Foodie traveler? NY, Japan and Paris are waiting for you

By Sergio González | 10:23

NYC is iconic by every mean, and when it comes to food, it’s also the trendiest. However, Paris and Tokyo may still have something to show.

Last May, New York based chef Dominique Ansel gifted the world with the cronut, a mash up between a croissant and a doughnut. It was a two month job and it demanded tons of ‘trial and error’, but the day these little unique pastries came to life they were sold out in fifteen minutes. Big Apple foodies went all crazy with Dominique’s master piece and Twitter was flooded with the lucky ones’ comments. As expected, from then on it’s going viral. Check out the line in July.

Forget about the cupcake shop where Carrie Bradshaw and her friends used to look for a sweet relief, Dominic’s bakery in 189 Spring St is the new tourist destination in NY.

Get more ideas for food destinations and food festivals you should be tasting right now!

Americans have always had a thing for Paris and obviously its food. Ranked every year among the best in the world, Parisian food is not longer appealing to Parisian themselves, who are about to trade the crêpe for a big sweet American cookie, according to food trend observer

The longest lines in Paris aren’t to buy a fresh baked baguette or macaroons (not trendy anymore) but to get your lips and taste buds on a creamy Starbucks coffee. No, it is not that suddenly French foodies stop saying that American food is a mistake, but it seems they no longer believe so. And, cards on the table, Americans have been working hard lately to improve their national cuisine. 

Duck eggs instead of plain boring hen eggs are elevating the humble chicken to new heights of taste (it’s all in the birds diet) are just some of the new scrumptious moments America is cooking for the world. Check out what else is in the fashionable American kitchen with these food trends on what to eat and drink for 2013


Japanese gastronomy has always been considered among the finest and most healthy ones, and it’s also famous for mastering anything that grows, runs, flies or swims. It is said that you can have a full year menu in Japan without repeating any plate.

The Rising Sun also wakes up to enjoy the scrumptious benefits of a freshly baked cupcake (which, according to this  post, we’ve been eating like cavemen) but if you really want to dive into Japanese food, you should try having some ‘fugu’ fish in Tokyo. 

You may have held your breath (as we all did) when Homer Simpson tried this poisonous fish, but there won’t be any need for that if you hit one of these deli fugu restaurants in Tokyo -look out for the official fugu license in the front door. If not properly prepared, fugu is deathly, but it seems the taste is worth the anxiety. Jokes aside, fugu chefs are reenrolled in a three-year apprentice before being acknowledged as such; it’s also the only food the Emperor is forbidden to have.

How about you? What is your favorite foodie destination? 

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  • posted by AdlibTraveller | 09 August 2013, 12:46,

    Really enjoyed this post, unfortunately haven’t been able to try the cronut myself but as a passionate foodie and traveller, I certainly appreciated the image. Parisian pastries will always be a winning treat for me!

  • posted by Courtney Imel | 20 August 2013, 9:13,

    It’s an interesting concept, right? We’re glad you enjoyed the post! 🙂


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