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Foodie Travel Destinations You Should Visit

Foodie getaways are trendier now than they've ever been. We've all begun to notice that most of our ideal vacation experiences which form the most vivid memories we bring home are connected to food.

Veal carpaccio pictured on a black plate.
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It’s only natural that we prioritize cuisine during our trips in order to fully absorb the culture, get to know the local people and their customs, and discover what makes a particular location so special.

So, let’s find out some of the most exciting foodie travel destinations that you should visit.

Europe

One of the top destinations for food lovers around the world is France, of course. Escargots and croissants are as iconic as Montmartre and the Eiffel Tower. 

No trip to Paris is full without sampling the invigorating cuisine that distinguishes the country from all others. Apart from the specialities, you can taste there, France is also famous for its wines. 

When you couple the exquisite Bordeaux wines with the breathtaking countryside, you have the perfect vacation in France for any gourmet. To do Bordeaux credit, plan on spending at least five to ten days there.

While you continue with your European tour, your next foodie destination should probably be Italy. In Tuscany, you can savour homemade spaghetti with excellent tomato sauce, and sip that divine wine while sampling tasty appetizers on the veranda viewing the vineyards below.

Bologna is another one of the world's top culinary vacation destinations. There are several culinary opportunities to be had in this region, from a full-fledged traditional Italian produce food tour that includes visits to a Parmesan cheese factory, a Prosciutto processing plant, and a farmhouse where balsamic is prepared, to a more personal cooking lesson in the city.

Your third top culinary visit in Europe should probably be to Greece, where you can taste the famous souvlaki, and unforgettable dishes such as pastitsio, moussaka, and meatballs a la Smyrna.

Asia

There are countless foodie destinations that you should visit in Asia, but the most notable one is Bangkok in Thailand. 

Thai cuisine is globally appreciated, and food is ample everywhere you go. Enjoy authentic Thai meals from food carts in the street, follow cooking workshops and food tours, and even dine in exquisite restaurants. The floating markets outside the city are also famous for their savoury delicacies. 

From there, if you try hellotickets.com/, you can head to Hong Kong, where you will be amazed by the dazzling amount of restaurants available, as well as the widest variety of foods that most visitors have never heard of. 

Ask a professional to lead you through this mesmerizing culinary process and enjoy Dim sum, probably Hong Kong's most famous dish.

Other interesting spots on the Asian map certainly include Tokyo and Osaka in Japan, where you can take exciting food tours to one of many izakayas, and the renowned Osaka dish, Okonomiyaki, as well as destinations such as Dubai and Amman in Jordan, where you can try Falafel, Tabbouleh and Fattoush salad. 

America

South America has the most recognized food destinations, and you should probably start your trip there by visiting Mendoza in Argentina.

Many of the world's leading vineyards there provide stunning lunches with many courses, combined with their best wine while admiring the spectacular view of the Andes.

You should definitely visit The Vines of Mendoza and Bodega Ruca Malen, among many others. Another top South American destination for food lovers is Lima in Peru. Lima's distinctive foods, such as chicharrones and ceviche, are gaining popularity all over the world while introducing people to Peruvian cuisine.

Flying up north, your first stop should be Mexico, where you can enjoy the universally famous tacos, burritos, and enchiladas, and wander about the exceptional restaurants of Mexico City, where you can drink tequilas all day long to your heart’s content.

Further up north, in New Orleans, Louisiana, food goes much beyond what you'd get in a regular American restaurant. With influences from the French immigrants, the food offers its distinct traditional Creole style that so many Americans love. 

Finally, the definitive destination in North America should be New York City, where new culinary fads appear to begin and end. However, one of the characteristics that distinguish this city is the large number of extremely talented chefs who truly adorn the city with their famous Michelin 5-star restaurants.

Two bowls of noodles with red chillies.
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These are just a few of those stimulating culinary destinations that we love to visit. With so many countries in the world, there are bound to be many more that we haven’t been to yet.

It’s up to you to discover more of these places, mingle with the locals, and dive into their food traditions for even more unforgettable experiences.

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