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The top gourmet places in Europe might inspire you to organize a culinary holiday. You can save money by booking your accommodation, activities, and flight at the lowest possible price.

We’ve compiled a list of the best European foodie vacation spots for those who appreciate fine wines and delectable cuisine, as well as those who want to venture off the beaten path to discover new flavors, scents, and aromas; those who want to be surprised and discover the best of Europe; and those who want to have an authentic European experience.

Embark on a gastronomic adventure through Bordeaux’s harvest, the Douro Valley’s wine tastings, the Croatian forests searching for truffles, and the ports and cities of Porto, Florence, Paris, Bergen, Athens, and Dubrovnik’s innovative food. For a taste of Alsatian wine and Normandy cider, go to Colmar and Strasbourg, as well as the Mont Saint-Michel for pancakes and cider. A glass of Prosseco pairs well with a Milanese, Roman, or Florentine soft ice cream; a Belgian waffle pairs well with a local beer from Brussels.

1.Istanbul, Turkey - will satisfy all of your culinary cravings.

Turkey food

Throughout Istanbul, you’ll find a wide range of restaurants and cafes catering to every budget, as well as a plethora of fresh, locally-sourced street food, making it difficult to leave hungry. Fish markets and the Egyptian Spice Bazaar provide fresh ingredients for people who like to prepare their meals. Locals congregate at their weekly markets and specialty stores for Turkish delicacies all across the city.

2. Wurst - explore Germany’s growing culinary scene

Wursts in Germany
In Germany, you will discover kiosks where the sausage is sold, as often as you find a pretzel in Romania. They have a lot of patterns and variations, most often being served with french fries. You can also enjoy a generous sandwich with a sauerkraut salad. Popular toppings for wurst are curry, ketchup, or mustard powder. You must be already dreaming with open eyes at a portion like this in Berlin.

3. Italy is one of the top culinary destination of Europe

Pizza in Italy

Most people are melted by tasty and fragrant foods, which have a flavor that you will remember a lot and well. The same goes for Italian pizza, which we never get tired of.

If you can say that nothing surprises you in terms of pizza, you should try the original recipes from Naples. Rome, Florence, and Bologna are no exception. Italy is also responsible for gelato. If you haven’t tried this creamy ice cream variant yet, we guarantee you will remain a loyal consumer.

4. French fries in Belgium

French fries in Belgium

You can also eat them in the Netherlands or France, but french fries are a Belgian specialty, so you will taste the original recipe here. You can find them on every street corner in Brussels, and the locals say that the best ones are at Frit Flagey or Barrière de Saint-Gilles.

The secret of the taste of Belgian potatoes is that they are fried in beef lard.
P.S .: Don’t miss the artisanal chocolate.

5.Raw herring in the Netherlands

Raw herring in the Netherlands
The Dutch street food version is raw herring, served with chopped onions. If you want to try it on the streets of Amsterdam, get ready to step out of your comfort zone. Herring is a healthy and very delicious snack.

6. Goulash in Hungary

Goulash in Hungary
You’ve probably heard of goulash or even eaten at home. It is a stew with meat and vegetables, and the secret ingredient is paprika. It is worth trying the original recipe, along with bread and cold beer.

7. London's food scene is an amalgam of traditional culinary vision and the modern innovation

Bacon sandwich in England
If you’re visiting London, you should try a hearty breakfast consisting of a sandwich with plenty of bacon, beans, scrambled eggs, and other side dishes that make a plate full of spice. You have to try the English breakfast in London!

8. Pierogi - explore Poland’s culinary scene

Pierogi in Poland
Pierogi are dumplings similar to Romanian dumplings. They can be sweet or salty, with various fillings: fruit, potatoes, cheese, sauerkraut, or meat. They may not seem like much at first glance, but we guarantee you will be left wanting more and searching for them everywhere you go.

9. Pastries from Belem, Portugal

Pastries from Belem, Portugal

They are delicious, crunchy, and creamy cakes, all simultaneously. Pasteis de Belem, or Pasteis de Nata, are baskets made of layers filled with a fine cream of yolk. They fit perfectly served hot and powdered with cinnamon or powdered sugar.

Lisbon is waiting for you to taste the wonder of the cake! Be patient with yourself because you’ll be queuing for a few minutes.

10. France is the centre of the world’s culinary industry

Pancakes in France
In addition to crispy cheeses and baguettes, you have to try the delicious pancakes in France! You can eat them on the street, or at a chic confectionery, they will taste the same! The fillings are sweet or salty: cheese, mushrooms, sugar, or chocolate cream!

11. Spain is a country of culinary excellence!

Catalan cream in Spain

It looks a lot like burnt sugar cream and a bit like Pasteis de Belem filling. The unique taste is given by the preparation on the hob, in individual portions. It is a delicious dessert with a delicious crust. You can find it in Barcelona, in many cafes and confectioneries!

Here ends our foray into the world of several European specialties. Did we make you want hungry? It’s as if we’ve tasted a little of everything, just thinking about “culinary” Europe.

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