The Ultimate Guide To The Best Foodie Destinations In The World

Published

7 February, 2022

Edited

22 April, 2022

Foodie destinations that will make you hungry for more

Eating is one of life's greatest pleasures and, for many of us, a big part of our travels. Food is the soul of a destination and there's nothing more exciting than the bustle of local markets awash with the vivid colours of fresh produce or the intoxicating aromas emerging from restaurant kitchens.

Whether it's fishcakes and rum punch in Barbados, scones with clotted cream in London or sun-warmed tables groaning with fresh Tuscan produce, these are just some of our favourite foodie destinations we can't wait to tuck into again.

Mexico

The land of tacos, tamales and tequila, Mexico's vibrant cuisine is as diverse as its landscape. Make the most of Los Cabos' emerging farm-to-table movement and pop by Los Tamarindos, where the slow-cooked pork shank in a green mole sauce is a must-try.


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Barbados

Whether you're in the mood for a barefoot beach bar or an elegant dining experience, Barbados is a treat for the tastebuds. The Cliff - the island's most famous restaurant - sample freshly caught seafood and expertly crafted cocktails against panoramic sea views and spectacular sunsets.


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London

From Bangladeshi street food to Sunday pub lunches, innovative Michelin-starred restaurants and teeming weekend markets, London's food scene is a vibrant and varied hub reflective of its cultural diversity. For a truly British experience at one of the city’s finest dining establishments, head to Claridge's to sip tea and savour sandwiches, scones and cake - in short, quintessential afternoon tea.


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Tuscany

Nothing sums up Tuscany more than its lyrical landscapes and exquisite fresh produce. From farmers markets, family-run pastificio tradizionale where artisan pasta is cut by hand, to an abundance of rolling vineyards like Tenuta Moriniello, take some time out to sip a glass of Chianti and make the most of this dreamy slow-paced life. It’s no wonder Italy is considered to be one of the world’s best foodie destinations in the world.


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Greece

Greece could easily be considered one of the best travel destinations for foodies; sharp yet creamy feta, juicy olives, and fresh fish straight from the ocean - there’s just so much to indulge in - especially on the idyllic island of Mykonos. For a real taste of Mykonian cuisine, head to Baos Fine Dining for the freshest seafood dishes and fabulous views across the shimmering Aegean Sea.


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Bali

The fragrant, complex flavours of Balinese cuisine will make any food lover's tastebuds rejoice. Even the street food is well-worth sampling on a personal food tour, from satisfyingly sticky satay chicken to the fiery sambal matah sauce that accompanies many of the island’s popular dishes. For authentic soul food rich in Indonesian spices, there’s no better place than Merah Putih in the capital city of Denpasar.


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France

We couldn’t have a foodie destinations guide without mentioning France at least once. Any keen gourmand knows that this country is one of the most renowned culinary destinations in the world; and where better to start your journey than the glitzy resort town of Cannes? The Michelin-starred La Toque d'Or will take you on a journey of the most quintessential flavours with a unique Asian-inspired twist.


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St Barts

St Barts lets you delight in the rich and vibrant flavours of the Caribbean. A ‘must-visit’ on any foodie's travel list, this beautiful island is home to an assortment of fine dining restaurants - many of which focus on incorporating fresh, local produce into their dishes. Tuck into the catch of the day at Bonito - a delightful hillside eatery sitting above the bustling port of Gustavia.


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Tempted by our foodie travel destinations?

Simply speak to one of our expert Travel Advisors and they will match you with the perfect home or villa, ideally located for tucking into the very best of the destination.

Mykonos

Greece could easily be considered one of the best travel destinations for foodies; sharp yet creamy feta, juicy olives, and fresh fish straight from the ocean - there’s just so much to indulge in - especially on the idyllic island of Mykonos. For a real taste of Mykonian cuisine, head to Baos Fine Dining for the freshest seafood dishes and fabulous views across the shimmering Aegean Sea.

Bali

The fragrant, complex flavours of Balinese cuisine will make any food lover's tastebuds rejoice. Even the street food is well-worth sampling on a personal food tour, from satisfyingly sticky satay chicken to the fiery sambal matah sauce that accompanies many of the island’s popular dishes. For authentic soul food rich in Indonesian spices, there’s no better place than Merah Putih in the capital city of Denpasar.

Cannes

We couldn’t have a foodie destinations guide without mentioning France at least once. Any keen gourmand knows that this country is one of the most renowned culinary destinations in the world; and where better to start your journey than the glitzy resort town of Cannes? The Michelin-starred La Toque d'Or will take you on a journey of the most quintessential flavours with a unique Asian-inspired twist.

St Barts

St Barts lets you delight in the rich and vibrant flavours of the Caribbean. A ‘must-visit’ on any foodie's travel list, this beautiful island is home to an assortment of fine dining restaurants - many of which focus on incorporating fresh, local produce into their dishes. Tuck into the catch of the day at Bonito - a delightful hillside eatery sitting above the bustling port of Gustavia.

New York

The New York City food scene is a wonderfully varied and diverse landscape to explore; from the food trucks serving up classic hot dogs to the fine dining options within the streets of Manhattan, there’s something for everyone. No visit to the Big Apple is complete without trying a traditional deep dish pizza - but if you are looking for gourmet fare, the award-winning Ai Fiori is sure to exceed your expectations.

San Francisco

The US is brimming with foodie cities, and San Francisco is no exception. Whether you’re craving the delicious simplicity of a po' boy sandwich or a full three-course menu from one of the city’s finest eateries, there’s so much to discover. For food that could be considered fine art, head to Atelier Crenn to sample their stunning and incredibly inventive tasting menu.

Tempted by our foodie travel destinations?

We can help make your dream foodie getaway a reality. Simply speak to one of our expert Travel Advisors and they will match you with the perfect home or villa, ideally located for tucking into the very best of the destination. What's more, our concierge team will take care of any special little extras, such as hiring a local chef for the evening or arranging private wine tastings in the area's finest vineyards and top foodie destinations.