When you travel by your stomach, it can lead you to unique and exotic destinations. From tapas in Barcelona to fresh sushi in Tokyo, the world can literally become your buffet. But if you’d rather stay closer to home, follow your hunger to these five top foodie destinations in the United States.
New Orleans, LA
If you’re going to try and keep up with the nonstop party in the Crescent City, you’ll definitely need a full stomach. New Orleans recently ranked the number two spot in a national survey for neighborhood cafes for its zesty ethnic fare. From shrimp and grits and hardy po’boys piled high with fried seafood on a fluffy French banquette and shrimp jumbo to spicy Cajun and Creole dishes, such as jambalaya and crawfish etouffee, your palate will never ceased to be amazed.
New York, NY
Take a bite out of the Big Apple, literally! If you’re on a gastro-vacation in NYC, you’ll be impressed with the vast array of cuisine choices. From luscious nine-course gourmet meals to a gyro from a food truck, New York boasts dishes from every nation. Head to the boroughs for creative kitchen creations! Roberta’s Pizza, located in the city’s warehouse district, serves squid, perfect pastrami and wagyu beer tartare.
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San Francisco, CA
Fly private to the Bay Area to see for yourself how much their restaurants shine. The secret is in the incredible quality of ingredients local chefs use. Even the butter is better! Choose from off-the-grid food trucks, farmer’s markets and ethnic restaurants for otherworldly dishes.
While you’re on the west coast, don’t forget to visit the rich, rolling wine vineyards of Napa Valley. Here, most of the eateries serve organic, locally grown food – sometimes grown right in the backyard garden at the restaurant. One of the most rapturously-reviewed restaurants in the area is Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry, offering two nine-course prix fixe meals every day.
With private jet services to Honolulu, you’ll be in an ocean paradise in no time at all to indulge in the delicious tastes and flavors of the locals. Sample some tangy Kahlua pork, wander around Waikiki for fresh sushi and enjoy watching the sunset along the immaculate white beaches.
Head to the nation’s capital where a batch of talented chefs and entrepreneurs are transforming the city into a foodie Mecca. Craft beer, buttermilk fried chicken, homemade doughnuts and fritters are just some of the mouthwatering dishes you’ll find here. Just three blocks from the White House is Founding Farmers, featuring a menu of handmade pasta, freshly baked bread, wild-caught fish and slow-cooked stews.
Author: Stephanie Weaver