Let’s be honest, one of the best parts about traveling abroad is getting to taste all the new local foods! While every country has local cuisine that is sure to make anyone’s mouth water, we’ve selected a few places that have recently sent our taste buds into overdrive.
1. Mercat de Santa Caterina – Barcelona, Spain
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Considered one of the most beautiful markets in Barcelona, the Mercat de Santa Caterina is the perfect place to explore the many different tastes of Catalan cuisine. Here you can discover top notch fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, meats and plenty of seafood. Located in the heart of the Santa Catarina Market is Cuines Santa Catrina – a restaurant offering a diverse menu of various types of cuisine. And the best part? All of their dishes are made with fresh ingredients sourced from the market’s stallholders!
2. Xian Lao Man – Beijing, China
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For the best dumpling experience make sure to stop by this popular small Beijing restaurant chain. Don’t let the word “chain” phase you! Here you can expect to be greeted by seemingly endless dumpling varieties. From pork and chive to crisp-tender carrot and tofu, this restaurant has thought of it all when it comes to dumpling fillings. The best part? This restaurant is budget-friendly – even for the hungriest diners!
3. Gold Restaurant – Cape Town, South Africa
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Eating at the Gold Restaurant in Cape Town is undeniably a once in a life time experience. Decorated with unique African artifacts and artwork, this popular restaurant is “must” when visiting South Africa. Here, you will not only get to feast on some of the country’s most popular dishes while watching cultural performances that showcase traditional African dance and celebration.
#insiderfact: Don’t worry if you can’t decide what to order! This restaurant’s entire menu is served to your table in small plates to share!
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