Food travel has become a popular way to see the world. One needs only look at the explosion of Travel Channel food shows to see that.
Our experienced advisors love helping travelers combine their love for food and travel into unforgettable culinary travel experiences. Culinary travel trends and feedback from our front line advisors show food tour bookings are on the rise across North and South America.
If you’re interested in planning a food travel experience in the Americas, here are our top six must-try food travel tours.
Top 6 Must-Try Food Travel Tours in North and South America
Food tourism combines historical sights and points of interest with unforgettably delicious local cuisine. That’s part of why food travel is so popular right now. If you want to see and savor some of the best sights in the Americas, these top food travel tours won’t disappoint.
1. Magical New Mexico
Experience the land of magic in an entirely new way by eating your way through the historic and cultural high points of Santa Fe. The Historic Plaza food tour offers everything from street tacos that put Santa Fe’s chilies front and center to wine tastings, margaritas and ice cream. Yum!
2. Indulgent Ithaca, New York
Chances are you’ve been to New York City before, but a food travel tour in Ithaca offers a more obscure, yet equally appealing aspect of New York. Try natural food at Moosewood Restaurant, eat Ethiopian food and visit a vegan Star-Trek themed cafe.
3. Authentic Austin, Texas
If you haven’t tried authentic Texas barbecue, you need to plan a food travel trip to Austin, Texas. This vibrant college town has music, culture, arts and amazing food. Plan to make room for breakfast tacos, brunch, beer and of course, barbecue.
4. Scrumptious Sao Paulo, Brazil
North America doesn’t have the market cornered on tantalizing food travel spots. Brazil’s Sao Paulo is home to some of the best black bean and pork stew, which locals call feijoada, as well as a host of other local delicacies. If you plan a food tour to Sao Paulo, save room for tordesihas soup and buchada (think Brazilian haggis) and make time for a trip to the Mercado, Sao Paulo’s municipal market.
5. Epicurean Ecuador
Some food travelers overlook Ecuador for more well-known food travel hot spots in Cartagena and Buenos Aires, but you shouldn’t. Wholesome, home-cooked meals abound here. Try encebollado soup, vegetarian fanesca, or llapingacho, unbelievably delicious fried potato cakes with peanut butter.
6. Perfectly Palatable Peru
The country that gave the world the incredible Inca civilization continues to give with cooking that satisfies the senses and delights the palate. Cuy (cooked guinea pig), solterito (corn and chili salad), anticuchos (beef skewers) and lomo saltado (beef stir fry) are just a few of the tantalizing options that await you on a food travel tour in Peru.
This list of top food travel tours barely scratches the surface of food and travel experiences in the Americas. Contact our experienced travel advisors now to start planning a culinary travel experience tailored to your unique tastes.