Ultimate City Breaks For Foodies

Ultimate City Breaks For Foodies


One of the best things about going abroad is getting the chance to sample lots of local delicacies and they always taste even better when you’re nibbling on a treat in the city it originates from!

Here’s some of our favourite cities from around the world and the delicacies they’re famous for.

Pretzels in New York

There are so many delights that New York is famous for, but one of the tastiest treats is, of course, a pretzel. There are many street food vendors throughout the city that offer this salty snack for you to take away and enjoy. 

Picture yourself wandering through the bright lights of bustling New York City, with a pretzel in hand, ready to be enjoyed. Find a sunny spot in Central Park, an empty step outside The Met or simply strolling through Fifth Avenue while window shopping with your freshly prepared pretzel. 

Paella in Barcelona

Paella is a famous dish from the Valencia region of Spain, and we often view it as the national dish of Spain. It is a dish of saffron-flavoured rice cooked with meats, seafood, and vegetables. As with many seaside spots throughout Spain, Barcelona is filled with great spots to sample the delicious dish. 

Find the perfect seafront spot with your other half or friends, or even by yourself if solo holidays are more your thing, and enjoy being served the dish right in front of a beautiful coastline where your seafood was caught earlier that day.

Currywurst in Berlin

Currywurst is a very popular street food in Germany and there are shops everywhere you go selling the delight with a range of sides and sauces. While wandering through the streets of Berlin you can enjoy the tasty curried sausage with fries and a good dollop of sauce, but make sure to enjoy them while they’re still hot!

Bratwurst is very similar to currywurst but without the curry flavouring. Bratwurst is usually made of pork, or sometimes beef or veal. If you’re not a huge fan of curry flavours, then this is a great alternative to refuel after plenty of exploring in Berlin. 

Goulash in Budapest

Hungary’s most famous food, goulash, is a crimson-hued beef soup laced with vegetables and imparting the sweet-sharp flavour of fresh paprika. The dish is named after the herdsmen in eastern Hungary, the gulyás, who prepared this hearty soup in large cast-iron kettles.

Lots of places throughout the city of Budapest serve this traditional dish and the best place to enjoy this is in the centre surrounded by beautiful historic buildings. Wash it down with a cold beer or a delicious Hungarian wine. 

Pasta in Rome

Pasta dishes are undoubtedly one of the most iconic items on the menu in Italy, and you’re sure to find so many options to enjoy throughout Rome. Whether you fancy a classic lasagne or something more adventurous like Frutti di Mare (fruit of the sea), you know it won’t taste any better than in the country it originated from.

Though pasta isn’t an ‘on-the-go’ style dish where you can experience different parts of the city while strolling with your snack, you can find some stunning restaurants perched right next to iconic landmarks. Surrounding the Colosseum, there are an abundance of restaurants, all with a perfect view of the grand building. 

Pastries in Paris

Have you really visited Paris if you haven’t over indulged on pastries? We think not! A croissant is one of the most recognised French pastries, and you won’t be able to turn a corner without spotting a shop selling the buttery delight. They make the perfect breakfast treat, or even a midday snack after exploring quaint Parisian streets. 

Ladurée is a beautiful patisserie shop offering freshly baked macarons and other sweet treats. Though there are a couple of stores in the UK, the original Parisian store on the Champs Elysées is the best place to indulge yourself after a hard day of shopping. 

Pizza in Chicago

Chicago deep-dish pizza, also called Chicago-style pizza, is pizza cooked in a pan instead of a baking tray or pizza peel. Due to it being cooked in a pan, diners enjoy a huge layered delight that rivals typical pizza in sheer height alone. It is usually stuffed with mozzarella cheese and sausage, with each restaurant putting its own spin on the crust and the spiciness of the sausage.

Opened in 1971, Lou Malnati’s is one of the most famous Chicago pizza shops. In fact, the Lou Malnati name is the oldest family name in Chicago pizza and Lou Malnati’s has dozens of branches all over Chicago, so you’re never too far from a great pizza pie!

Stroopwafels in Amsterdam

A stroopwafel is a thin, round waffle cookie made from two layers of sweet baked dough held together by caramel filling. They’re best eaten alongside a hot cup of tea or coffee, and many places recommend you sit the waffle on top of your cup to allow the caramel inside layer to become soft and gooey. 

There’s no surprise that no matter where you are in Amsterdam, you can find plenty of these tasty treats to enjoy. Along the many canals and waterways throughout the city, there are lots of quaint little cafes perfect for grabbing a cuppa and a stroopwafel while watching bikes whiz by.

Ready For The City?

With so many iconic cities around the world, it can be hard to decide where to visit! Wherever you choose, we have great deals on many amazing city breaks meaning you can see more of the world, for less!

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