One of the best reasons to travel isn’t just to see things. It’s also to experience local cultures. Part of that means sharing in the local food. There are plenty of places around the world that provide truly delicious experiences for visitors. They include famous destinations like Paris and lesser-known locales in the developing world.
One of the most famous cities for foodies is Paris, France. This city has a huge reputation in the culinary world, and for good reason. Parisians love their food and wine. The markets in the city are as worth seeing as many of the museums. There are also plenty of food-centric tours in and around Paris. For example, the Taste of Montmartre tour takes people through the food culture of one of the most unique, cobblestoned villages in Paris. Other options include Bustronome, a bus company that provides a gourmet meal to tourists as they see Paris.
Copenhagen, Denmark is less well known as a foodie-friendly destination. But in recent years, this city has really made a mark for itself in the culinary world. Copenhagen is home to award-winning restaurants like Relae and Noma. Relae serves all organic food, and became the first such restaurant to make it onto a World Top 50 list. Noma is a two Michelin star restaurant. It’s home to the visionary chef Rene Redzepi. Redzepi is known for using local foods in his restaurant. He goes so far as to forage for ingredients. Noma has been named the Best Restaurant in the World by Restaurant magazine four times since 2010.
Manila is the capital of the Philippines and one of the most exciting places to eat worldwide. This city is home to an incredible variety of street food. Quiapo Market, located by Quiapo Church, is a great place to find everything from spring rolls to balut. This crowded market is something of a free-for-all, and visitors should be prepared for an adventure. Skinita Street Foodz provides a higher-quality, more up-market take on Manila’s street food tradition. This establishment offers everything from fried rice to nachos and other comfort foods. The decor is true to the roots of the street-food tradition. Graffiti adorns the walls, and the menus use a self-consciously edgy font.