How To Find Great Food In A New Town

January 2, 2020

Whether you are there on vacation, or you have permanently moved, being in a new environment is fun. There are always new things to see and experience. One of the only downsides of being in a new place is that all your favorite restaurants are not available. If you suddenly find yourself in a new town and you need to find great food, do not worry. These tips can help you find great food wherever you are:

Ask the locals.

This is the oldest and best way to find great food when you are away from home. The locals already know all the great spots, and can give you excellent advice on where to eat and what to avoid. What is more, people are always glad to give tourists advice. Everyone wants to help you integrate into the community, and pointing you to great food is a great way to do that.

Take a walk.

A great restaurant may just be around the corner from where you are staying. This is especially true if you are staying in a busy city. Additionally, moving around and seeing the sights is bound to be on your itinerary anyway. You might as well keep an eye out for restaurants. You can stop, take a look at their menu, and ask about their prices. You may have just found your favorite restaurant!

Do some research before you leave.

This tip is probably so obvious that it probably does not belong on this list. The Internet is the source of all kinds of information these days, and if you want to find a famous eatery in your surrounding then order food online is the first option. Besides, if you are going to be staying in a new place for a while, it stands to reason that you should prepare adequately.

While you are looking up hotels to stay, you should include restaurants and markets in your search. The information you get can even influence where you finally decide to stay.

Look for lines.

Granted, no one likes to wait in line. Most people feel like their lives are slipping away from them when they stand in a line for more than five minutes. But then, lines can be indicators of a great restaurant. Think about it — if people are willing to withstand the excruciating pain of waiting in a line for a meal, then it must be good. If you happen to see a line in front of a restaurant in a new town, join it. Your taste buds just might be in for a surprise.

Search by dish.

If you are like most people, then you already have a list of foods you would like to try while on your trip. Places like Greece and the Philippines are famous for their fantastic dishes, and no one will blame you for wanting to try them out. You can find restaurants by simply looking for places that serve your favorite dishes. You can use every other tip on this list, from asking locals to searching online.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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