How Food Lovers can Slow Travel
If you love food and drink, then slow travel is definitely for you! You don’t have to be a foodie or wine connoisseur to fully appreciate local fare when you travel. Just have a hunger and thirst to really delve into a culture’s relationship with delicious cuisine.
The beauty of slow travel is that you can explore local and traditional foods in a sustainable way, at a sustainable pace. You unearth flavours, recipes, and a way of living, you don’t always come across when you only eat at restaurants and cafes.
If you are looking for ways to really get to know a place and the food on offer, why not try fitting one of these ideas into your next trip.
Ideas to discover new food and slow travel
- Shop at local markets, bakeries, fish markets, and spice halls, then cook up a storm with some local produce.
- Visit artisanal breweries, cheese makers or cake shops and sample foods you won’t taste anywhere else in the world.
- Take a cooking class at a local school or restaurant. You’ll learn a new recipe and improve your culinary skills.
- Explore how local produce is farmed at a farm or ranch homestay.
- Take part in a local food festival and celebrations. This is where communities really reveal their love affair with food.
- Volunteer in a local village and really grasp what it means to live and survive off the land.
What are your experiences of discovering new food through sustainable travel?
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