Are you a hard­core foodie look­ing for a unique epi­curean ex­pe­ri­ence? Here are our top picks to ex­pe­ri­ence cui­sine like none other

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Food is an im­por­tant part of any travel ex­pe­ri­ence, right? How­ever, if you are a hard­core foodie who’s look­ing for an ex­clu­sive epi­curean ex­trav­a­ganza, here are our top picks.


Birth­place of liq­uid gold aka, bal­samic vine­gar. Once you get here you will dis­cover more than ad­e­quate food­cen­tric ac­tion to keep you oc­cu­pied be­sides the vine­gar, which lives up to its rep­u­ta­tion most cer­tainly. Learn­ing about the cre­ation of the cheese that earns the name Parmi­giano Reg­giano is an awe-in­spir­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to cher­ish. Then there’s Os­te­ria Frances­cana, a 3 Miche­lin star restau­rant by Chef Mas­simo Bot­tura rated world’s no 1 in the World’s 50 Best Restau­rants in 2016. And if you don’t get a ta­ble, grab lunch at Franceschetta 58, which is also by Chef Mas­simo and is heady value. And its Ge­la­te­ria bloom makes it a sweet ex­pe­ri­ence in more ways than one, with the most amaz­ing ice cream in sur­pris­ing flavours. Do try the mango, curry and car­damom one, it’s deca­dent!


This sea­side Is­raeli city by the Mediter­ranean is known to be home to over five thou­sand restau­rants to pick from and some of the most in­ven­tive gas­tro­nomic minds! To be­gin with, it has to its ad­van­tage ab­so­lutely bril­liant pro­duce and the famed Carmel mar­ket pro­vides an ex­clu­sive sight into the ethos of the city. Grab a tra­di­tional Lapa just as you en­ter and head to The Bun right at the end of­fer­ing con­tem­po­rary Asian food. It helps to learn the phrase ‘Rak Hayom’ which means ‘Only to­day’ in He­brew, so you can ask for the day spe­cials on most menus es­pe­cially at the many restau­rants on the prom­e­nade and at the Roth­schild Boule­vard. An ab­so­lute must go to restau­rant is The Blue Rooster lo­cated in a mall in the North­ern part where Chef Ben of­fers a unique take on the dishes and of­fers del­i­ca­cies like the ox­tail stew and spinach and crispy egg­plant fries in tem­pura and honey. Get some falafel just about any­where in Tel Aviv.


Ham­burg is var­ied, an amal­gam of new and old. In­ter­est­ingly, sausages is what comes to mind when you think of any place in Ger­many. Of course you get them here too and the Cur­ry­wurst is to die for but Ham­burg is in­dis­putably the place to go for aquatic fare. If you hap­pen to be in here on a Sun­day, you can’t not go to the fish mar­ket and just when strolling around, you will dis­cover what all can be col­lected in the North­ern Sea. We rec­om­mend you see the gorgeous city by hir­ing a bike and rid­ing will pos­i­tively make you rav­en­ous and what to eat is of course your in­di­vid­ual choice; that said try­ing Fis­chbrötchen ac­com­pa­nied with onions, pickles and a white sauce, it’s a must; It’s ba­si­cally a sand­wich with fish and if you really want to do it like the lo­cals, try it with the un­cooked Her­ring. The choco­late mu­seum boasts a line up stuffed with the best ca­cao in the world.

(Top to bot­tom) Many restau­rants by the prom­e­nade in Tel Aviv, Grab lunch at Franceschetta 58, a baker at work at a tra­di­tional oven in Tel Aviv

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