Cuisine is an integral part of culture that makes traveling worth the journey, thanks to the way it tells you about a destinations’s traditions, food preferences, local ingredients and geographic location. Below, we share five destinations in Europe that are worth visiting if you’re a foodie. Madrid If you’re foodie hoping to go on the […]
November 13, 2019
Cuisine is an integral part of culture that makes traveling worth the journey, thanks to the way it tells you about a destinations’s traditions, food preferences, local ingredients and geographic location. Below, we share five destinations in Europe that are worth visiting if you’re a foodie.
If you’re foodie hoping to go on the ultimate culinary journey, Spain’s regions will deliver not just the food, but also the history and the culture that comes with it. Madrid is especially a favorite, where tapas, paella, tortilla española and jamon iberico reign supreme.
Start your day by exploring a food market like Mercado San Miguel or Mercado de Maravillas, where you can eat your way and discover the local culture at the same time. Cap off the night with a stop at a traditional castellano, a traditional type of bar usually run by a family and frequented by locals.
Scandinavian cuisine might not be the top choice when it comes to European cuisine, but Copenhagen is home to Noma, famously known as the world’s best restaurant. Looking for less haute couture, more traditional and simple?
Head to Restaurant Fridas, which serves the best traditional Danish food such as schnitzel and smørrebrød. There’s also the Torvehallerne, Copenhagen’s take on a European food market, and the Copenhagen Street Food, a warehouse brimming with food stalls from all over the world.
Just like in so many other things, the French capital also brings their A-game when it comes to food. Stop by a charming cafe for a breakfast of coffee and croissant, then come nighttime head to a Parisian bistro for pot-au-feu, a comforting stew made up of meat and vegetables; or a classic beef entrecôte.
Craving for dessert or a light snack? Paris is a city of pastries: whether it’s an eclair au chocolat, crepes, creme brûlée, tarte tatin or a macaron, there will surely be something sweet that will hit the spot.
Looking to #accesstheroadlesstraveled? Look no further than Lisbon, Portugal, where seafood reigns supreme.
Join the hungry lunch crowd at the Mercado da Ribeira, where you can partake in the freshest seafood, fish and steak sandwiches, pastries and local delicacies such as bacalhau, carne de porco a Alentejana, and percebes.
Don’t forget to take a bite of the pastel de nata, the iconic custard pie that Portugal is famous for!
You can’t go wrong with Naples, the birthplace of pizza. Look for Sorbillo, where pizza is topped with simple ingredients like tomato, basil leaves and mozzarella, then perfectly baked in a wood-fried oven. Beyond pizza, keep an eye out for friggatorie or eateries that specialize in fried food such as calzoni, croquettes and panzarotti.
And because there’s always room for pastries, stop by Pintauro, known as the queen of local patisseries, where you can find the sfogliatella, a shell-shaped, multi-layered crispy roll filled with ricotta and almond paste.
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