With the largest number of restaurants among all cities in China, Chengdu showcases great inclusiveness and diversity in its food culture.
Food is a universal language, and food festivals of various kinds are ways people frequently use to promote their food culture, thus becoming the best platform for cultural exchanges.
Today, gastronomic culture is transmitted through different channels. Foodies don't have to travel all the way to their destinations for food. They can savor all world-famous delicacies in places they live.
In 2018, Chengdu's catering industry witnessed an annual turnover of RMB90 billion, 5.87% of its GDP, a year-on-year increase of 13.7% and 4.2 percentage points higher than the national average of 9.5%.