One thing I love when I’m on a holiday vacation is the quest for a good place to eat. As every frequent traveller would say, “your entire trip is nothing unless you have tried the best local delicacies.” And yes, they are right! So, for your own guilty pleasure, here are some tips on how to find a good place to when you’re on the road:
- Research online
When you’re looking for a nice place to stay—be it a hotel or inns, make sure to find out about their most popular dish. Refer to various travel food websites or download some mobile apps to help you track down some of the best restaurants or bistros in town. Check out the feedback about their services and learn more from others’ experience. This will help you find what you’re looking for.
- Ask your personal network
I am quite positive that you have friends who might have experience different dish from where you’re going. So, other than referring to travel sites and food blogs online, ask your friends and colleagues for some referrals. Get to know more about their experience. What can they recommend? What is the top local dish they had? Your personal network should be your safety net when it comes to looking for a good place to eat since they should know your kind of food.
- Talk to locals
If there’s someone who can point you to the best restaurants in town, it should be the locals. Consider asking a few people to conduct your own survey. Let them know the stuff you’re looking for so they can point you to the right direction. Making quick road surveys is another way to narrow down your options. While on the road, consider checking the specialties of each restaurant and compare their house specialties. This will help you choose the best local food in town.
If you don’t have food allergies, this might be a good opportunity to try something new. Don’t be afraid to discover other great things. As they say, “seize the moment!” Give your taste buds something new.