If you’re a foodie, there is no better way to explore the world than by visiting its top destinations for food. But, with so many incredible places to choose from and countless new dishes to experience, where do you start? To help narrow things down, we’ve put together a list of four unforgettable culinary journeys that will satisfy your appetite for adventure!
1 Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is one of the leading destinations in Africa for foodies, boasting a vibrant culinary scene with European influences. You can’t leave without trying biltong and other beef products at Dale’s Butcher Shop or enjoying seafood from nearby Simonstown. Sample international fare like Malay dishes at Zanzibar Blue Restaurant or traditional Japanese cuisine at Baru on Long Street, then end your night drinking wine by the poolside while listening to music under the stars!
If you’re looking for a truly authentic South African experience, make sure to visit the Cape Malay Quarter in Bo-Kaap. Here, you’ll find colorful spice shops and traditional East Indian clothing stores that carry textiles imported worldwide. To truly immerse yourself in this lively community, try one of the many community tours that depart from the Bo-Kaap Museum.
New York City is a foodie’s paradise, with cuisines from around the world available on every block. Head to Chinatown for authentic Chinese dishes like dim sum and dumplings, or take your taste buds to another level with French-Japanese fusion cuisine at Masa near Central Park. When you’re in Little Italy, make sure you have the pasta Fagioli (or bean soup) while soaking up some of that famous Italian energy; when it comes time for dessert, don’t miss out on cannoli!
You can also find delicious pies topped with homemade whipped cream at The Parker House in Boston—plus incredible spice rubs and sauces courtesy of Emeril Lagasse here too! And no trip would be complete without tasting mouth-watering grills from the best blackstone griddle recipes.
Mendoza is a wine lover’s paradise, with over 120 vineyards producing red and white wines. For those looking for an extra taste of Argentina, do as the locals do and order a savory grilled steak or traditional empanadas at any restaurant in town. Mendoza also offers exceptional winery tours, so you can learn more about this beautiful region while sipping on some delicious vino! Finally, be sure to trypan dulce—a sweet treat made from wheat dough—which makes perfect souvenir gifts too!
Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions in Italy, perfect for a relaxing vacation any time of year. However, if you have your heart set on trying some authentic Italian cuisine while exploring this region, then be sure to stop by Trulli right outside Florence, where they serve up delicious traditional dishes like spaghetti with pesto and meatballs or gnocchi! There are also plenty of vineyards around Tuscany that offer wine tasting tours; if you’re looking to try something different, don’t forget about grappa which can only be found here!