Lonely Planet names tastiest food sites in the world
Travel editors have included a few culinary food stops in their Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Sights.
A Turkish spice bazaar, gelateria in Italy and a Belgian house of chocolate are just some of the tastiest gourmet sights in the world, according to Lonely Planet.
Along with historic sites, natural wonders, architectural masterpieces and wildlife spectacles, travel editors have included a few culinary food stops in their new Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Sights.
At No. 484, for instance, is the Tokyo Fish Market in Japan where visitors can bear witness to an action-packed tuna auction.
For travelers with adventurous and fearless palates, the Donghuamen night market in Beijing is also a sensory feast, or rather “a kaleidoscopic food zoo of all the Chinese food you could wish to try.”
In addition to your run-of-the-mill lamb and beef kebabs and slurpy noodle soups, the market crawls with candied insects and scorpions on a stick.
Cheese lovers are also advised to make it out to the Roquefort caves of France, where the blue-veined cheese has been aged for centuries, and La Grande Epicerie, part of the oldest department store in Paris, Le Bon Marché.
Described in fawning terms as a “glorious food store” where gourmet and artisan chocolates, pastries, biscuits and fruits and vegetables are exquisitely presented, items at the high-end food market also come with pretty price tags.
Here are some of the other food sites listed in Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Sights:
– Gelateria di Piazza, San Gimignano, Italy for gelato
– House of Master Belgian Chocolate-Makers, Brussels, Belgium for chocolate
– Darjeeling, India for tea
– Maison Mercier, Epernay, France, the champagne capital of the world
– San Miniato National, White Truffle Market, San Miniato, Italy for truffles
– Spice Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey for their mounds of spices
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