Food is an important part of any travel arrangement because it is a fact that you cannot travel on an empty stomach. If you have to eat something that doesn’t suit you taste then it takes all the charm out of your travel program. It does not matter, whether it business and it’s doubly true if you are traveling for pleasure.
Normally people prefer to eat at National Chains to avoid a bad experience but without exploring the local cuisine your trip remain incomplete. The best places don’t need to advertise often so finding information about them is a tough task. You can consider doing the following to eat the best at any place you travel to.
It’s always the best to research the place you are going to and the food available. The most preferred and popular way to research is the internet, where you can find various places to eat, their reviews and testimonials of customers to better understand the restaurant. London is one of the most elegant food spaces around the world, with restaurants that cater to various cuisines and street vendors to suit every palate.
If you search for best Uk restaurants you can find a list of several different restaurants which can be easily narrowed down to the palate you are looking for. You can also see the reviews of the restaurant of want to go, to better understand their services.
Another avenue of research could be the travelling section of your local library or bookstores. There are many travel guides available that can provide you with a suggested selected list of places. Travel guides like Fodor’s and Lonely planet along with the ‘best of’ guides published by the city you are traveling to give you the much needed insider information on the local food scene.
Asking your friends and locals
The advent of social media has lifted all the boundaries whether it’s language or regional. You can ask your friends on social media for the information about the cuisines and specialty foods of a specific area and get a number of different responses. It could be your friend or a friend of your friend that could provide you the information you are seeking.
Nowadays there are many travel related websites that specialize in local cuisine. They have locals on their forum so placing a question there will result in the genuine suggestions by locals. You can also approach the staff of the Hotel you are staying at for suggestions. You should also try and ask people on the street for the local specialty, it could avail you a food experience to cherish all your life.
Use your smartphone
Your smartphone is your best ally to search for local food. Any mapping application shows the local places of note that includes their popular restaurants. There are a number of applicationsdedicated to food, search out the one dedicated to local cuisine and voila you have all the information you need to go sample the local delicacy.
Sometimes you may have to travel suddenly without doing any of the above preparations but you don’t have to worry, first of all, you have your smartphone with you and secondly just keep your eyes open, a good place to eat is usually full, so a full parking lot is a good indicator. Another ally in this search is your own nose and eyes if a place looks good and the food smells delicious then the restaurant is asking you to exercise your taste buds and you should oblige them by doing just that.