The Ultimate Travel Destinations for Food Lovers

December 20, 2021

If you’re the kind of traveller who listens and literally follows his gut when picking out the next travel destination, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up the top places recommended by luxury travel agents for food lovers. 

From street food to fine dining and everything in between, you have to check these ultimate places to satisfy your gastronomic adventures.

Lyon, France

Celebrated as the crème de la crème of refined dining, you’ll find some of the best French cuisines in Lyon, France. From homemade pate, to rich stew to pungent, delectable cheeses, you can just as easily enjoy all these in the equally unpretentious restaurants in Lyon. Then, wash it all down with a glass or two or more of the city’s exquisite local wine.

Bon appetite!

Barcelona, Spain

The capital of the Catalonia region gained a reputation for being the foodie mecca for when you’re looking for old-fashion tapas bar or fine dining. Barcelona celebrated in 2017 the recognition of the city’s first 3-Michelin star restaurant, Lasarte.

Also, if you’re fond of cooking as much as eating, then don’t forget to head over to Boqueria market, which is basically a food porn hub.

Bologna, Italy

Italy pretty much is in every list of any foodie travel and luxury travel agent, renowned for giving the world both pasta and pizza. However, knowing where exactly to go could prove a bit tricky.

But if there’s one place the Italians themselves would recommend, it would be Bologna, which earned the nickname “La Grassa” (the Fat One), referring to the city’s exceptional cuisine.

Thanks to the city’s close proximity to the sea and the mountainous north, it has access to some of the premium ingredients like parmesan cheese, Parma ham and white truffles. You can also visit Tuscany, Rome, Venice, Amalfi Coast, Milan, and San Gimignano to taste the different kinds of food.

Copenhagen, Denmark

The world-renowned restaurant Noma, voted 3 times by the magazine Restaurant as the best restaurant, propelled Copenhagen’s status as the global foodie mecca. From there, a new class of chefs fed the growing food scene.

Additionally, this new wave of restaurants gave people from all over the world another reason to completely fall in love with Scandinavian cuisine.

For a more casual way of tasting Copenhagen, head over to the food market Torvehallerne. Savour delicious cuisines in the hippest eateries such as Relæ, Amas and 108 more.

Lima, Peru

Now, for food from the other side of the globe, particularly the home of ceviche, Peru is your go-to food haven. Specifically, Peru is home to 3 of the 50 best restaurants in the world—Astrid y Gaston, Maido and Central.

Oaxaca, Mexico

We all love Mexican food! There’s always something mouth-watering to try at almost every street corner.

However, if you just pick out one place, then topping the list would have to be Oaxaca. You can’t miss out on Oaxaca’s appetizing tlayuas, traditional tamales and their chapulines (or crispy fried grasshoppers). This is all thanks to its rich diverse culinary influences, ranging from Mesoamerican to Hispanic. Plus, there are great street food here! Check out- write for us travel

New York City

The iconic Big Apple is home to the most historical melting pots worldwide. From traditional Jewish cuisine to avant-garde food concepts, NYC has some of the best restaurants, such as Eleven Madison Park and the iconic Peter Luger and Katz’ Deli, and many more!

Bangkok, Thailand

If you have walked the streets of Thailand at least once in your life, then you’ll definitely recognise their world-famous street food. Fill all your senses with juicy satay skewers, fragrant curries, spicy noodles, mouth-watering desserts, fresh seafood, and many more. Don’t worry about the cost, since these will only set you back the same price you pay for a latte back home.


Did you know that there are more cuisine types in the world than there are in countries? Each cuisine is steeped in culture, history, memories and particular events. So what are you waiting for? Ask your luxury travel agent to plan your next food destination and fulfill your gastronomic cravings!

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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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