Welcome to the March 2023 edition of our newsletter, where I share the latest and greatest travel destinations for foodies around the world. If you're someone who loves to explore different cuisines and indulge in delicious local dishes, this month's recommendations are perfect for you. I've also listed some of the must-see sights in those destinations - Happy exploring!
Tokyo is a foodie paradise with a diverse range of restaurants and street food stalls. From sushi to ramen to tempura, there's something for everyone here. Some of the must-try dishes include the fluffy and savoury Okonomiyaki, the creamy and delicious Matcha ice cream, and the unique and flavorful Takoyaki.
- Tsukiji Fish Market: a world-famous fish market where you can find the freshest seafood and try delicious sushi.
- Shibuya Crossing: the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world, and a popular spot for people-watching and shopping.
- Senso-ji Temple: an ancient temple in the heart of Tokyo's Asakusa district, surrounded by traditional shops and restaurants.
Bangkok is known for its vibrant street food scene, where you can find a variety of affordable and delicious local dishes. Some of the top dishes to try include Pad Thai, Tom Yum Goong, and Mango Sticky Rice. Be sure to check out the famous Chatuchak Market, where you can find a plethora of food stalls and vendors selling all kinds of tasty treats.
- Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace: a stunning complex of temples and palaces, considered the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand.
- Chatuchak Weekend Market: a bustling market with over 8,000 stalls selling everything from clothing to souvenirs to street food.
- Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn): a beautiful temple on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, known for its unique architecture and stunning views of the city.
Barcelona is a culinary destination that shouldn't be missed. The city is famous for its tapas, small plates of delicious Spanish dishes meant for sharing. Some of the must-try tapas include patatas bravas, grilled octopus, and croquettes. Don't forget to indulge in some paella, a classic Spanish rice dish.
- La Sagrada Familia: a breathtaking basilica designed by Antoni Gaudi, known for its stunning stained glass windows and intricate architecture.
- Park Guell: another Gaudi masterpiece, a whimsical park filled with colorful mosaics and sculptures.
- La Rambla: a bustling pedestrian street in the heart of the city, filled with street performers, shops, and restaurants.
Istanbul is a melting pot of cultures, and its food reflects that. The city offers a wide range of dishes, from kebabs to mezze to Turkish coffee. Some of the must-try dishes include Lahmacun, a thin Turkish pizza, Doner Kebab, and Turkish delight, a sweet treat made with sugar and starch.
- Hagia Sophia: a stunning Byzantine cathedral-turned-mosque-turned-museum, with impressive domes and intricate mosaics.
- Grand Bazaar: one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world, with over 4,000 shops selling everything from spices to textiles.
- Blue Mosque: a beautiful mosque with six towering minarets, known for its intricate tilework and blue-painted interior.
New Orleans, USA
New Orleans is a foodie destination that's worth the trip. The city is famous for its Creole and Cajun cuisine, which blends French, African, and Native American influences. Some of the must-try dishes include gumbo, jambalaya, and po'boys. And don't forget to indulge in a beignet, a deep-fried doughnut covered in powdered sugar.
- French Quarter: the oldest and most famous neighbourhood in New Orleans, with beautiful architecture, live music, and delicious food.
- Preservation Hall: a legendary music venue where you can experience authentic New Orleans jazz.
- Garden District: a beautiful neighbourhood known for its historic mansions and oak-lined streets.
I hope this month's recommendations have inspired you to plan your next foodie adventure. Whether you're craving sushi in Tokyo or beignets in New Orleans, there's a world of delicious cuisine waiting to be explored. Get in touch today, I'd love to help you plan your trip!!