Top 10 Countries with the Worst Food

The Top Ten
1 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is Boris Johnson. The UK is a Unitary State consisting of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland... read more

I am an American. I have had a lot of British food, and most of it is not good at all. One of your puddings is made with pig's blood and a lot of salt. It is the most disgusting thing that I have ever had to eat. A lot of your foods are high in fat, just like in the US. Your full English is good, but it is over 1,000 calories, more than half the recommended calories for an average adult male.

Your cakes and desserts are packed with so much sugar, just like the rest of the world when it comes to that. If our food is worse than yours, then why do you have American fast food restaurants in your country? I love scones with my tea every now and again. Just to let you know, not every American eats fast food. I am one of them. I only eat it once in a while or when I have been shopping all day, and I only eat the chicken sandwiches unless I go to White Castle. Their burgers are made out of beans.

From the fast food to the restaurants to the stores, everything is processed to oblivion and bland. The only things that add flavour to our cuisine are fat and salt.

Even with home cooking, it's really difficult to find decent ingredients. If it's not rancid, it's bland. If it's not rancid or bland, it's probably going to cause various forms of cancer. The meats are sub-par. Most everything in our stores is just bits of random animals glued together by mentally challenged 5-year-olds. The vegetables turn rotten after 2-3 days, the herbs and spices come almost solely in dried form and lacking in variety. And if you want anything even remotely resembling quality food, you're going to be remortgaging your house in order to pay for it.

Two redeeming things about our cuisine:
Portion sizes.

2 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the British Empire in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. They won their independence in 1783 with... read more

OMG, the land of oversugary, overprocessed, oversized, and oversalted foods. Their takeaways dominate the world, yet every country they're in has better food. The marketing hype convinces locals that Yank takeaway is worthwhile. So sad. Americans have decent food, but you have to search for it, and even then, it has too much corn syrup. Finding salads and vegetables is difficult, and their bread is like eating cake. It's amazing they are the richest country, yet they are the unhealthiest, and they throw away more food than most developing countries consume. Oh, and their chocolate is the worst on the planet, as it tastes like vomit due to their horrible milk.

I went to New York and ordered a small breakfast, and it was horrible. Everything was deep-fried, too big, fatty, and just didn't taste natural. I enjoyed the Philadelphia cheese steaks there, but America is also known for loads of horrible, overly fatty meals and combination meals like bacon doughnuts and Kentucky-fried cheeseburgers. That sort of rubbish. They lead the world in crappy fast food and over-sized indulgent desserts. Plus, the candy and chocolate is just god-awful. British chocolate is heaven, but American chocolate tastes worse than Kinder egg chocolate, and that's saying something (Kinder eggs suck).

3 Italy Italy (Italian: Repubblica Italiana) is a sovereign state and unitary parliamentary republic in south-central Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km². With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the third most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino, and Vatican City. The... read more

Deep Dish Meat-Lover's Pizza, an Italian deep dish, means a thicker crust with more carbohydrates. Those "carbs" are the type of calories that enter your bloodstream more quickly than other energy sources, like protein or fat. Add sausage, meat, and cheese, and you get a calorie bomb with enough fat to help clog your arteries over time, and enough carbs to spike your blood sugar. That's not an ideal combo for good health.

Italian Stuffed Shells have three different kinds of fat-filled cheese, and giant shells of pasta for plenty of carbs. That's not a great start. If you want to treat yourself, look for low-fat ricotta cheese for the main filling, and likewise for the mozzarella and parmesan. After that, it's all about the portions. Drink plenty of water, and eat it with a generous serving of green salad so you don't overdo it.

Spaghetti Carbonara, an Italian dish, starts with a pile of carb-rich pasta. Then, you add four egg yolks, a cup of cheese, olive oil, and, if that's not enough calories and fat, half a pound of bacon. Some cooks even add a bit of cream for good measure! The result - no surprise - is delicious. It's OK as a treat, but the best way to make a healthy version of this dish is to eat something else.

4 Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across eleven time zones and borders sixteen sovereign nations, the most of any country in the world... read more

The problem with Russian food is that Russians eat far too much sour cream and cram their mouths with canned meat and borscht! Russian food is gross and disgusting!

I used to eat far too many kinds of so-called 'Soviet Union' dishes, and I have nothing good or yummy to remember, except for sweets and candies when I was a kid. Come on, dishes like Shuba, Holodetz, and Siliodka? What's with these dishes having to swim in so much mayo?

And if I'm eating a jello, I would expect it to be for dessert and without chicken legs sticking out of it. I can think of worse, but that should do. I was lucky to be half Moldovan/Romanian because their food really is awesome. Or even luckier for me was moving to Israel when I was 5. There, I discovered Middle Eastern food, and I cannot think of a better cuisine than that.

I like the former Soviet cuisine, but Russian and Ukrainian food would be the most bland. Only Pelmeni, Stroganoff, Olivier Salad, and Blini are tolerable.

5 Ukraine Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest European country, covering approximately 600,000 square kilometres (230,000 sq mi), and has a population of around 40 million people. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast; by Belarus to the north; by Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; and by Romania and Moldova to the southwest; with a coastline along the Black... read more

I live here most of the year and am a total foodie... Ukraine's food is terrible! They don't know how to spice foods. The meat sucks, the chicken is injected, beef is like leather, absolutely no marbling, and pork taste is even garbage. Breakfast meats, forget it! Some egg yolks are even the ugly color of their flag!

Ukrainian and Russian cuisines are the blandest in the former Soviet Union. Only Chicken Kiev and Borscht are tolerable on the Ukrainian side.

So true! They literally eat Vodka Dishes for breakfast. I just looked it up!

6 Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union... read more

Everything is potatoes. The pancakes are made from potatoes, their pasta is made from potatoes, potato wine, potato candy. The sweetest fruits they have are actually just painted potatoes. If you purchase meat, it is actually potato-fed potatoes. The cars run on potatoes. They even insulate their houses with potatoes.

Worst food ever. All the Eastern European countries have crappy food, and so does the United Kingdom. I like American, Tex-Mex, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and German food.

Stodgy, tasteless, miserable portions, decomposing cabbage, tripe, frozen fries - what more is there to say...

7 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. Oslo is the capital of Norway. Norwegian is the official language of Norway.

Nearly everything in the supermarkets, of which there is no variety between them, comes either wrapped in plastic or in a tin. It's hard to get many food products, and there is a terrible lack of choice. Yet, there are still the highest prices in the world for supermarket and restaurant food. Very German. Lots of pork, potato, bread, potato, bread, pork, potato without any interesting sauces or dips. Most people eat bread slices with processed ham or cheese and a slice of tomato or cucumber.

Very poor quality fruit and vegetables. They rarely taste of anything. There is no breakfast culture, brunch, or dessert culture to speak of. The local beers are not very good and extremely expensive, and they are also served in children's glasses. The national dish is "Grandiosa," which is a frozen pizza. Hot dogs are also very popular, along with kebabs and tacos.

I have been to Oslo several times and asked locals where to try traditional Norwegian food, and nobody was able to guide me. Apparently, there were no traditional restaurants. Ultimately, we tried whale steak, but for sure it didn't worth the money. And they have something that looks like toffee cheese, but it is neither toffee nor cheese.

8 Bulgaria Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, was established in 681 ad. and since then it never changed it's name, which makes it one of the oldest countries in Europe. Located in the Balkan Peninsula between Greece, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Black Sea. The Capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, found long before founding of Bulgaria, it has a lot of historical places to visit. Major Cities... read more

It is a wonderful country, the weather is incredible, and the beaches are gorgeous. However, the food isn't, perhaps I was unlucky. In my time there, I ate out 12 times. Each time I found the food heavy, with stews galore - in the heat, it wasn't ideal. Nonetheless, the desserts were good, lots of coconut ice cream! Please visit if you've never been there. Just not for the food!

We tried to have a pizza party in Bulgaria, and the pizzas were so disgusting, made by Bulgarians or some migrants. This country has really bad food. Thankfully, we returned home and ate well because in Italy, we have the best food, the best culture and tradition, and Italian girls know how to cook food well.

Low-quality food!

9 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and borders 14 countries, the second most of any country in the world after Russia. Covering an area of approximately 9.6 million square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the world's third or fourth... read more

I only like the noodles, but I don't really like all the other Chinese foods. Chinese food is really popular where I live. We have multiple Chinese restaurants like Panda Express, Ninja Bowl, etc. The taste is just not right for me, though. I like Italian food and American food. Why is Chinese food so popular? I don't know. It's weird that it's popular. I get that other people have different tastes and likes, just so you know.

Chinese cuisine and recipes are good, but food in China is dirty and contains chemicals. So many people have died because of eating in China. One of my friends went to the emergency room and spent two nights in the hospital while visiting China, after having food there. Please beware of the food there.

I am Italian, and Chinese food is bad. They say they have invented pasta, but this is not true. We Italians invented pasta, pizza, and they are the best food in the world. We have invented more than 70% of the things in the world. We are the best, China the worst.

10 Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

First of all, don't confuse southern food or Mexican-American food with authentic Mexican food. The first one is OK, but I got tired of it. I am disappointed with the second one, the authentic. I find it insipid and bland, perhaps that's why they soak it with sauces (salsas) and mostly with hot sauce. The idea is to taste the food, not to struggle with spicy peppers/sauce or try your manhood every time you eat. Sorry, my fellow Mexican friends.

Mexican food is just unappetizing in appearance, taste, and texture. If all the Mexican food places were replaced with something good like Chinese, Japanese, or burger places, then the world would be a better place and happiness would rain from the sky. Instead, we have to deal with bean-fueled flatulence and spices that smell like nasty feet.

Mexican food is full of animal fat - it's in tortillas, bread, beans, everything! It's incredibly loaded with fat, so much so that it sticks to the roof of your mouth. Fat does make a dish more flavorful, but excessive fat is disgusting, believe me. What's more? Ever wonder why many people in Mexico have digestive problems? They put pepper in literally everything, trying to be cool and macho. From cake to their own... Mexico has the worst food. No wonder they're all a bunch of fatasses!

The Contenders
11 Angola

Raise your hand if you have been to an Angolan restaurant.

To me, the fact that nobody is raising their hands is kind of a sign.

12 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometers (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of 10 million.

The absolute worst food ever. The only reason why Sweden's foods are considered "delicious" is because of all the attention Sweden is receiving. That's it. Norwegian foods taste way better than Swedish foods. Swedish foods are super disgusting.

Really? Norwegian foods are much more delicious than Swedish foods. The foods in Sweden are bland and tasteless. Not worth buying.

Swedish foods are easily the worst food ever. No other country comes close. The foods in Sweden are nothing but pure disgust.

13 Slovakia
14 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. The most spoken languages are Hindi and English, but there are 22 official Indian languages... read more

The problem is not the quality or taste, but Indian food, for the most part, is very unhealthy with all the cream and fried stuff. No wonder diabetes and obesity are fast increasing. However, some sub-regional cuisines from the south are quite healthy.

In India, we have adulterated milk containing urea, artificial ghee, poor quality vegetable oils, chemically treated fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Even you can't drink tap water without a purifier. Sewage water containing extreme amounts of industrial wastes and toxic substances is used for the cultivation of crops. Yeah, if you are eating anything in India (in a roadside shop or even in a five-star hotel), there is a huge chance it is poisonous.

Listen, I like Indian food too. But what you realize when you're there is that all the food is the exact same thing. Also, the "everyone gets sick in India" thing is completely true. I got so sick there, and we had a guide whose job was to make sure we only ate at good places, that I had to be hospitalized back in the US. It's been 2 years and I still have problems because of it.

15 Philippines The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean and consists of around 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Philippines is bounded by the South China Sea to the west, the Philippine Sea to the east,... read more

This is the worst and most unhealthy food you can imagine. It mainly consists of very low-quality meat, including bones, fat, skin, and every unhealthy part of the animal. There is no specific taste at all. The main dish is white rice and deep-fried chicken leftovers.

- They have a soup that's just sour.
- Beef dishes contain at least 70% fat and no true meat.
- Vegetarian dishes are not foreseen in Filipino cuisine. Even vegetables come with (bad tasting) pieces of pork.
- The Philippines have a dramatically increasing rate of diabetes diseases. No wonder, if you eat white rice three times daily and a lot of over-sugared stuff.
- Too many people love Starbucks, and you'll find Starbucks at every corner in Manila. They buy the "drinks" that contain a lot of cream, overly sweet sauces, and other ingredients. Even the so-called Pasta is extremely sweet.
- During conferences, you will get a "snack" that consists of all-white and sweet sandwiches accompanied by crisps.
- Once, I got a dessert that was canned fruits mixed with cheese cubes.

16 Haiti

Very bad food. In my culinary school, there were many Haitian students, and whenever they'd bring food they made at home, it would taste bland and wack. Worse than Cuban food.

These people eat cakes cut with the dirt they walk upon.

Haitian people are known for eating bizarre and disgusting food.

17 Netherlands The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in north-western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, with a North Sea coast-line to the north and west. It shares maritime borders with the United... read more

The Dutch must stop dipping their food in the canals, and maybe then they can have good food once in a while. An uninspiring, bland mish-mash, a rotten barrel excuse of a "cuisine." Heavy quotes right there.

Dutch cuisine is a hybrid of German, British, and French, but not in a good way. They do produce some brilliant cheese.

Lacking in flavours, nutrition, and presentation. The food here is only good for a drunken or stoned stag do...

18 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country. Australia is the oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent,... read more

Australian food, as a whole, is basically a watered-down mix of American and British fare, and it's never healthier or more flavorful, despite what some Australians claim. Ethnic options? A common tactic in Asian takeaway here is overwhelming dishes with rice or noodles to reduce costs and flavor. And the prices for something better are prohibitive. This is not something I experienced in California. Indian food in Australia is okay, but again, it's overpriced.

That being said, the supermarkets are extremely cheap. Australia is just not a dining out country. Learn to cook and cope, and you will be fine.

Food is very boring here, similar to bland British food. Pub food is also a disgrace. The only thing that Australia has that is amazing is Tim Tams and pavlova.

In Australia, we don't have our own taste in food. But we have a lot of Thai, Indian, Japanese, and Mexican restaurants.

19 Chile Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a country in the western part of South America. It is the southernmost country in the world, and the closest to Antarctica; occupying a long and narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Chile covers an area of 756,096 square kilometers (291,930 sq mi), with a population of 17.5 million as of 2017. It shares land... read more

The empanadas are by far the worst I've tried. Bolivian empanadas are number one. Buenos Aires empanadas are good too.

It's not about flavour, it's an ethnicity arrangement problem. They are nicely great in other things.

I hate its food.

20 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are located in Pakistan.

I really don't like Pakistani food. When I was a child living in the UK, my parents would promise me that we would go to Pizza Hut if I had good marks. And when I did get good marks, my parents would say, "Eh, pizza is disgusting, let's go to Taste Of Pakistan instead." I despised Taste Of Pakistan. It was a restaurant in Hounslow where they sold Pakistani food. I hated Pakistani food. One time, I even found a bug in my boti. Oh, and by the way, Pakistani food is similar to Indian food. - IceBearRules

Pakistan has the worst food. Actually, they try to copy Indian food in a cheaper way, and that's what spoils the taste. Also, they don't have diversity. Whatever items you see in their menu are taken from Indian cuisine. However, their sweet dishes are fabulous. Pakistan has no real cuisine of its own but is a mixture of Indian and Persian cuisine.

21 Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

I had the misfortune of living with two Hungarian roommates who were always cooking their traditional food. It was so heavy and weird-tasting, yet also bland, and they put ingredients together that shouldn't go together. Normally, I'm a very adventurous eater, not picky at all, but I couldn't force myself to eat their food. And it smelled awful.

Disgusting food, like the people there. We were obliged to go there for business, never again.

Weird food and taste.

22 Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a landlocked country in Southeastern and Central Europe, situated at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and the Balkans. It shares land borders with Hungary to the north, Romania to the northeast, Bulgaria to the southeast, North Macedonia to the south, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the west, and Montenegro to the southwest, and claiming a border... read more

Disgusting country with disgusting food, little Russia with nothing of their own.

23 Peru Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America, bordered by Colombia and Ecuador to north, Brazil to east, Bolivia to south-east, Chile to south and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Peru is mostly known for being where the Inca people originally came from. The capital of Peru is Lima and lies in the western part of Peru. Most people in Peru speak Spanish, but some people... read more

Just ugh. Lived there for 5 years and realized quickly it's either so-so food at the more expensive places (which don't really serve authentic Peruvian food but something borrowed or stolen from other cuisines) or take your chances eating at the crappy hole-in-the-walls available at every corner... where the food really is "authentic". Nothing special, actually mostly horrible.

To start with, Peru is a hole. Second, they have zero knowledge of food manipulation. They don't even wash their hands after going to the bathroom. If they didn't have a huge Japanese influence, they'd still be eating crap. Besides that, they're the most resentful nation in Latin America.

Totally yuck. Umm... stew on top of French fries - brilliant.
Cold mashed potatoes over mayonnaise chicken and wow, it is stacked - brilliant!
Ceviche - umm... lime and salt on fish - yes, you definitely invented it...
Smelly egg whites over hard liquor - vomit - pisco sour (this is what happens when you drink this - get it, your piss-go-sour. Ha!

24 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims to be the sole legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. It has a population... read more

Very spicy, indigestible foods. I once ate Shin Ramen, and it was extremely spicy, even spicier than Hot Cheetos and Indian curries. It was so spicy that I couldn't finish it and had to eat a whole popsicle instead. The noodles were terrible! I would rather eat Italian spaghetti because it is tastier, more tolerable, and less spicy. As an Indian, I am more accustomed to Italian and Mexican foods, which are much tastier and more tolerable than Asian foods (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, but not Indian, as India is also part of Asia). I would prefer to eat bland food rather than spicy food. It's horrible food! I can't stand it!

Stayed in quarantine here, some of the worst food I've ever laid my eyes on. Tadpoles fried, served with raw pigeon eggs, and to top it off, a nice bowl of soup with a piece of Chinese cabbage in it. No creativity in Korean dishes whatsoever. A special needs koala might even be more creative. I forgot to mention the portion sizes… Enough to feed a 5-year-old kid maybe, and his stomach would still be rumbling after half an hour.

25 North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the Juche leader Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung.

North Korea's population as of February 18th, 2017 is 25,360,273.

North Korea is the third most... read more

They don't have much food, but when they do, it's horrible. It was described by VICE as "matter."

They only have kimchi.

None of them are good.

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