Gastro Traveling: 5 Foodie Vacations for the Epicurious
Delicious locations and tips to help you plan your next gastro-trip.
Ok, ok. I know you expected this one first. But I’m not talking about Paris. In fact, while Paris can be hit-or-miss, Lyon is known to be the gastronomic capital of the universe. With more than 1,500 eateries, more Michelin-starred restaurants per capita than anywhere in the world, and organic food, bread and wine readily available, Lyon is packed with incredible places to eat.
Lyon is the foodie capital of the world.
So many famous chefs (think Paul Bocuse, Georges Blanc, Mathieu Viannay, Christian Têtedoie, Lacombe and Orsi) came out of Lyon’s culinary scene that it’d make your head spin thinking about all that Lyon’s top-notch culinary talents have contributed to the world. Lyon is the birthplace of nouvelle cuisine, and there’s a to-die-for-charming white-table-cloth restaurant with exposed stone and beams on nearly every corner. But, as is in true unpretentious Lyonnais fashion, some of my favorite memories are of grabbing fresh local food at the daily farmer’s markets and slurping oysters riverside.
Note: Although I’m otherwise vegan, I love oysters, scallops, and mussels because they’re absolutely packed with protein, B12, and iron, yet they don’t feel pain so I can devour them guilt-free.