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Gastro Traveling: 5 Foodie Vacations for the Epicurious

Delicious locations and tips to help you plan your next gastro-trip.

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3. Spain

From San Sebastian with its 16-Michelin star eateries, to Barcelona, with its 25 Michelin star restaurants, Spain is a must-visit-destination for the serious gourmand. Food channel personalities and celebrity chefs often debate whether Spain has usurped France as the number one foodie destination in Europe. Spain is known for tapas (aka. pintxos). Once considered simple bar food, these small plates have become innovative and experimental; a night on the town in Spain consists of sampling tapas at several different bars. Tapas culture provides a laid-back alternative to sitting down for a white linen dining experience.

Gastro Traveling: 5 Foodie Vacations for the Epicurious

Try lots of flavors in one sitting with vegan tapas.

Gastro Traveling: 5 Foodie Vacations for the Epicurious

When we visited Barcelona recently, we were super impressed with the food — especially the many incredible vegan options. In fact, the food was the most memorable part of our visit to Spain, and considering how beautiful Spain is, that’s saying a lot! To make me even more excited to return asap, last year Barcelona declared itself ‘veggie friendly city’ and initiated plan to help vegan and vegetarian tourists. #psyched!

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she spends most of her time in France, NYC, London and Switzerland, and travels extensively around the world. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 63 Comments

  1. Caroline Soloviev

    I’ve been to Spain. I loved the mood there and –of course– the foooood! I want to go back there. I was in Barcelona… any other city to recommend? Thanks!

  2. Dawn Katz

    I’m going to France this weekend, and I’m very excited to taste their finesse bread and wine. No wonder why France is the food capital of the universe! Great chefs are made in France.

    • Christen

      Hello, that’s great I really hope you’ll like your trip! Just be sure to find good bakeries and not chains, you could be disappointed! And for a very good experience with drinking wine, you can check for wine bars! In which city are you going?

  3. Steev Smith

    My wife is freaking right now. She wanted me to buy her sweets. Lol. She read this article, and cry like a baby. I’m going to buy her chip’s ahoy, and chocolates. Lol

  4. Luisa Rodriguez

    Thanks, Hilary for making articles like this. It’s very useful and entertaining. I am craving for wine right now, after reading this.

  5. Candis Melton

    Barcelona is not just rich in history, and beautiful sceneries, but it is also a place where you can get the best Tapas. I’ve read your article about Barcelona, and I already booked a flight going there.

  6. Kathryn Gibson

    Hmmm.. Eating too much can be dangerous to your health. You need proper exercise to lose the calories you gained from eating too much. Do some research about the ingredients of the food to know if it is good for you, or not.

    • Michelle Lee

      You don’t have to, as long as you’re not eating too much. Food bloggers just want to taste the food, not to eat all of them.

  7. Monique Malick

    I like #4!!! I like tofu!! OMG!!!! I will tell my husband about this place. We are planning to travel this year, trying my luck to ask him here.

  8. Sherry Manust

    Philippines! Have you tried there Adobo? My Filipino friend invites me to their house, and we had Adobo. It’s good, especially with rice! Must try!

  9. Martin Juyes

    My girlfriend is asking me where do I want to go this year. We always travel as an escape from the cruel city of NYC. I will suggest Belgium, because she love sweets, and I love beer!

  10. Frederica Pellman

    One of the best meals I ever had was in Sicily, outside Palermo at an olive tree farm. We had olives and sun dried tomatoes made on their farm, followied by a simple pasta dish with vegetables. A healthy dose of their home pressed wine, all consumed under a cloudless, deep blue sky and the sights and sounds of the farm made this an indelible memory. Sometimes the simplest meals are the best.

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