Planning your trip in advance can save you a lot of time and money. Apart from researching and writing down your itinerary, it’s also important to plan where to eat. Devouring on local cuisines is one of the best ways to really experience their culture.
Today, we’re sharing with you ways on how to plan the perfect foodie getaway. Researching will lead you to find many culinary adventures are your disposal – you just need to put some thought into your travel plans to create the experience you’re looking for.
Choose your destination carefully
While there are many options to go to (thanks to promo fares), there are some places around the globe (or even here in the Philippines) that are known for their local specialties.
If you’re committed to eating your way through your destination, put in the work of researching. Choose a city or a country that will provide a lot of gastronomic adventures for you and your partner.
Connect with a local
Thanks to social media, there are numerous ways on how you can get in touch with someone local to the area. Don’t depend on Yelp reviews alone when planning your dining experiences.
Tip: don’t rely on the hotel’s concierge and your hotel bellhop. Most of the time, restaurants around their area are giving them rewards and incentives by pointing guests in their direction. So any recommendations from them can be taken with a grain of salt.
Enroll in a cooking class
What better way to experience their food than to learn how to make it yourself? See if you can find any cooking class in the city you’re going to and sign up for it. There are websites such as Klook that offers discounted vouchers so you might want to check out their website.
Not only do you pick up new skills in the kitchen, you also get to have a one-of-a-kind experience with your partner.
Your go-to is street food
Street food is huge in almost all cities around the world. If you’ve watched the Netflix series entitled “Street Food”, it explores the rich culture of street food in some of the world’s most colorful cities such as the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, and more!
Street food vendors are hard-working locals who bring joy to their communities through their passion and love for food. While some people sees street food with skepticism, any foodie will tell you that street food is one of the best ways to experience the authenticity of flavors and cooking traditions of that city.
Tip: go where there seem to be more people around (even if you have to wait a little longer) as those are usually the best-known places.
Eat, walk, eat, sleep, repeat!
With a little planning and prep work, you’ll find that planning the foodie getaway of your dreams isn’t an impossible task. See what options exist in your destination and make plans to rest, relax, and indulge in the local delicacies. Break up your meals and sampling sessions with plenty of walking and taking lovely photos around your destination.
Where would you and your partner go for the ultimate foodie vacation? Leave a comment and let us know!