Things to Eat

I love trying new foods. In fact, it is one of my favourite aspects of travel. Between well known international classics and exotic delicacies lies a wonderful world of food, waiting to be discovered.

Of course you want to try the best dishes and most iconic foods of the places you’re visiting. Cuisine and culture are intrinsically linked. The things people eat and the way that they eat them, say a lot about their history and culture. Not to mention it’s tasty! 😉

I’m a pretty adventurous eater, my motto is “you never know until you try”. Because that weird looking mystery stew or those fried beetles might just turn out to be the best meal you’ve ever had. Although I can say from experience, that they probably won’t be 😉 But it’s all about keeping an open mind and hey, you never know until you try!

So, let my experiences guide you to the meal of a lifetime. If you’re taking a trip and you are wondering which dishes to try and which foods you absolutely have to taste at any given destination, here are my tips on local specialities and must-eat meals:

Things to eat in Africa

Things to Eat in Morocco

I’ll be honest guys: I found the food in Morocco underwhelming. I know, shocking! However, that doesn’t mean that the food in Morocco wasn’t good, you just have to know where to look. So, which dishes should you try during your trip? Short answer, all of them. But these ones are especially delicious: … More Things to Eat in Morocco

Things to eat in Asia

Things to Eat in Vietnam

Vietnamese food has taken the world by storm. The tasty, flavourful dishes, such as Pho, have become popular all around the globe. Fresh ingredients and herbs, with Chinese and French influence, make Vietnamese cuisine what it is. Each region has its own specialties and versions of staples such as Pho and Bahn My. The food in the north is more similar to Chinese, whereas food in the north has some subtle Thai notes.
Although it hasn’t replaced Thai as my favourite South East Asia cuisine, I thoroughly enjoyed eating my way through Vietnam. Here are some of the dishes you should absolutely try: … More Things to Eat in Vietnam

Things to eat in Japan

The Japanese are experts in healthy, simple and above all tasty food. With vegetables, you’ve never heard of, and Kit Kats in every flavour imaginable (wasabi chocolate anyone?) eating in Japan can be an overwhelming experience. There is so much to choose from! But to help you along on your quest to the best dish in Japan, here are 5 things you have to try: … More Things to eat in Japan

Things to eat in the Philippines

So, the Philippines are not my favorite food country. In fact, to be honest, it is one of my least favorite. Especially vegetarians will have a hard time finding something tasty to eat. But these things are worth a try 1. Pots The traditional local food is easily recognized by a line of beaten up … More Things to eat in the Philippines

Things to eat in Laos

Laos may not have an internationally renowned cuisine, but it really should! Lao food is similar to Thai if a little more simple. The dishes are humble, fragrant and full of flavor. And due to the French colonial heritage, they have actual French baguettes. These are my absolute favourites: 1. Noodle Soup Noodle soup is a staple of … More Things to eat in Laos

Things to eat in Thailand

Thai cuisine is world-famous for a good reason. The food is spicy, vibrant and full of flavor. From steaming carts full of street food to Michelin star restaurants, Thailand is heaven for foodies. And best of all: the cheapest food is usually the best! So avoid the touristy places with picture menu’s (this goes for … More Things to eat in Thailand

Things to eat in Malaysia

Malaysian cuisine is very varied due to the influence of Chinese and Indian immigrants and every city has a Little India and China Town. Eating in Malaysia gives you the best of traditional Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine in one country. The street food culture is not quite as strong as it is in Thailand, but you will still be able to find affordable food at night markets and buffets. These are my absolute favourite: … More Things to eat in Malaysia

Things to eat in Europe

Things to Eat in Umbria

Umbria is a beautiful region with lots to offer, especially when it comes to food. The cuisine of Umbria is one born out of tradition, local ingredients and lots of love. It’s humble and rustic but full of flavor. If you’re planning a trip to Italy, Umbria, with its charming towns, pretty landscapes and great food can’t be missed. … More Things to Eat in Umbria

Things to Eat in Campania

Let me take you on a little food tour of Campania, a region in the southwest of Italy. It’s most famous city is Naples and most famous food is pizza. Campania cuisine is rich, with lots of fresh seafood and excellent produce. Whether you are visiting Naples or the Amalfi coast, there are a few iconic dishes you just have to try. Here are my favorite things to eat in Campania. … More Things to Eat in Campania

Things to Eat in Sicily

I would say that Sicily has some of the best food in Italy. It’s humble, hearty and full of love and flavor. So, if you’re planning a trip to Sicily, prepare to eat till you’re ready to burst. There are a few typical Sicilian dishes you absolutely have to try from my list of the best things to eat in Sicily: … More Things to Eat in Sicily

Things to Eat in Emilia-Romagna

If there is one region in Italy that really takes the crown when it comes to food, it’s Emilia-Romagna. This region in the north of Italy is home to some of the most famous Italian culinary products. When in Emilia-Romagna, here are a few dishes and products you absolutely have to try: … More Things to Eat in Emilia-Romagna

Things to Eat in Riga

As it turns out, Latvian cuisine is right up my alley. It’s like a mix of Eastern and Central European cooking, with Russian and Nordic influences. And although it is mostly meat and fish based, there are also plenty of delicious vegetarian options. I had a great time exploring the food scene in Riga, both on the Live Riga food tour and on my own. These were my favorite dishes and things you should eat while in Riga: … More Things to Eat in Riga

Things to Eat in Puglia

The Puglia region, and the capitol Bari, is a woofully underappreciated part of Italy. Forget Tuscany or Venice, if you want to experience real authentic Italian culture and food this is where you should go. From incredible white sand beaches (Puglia is a frequent stand in for Thailand in movies) to picturesque villages (you have … More Things to Eat in Puglia

Things to Eat in Ljubljana

Like everything else in Slovenia, the cuisine is influenced by the countries turbulent history. Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Yugoslavia all left their delicious mark on Slovenian cooking. And Ljubljana is the perfect place to try all those typical dishes as well as international food. My favourite food experience in Ljubljana was the open air food market. Every Friday (if the weather allows), local restaurants cook in front of the Cathedral with music and drinks. Here are a few things you absolutely have to try: … More Things to Eat in Ljubljana

Things to Eat in Austria

Austrian food may not be world famous, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good. As a central European country, the local cuisine has been influenced by German, Czech, Hungarian and Italian culture. Austrian food, in general, is hearty, rich and heavy on the carbs and meat. But these days, lighter and vegan-friendly options are popping up everywhere.  … More Things to Eat in Austria

Things to eat in Dublin

Irish food is simple, hearty and delicious. The Irish are big meat eaters, so vegetarian options can be few and far between. But hip Dublin certainly has plenty of international hipster places that serve something for everyone. … More Things to eat in Dublin

Things to eat in Corfu

Greek cuisine is one of my favourites. Greeks know just how to combine fresh, quality ingredients for simple, but tasty dishes. Here are some of my must eats in Corfu (although most of these really go for the whole of Greece): … More Things to eat in Corfu

Things to eat in Krakow

Krakow is not only an architecturally beautiful, culturally interesting and all round fun city. It is also a great food city. From traditional Polish to Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, different influences can be tasted in Krakow cooking. There is plenty to be found, simply wandering around the city and checking out all the hip little eateries. And lots of vegetarian and vegan options as well! … More Things to eat in Krakow

Things to eat in Malaga

The Spanish know how to do food and Malaga is no exception. There are bars and restaurants every few meters selling all kinds of delicious meals and snacks. For the best authentic Spanish food, ask locals or your tour guide for recommendations. Vegetarian might find it hard to find things to eat, but I would recommend El Calafate for affordable veggie eats. … More Things to eat in Malaga

Things to eat in Prague

I love trying the local cuisine when I travel and Prague was no exception. I usually base my picks on Tripadvisor ratings and recommendations from other travelers, hostel staff, and guides. Taxi drivers are also great sources when it comes to local, traditional food. Czech cuisine is similar to other Eastern European countries, which means lots of meat, potatoes and pickled veggies. … More Things to eat in Prague

Things to eat in North America

Things to Eat in Canada

Canada is probably not the first place you think of for a foodie destination. In my three months, most of the traditional Canadian food I encountered was meat and different shades of beige. But I was also pleasantly surprised by the amount of vegan and vegetarian options everywhere. In the end, Canadian cuisine didn’t wow me, but I did find a few dishes worth trying. Here is my top picks for things to eat in Canada: … More Things to Eat in Canada

Things to Eat in New Orleans

As you know from my previous post, I loved New Orleans. The crescent city has beautiful architecture, a great nightlife and rich culture. But most of all, it has amazing food! The New Orleans food scene is a mix between Southern comfort food, creole and Cajun Louisiana cooking and multicultural culinary excellence. The melting pot … More Things to Eat in New Orleans

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