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20 delicious experiences that should be on every foodie’s bucket list

written by Bex Shapiro December 12, 2018

Do you love food so much that you would literally travel… for food?

You’re not alone.

There’s nothing we love more than eating our way through a destination. So much so that we have an epic range of Real Food Adventure trips all around the world.

To celebrate them, we’ve collated a definitive list of must-have foodie experiences. They’re a little different, they’re culturally immersive, and they’re all available on our food trips.

Enjoy drooling…then start booking!

20. Harvest farm-fresh vegetables and make a traditional gozleme (Turkish stuffed flatbread)

Where: Bodrum, Turkey
Trip: Turkey Real Food Adventure, day 4

READ MORE: 6 DELICIOUS DISHES YOU SHOULD TRY IN TURKEY

19. Bake Macedonian pastries in a village cooking class

Where: Janche, Macedonia
Trip: The Balkans Real Food Adventure, day 7

CHECK OUT INTREPID’S RANGE OF FOOD TOURS AROUND THE WORLD

18. Indulge in a vegan street food breakfast in Delhi

Where: Chandni Chowk, Delhi, India
Trip: India Vegan Food Adventure, day 2

READ MORE: WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE ON INTREPID’S VEGAN FOOD TOUR OF INDIA

17. Join a traditional Japanese tea ceremony

Where: Kyoto, Japan
Trip: Japan Real Food Adventure, day 11

READ MORE: WHAT TO EXPECT ON A FOOD TRIP IN JAPAN

16. Make Moroccan salad at a cooking school that empowers underprivileged women

Where: Marrakech, Morocco
Trip: Morocco Real Food Adventure, day 11

READ MORE: A GUIDE TO MOROCCO’S 10 TASTIEST STREET FOODS

15. Tour Phnom Penh’s markets with a local chef

Where: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Trip: Cambodia Real Food Adventure, day 4

READ MORE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAMBODIAN CUISINE

14. Sit down to a home-cooked meal (with vodka!) with a family in St Petersburg

Where: St Petersburg, Russia
Trip: Russia Real Food Adventure, day 2

READ MORE: WHAT TO EXPECT ON A FOOD TRIP IN RUSSIA

13. Try the real KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) paired with maekju (Korean beer)

Where: Seoul, South Korea
Trip: South Korea Real Food Adventure, day 1

READ MORE: A LOCAL EXPLAINS WHY SOUTH KOREAN FOOD IS THE WORLD’S BEST

12. Learn all things coffee on a local Peruvian farmstay

Where: Coffee farmstay, near Huayopata, Peru
Trip: Peru Real Food Adventure, day 6

READ MORE: A GUIDE TO LIMA’S INCREDIBLE FOOD SCENE

11. Visit a tahini factory and learn how to make knafeh (a traditional Arab dessert)

Where: Nablus, West Bank, Palestinian Territories
Trip: Israel & The Palestinian Territories Real Food Adventure, day 5

READ MORE: 9 UNIQUE EXPERIENCES IN ISRAEL & THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

10. Enjoy Iranian cooking at a local family’s home

Where: Yazd, Iran
Trip: Iran Real Food Adventure, day 5

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9. Enjoy Vietnamese home-cooking with a local family in the Mekong Delta

Where: Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Trip: Vietnam Real Food Adventure, day 10

READ MORE: AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO MUST-TRY DISHES IN VIETNAM

8. Make pasta from scratch like a local in Italy

Where: Bologna, Italy
Trip: Italy Real Food Adventure, day 3

READ MORE: WHAT TO EAT IN ITALY, A CITY-BY-CITY GUIDE

7. Explore the local farms and cooking of Rajasthan

Where: Bijaipur, India
Trip: India Real Food Adventure, day 7

READ MORE: 6 FOODS THAT PROVE THERE’S NOTHING LIKE INDIAN FOOD

6. Learn the art of khachapuri, Georgia’s irresistible cheese bread

Where: Tbilisi, Georgia
Trip: Armenia and Georgia Real Food Adventure, day 9

READ MORE: A GUIDE TO THE UNDERRATED CUISINE OF THE CAUCASUS

5. Harvest your own spring onions to make Taiwan’s iconic scallion pancake

Where: Yilan, Taiwan
Trip: Taiwan Real Food Adventure, day 6

READ MORE: 9 DISHES THAT WILL MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH TAIWAN’S FOOD SCENE

4. Sample port in… you guessed it… Porto

Where: Porto, Portugal
Trip: Portugal Real Food Adventure featuring Galicia, day 3

READ MORE: WHY YOU SHOULD GO TO PORTUGAL SOLELY FOR THE FOOD

3. Browse a Sri Lankan fish market for the freshest seafood around

Where: Negombo, Sri Lanka
Trip: Sri Lanka Real Food Adventure, day 2

READ MORE: 5 MUST-TRY SRI LANKAN BREAKFASTS, ACCORDING TO A LOCAL

2. Dive into spicy Szechuan hotpot like a local

Where: Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Trip: China Real Food Adventure, day 1

READ MORE: A GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL CHINESE STREET EATS

1. Take a taco (and tequila!) crawl in Mexico City

Where: Mexico City, Mexico
Trip: Mexico Real Food Adventure, day 1

Ready to dive straight in to the culinary adventure of a lifetime? Check out Intrepid’s range of tasty food trips.

(All images taken on Intrepid Travel’s amazing Real Food Adventures.)

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1 comment

Hollis December 17, 2018 - 4:53 am

Just tripped over this and I love the info. Well done! I’m a “young” active 65 year old looking to start traveling alone to places more intriguing than Paris or Rome( which I love ,but…)

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