For a lot of food-lovers, one of the best parts of a vacation is getting to sample a bevy of new and scrumptious cuisines. Some destinations, like Paris and Rome, are well-known for their delicacies and famous award-winning restaurants, while some locales fly under the radar but deserve major recognition in the food department. If you’re looking for your next vacation to include some of the best meals of your life, read on to get our take on the best off-the-beaten-path destinations for food.
1. San Sebastian, Spain
This city in Spain gets the number one spot on our list for a reason: it is saturated with Michelin-starred restaurants (it has more stars per capita than Paris!) Although you can’t go wrong with visiting anywhere in Spain for good food, San Sebastian is the best of the best. Thanks to its location on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, the town has some of the freshest seafood in the world. While visiting, you can’t miss the fresh food markets where the quality is top-notch (again, you must try the seafood!) You can peruse everything from hand-carved pots to vegetables that were harvested just that morning. Be prepared if you visit, though: regular food elsewhere will never compare once you’ve eaten in San Sebastian!