Eating the World while travelling
London, Amsterdam and Barcelona: we visit them last November. The three cities were already familiar to us. At least we thought so. So when we finally manage some free time to wander, we choose to look for locals to show us the less touristy areas and discover the food culture and get along with those who live there. How we decide to do it? By doing food tours, of course!
Explore East End with Eating London Food Tours
We loved discover what is the current most creative, bohemian and culturally diverse neighborhood of London: East End. We learnt a lot with the stories about the neighborhood told by Nicole, we saw works by Banksy, among others street artists, and we ate delicously. Our favorites? The Stilton cheese on Old Spitalfields Market, The bread pudding at The English Restaurant and the salted caramel tart at Pizza East. Of course there was also room for the famous fish & chips. And fish that was it? Cod!
Walk the street food markets of Amsterdam with Hungry Birds Food Tours
We arrived at a mid-morning hungry saturday to go through three of the main Amsterdam’s street food markets. It was cold on the streets. The enthusiasm of Ester-Hanna, the pumpkin soup, the freshly squeezed juice, the cheeses, the selection of raw herring and eel, fried cod (we found it again!), The typical butter wafer and mini-pancakes made with great care and love with icing sugar over melted butter, heated our the day among a lot of chatting and laughters, ending with a long proof of microbrews. What an amazing day!
Discovering Gràcia neighborhood with Devour Barcelona Food Tours
Gràcia neighborhood is a cozy and friendly neighborhood two blocks away from the fancy Paseio de Gracia. I never would have discovered it if not by the hand of Renee. It was our WOW moment. Just two blocks away from the bustle Barcelona, the crowds of tourists and rushed employees, we were in a neighborhood with a easy going pace between weekend shopping and friends and families gathering at so Spanish squares terraces. We started with a typical breakfast for the neighborhood: fresh sausage sandwiches with cava (Spanish sparkling wine). To wake us up. Then follow the traditional bread with tomato and garlic rubbed on time, cheese, cheese, cheese, la carne pump, the filled olives, the vermouth hour with hanchovas … and so many other delicious tasting samples that only regret is we had was not to have the chance to taste the dried cod, salt and soak cod we found at the market – We though we were at home! A great time!
We enjoyed so much our foodie adventures in these there cities that we remembered: “What a lovely idea if we were offered food tours like those!”
So we decided to create Xmas Gift Vouchers of our Lisbon Food & Cultural Tours. You may order them here. We deliver them digitally.
Foodie Season Greetings