If you’re lucky enough to get the opportunity to travel to the United States, you’ll find a country with everything you could possibly need to make your journey a memorable one.
Whether you’re traveling for work or for leisure, it’s a chance to get to know a truly incredible country.
The United States is a vast country, with an extremely rich and varied culture, and endless tourist attractions: museums, monuments, historical landmarks, parks, and feats of architecture, to name but a few. All this, plus a roll-call of iconic sports like ice hockey, American football and the world-famous NBA.
When traveling to this unforgettable destination, you should consider adding a food tour to your itinerary, to discover and enjoy North American cuisine. In this article we take a look at some of the best “food cities” in the United States.
Denver, a spectacular city
Denver is notable for its many tourist attractions, but if you want to eat like a local, or are just wondering where to eat during your stay, it’s worth checking out one of the many Denver Food Tours available for visitors.
Take the Sunday Food Tour, for example, which kicks off with a cup of coffee and crab cake at The Market next to Larimer Square.
Then it’s time for some macaroni and cheese, followed by helpings of deviled eggs, homemade sausages and baked bread, and dessert accompanied by an espresso.
Another Denver food tour begins with samplings of local eating sausage, and Asian-influenced dishes, all while learning about the history and influence of indigenous cultures on the city’s gastronomy.
Upon returning to Union Station, participants will be treated to a secret dish, followed by a dessert of chocolate truffles with a delicious glass of wine.
Chicago: City of the Brownie
Chicago is known as the “Windy City”, and the home of the legendary Chicago Bulls NBA team. The city’s gastronomy is less well-known internationally, but is no less remarkable for it, and its regular food tours shouldn’t be missed if you’re in town. After all, Chicago is the birthplace of the brownie, a mouth-watering dessert that has made its way around the world.
One typical Chicago Food Tour 2022 begins with a tasting of deep-dish pineapple pizza, a traditional Windy City delicacy.
Also on the menu is gourmet popcorn, another eye-opening secret dish and, of course, the classic Chicago-style hot dog, which can be eaten with just about any topping except tomato ketchup, which the locals take exception to.
The main course is an exquisite Italian meat sandwich, and dessert is – of course – a brownie, complete with a potted history of its origins in the Midwest.
Not content with its delicious menu of traditional dishes, Chicago is a beer powerhouse too, and visitors are advised to take one of the many tours around the city’s bars and breweries, tasting several varieties of craft beer.
With so many options to choose from, food lovers are bound to have an unforgettable experience during their stay in Chicago.
New York: big flavor in the Big Apple.
New York City has to be seen to be believed, with a glittering reputation bolstered by its many museums, monuments, theaters, sports, shows, streets illuminated by hundreds of screens with advertisements, iconic buildings, and – needless to say – by its gastronomy.
Cultures from all over the world come together in this melting pot of a city, making the New York Food Tour truly unique among its US counterparts.
The Culinary Tour begins with a secret dish, followed by a manakeesh – a kind of Lebanese coffee – and a slice of Lebanese pizza. Then it’s time to sample a sesame pancake filled with distinctive, Asian-infused flavors.
The tour then takes you on a whirlwind trip involving multiple varieties of pizza that are typical of New York, including pepperoni, mozzarella, and margherita, among other options.
This tour concludes with a delicious cream cake for dessert, in a historic Italian bakery which can lay claim to being one of the oldest in the city.
Another food tour heads to Brooklyn, for local-style meatballs and coffee in a historic Italian bakery. After a main course of duck with rice, you can sample fashionable dishes such as Taiwanese tea, Mexican toast and an assortment of trendy sandwiches.
Among the many other excellent food tours which you can enjoy during your stay in New York, we recommend booking one which passes through multiple bakeries, allowing participants to sample and enjoy bagels, muffins and falafel, while trying out a selection of craft beers. And for dessert, the typical New York donut.
Visitors to New York will be sure to enjoy all the gastronomic options this marvelous city has to offer, on top of all the other can’t-miss attractions!