Food Stops of the World - Round the World Trip
What you will see on your round the world trip
Global flavours take the spotlight on this round-the-world itinerary. Created for the type of traveller who plans their holidays around restaurant reservations, street eats and the latest Michelin Guides, this tantalising journey hits four mouth-watering food capitals where there’s something to savour at every hour of the day.
In Hong Kong, dining out is practically a national pastime, whether you plan to eat the street or hop from one fine dining restaurant to the next. From modest market stalls and traditional cafes to dumpling houses and an abundance of Michelin-starred restaurants (one of the world’s cheapest, Tim Ho Wan, can be found in Kowloon) Hong Kong serves up a veritable smorgasbord on both sides of Victoria Harbour.
One of the world’s busiest cities certainly knows how to satisfy locals’ hunger for hearty and affordable fast food. Forget silver service; Istanbul’s culinary personality shines in family-run eateries, unassuming restaurants, waterfront cafes and street-food stalls. In Sultanahmet, on-the-go favourites such as doner kebabs can be found on every corner, while waterside districts Golden Horn and Bosphorous are renowned for seafood. For something sweet, try Turkey’s famous stretchy ice-cream served with a cheeky smile – and practical jokes – by citywide street vendors.
What better place to continue your edible education than Greece? After all, the word ‘gastronomy’ is derived from Ancient Greek! Not just a city of gladiators and gods, foodies can sniff out the city’s culinary heart beyond the ancient facades among market stalls heaving with glistening produce, in coffee shops that do a roaring trade in potent brews and of course, after the sun sets, when Athenians are out enjoying the city’s eclectic nightlife and street food stands come to life.
Did you know San Francisco has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the United States? While it’ll take a lifetime to try them all, you can certainly eat your way through the best of San Francisco’s sprawl of eclectic neighbourhoods. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you can find it in the city by the bay. Try dumplings in Chinatown, Mexican flavours in the Mission District as well the artisan produce found in the waterfront Ferry Building and fusion flavours at food truck markets. Of course, a trip to San Francisco wouldn’t be complete without the obligatory sourdough bread bowl filled with chowder!