Among the most enjoyable activities to do while traveling, discovering local flavors is undoubtedly at the top of the list.
Here are some festivals around the world that should appeal to foodie travellers.
1.Tokyo Ramen Festa, Japan
Previously known as the Tokyo Ramen Show, this festival couldn’t live up to its name better, there’s ramen, ramen and more ramen!
Let yourself be tempted by the many choices available and carefully concocted by the talented chefs present on site. It’s a safe bet that flavors and smiles will be there. The next edition takes place in November 2023
2.Saint Barth Gourmet Festival, Saint-Barthélemy, Caribbean
Since its first edition in 2013, the Saint Barth Gourmet Festival has carved out its place in the global culinary landscape and secured a place among the finest international gastronomic festivals. Each year, each of the participating chefs offers a multi-course menu allowing festival-goers to discover their cuisine and their signature creations. On the menu for the November 2022 edition: lobster, tuna carpaccio, risotto, lamb fillet in a crust, oysters, caviar and more!
3. Napoli Pizza Village, Naples, Italy
Pizza lovers will be served with the Napoli Pizza Village Festival. For nine consecutive days, the city of Naples is transformed into nothing less than a huge gourmet pizzeria. The dream! Each year, no less than 500,000 people have the pleasure of tasting more than 100,000 pizzas concocted by 50 of the most famous pizzerias in the country. A good glass of wine, a delicious pizza and the wonderful landscapes of Italy, that’s what you could call dolce vita, right? The next edition will take place in June 2023.
4. Food truck festival, Brussels, Belgium
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Every year, in May, Brussels invites festival-goers to the biggest food truck festival in the world. No less than 101 vans get to work offering different types of cuisine: Italian, Creole, Oriental flavors and more. Make the most of the experience by walking through the Tours & Taxis park while you enjoy your food. Several dates are on the calendar for the 2023 edition: May 12-13 and 14 as well as September 8-9-10.
5. Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany
Everyone knows Oktoberfest, the most famous beer festival. Created in 1810 in Munich, Germany, it has met with enormous success year after year, in addition to being reproduced in several countries. However, nothing can match the event in its place of origin. In addition to serving delicious beers, the festival offers several traditional dishes as well as a host of attractions. The 2023 edition will take place from September.
6. International Alba White Truffle Fair, Italy
Have you ever heard of the International Alba White Truffle Fair? This is a high-end event featuring the prestigious mushroom that is the truffle. To date, no less than 92nd editions have seen the light of day! Taking place in the small town of Alba, in Piedmont, the fair allows you to taste incredible dishes based on truffles while enjoying the magnificent view. Do you have a trip planned to Italy in the next few weeks? This is your chance: the 2022 edition ends on December 4.
7. Dubai Food Festival, United Arab Emirates
The Dubai Food Festival gives you full access to the city’s culinary scene by offering you an array of dishes from established establishments as well as street food. And for two weeks. These are all the restaurants in Dubai that come together to make you discover all the local gastronomy and the richness of the cuisine by offering you a host of unique culinary experiences in a completely stunning city. The 2023 edition of the festival takes place at the end of April.
8. The Cayman Cookout, Cayman Islands
Good news, the Cayman Cookout will be making a comeback after a two-year absence. Bringing together great chefs as well as wine and spirits experts, it’s a pretty amazing gastronomic experience that awaits festival-goers. The organization also announced that new events, never seen before in previous editions, had been added to the program. All this, in the paradisiacal setting of the Cayman Islands. There is something to dream about! The Cayman Cookout takes place from January 12 to 15, 2023.