For some of us, the chance to sample delicious new cuisines is one of the main reasons to go on holiday. If you’re a foodie and are looking for something new to try, here are 5 of the best travel destinations to visit:
The Japanese capital isn’t just the best place to enjoy sushi, although of course it is very much on the menu. The city also offers an overwhelming choice of traditional and exciting new cuisine, from unagi eel and tonkatsu pork cutlets to tofu served every way imaginable. Tokyo caters for all budgets too, and foodies can choose from expensive fine dining restaurants or izakaya – Japanese-style shops serving authentic tapas-style food.
This Indian city is the home of Rajasthani cooking, and it’s where you’ll find the very best chargrilled and barbequed delights. Jaipur is also famous for its fiery goat curries and amazing street food. For foodies looking for a new and totally authentic culinary experience, Jaipur is the place to visit.
If you haven’t already visited, make sure you arrive in New York hungry. The city has every type of food you can ever imagine, thanks to its melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. If you can only visit once, prioritise the oysters at the Grand Central Oyster Bar and the Porterhouse steak at the 1887-established Peter Luger steakhouse.
Head away from Las Ramblas and the other tourist traps in the city centre and you’ll discover real Catalan cuisine. Look forward to tapas, paella and a choice of both family-run and high-end fine dining restaurants, all dotted throughout this buzzing European city.
Now for something completely different – herring, the freshest seafood, Danish pastries and more in Copenhagen. This Danish city is a foodie’s dream, boasting some of the best coffee and the most progressive wines in Europe along with its incredible food offering. It was once home to Noma, one of the world’s most famous restaurants, but still has a huge choice of innovative and exciting restaurants.