5 Food Destinations You Need to Visit in 2018
There are places around the world that are synonymous with certain foods—delicious, yes, but somewhat predictable. To help you find some undiscovered culinary adventures, Booking has created a list of some of the top up-and-coming foodie destinations to ignite your appetite.
Have high tea in Bath, UK
The quintessentially English tradition of taking afternoon tea is still as popular today as it was in Georgian times. There is no better place to enjoy this traditional meal of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and sweet cakes than the Pump Room. This historic space was regarded as the social heart of Bath for more than two centuries and featured in many Jane Austen novels.
Have a Summer Sweet in Miedzyzdroje, Poland
Międzyzdroje is a lively seaside resort town in northwestern Poland on the island of Wolin on the Baltic coast, buzzing in the summer with tourists. Dating back to the 14th century, waffles have been long-loved as a summer delicacy in Poland and Miedzyzdroje sees waffle sellers on every corner offering no end of variation of this sweet delight. Research by Booking.com found that 46 per cent of Canadian travellers say they pick a destination for its great food or drinks, so it’s no surprise Międzyzdroje is so popular with tourists with its world-renowned waffles.
Sample Sushi in Dusseldorf, Germany
With 43 per cent of Canadian travellers looking to be more adventurous with the type of cuisine they eat while travelling, why not try a classic cuisine in alternative setting? Dusseldorf, known for its fashion and art industry, might not be the first place you’d expect to have a thriving sushi scene. However, with the third-largest Japanese community in Europe, it has many Japanese and sushi restaurant options scattered around the city, making it a top place to visit if you’re keen on this traditional Japanese cuisine.
Go Meat Free in Koyasan, Japan
The mountain of Koyasan (Mount Koya) is on the beautiful forested Kii Peninsula, more than 800 metres above sea level. It was traditionally considered sacred and is a major pilgrimage site for followers of the Shingon school of Buddhism. A special vegetarian—often vegan—diet is followed by monks and believers in Buddhism. Called Shojin Ryori in Japanese, this can be translated as “Food of Devotion.” Enjoy some monastic succulence at some of the century old restaurants.
Go all-out gourmet in Franschhoek, South Africa
The village of Franschhoek (French Corner), tucked into the Cape Lands of South Africa, is known as the country’s gourmet capital. It lures international tourists and locals alike to its vineyards, celebrated restaurants and historic houses.