For diehard foodies like us, no travel plans are complete without sampling local delicacies. Thankfully, we are blessed with kids who are not too picky with food and it seems like they have inherited our love for food! So during our family holidays, tasting local cuisines is definitely on top of our itinerary. It’s our way of immersing our kids into new cultures while making memories that will surely last a lifetime.
Here’s our pick for the best foodie destinations around the world as well as family-friendly activities to take part in each destination.
France is hailed all over the world for its delicious food. Thus, we believe it’s the perfect destination for a gastronomic adventure with the family. In order to fully immerse ourselves in the French way of living, we rented a vacation home in the countryside. We also got our own car and drove to the surrounding areas to explore.
During our holiday, we’ve explored a lot of picturesque towns, but the highlight was the local market near our place. Every morning, we would drive to the market for freshly baked baguettes and we also sampled lots of local cheeses and other French delicacies like Cidre.
India is an exciting country to visit. It’s very colourful and has tons of historical attractions as well. But what we really love about our holiday in India is the food, especially in the North Indian luxurious destinations of Delhi and Agra.
In Delhi, we took part in a guided walking tour that includes food tasting at some street food stalls. The tour was in Old Delhi, which is truly a foodie paradise. Of course, we’ve learned a lot as well, as our guide would share a bit of history of the places we would pass by. It’s not only educational but a true gastronomic treat as well!
America is a massive country with so many different cultures. This explains why the food culture of the country is also very diverse. We’ve visited quite a lot of cities in the US during our vacation, including an amazing trip to Orlando but the kids love Austin the most. It’s easy to see why.
Austin is the land of food trucks. Here, the food is truly exceptional and is way more affordable than the other American cities we’ve visited. Despite it being a big city, it’s pretty much easy to get around. Aside from feasting on the delicious foods, we also had a great time exploring Graffiti Park, the Texas Capitol, and Lady Bird Lake.
This list won’t be complete without mentioning Italy, the country where pasta, pizza, and gelato have originated. In Italy, there’s definitely no shortage of great restaurants and cafes serving incredible Italian foods, especially in its capital city.
We had a blast exploring and eating, especially at night where we took part in a ghost tour of Rome. Led by a local guide, we embarked on an exciting adventure of the city after the sun comes down. We visited some famous sights in Rome that look truly magical at night.
Greece is highly recommended for families who love both culture and food. In Athens, we booked a family food tour and learned everything, from the city’s history, culture, and flavours.
Our guide led us to the Acropolis, then towards the charming village of Anafiotika, and into the historic neighbourhoods of Psirri and Monastiraki. Along the way, we stopped to sample cheeses, herbs, olives, sweets, and some local street foods. We’ve also witnessed how these foods were prepared.