poached pineapple.
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Montreal

It's no secret that Montreal serves up decadent French fare, but what might come as a surprise is the city's varied international spots, such as Kazu, a Japanese restaurant, and L’Express, an authentic French bistro. And if you want to pick up fresh ingredients like basil and artichoke, and sample succulent seafood fare, such as Alaskan king crab and Arctic char, venture to the city's oldest public market, the Jean-Talon Market.
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Richmond, Virginia

Richmond is known for its impressive historic sites and art galleries, but also for its tasty culinary creations. To dig into some of city's best treats, such as biscuits with homemade sausage gravy, head to The Roosevelt. If you have a hankering for praiseworthy pasta, take a cue from Bruce Springsteen and head to Mamma 'Zu, which welcomed the rock star for dinner in 2013.  
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Oaxaca, Mexico

As you might imagine, Oaxaca dishes up some delectable mole-based plates. During your visit, be sure to stop and sample a popular menu item, chicken smothered with heaps of zesty mole sauce, at a traditional open-air cantina.
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Houston

In Houston, you can chow down on everything from pork spare ribs to scallops with cucumber, soy and sea lettuce at sophisticated restaurants like The Pass & Provisions.
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Liz Weiss, Staff Writer

Liz Weiss is a senior editor at U.S. News & World Report. With more than six years of ...  Read more

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