Like any good foodie, you’re always interested in a great place to enjoy an even better meal than the last. While a delectable meal can be found in many local eateries, why not head to some of the best destinations in the world known for their food and their beautiful scenery? We've compiled a list of some of the top food destinations in the world—and a few that are on our bucket list! Use this list to plan your next foodie getaway. It’ll make for a memorable and fun experience you’ll both never forget.
7 Top Food Destinations
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Thai food is some of the best in the world. Whether you love a spicy curry or a flavorful Pad Thai, you can’t go wrong with enjoying food in one of the most beautiful areas in the world. You can trek through the jungles, then come to town and enjoy the local night market. Thailand is called the “Land of Smiles” for a reason. The people are warm and friendly, and the cultural experience is unique and exciting. Thailand is not only known for its food, but also for its beautiful scenery.
Think about the simplicity of bread baked with cheese and sauce. Then combine it with the best ingredients and toppings in the world, and you’ll get authentic pizza from Rome, Italy. If you’re planning a foodie trip, Rome MUST be on your list. Not only can you enjoy authentic Italian pizza, but you can also get Fiorentina steak and risotto served with some of the world’s best wines. Rome has so many places to see. You can throw a penny in the Trevi Fountain or visit the Colosseum. Tour one of the local museums, or saunter through the narrow alleyways and historic streets. Rome is filled with good food, friendly faces, and memories waiting to be made.
For some of the most unique cafés in the world, you’ll need to visit Tokyo. There are cat cafés, other themed cafés, and so much more. Enjoy the best sushi and sashimi from authentic restaurants that have been using the best cuts of fish for decades. Tokyo is a truly unique and amazing location with food that will have any foodie raving and reviewing.
For a good old-fashioned barbeque, Texas is where it’s at. There are countless eateries known for their slabs of delicious smoked and grilled meats. With unique sauces and proprietary spice combinations, head to Austin for an incredible food scene and hearty meals for the meat lover in your life.
Foodies love the food truck vibe, tacos for DAYS, BBQ competitions, and meeting the cooks behind the grill. Stop in and enjoy the local museums, botanical gardens, and so much more. You can shop in the big city or visit some of the fun sights outside the metropolitan area.
New Delhi, India
Sit down for a warm Tandoori chicken, flavorful Masala chicken, or handmade samosas. Indian food is known throughout the world for being filled with exotic spices that warm the senses. On top of the delightful meals, there are architectural wonders to behold. Stop in to view the Taj Mahal, check out the Holy City of Varanasi, or stand in awe of the Golden Temple. India has many interesting and unique places to experience.
Warm breads, fresh cheeses, and hand-picked wines make Paris a foodie’s playground. Stop in a café that overlooks the Eiffel Tower at night and you have a food and sightseeing pair made in heaven. Not only does Paris have incredible food, but they also have unique fashion, historic museums, and so much more including shopping. Did you even do Paris if you didn't shop? I've been eyeing one of these moissanite engagement rings on my next visit. A little upgrade and with an ethically sourced stone? Yes, please. Add Parisian chocolates to your trip to make it even more satisfying. You’ll experience Europe in amazing ways when you go to Paris.
New Orleans, Louisiana
For street food, take a trip down to the Bayou. New Orleans food is packed with flavor and culture. Whether you stop by a food vendor for some local gumbo, stop into a café for sweet beignets, or grab some delectable crawfish, there is always something yummy to eat in New Orleans. Don't forget to sample some absinthe or take a ghost tour while you're in town. The distinctive architecture and local businesses make New Orleans an amazing place to be.
Foodies can go near or far to find fabulous food, but for the best experience? That requires you to take a trip to the home of where those foods originate from. Let your taste buds and your eyes guide you around the world.
Do you have a favortite food destination? Where's your top food destination? Share with us below in the comments!