Restaurants & Food
Amsterdam is a popular destination for numerous international travelers because of the coffee shops, cuisine, culture, history, and surrounding countryside. Moreover, Amsterdam has several great Indian Restaurants that are worth dining at. We have listed several below that are our recommendations based on the past experiences of numerous international travelers.
Restaurant Vijaya – located near Amsterdam’s Central Station, this diner is one of the more popular dining venues where Indian cuisine is the topic. read full article
The city of Stockholm features a wide range of restaurants which indicates the diversity of cultures in the city. But the real allure of Stockholm, as well as anywhere that you go in the Scandinavian region, is the variety of desserts and sweets that are available. Suffice it to say, you will have no problem finding an abundance of cakes, cookies, pies, and other tantalizing pastries that are sure to please. Here are a few of our choices for best desserts in Stockholm.
Swiss cuisine is not the most vegetarian-friendly in the world, but incidentally the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Europe is here in Switzerland. If you’re visiting Switzerland’s capital in Bern, here are some vegetarian-friendly places to eat. Vegetarian food is easier to find than vegan and the best option for strict vegans is the famous Tibits.
There are a lot of reasons to consider a vacation to Athens, Greece. Culture, ancient history, nightlife and great cuisine are only some of the remarks of this popular tourist destination.
For all those individuals that follow a Vegan or a Vegetarian lifestyle, the city of Athens, has a wide choice of vegetarian dining options. In addition, you’ll find not only a great assortment of vegetarian restaurants, but also bakeries, catering, and health food venues that cater to vegans and vegetarians. read full article
Aside from being a huge city and the primary tourist destination in Japan, the city of Tokyo is also well known for its tea houses or tearooms as they are oftentimes referred to. The main focus of these facilities is the drinking of quality teas although their function will vary somewhat based on the different cultures in the city. In the Japanese culture, a tea house or tearoom may refer to a particular structure that has been designed and constructed to hold tea ceremonies.
The structure and more specifically the room in which the ceremony is conducted is called chashitsu. read full article
Sweden has a long-standing culture of coffee drinking. This is a part of the ”fika” tradition, which basically means that you have a coffee paired with something sweet, like cookies or cake. No self-respecting employee expects anything less than that half an hour of the afternoon is reserved for a fika break with the colleagues. Although traditionally people would at the most visit each other’s homes for a fika, modern times have increasingly made the shy, quiet Swedes a more sociable people who today prefer to have their cuppa in a café. And, luckily, Stockholm offers a whole bunch of pleasant places to do just that. 502 of them, to be exact.
Istanbul, Turkey’s most populous city, is located on both sides of the Bosphorus River. The Bosphorus is the strait that links the Black Sea with the Marmara Sea. It is also considered the cultural and financial hub of Turkey as well as being one of the most popular tourist destinations in this region of the world. For all intensive purposes, Istanbul is oftentimes viewed as being the bridge between Asia and Europe from a cultural and physical standpoint.
If you’re thinking that Istanbul is the city of “1,001 Nights” situated in the desert and surrounded by palm trees everywhere you travel, you’re in for a surprise because the city is actually sitting on the same latitude that New York City does. read full article
London‘s restaurants are well known for being diverse. But there are some eateries that stick to what they do best. Here are my picks for the best specialist restaurants. You just need to pick your favourite food and go.
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Like your meat, but want something a little bit more interesting. Then head here. They do unusual cuts and interesting parts of the pig that you wouldn’t think of trying at home. Never tried duck hearts or chitterlings? Now is your chance. This is fine British food at it’s best. read full article
Whenever you think about Italian cuisine, there are a number of dishes that frequently come to mind, especially lasagna. Where the international traveler is concerned, most of them feel that the allure of Italy is found in the cuisine, culture, Renaissance architecture, shopping opportunities, and the wines. However, with Christmas just around the corner, thoughts often turn to preparing a traditional Italian meal for the holidays to serve up to your family and friends.
Here are the top 3 Italian Christmas recipes that you should consider for the holidays if you want to have a delightful feast and the perfect meal to please your guests with: read full article
Madrid, as every cosmopolitan city in the world, offers its visitors a large variety of good restaurants where they can enjoy a great meal. Eating tapas is the most commonly known practice in Madrid but if you are looking for a traditional Spanish meal there are numerous dishes you must try.
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Most of them consist of meat, but you can also find some dishes based on seafood and vegetables. read full article
Oftentimes called the Las Vegas of South Africa, Sun City is probably the continent’s primary gambling mecca and a great place for international visitors to enjoy some of their favorite games. In addition to the huge casino, the city also features a golfing estate and an outstanding theme park.
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Additionally, it has all the amenities of any major city such as a cinema complex, a concert arena, numerous restaurants, and a waterpark known as the Valley of the Waves. read full article
Great food is a travel essential, often making or breaking your experience. But discriminating between the tourist traps and authentic cuisine is often enough to make one just give up and reach for a candy bar. For the savvy traveler however, a city’s street-food vendors and sidewalk Tavernas can easily provide a delicious bite of culture.
In a pinch, walk two blocks in Athens in any direction and I promise the familiar red sign of an Everest- fast-food Greek style – will be in sight. I never leave Greece without at least one triangular slice of spanakopita and a freshly squeezed orange juice. Enjoy it at the airport, fountain-side at Syntagma square, by the Acropolis metro exit… seriously, everywhere. It’s my ideal quick-bite breakfast on the go, keeping my energy high while museum lines are still short. read full article
Berlin is a dream for devoted foodies. Above all, this culturally mixed city has an outstanding number of Asian restaurants to choose from, ranging from fresh Vietnamese to spicy Thai, to crisp Japanese and sweet-and-sour Chinese. After two immigration waves of Vietnamese, this nationality now makes up the second largest immigration group in Germany and around 10,000 live in Berlin. This is the reason why equally good and cheap Vietnamese food is so easy to come by.
A touristy, but well-deservedly loved favorite is Monsieur Vuong, the hyped restaurant on Alte Schönhauser Straße. The interior design is modern yet personal, the clientel is cool, but it is the amazing food which makes people cue on the streets for a much-coveted table on the sidewalk. Naturally, the hype has pushed up the prices a little, but all in all, Monsieur Vuong is well worth a few euros extra. read full article
Renowned for its architecture, art, culture, history, and yes, those “coffee shops”, the city of Amsterdam offers something for every type of tourist, hence the city’s growing popularity as a targeted European vacation destination. However, international and local connoisseurs of beer and wine respect the city for producing some of the finest alcoholic beverages in the world.
The following is a list of our top picks for breweries in Amsterdam. read full article
The legacy of the hippy movement is strong in Amsterdam for obvious reasons, and this means that the city has some great and varied veggie restaurants. These are some of the best and most interesting options.
MKZ on Eerste Schinkelstraat is a cooperative run restaurant where it is possible to get fantastic European style food at incredible prices. It is only open in the evenings three days a week, at the time of writing this is Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday although this sometimes changes. read full article