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... 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 contains 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.

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... read more

OMG, the land of overly sugary, 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.

3 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... read more

In practice, the amount of fat in Russian food varies a lot depending on the cook and the dish. Most kashas have just a bit of butter in them. A sandwich usually has more butter on it than a whole plate of kasha. Fried dishes are naturally fried in oil (Russian cooking uses sunflower oil).

Indigirka Salad, a Russian fish salad that originated in Yakutia, the coldest inhabited region in the world, was recently voted the worst dish in the world by the readers of the online food guide Taste Atlas.

4 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... 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, and the beef is like leather with absolutely no marbling. Even the pork taste is 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!

5 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... read more

It's not bad, but I think it's overrated and overshadows so many other countries, which deserve more recognition. Just because it's among the most famous and recognized, doesn't make it better than other countries, which are unfortunately usually smaller and less famous than Italy.

In general, I would much prefer to eat foods from all across Asia, Africa, South and Central America, and other parts of Europe.

Italian cuisine is poor, except for always the same pizza and pasta. What else?

In Italy, it's impossible to find a good piece of beef, a good fish (they have always the same 2 or 3 fish from the Mediterranean Sea), they do not know what a lobster or other seafood is, they do not know how to cook rice, turkey, cereals, and a lot more.

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... read more

Everything is potatoes. The pancakes are made from potatoes, their pasta is made from potatoes, even potato wine and 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, and they even insulate their houses with potatoes.

Worst food ever. All the Eastern European countries and the United Kingdom have poor quality food. I prefer American, Tex-Mex, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and German cuisine.

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... read more

Nearly everything in the supermarkets, which have no variety between them, comes either wrapped in plastic or in a tin. It is 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, and 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.

8 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 unappetizing in appearance, taste, and texture. If all Mexican food places were replaced by Chinese, Japanese, or burger restaurants, the world would be a better place, and happiness would prevail. Instead, we have to endure the consequences of bean-fueled flatulence and spices that smell unpleasant.

9 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... read more

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. They are 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.

10 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... 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 from 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.

The Contenders
11 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... 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 is 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 will find Starbucks at every corner in Manila. They buy 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.

12 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... read more

In India, we have adulterated milk containing urea, artificial ghee, and poor-quality vegetable oils. Our fruits, vegetables, and nuts are chemically treated. Even tap water requires a purifier for safe consumption. Sewage water, laden with extreme amounts of industrial wastes and toxic substances, is used for cultivating crops. Therefore, whether you are eating at a roadside shop or even in a five-star hotel, there is a significant risk that the food is poisonous.

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.

13 Haiti Haiti, officially known as the Republic of Haiti, is a sovereign state located in the Western Hemisphere. Despite its sovereignty, it faces numerous challenges that have led to functional difficulties... read more

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.

Haitian people are known for eating bizarre and disgusting food.

14 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,... read more

Bulgaria is a wonderful country with incredible weather and gorgeous beaches. However, the food was not to my liking. Perhaps I was just unlucky. During my stay, I ate out twelve times and consistently found the food to be too heavy, especially the stews in the heat. Nonetheless, the desserts were good, particularly the coconut ice cream. I recommend visiting Bulgaria, but not necessarily 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. Italian girls know how to cook food well.

15 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... 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.

I can't believe the Netherlands isn't leading the list here. Bland, unimaginative, unhealthy and overpriced.

16 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.

17 Slovakia
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... read more

Australian food, as a whole, is basically a watered-down mix of American and British fare. It's never healthier or more flavorful, despite what some Australians claim. Ethnic options? A common tactic in Asian takeaway here involves overwhelming dishes with rice or noodles to reduce costs and flavor.

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.

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... 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 flavor, it's an ethnicity arrangement problem. They are nicely great in other things.

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 the official languages of Pakistan. The world's second-highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat)... read more

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. 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. It often tries to emulate Indian cuisine in a cheaper manner, which ruins the taste. Moreover, there is no diversity. Most items on their menu are derived from Indian cuisine. However, their sweet dishes are fabulous. Essentially, Pakistan does not have a unique cuisine but is a mix of Indian and Persian culinary traditions.

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. They combined ingredients 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. Additionally, it smelled awful.

22 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... 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.

23 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... read more

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

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... 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). However, I would prefer to eat bland food rather than spicy food. It's horrible food. I can't stand it.

25 Argentina Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country in the southern half of South America. Argentina covers an area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), making it the second-largest country in South America after Brazil, the fourth-largest country in the Americas, and the eighth-largest country... read more

There is very little variety. It's mainly empanadas and dulce de leche, and they aren't great at all. It's also very hard for a vegetarian to live here.

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