5 Destinations for Foodie Group Travellers

While some people follow their hearts when they travel, others follow their taste buds! If you’re the latter, you probably choose a destination according to your cravings. And while many destinations specialise in certain foods, others have received a boost in the tourism industry by offering top-notch culinary experiences. Read on to find out the top five destinations for foodies travelling in a group.

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  1. USA

The USA has some of the world’s most prestigious restaurants, and each city boasts its own set of unique flavours and food cultures. As you explore from coast to coast, you’ll discover why this vast country is the best destination for foodies. 

New Orleans would be a perfect destination for travellers who love good food. As the food mecca of America, the city is home to some of the country’s most iconic Creole joints. Meanwhile, New York is where you will find the best pizzerias, and wine drinkers will have fun savouring delectable wines in Napa.

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  1. Turkey

Turkish cuisine is a melting pot of different cultures, greatly influenced by Ottoman and shaped by Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and Balkan influences. This is what makes Turkey’s food scene interesting to explore.

If you want to immerse in the country’s food culture, book a luxury tour of Turkey that will take you to the various places around the country to sample the tastiest dishes like gozleme (flatbread stuffed with different fillings) and kokorec (skewered lamb intestines).

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  1. Vietnam

Rich history, great culture, and the availability of fresh ingredients make Vietnam a paradise for foodies. Vietnamese cuisines are a culmination of influences from France, China, and neighbouring countries of Thailand and Cambodia. 

If you want to get hands-on with Vietnamese foods, consider booking a cooking class in Hoi An, Vietnam’s food capital. You’ll learn to prepare centuries-old recipes like spring rolls, homemade rice noodles, shrimp pancakes, and pho. Check out the vibrant markets in big cities like Hanoi and Saigon to experience an authentic feel of the local culture and sample delicious street foods.

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  1. Croatia 

Croatia’s cuisines boast influences from several other cultures, such as Hungary, Austria, and the Balkans. You’ll find truffle-infused dishes in Istria, fresh seafood along the Adriatic coast, and hearty fares in the north.  

To get a closer look into gastronomic culture during your Croatia vacation travels, consider doing a private food tour. These tours will take you to the best dining spots in the country and include activities like truffle hunting, visiting wineries, and sampling traditional street foods like burek, cevapi, and fritule.

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  1. India

Indian foods are some of the best worldwide, so it’s not surprising why India is considered a top destination for foodies. The vast nation is vibrant and diverse, with each state having its own unique culinary offerings. 

In the state of Rajasthan, home to popular tourist cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodhpur, you’ll find delectable dishes like laal maans (meat curry), mirchi bada (battered chilli), and mohan maas (creamy mutton). Meanwhile, in Tamil Nadu, you’ll come across a wide range of dosas. The other dishes you should try in this part of the country are appam (rice pancake), rasam (soup), and pongal (rice dish).

Mumbai, India - January 2017:Street trader cooking breakfast

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