If food is the language of love, what better way to look after yourself than a food-centric holiday? The world has many places that are known for their cuisine. But what if you don’t want your food tour to include the usual suspects? What if you’re looking for something a little different? We all need to expand our palates from time to time. Today, we bring all of you food lovers six new destinations to whet your appetite.
Food Lovers: Detroit
We begin with Detroit in Michigan. This metropolitan area is already known for being the birthplace of Motown, but what about its food? In particular, the city’s oldest surviving neighbourhood of Corktown is teeming with a plethora of eateries. Food lovers will find everything from fine dining to breakfast joints. Start your day with a breakfast poutine at Brooklyn Street Local, try some Southeast Asian fare at the new and trendy Katoi for lunch, and finish with some beef brisket or pulled pork at Slows Bar BQ.
Food Lovers: Wellington
Heading much further south, Wellington in New Zealand has plenty to offer food lovers. Cuba Street is home to many bars and restaurants, with a few hidden gems! For the eco-conscious foodie, head to Logan Brown. This fine dining destination serves food based on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. If you’re looking for weird and wonderful, definitely check out Laundry. This bar and restaurant was a dry cleaner in a previous life, has retained the exterior, and serves soul food like jerk chicken and gumbo.
Food Lovers: Tokyo
If Japanese cuisine is a firm favourite, you won’t go wrong with a visit to Tokyo. Food is not only tasty, but also fresh and artistic. Head down to Ramen Street for—you guessed it—fantastic ramen at Tokyo Station. Try Yarakucho for its renowned street food stands and don’t forget to grab some yakitori bites! And if you’re feeling adventurous, go along to Tsukiji Shijo market to watch, and maybe participate in, the tuna auctions.
Food Lovers: Alicante
Food lovers who enjoy tapas cannot miss Alicante in Spain—it’s the birthplace of tapas, after all. Make sure you get your fill of tapas in as authentic a setting as possible, and don’t forget your wine pairings! Start with Gambas a la Plancha (fresh prawns), and indulge in some chorizo a la sidra (spicy sausage slow-cooked in cider) and the staple Albóndigas (spiced meatballs). The Mediterranean sunsets will have you feeling warm and cared for, and the food will be utterly unforgettable.
Food Lovers: Ho Chi Minh City
Anyone who knows of Vietnam has likely heard of Ho Chi Minh City. While you may have heard of the culture and history, food lovers will definitely know that it’s an unmissable destination. Banh Mi sandwiches are a firm favourite, featuring a mixture of meats topped with chillies and pickles. Staple dishes include a wide variety of noodle or rice dishes including Com Tam. Let’s not forget the famous Pho, of course, known around the world as a traditional broth with meats, noodles and vegetables.
Food Lovers: Kerala
Finally, we come to Kerala in India. Spicy food lovers will delight in the vast choice of exotic flavour combinations. Kerala, known across the world for spices and teas, is famous for its origin of the Asian spice routes of yesteryear. You’ll find plenty of dishes featuring coconut, central to this region’s cuisine. If you’re a fan of rice and vegetable dishes, you’ll be right at home! Enjoy your meals served on a banana leaf, adding a further splash of colour to your already colourful food.
If you want timeshare that caters (no pun intended) to your love of food, call us today. Our in-house Buying Team will help identify the right destination and holiday product for you and your family’s needs. You’ll soon be jetting off for new and exciting gastronomic delights!
If you’re becoming more of a homebody, however, why not sell your timeshare to the new generation of food lovers? Contact our Selling Team today for a free discussion of your options. Then relax with a home-cooked meal knowing that you’re in safe hands.
Until next time, stay safe and travel happy!