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Gastro Traveling: 5 Foodie Vacations for the Epicurious

Delicious locations to plan your next gastro-trip around.

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4. Turks and Caicos, British West Indies

Your mind may wander to these Caribbean islands as you day-dream of a much-needed vacation, however it’s probably not what comes to mind when you’re craving a culinary adventure. Well, now you can have your beach and eat well too!

Gastro Traveling: 5 Foodie Vacations for the Epicurious

Seasoned tofu and veggies like this need to be arranged in advance at most places. Luckily, most resorts are happy to oblige.

Gastro Traveling: 5 Foodie Vacations for the Epicurious

There’s incredible food throughout the Caribbean, but the wealthy Turks and Caicos island of Providenciales stands out. Combining African, Spanish, Indian, and French flavors, West Indian cuisine is a complex fusion of spices and textures. The Turks and Caicos have everything from roadside stands to five-star restaurants (more about that here), but the most common ingredient is conch (which is basically a giant snail). When we went scuba diving (and you simply must, as the water is crystal clear and the diving companies are very professional), our captain took us to a deserted beach for lunch, and we dined on just-caught conch mixed into a salad.

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A writer, artist and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary spends most of her time in France, but still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC and has traveled extensively around the world, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 60 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. Jeweli Prater

    What;s the sense of internet if you can’t research, and book for a fancy restaurant? I know that it’s moe fun to search while walking, but you have to consider your health too. You can do that if you’re familiar with the place, but if not, just book for a table reservation.

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