The Best International Destinations for Foodies

Posted on 27 March 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

Adding culinary experiences to your itinerary is the perfect way to gain a better understanding of your chosen destination and its culture.

There are a number of destinations across the globe that provide superb culinary experiences, making it worthwhile for foodies.

If you’re a food lover and would love to experience some awesome destinations that are simply a foodie’s paradise, here are a few to consider:

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is the epicentre of one of the world’s most beloved cuisines. As such, it is the ideal place to hunt down authentic Thai cuisine.

Worth trying out is some tasty khao sol Kai which is a type of curry noodle soup, as well as tom kha kao which is a coconut soup that is easily accessible at different food outlets. To delight your tastebuds in a manner nothing short of impressive, try out some fiery Thai curries and seafood dishes.

Thai Red Curry Chicken. Picture: Max Griss / Unsplash

New York, USA

New York boasts an abundance of incredible food. From street vendors to fine dining establishments, there are plenty of options for foodies to explore and enjoy.

New York-style pizza from Famiglia’s Pizzeria, New York. (Picture: Diego Marin / Unsplash)

If you’re a meat lover, a number of brilliant steakhouses await you. There’s also some delicious New York pizza which is worth the try, as well as street hotdogs. A lazy brunch in any of New York’s awesome establishments is also not a bad idea.

London, England

London is one of the biggest food destinations in the world. It offers a range of interesting food experiences including international food choices, fine dining experiences, high teas and markets.

Bread also remains a national passion in England, and excellent bakers can be found throughout the streets of London. You can also enjoy hearty meat dishes, pasta and traditional British desserts. For those who prefer things nice and easy, a piece of fish served with hot chips drenched in vinegar and salt still does the trick.

Paris, France

Paris is a foodie paradise which offers many food-related activities to enhance your overall trip. By immersing yourself in the local food scene, you would not only tantalize your tastebuds. Rather, you would also be creating lasting memories too.

Croque Monsieur. (Picture: Adam Bartoszewics / Unsplash)

There are plenty of street food markets to explore, and you can also embark on a full-day food tour. Delicious French foods to try include croissants, croque monsieurs and even tasty frog legs.

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