8 incredible foodie experiences from around the world

Since one of the highlights of travelling is trying the local cuisine, what better way to choose your next holiday than by some of the top foodie experiences around the world?

From tucking into the ultimate in Swiss chocolate to hunting your own mud crabs, there's an abundance of unique (and delicious) foodie experiences to discover.

Here are a collection of some of the best destinations where your tastebuds come first. 

Barberino Di Mugello, Italy

If you want a truly homestyle meal in Italy, look no further than Barberino di Mugello. In the kitchen you will find a nonna cooking up dishes from her childhood at this family-run restaurant in Florence. Insight Vacations' takes you to this hidden gem on their Best of Italy itinerary.

Pasteis de Belem, Portugal 

This airy bakery and café is the birthplace of the “Pastel de Nata” – the humble and delicious custard tart. Now a national favourite, you can sample these sweet and creamy treats, which are still made to their original (secret) recipe.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jaisalmer, India

Sometimes it's not just about the food. On Adventure World Travel's Highlights of Rajasthan, you can venture to the Jaisalmer desert, where the Kanoi Sand Dunes make the perfect backdrop for some culinary hedonism. Tuck into a feast as the sun paints the sand a million colours, and dance to live music under the night sky. 

Jekyll Island, USA

Located off the coast of Georgia, Jekyll island is brimming with luxury hotels, historical ruins and tranquil picnic spots. But, one of the best foodie delights is found on board the "Lady Jayne" where you can try a spicy "shrimp boil".

Ancient Hue restaurant, Vietnam

Here, you can literally dine like a King as you are served dishes that are typically served to Vietnamese Royalty. As an added layer of fun, you get to dress in the traditional costumes, too. Experience this unique dining opportunity on Uniworld’s 13-day Vietnam luxury river cruise.

Rick's Café, Morocco

Yes, this is the one and only Rick’s Café, made famous by the 1942 film Casablanca. Harking back to Morocco's golden age with tinkling pianos and sultry jazz crooning tunes from the '40s and '50s.  

Daintree, Australia

Go one step further than just sampling some mud crab and get down and dirty catching them. Inspiring Journeys’ Inspiring Australia itinerary takes you on an adventure as you learn about traditional spear-hunting tactics and then enjoy your very fresh lunch in the rainforest. 

Maison Cailler, Switzerland

Have your very own real-life Willy Wonka moment at Maison Cailler. One of Switzerland’s oldest and most important chocolate factories, a visit here will transport you to a magical world where you can be immersed in the highest echelons of Swiss chocolate making. 

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