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We all know that if we want to eat fine foods there are certain cities we should visit. On most foodie’s checklists, you will find cities such as Paris, New York, Tokyo and Bologna. But, what if you’ve already visited these? Or just fancy something a little out of the norm? You’ll be pleased to hear there are many, perhaps unexpected, treats for food lovers all over the world. Here are some of the best places to visit if you are looking for fantastic food away from the usual foodie cities.


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Ottawa probably isn’t one of the first places you think of when you’re looking for great food. But, it’s a gorgeous city, home to some fantastic restaurants. For the best restaurant Ottawa has to offer look for some authentic French cuisine. A French restaurant Ottawa can offer some of the best French food outside of France with some wonderful Canadian twists. Many restaurants in this area offer a comfortable, homely atmosphere. The perfect setting to relax and enjoy a great meal.


Budapest is quickly becoming a bit of a tourist hotspot. The fantastic food on offer is one of the many reasons for this surge in popularity. Budapest is a great place to visit if you’re on a budget but don’t want to compromise on culture or quality. For the best in authentic local cuisine head to local markets or small family run restaurants.


In America, there are a few states and cities well known for the food they offer. Detroit isn’t generally on this list. However, the restaurant scene in this vibrant city is fast growing and offering up some brilliant options for the foodie. Head to Corktown for everything from breakfast bars to the best hot dogs on earth.


Santiago is the capital city of Chile. Here you will find some classic indigenous foods with loads of Spanish influence. The city is absolutely full of restaurants, bars and markets so there’s no shortage of options when it comes to great food. Situated right in the middle of the mountains and the sea, Santiago is one of the best places in the world for fresh seafood whether you chose to visit a market or eat in a fish restaurant.


If you are after trendy, contemporary food in Wellington, NZ, head to Cuba street, a vibrant area full of hip restaurants and bars. If you fancy something a little quieter and more traditional, Wellington Is home to many traditional restaurants and local markets. The area is well known for both its meat and seafood so heading to farmer’s markets is a great way to make sure you sample the freshest ingredients the city has to offer.


Traditional Bavarian foods are as popular as ever. Munich is a great place to visit if you want to try both the old and new German favourites. Some great examples of what’s on offer include Sauerkraut, sausages and Apfelstrudel.

Wherever you choose to travel, be sure to sample as much fresh local cuisine as you can. But, also learn to cook it yourself. Most destinations offer courses or classes but also take some time to speak to and learn from the locals.


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