Travel + Taste

5 Best Food Destinations in Europe

Mercat de la Boqueria
Barcelona, Spain
Foodies will find plenty of tasty things to sample and savor when in Barcelona. It is a great place for a self-guided food tour. Try some of the city’s delicious tapas, paella, escalivada, esqueixada, mató, and crema Catalana among others. And no food trip to Barcelona would be complete without a visit to its famous market — La Boqueria.

Tagliatelle al ragu Bolognese
Bologna, Italy
In a country where food is one of the biggest draws, Bologna is a city that lives up to the reputation and then some. It has remained mostly under the tourist radar as a foodie destination. But those who have explored and discovered its culinary delights swear by the city’s delectable attractions. Some of the must-try foods include the mortadella, Parmigiano Reggiano, ragù, tagliatelle, tortellini, and authentic spaghetti bolognese. For scrumptious foods to try, explore the Quadrilatero and take your pick of food shops and delicious treats you can find in the area.

Bistecca Fiorentina
Florence, Italy
The city of Florence may be best known as one of the world’s top destination for art and culture lovers. But it has another facet that is equally worth discovering. The historic Mercato di San Lorenzo is a good place to start for a food adventure in the city. Not to mention the wide selection of restaurants, pizza places, pastry and sweet shops, and more where you can find delectable eats. Some of the must-taste foods you need to try are the Bistecca Fiorentina, cantucci, crostini di fegato, gelato, lampredotto, panzanella, ribollita, schiacciata, and Tuscan wines among others.

Quasimodo cafe Paris
Paris, France
Paris showcases the best of French cuisine and more. There is no dearth of delightful places to get your culinary fix. From the boulangeries that sell a tempting array of scrumptious pastries and breads to the numerous dining options available, the city offers so many temptations that you would not want to resist.

tapas, pintxo, San Sebastian
San Sebastian, Spain
San Sebastian boasts of a vibrant food scene with many areas teeming with pintxo bars and dining options. It also has a high concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants. Some of the best foods you really need to try when in the city are its famous pintxos, seafood, Alubia de Tolosa, anchoas, bacalao al pil pil, brandada de bacalao, kokotxas, Pastel Vasco, talo con chistorra, torrijas, and txuleton.