When you’re traveling or just eating out in your own home town, you may like to try out the different foods that are offered wherever you are. You don’t have to be in another country in order to try out a new cuisine. And even different states in the U.S. offer different amazing things to eat.
Obviously, if you’re visiting Italy for the first time you want to try some authentic Italian cuisine. You can take a little tour of Italy at a local restaurant too though, depending on where you live. Here are some tips for getting a more diverse taste of the foods available no matter where you are.
Try Street Vendors
Street vendors and food trucks offer up a great way to try different types of fun foods. If you suffer from any kind of food allergies they may not be the best option, but if you’re free to eat anything at all you want then go for it.
You can get desserts and actual meals from these vendors. You can get healthy stuff and less healthy stuff as well. Many would suggest trying deep fried anything (from Twinkies to Oreos) while others would suggest you not live your life without trying a walking taco at least once.
Visit A New Restaurant
If you’re in your own home town and you’re going out to eat, pick a restaurant you haven’t been to yet. If you’re spending a few days somewhere away from home you should pick a different restaurant to eat at each night, or at each mealtime. By trying different places you can try different foods.
There are plenty of national and international food chains out there, and if you have one in your hometown don’t bother to eat at one while you’re away. Instead, try a place you wouldn’t be able to eat at in your own hometown. Try places offering different food types as well, from Italian to Ethiopian.
Never Order The Same Thing Twice
When you eat out, local or far away, try something different each time you go out. This will expand your pallet and it will help you find what you like the best. Don’t be afraid to try new things that you might not normally think to try.
If you’re not eating alone you might want to split some foods (think of them as tapas) with the other person, or people, that are with you. This way you can get a taste of a few different plates without spending money on a few different meals for yourself.
Trying new foods can be fun. Sometimes you might try something you don’t like, but then sometimes you may find a new favorite. Leave room for dessert too!