Food has always been one of the most important things in life. When it comes to having a bucket list, traveling the world is usually at the top of that list. However, for us foodies, we follow the food while we travel. Not to say that traveling the world isn’t exciting enough, but trying different food makes it so much more fun.
There are many destinations around the world known for their culinary masterpieces, but we are going to talk about the top 10 destinations for foodies to visit. Here they are;
- Tokyo, Japan.
- Hong Kong.
- Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Mumbai, India.
Let’s dive in.
Italy is well known for its food all around the world. From its mouthwatering pasta, pizza, and rich tomato sauces in Tuscany to its 12-layer lasagna in Le Marche which is all prepared using local ingredients. It is definitely a place worth visiting. Not to mention the classical collection of wine tasting in Tuscany and Bologna. Italy also offers cooking classes through which you can learn to cook these amazing dishes on your own at home. Pretty cool right?
Mexican food is made all over the world by a lot of people, but a trip to Mexico City will expose you to traditionally made Mexican foods. I can promise you if you are a true foodie like me, then Mexico City is the place for you. From the different flavors and textures of tacos, tamales, burritos, carnitas, and guacamole to the amazing local drinks, Mexico begs to be explored. Feel free to take a food tour, try the different flavors and take a cooking class if that’s your thing.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Japanese food is sushi and ramen. Tokyo offers a variety of uniquely made dishes and you can sample the whole lot as you travel through Japan’s beautiful countryside. Mastery is an important theme in Japan and this carries over to its food. Every chef knows their stuff to an expert level.
In Japan, you can find uniquely themed restaurants. Feel free to explore. The most common food in Japan is sushi, ramen, Izakaya, and Yakitori. Osaka is known for signature dishes like okonomiyaki, gyoza, yakisoba, Takoyaki, and sukiyaki.
Bangkok in Thailand is known for its street food. Getting the opportunity to eat traditionally made Thai food is a dream come true for many foodies. No matter where you stay on your visit to Thailand, there will be a food vendor nearby. Some of the best food markets to try are Bangkok’s Chinatown market, Wang Lang Market, and Chatuchak weekend market.
Paris is a vacation hotspot for tourists, although lots of people forget that it is also a food paradise. Your vacation in Paris cannot be complete until you try some of the traditional dishes like Les Huitres, Foie gras, frog legs, escargot, and steak tartare. You can enjoy Paris in various ways, from the street food market to the local crepe stand, it is sure to be a delight.
Hong Kong is home to a large number of restaurants. There are foods made by different cultures you pretty much may never have heard about. In Hong Kong, you will find a mixture of Chinese cuisines, Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian foods. There are so many options in Hong Kong that it gets confusing sometimes. So, I will recommend a food tour to properly experience what Hong Kong has to offer. Some major dishes common in Hong Kong are Dim Sum, Roast Goose, dumplings, egg tarts, and Hong Kong-style egg-milk tea.
Morocco is a place of different cultures and traditions. There is so much culinary variety from the different cultures in Morocco. However, they have something in common and that is the spice. Marrakesh is a western city in Morocco where Arabic, Mediterranean, Andalusian and European cuisine all come together to make the city a Foodie’s heaven.
Morocco is well known for its seasonings such as the ras el hanout which consists of 27 spices and the saffron which gives Moroccan dishes a unique flavor and texture. Some of the food you can try in Morocco include Tagine, Fish Chermoula, Harira, and Couscous. Tagine is considered a main dish in Morocco and I will suggest you try it.
San Sebastian, Spain is one of the best food destinations in the world. Michelin-star restaurants are abundant here. it is home to some of the best seafood and food markets. San Sebastian also has its own style of tapas known as the Pintxos, which are made with ingredients like bread, Spanish ham, prawns, anchovies, cheese, and wild mushroom croquettes. Another common feature in San Sebastian is “Pintxos bars” where gourmet-style bites are served on sticks accompanied by other drinks.
Copenhagen is another must-visit for all traveling foodies, Copenhagen gives a very unique definition to Scandinavian foods. They are also known for growing their own fresh ingredients locally. Copenhagen is home to Noma, one of the world’s best restaurants. Noma is a very expensive and exclusive restaurant such that only a handful of people can get reservations. There are also other restaurants like Amas and Sanchez that equally offer mouthwatering dishes. To get a more local feel of Copenhagen, the food trucks and stalls are your best bet.
Mumbai is a city that brings together people from all works of life and different cultures. There are so many different delicacies in Mumbai. So much so that you can barely scratch the surface of what Mumbai has to offer in one visit.
One of the most common dishes in Mumbai is the Bombay Duck Fry and Vada pav. The latter is particularly common amongst workers. It consists of deep-fried potato dumplings dipped in spicy sauce and crammed in a bun. A place like the Bombay Canteen is a good place to find Indian food at a good price.
There you have it guys, those are our top 10 destinations for foodies. The opportunity to travel the world to these amazing locations is a dream come true for every foodie. So, tell us what you thought about our list. Did we leave out your favorite cities? Do tell us in the comments below. Cheers.