Tourists come in all shapes and sizes. You might not categorize yourself as a regular tourist, and hope to experience something new and vitally interesting each time you head abroad to experience the world. This can be a great way of gaining alternate experiences, ignoring the huge crowds during peak times, as well as forming unique relationships with people you might not have otherwise come into contact with.
A food tour can achieve all three of these things, as well as satiating your inmost hunger and need to taste something new. The United States is a large place though, so commencing a food tour can be difficult to plan. Should you head North or South, East or West? Do you have the correct order in mind, and how much time should you spend in each location?
Well, no guide on the internet can help you make those decisions, but we can recommend a list of restaurants and cuisines you may feel afford you a wonderful and edible time.
Nestled in the beautiful countryside reason of South Carolina, the Charleston Grill often tops the charts for best restaurant in the US. If you’re into elegant fine dining with a hint of pure relaxed authenticity, then this is the place for you. From superb classics such as Southern grits with a fresh twist, to grilled peach salads and steaks to die for, your meals here will all be provided with the backdrop of relaxed and live jazz music, punctuating the class of the event to gastronomic and astronomic heights.
Richard Walker’s Pancake House
If you make the effort to travel on a food tour, the chances are that you’d prefer to eat something a little unique, a little extra, a little more than what you may usually sample. Those with a sweet tooth will find Richard Walker’s Pancake House and objectively wonderful place to occupy, as comfort food has been taken to new highs here. With all-day breakfast and handcrafted pancakes, this place allows for the best in both sweet and savory morning foods. Heading to the Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection (you’ll need somewhere luxury to stay to rest your weary stomach after so much eating,) and walking to the nearby Richard Walker’s will afford you more indulgent calories than you know what to do with. That sounds like a pretty phenomenal deal to us.
Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza
There are many places serving authentic food without even a small amount of snobbery, but Il Vicino seems to do this with utmost perfection. If you enjoy classic stonebaked pizzas, authentic handmade pastas and some of the most delectable artisan beers and wines, then Il Vicino has you and your family in mind. With incredible interior decors, a lively atmosphere and reasonable prices, sampling a range of pizza slices here is as easy as grabbing a table, ordering a range of items and witnessing the excellent work of the chef’s in the open kitchen. The best part about artisan pizza like this is that it often is a taste sensation without the overbearing doughiness of supermarket pizzas, as the bases are rolled thin and sometimes flavoured. This allows you to sample what truly makes pizza, pizza, and to indulge in the flavors they truly offer without fear of becoming to full too fast.
With these three restaurants in mind, you will have a strong base to either begin or end your food tour of the United States. Just be sure to plan your route home from each restaurant, as walking too far with a heinously full stomach can hammer home the hilarity of indulgence. Still, we’d say it’s worth it.