What better way to experience a new location than to eat there? There are more than a million tastes to experience, and way more than a million taste buds to experience them with. This means that the opportunities are almost endless. With the right plan in mind, you and your traveling partner(s) can experience a new city by eating your way through all it has to culinarily offer. Set up a food tour that you’ll never forget.
However, this is not always an exercise in pure hedonism and joy. It does take a little bit of planning to get right, especially if you’re on a budget. For this reason, we have compiled a list of tips that could potentially allow for your food tour to be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. It’s likely that you’ll put on a small amount of weight, but when it comes to experiencing the joy of food, that’s surely no problem. After all, vacations are supposed to be fun… And yummy!
PLAN YOUR ROUTE
It can be worthwhile to plan your route. When you walk around a city you might walk into any restaurant that grabs your eye. Be warned, however, that a flashy exterior does not always equal great food. While novelty and exploration can still play a part, sometimes checking online for restaurant reviews can help you compile a list of five must taste locations. From there, you can get see where the journey takes you while your short list of options. This will also help you plan the styles of cuisine that you would like to experience over the course of the time you have.
You might enjoy Italian food to a fault (and who could blame you?) but simply eating pasta and pizza for the next five days could leave you bloated. Worse, it could leave you worried about the beautiful Vietnamese, Cuban, Thai and Mexican food you have left behind. Plan your route, and try to coincide these areas with a natural progression through the city. This allows you to explore a new city as you make your way around with your taste buds as your guide.
BUDGET FOR YOUR TASTE BUDS
Food can be expensive. If there is a taste or restaurant that you know you want, budgeting may be your main priority. Looking for promotions and deals online as well as in local food magazines could help you save a little bit of money. Some places might ask you to bring your own drinks, while others might offer cheap deals on wine after ordering a certain amount of food. It could also be that you choose to use the attractive new pay-later options with food and travel in mind, such as the latest offering from Uber. Check out this uber credit card review to see the possibilities and get more information. After all, what good is restaurant food if you pay over the odds for it?
EXPERIMENT WITH NEW FLAVORS
New flavors are always a priority. If you neglect to try them, you will often feel remiss in your capacity to enjoy what is afforded to you. Experiment with flavors, and you’ll often find that a new pathway of experience will open itself up to you. Even if you feel you’re not a fan of a certain food, it might be that you formed that opinion when you were eight years old, and now is the perfect time to renew it.
With these tips and tricks in mind, each new city can be entertaining, exciting and most of all DELICIOUS. Be sure to experience one of the best food tours of all time created with budget, flavors and logic in mind.