Planning a DIY Food Tour
My husband and I tested this theory on a recent trip to Paris. We researched the best of everything in the city and laid out a map of how to get there, whether by foot, taxi or metro. It became an adventure for us; exploring different parts of the city, tasting many things, staying for as little or as long as we wanted and most importantly, not paying a fortune to be escorted by a guide.
Self-inspired food tours have now become a staple of our vacations no matter where we go, and I highly recommend that you do the same.
Here are some of our favorite homemade food tours.
San Francisco's ChinatownAndrey Bayda / Shutterstock.com
- Stop 1: Green onion bread at New Hollywood Bakery
- Stop 2: Pork and chicken buns at Good Mong Kok Bakery
- Stop 3: Dumplings at Delicious Dim Sum
- Stop 4: Chicken wings at New Golden Daisy
- Stop 5: Egg tarts at Golden Gate Bakery
- Stop 6: Cookies at Golden Gate Fortune Cookies
- Stop 1: French onion soup at Au Pied du Cochon – Les Halles
- Stop 2: Savory crepe at Chez Nicos – Latin Quarter
- Stop 3: Macarons at Carette – Trocadero
New York CityPhoto from Flickr by Olivier Bruchez
- Stop 1: Best tacos ever at Los Tacos No. 1 – Chelsea
- Stop 2: Chicken bahn mi at Num Pang Sandwich Shop – Chelsea
- Stop 3: NY slice of pizza at Joe’s Pizza – West Village
- Stop 4: Macarons and espresso at Bisous Ciao – West Village
- Stop 5: Cookies at Milk & Cookies Bakery – West Village