How to Actually Eat Like a Local While Traveling

Travelling is a great joy, one that should be enjoyed to its fullest. However, a common mistake most travellers make is choosing fast-food chains, rather than indulging in the local foods available. Keep in mind that these foods are a gateway to the city and one which will enhance your experience in every way. You will remember the places you saw, and the foods you ate. So why not take in the entire experience, rather than just a single side of what the city has to offer. In this article, we will help you understand how to eat like a local while travelling.

1) Research

Doing your research before you go can help you narrow down your choices. While you cannot rely on online research alone, it’s best to ask others who have visited the city before you. Moreover, when you reach you can get in touch with some locals, and find out the best spots in town. A simple yet easy approach that will make sure you have a delicious meal on a daily basis.

2) Produce Market

While you might not be cooking on your trip, but the produce market is a great place to get started. Not only will you find small stalls, and cafes, there is a good chance you will find endless recommendations. Moreover, you will be able to celebrate local foods and even indulge in some local flavours.

3) Google Maps

Filled with honest reviews, Google map is a great place to find restaurant recommendations. It will help you skip tourist-approved places, and get to know where the locals are wining and dining on a daily basis. Skipping all the unnecessary clutter, and going straight for the main course.

4) Prioritize

Depending on your time in the city we suggest you plan based on the number of lunches and dinners you will be enjoying. We suggest you take on coffee and snacks as you go, but let them come to you, rather than you going out to look for them. Once you have numbered your meals you can plan based on types of food. This way you won’t be eating the same dishes, and can truly take on a large portion of choices.

5) Food Festivals

Countless cities in the world celebrate food in a way we never imagined. So check if there is any food-related festival going on in town, and make sure you give an hour or two to the event. You may choose to spend more time based on your experience.

These tips can help you eat and act like a local, for at least a few days. Giving you a full view and taste of how life would be like, and how the locals enjoy their day to day life in the city you choose to visit. A great experience that might even have you coming back for more. 

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