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Every destination can be a foodie destination, though certain cities and areas are going to stand out above the rest. By choosing a destination based on its dishes, you are ensuring you can stimulate your senses and open up a whole new world of flavours. The possibilities are endless.
Once you’ve picked your destination, all that is left is to head on over. To truly enjoy the experience and to enjoy that foodie holiday to its maximum you are going to want to follow this guide:
1. Save Up Your Budget to Enjoy the Top Foods
If you want to eat well, you are going to want to save up a huge budget for your meals. This doesn’t mean you will be eating at Michelin starred restaurants the whole time, but that you have the option. It will also be best to save up for an accommodation option that features a fully stocked kitchen. While eating out is certainly a highlight, so too is using the fresh delicious local ingredients to make your own meals.
2. Visit All the Food Markets
Food markets are the best places to be for a foodie. You’ll find great lunch options, get to taste a variety of product, and course, be able to bring some items home. Spices and other jarred items are perfect gifts for yourself or your loved ones.
3. Ask A Local Where to Eat Next
Don’t be afraid to ask the locals! Many know English no matter where in the world you are. A good place to start is to ask the vendors at one of those food markets. Don’t be offended if they cannot answer, but keep persevering. You’ll have a list of quality hidden haunts in no time at all.
4. Get Involved with the Culture
Getting involved and excited like a local is one of the best ways to truly enjoy any trip, and in many cases, you can combine your love of food and drink with these cultures. Europe, in particular, has a thriving fiesta culture that follows their biggest sport – football. You can get equally excited as them by investing in some football betting of your own. You’ll be able to get excited and thrilled during a game in a pub with other fans just because of a bet – no matter how small.
It’s thrilling to partake in this lively culture, and often you won’t have to go far. In fact, you’ll even be able to find local haunts at the same time, letting you enjoy your foodie holiday and experiencing something new.
5. Take a Cooking Class to Learn Local Dishes Yourself
Last but not least, look into booking a cooking class for yourself. Learn local dishes first-hand and enjoy a unique experience you’ll remember forever. Online booking sites often highlight such experiences. You’ll be able to find them on AirBnB, for example, and be able to choose an option that is taught in English.