Beautiful beaches, breathtaking mountains, rainforest landscapes, drum-driven samba music, the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer, and world famous carnival celebrations are Rio’s claim to fame but there is more to the city than just that. Around every corner you’ll find countless opportunities to grab a bite, keep your hunger at bay and continue exploring the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City). Whether you’re lounging at the beach or exploring the historic city center, you’ll find a range of foods; some with origins in the culinary traditions of Portuguese settlers and others that make good use of some of Brazil’s native delights. Healthier options like fresh fruit and juices are often just around the corner while guilty pleasures fried to crisp golden perfection are never far off either. Rio de Janeiro will tempt you and your taste buds and leave you wanting more. This slideshow gets you started on your journey exploring the city’s culinary treasures.