Travelling is a beautiful experience. The opportunity to see new sights and sounds and take in the experiences of ‘new’ locations offers so many benefits to the mind and body. But while many focus on what to see and feel, another thing that makes any travel experience worth remembering is the exquisite tastes of your destinations. Unfortunately, finding the best food when travelling in an unknown location isn’t the easiest thing to do, and you don’t want to settle for expensive tourist-targeted local restaurants or miss out on popular cuisines. So, here are some tips you can use to find the best meals when you travel.
Read blogs and reviews for suggestions
Before you set off, take the time to read various blogs and online reviews of places you want to visit to find out what previous visitors have to say about them. You can also watch Youtube videos from vloggers about their experiences and pay attention to the tips they share. The advantage of video reviews is that you can watch and follow travellers’ experiences already in the location, see the restaurants and food joints they visit, see the qualityyou’llshouldn’tyou’reDon’t, etc. You can also ask friends, family members or anyone you trust that have already visited that location for their opinions.
Ask your accommodation attendants for recommendations
When you finally arrive at your destination, speak with your hotel attendants and ask them for recommendations. It is essential to talk with locals who know the ins and outs of the area. The same applies to other accommodations. If you’re looking for a local dish, you can also speak with or ask a taxi driver for the best local places they enjoy to get a taste of street food.
You can use the same principle to find the best bars or your favourite drinks. For example, if you love relaxing with a can of chilled SunSetter Wheat Ale, all you need to do is ask where you can get some.
Don’t let a foreign language menu scare you
Sometimes, you might have to walk into a restaurant and find things out on your own. And if you are in a foreign country with a different language, you might have to figure the menu out yourself. If you’re lucky enough to find a menu that comes with images, that should help make your decision a lot easier. Otherwise, you may have to ask the waiters or waitresses for recommendations. But you shouldn’t have much of a problem, as most foreign restaurants have English menus available. Alternatively, you can always use Google Translate. Or, you can have what everyone is having.
Try the local market
If you love your food, then you can try visiting the local market. You can be sure that you’ll find the best local foods while interacting with the locals. This way, you can find out what they love to eat and why you can even learn how to make some of the simple local delicacies on your own.