Food is and has always been a significant aspect of culture. One can learn about a country’s history, traditions, and societal norms through its food. As tourists, learning about the local cuisine allows you to learn more about the place you are visiting than simply its prominent sights.

Thus, here are surefire ways to maximize your food experience in every country you visit: 

5.) Locals know best

The first step is to eat like a local. Locals know the best food places– may it be popular or highly underrated. They live and breathe the culture and they are your guide for your quest of finding delicious dishes. You might be surprised that their favorite would become yours, too! 

4.) Avoid main tourist food areas

Myeongdong, Seoul, South Korea 

These areas are set up specifically for tourists and usually, they have jacked up prices. Organize your time and money by doing your research beforehand. Also, for safety reasons, avoid crowds! 

3.) Go to a local market 

Sulmona, Abruzzo, Italy

Nearby, you’ll find fresh produce as well as inexpensive and tasty meals. Every product varies with the seasons, so you might as well check it out while you’re in the area. Discover unique cuisine that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

2.) If there’s a line for food, join it! 

There’s always a reason why local people line up— the food is always good and worth coming back for. So, seize that opportunity! 

1.) Don’t be afraid to go to big food chains

Ikebukuro Tokyo, Japan

Every major restaurant chain is one of the most intriguing places to visit since you can uncover a unique collection of menus for this particular country. Starbucks, for example, offers regionalized versions of its menu in different countries to suit local tastes and culinary traditions. You can even get exclusive drinks for this country so, make sure to stop by! 

Breakdown

No matter where you are, it’s essential to keep your hands disinfected and follow minimum health protocols for your utmost safety. Happy traveling!