A Quick Vacation Guide For Foodies

People tend to travel and visit new places for a number of reasons. Some like to visit new, exciting places, others like to do adventurous things like rock climbing, while others just want to try a whole host of new food that will excite their pallet and ignite their senses! If you love food, a vacation based around trying new culinary delights could be just the thing for you.

 

Here, we’re going to give some awesome advice on where you can go and what you can do to have the best time. Enjoy!

 

 

Do Your Research On What To Order

Before you go, make sure you do your research on what to order. You’ll want a good idea of the local ingredients and delicacies, as well as any regional specialities so you can enjoy the best food that the place has to offer. Avoid museum cafes and expensive tourist traps that aren’t going to give you the best of the best!  

 

 

Get A Lunch Reservation

A lunch reservation at a great restaurant can sometimes be better than dinner. You might be able to enjoy some fantastic scenery on the way that you’d miss after dark, and lunch can sometimes be cheaper.  

 

Consider Sampling Some Local Delicacies Yourself

Don’t be afraid to buy some fresh ingredients from the farmers market and cook up a few dishes yourself if your apartment has a kitchen. If you love cooking at home, it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to do!

 

Speak To The Locals

If you’re confused about where to go, try asking the locals what they love to eat. This will give you a good idea of the food culture in the area!

 

Take A Tour

Guided group tours that cater to people who love food are available almost everywhere, and you can get itineraires that feature meals at great restaurants along with this. It can be easier if you have experts decide where to go for you, and a guide means you can learn the ins and outs of a culture’s cuisine fast. They are often both educational and delicious – you’ll have the opportunity to meet like minded people and make friends, too!

 

Be Aware Of Menus In Multiple Languages

Menus that are in multiple languages often cater specifically to tourists, and this may seem good, but stop and think for a second before you decide to eat. These restaurants don’t have much of an incentive to make delicious food, as they know the majority of people won’t come back. Oftentimes, the food prepared here is sub par and you will regret wasting your budget.

 

Bonus Tips

  • Check TripAdvisor for reviews
  • Ask for recommendations on social media
  • Make your booking at popular restaurants way in advance so you don’t end up disappointed
  • Go into this with an open mind and try new foods you know you probably won’t be able to try again!  

 

Suggestions For Foodies

  • Barcelona – try a tapas crawl to fit in lots of new delicious foods.
  • Oaxaca, Mexico – the chicken soups with different kinds of chiles are to die for, as well as fresh street-side tacos.
  • Singapore – chicken and noodles doesn’t sound exciting, but it’s delicious!
  • Galway, Ireland – oysters with brown bread and pints of Guinness to wash it down are a favorite here.