As a food blogger I spend a lot of time thinking about food. And as a self-proclaimed traveling junkie I spend the majority of the rest of the time mapping my future travels. It’s really not a surprise then that I’ve accumulated crossed off a few of my favorite Must Eat Cities from my list and I’ve added a few others that I need to visit solely on their dazzling culinary reputations.
Currently one of the most famous tourist destinations in the World, The Greek Isles have some stuff to brag about: the beaches, the history, and the cuisine. Eat a variety of dishes while you are there, but don’t you dare come back without feasting on some fresh caught octopus.
Lentils, couscous, and the famous use of spices all drive the desire to travel to Morocco. The North African country is often overlooked as a foodie destination, but it’s front and center on this list.
Where delicacies originated, Brussels is to thank for frites, beer, waffles, and chocolate. Don’t worry if you can’t find a hotel with a gym, this trip will be all about indulgences.
This New England pick stands apart for it’s small city charm that is met with it’s emphasis on fresh, local seafood. Bonus points if you stay long enough to chat with the fisherman who caught your lunch.
Panama City, Panama
Famous for traditional South American finds like coffee and rice and beans, Panama also packs a secret punch. Ceviche, the country’s culinary creation, is made from raw fish and lemon juice that would add flavor to any trip.
The original meat and potatoes country, Ireland has some serious culinary heritage. Allow baked goods and traditional stews round out the plate. And don’t forget to wash it all down with a Guinness.
One word: pizza. Naples needs little to no explanation, it’s crowded streets are filled with robust locals that add to the flavor that is ‘Italian’. Although pizza, pasta, and wine are their hottest commodities, gelato is located on practically every corner and it would be wise to sample each and every flavor offered.
With a huge emphasis on fruit and vegetables, Indonesia, like many of the Asian countries it sought its influence from, treats it’s tourist to World class cuisine that is peppered with chilies, coconuts, and nuts.
What is on your list of Must Eat Cities?