The Best Paris Food Tours For Gourmets

The Best Paris Food Tours For Gourmets

Everyone knows that the Paris, France food scene is second-to-none. But, traveling in France can be a little intimidating, even for well-traveled foodies. To really understand what Paris gourmet food is like, it’s a good idea to take one of the many Paris food tours. But there are loads of Paris walking tours available, many of them involving food and wine. So how is a food traveler supposed to know what kind of Paris tours are right for them? We walk through the best tours in Paris for foodies and gourmets. Learn the secrets of Parisian Gastronomy in this Eiffel Tour Neighborhood Paris Food Tour – From €95 Paris Market Food Tours One of the best ways to tour Paris is to explore some of the many local food markets. We’ve visited some amazing food markets, like Santa Catarina in Barcelona, Mercato Albinelli in Modena, and Chau Long Market in Hanoi. Each experience is unique and leaves us learning so much about the local food culture. This is where the locals shop, and it’s where you can find the best food in Paris. An expert can help dissect a Paris food market. Most of the great Paris food tours start or end with a visit to a local market. Some of the great markets available for travelers to visit include President Wilson Market and Canal Saint Martin. A Paris food tour through a local market will most likely include tastings as well, including French pastries, wine, produce, and charcuterie. Check out this Canal Saint Martin Food Tour – From €95 Paris Wine Tours Of course, there is more to France...
Taste of Thailand Food Tours – Bangkok Food Tour

Taste of Thailand Food Tours – Bangkok Food Tour

When we first started traveling to Bangkok I always felt intimidated by the Bangkok street food. Then, two things happened: First, we took a Taste of Thailand Food Tour. Second, we lived in Bangkok for about 18 months. In this Bangkok food blog post, I will share how Taste of Thailand Food Tours truly offers a top-notch Bangkok culinary tour. But, I will also tell you about how this particular Bangkok food tour gave me more confidence to understand what a taste of Bangkok, Thailand, is all about – even when we lived there! What is a Taste of Thailand Food Tour From the moment we started our Thailand culinary tour in Bangkok I knew we were in for something different. First, we had two tour guides, a local Thai and an “expat” who lived in Bangkok almost all of her life. We explored the Bangrak neighborhood. At the time of the tour, we had never really explored this portion of Bangkok. It’s so far away from the more touristy areas of Bangkok most known to travelers – Sukhumvit and Khao San Road. It’s a neighborhood that still is not on the top of the list of places to visit in Bangkok. Little did we know that over the 18 months we lived in Bangkok, this neighborhood became almost like our backyard. Even while living in Bangkok, I wrote about Bangkok food, but always thought there were Thai food blogs that understood the local cuisine better than I did. But, our Taste of Thailand Food Tour did a great job of educating us on Bangkok street food, and to...
A Barcelona Food Tour With the Food Lovers Company

A Barcelona Food Tour With the Food Lovers Company

Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own city. Sure, we don’t technically live in Barcelona, but I feel like we are there all the time. I don’t know the city like the back of my hand, but I feel like I know it well enough. After all, we only live 38 minutes north by train in Girona Spain. So when the Food Lovers Company invited us to test out their Barcelona Food Tour, I was a little hesitant. Being almost a local, I wondered if it would be worthwhile to take a food tour of Spanish food, practically in our own backyard. But, in the end, I’m convinced it was one of the best Barcelona tours that focus on food. Learn what are the 10 best tapas to eat in Barcelona Why Take a Barcelona City Tour? Barcelona is a big and bustling city, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. It’s so popular that there is almost too much Barcelona tourist information out there. It can kind of be overwhelming, particularly for first-time travelers to Barcelona. To make the most of a visit to Barcelona, taking a city tour can help. Sure, it’s possible to take a free walking tour of Barcelona. And sometimes a free walking tour of a city is a great way to get an overview of the city. But, it doesn’t help you learn about the food, which is at the heart of a city like Barcelona. Looking to take great food photos when traveling? Check out our guide on How to Take Food Travel Photos! Why Book...
Hanoi Street Food Tour – What to Eat in Hanoi

Hanoi Street Food Tour – What to Eat in Hanoi

For a long time, we considered ourselves Vietnam travel experts. We’ve traveled to Vietnam more than a half dozen times. And, we’ve seen parts of Vietnam that many travelers never see (Dong Ha, Quang Tri Province anyone?). We’ve done more than just travel to Hoi An. After all of these trips to Hanoi, I thought I was a Hanoi street food expert. But, when we took a Hanoi street food tour, we were surprised to learn how much more there was to learn about Hanoi food. We share details on our Vietnam street food tour in this Hanoi food blog. Book one of the Top Hanoi Food Tours – Updated 2018  We’ve spent a lot of time exploring the Hanoi restaurant scene. Some of our favorite restaurants are well known, like Cha Ca La Vong, in the Old Quarter. Others are definitely off the Hanoi tourism trail. Chim Sao is not near any of the Hanoi attractions and is probably not rated as the best restaurant in Hanoi, but we visit there every time we travel to Hanoi. It’s one of the best places to eat in Hanoi. There’s a Vietnamese beer garden near there that we also love. They don’t even have English menus. The problem was we found ourselves going back to the same places, the same street food corners, and eating the same foods that top every top 10 list of foods to eat in Hanoi. We’ve eaten our share of pho and bun cha, and I love them both dearly.  I just wanted to know a little more.  After all of our visits to Hanoi, we’ve...
How To Take The Tabasco Factory Tour

How To Take The Tabasco Factory Tour

After a week in New Orleans, we took the long way to Lafayette so that we could make one very important, and very tasty stop along the way. It’s no secret we like it hot, so a stop for the Tabasco Factory Tour seemed like a perfect stop while in Louisiana. The Self Guided Tabasco Factory Tour We arrived on Avery Island, the home of Tabasco. Avery Island is also home to the McIlhenny Company that has been producing Tabasco since just after the Civil War. The Tabasco Factory Tour starts in the Tabasco Museum, in the building that houses the ticket office. The museum focused on the history of Tabasco and the McIlhenny family. The tour continues through nine more phases, focusing predominantly on how Tabasco is made. The tour starts with a walk through a greenhouse that explains what kind of peppers are used to make the special sauce. Then, we learned about the barrels that are used in the aging process. This, to me, was very interesting. I didn’t know that they aged the pepper mash, or that the aging takes place in retired bourbon barrels. The blending floor includes dozens and dozens of vats where the peppers are mashed. The best thing? There is a little button to press that releases the smells from the blending floor. The smell alone was intoxicating. I could have stood there all day pressing that button. Then, we walked along the bottling floor, and through a separate section dedicated to advertising and marketing of Tabasco around the world. Although a relatively short tour, we learned a lot. Being that they offer a...
Episode S0202: A Little Taste of Prague

Episode S0202: A Little Taste of Prague

During our recent tour of the Czech Republic, where we spent about a week exploring Czech food and Czech wine, we took a morning Prague food tour. During our tour (yes during it) we sat down and shared some beers with Jans, of Taste of Prague food tours. Over the course of our tour, we learned an amazing amount about the history of Czech food, a lot of which we had never heard before, even on prior trips to Prague. Jans also talked about the trends in Czech cuisine. This food travel podcast episode takes place in an actual Czech pub. Yes, there’s some clinking and bar noise in the back ground. But, isn’t that part of traveling in the Czech Republic? Also, check out our Taste of Prague video on YouTube: The Taste of Prague food tour lasts approximately 4 hours and costs EUR 96 per person. The food tours are purposely kept small, but they can handle groups up to “8 hungry people.” Mentions in this week’s Food Travel Podcast Taste of Prague Lokal Prague Deviled Eggs at Nikki Beach Koh Samui Subscribe on iTunes! Subscribe to the With Husband In Tow podcast on iTunes and listen to a new episode every Tuesday! If you like the podcast, leave a review! You can also check out our podcast on Stitcher here. And, we’re now available on GooglePlay! Check Out This Week’s Episode of the Food Travel Podcast http://traffic.libsyn.com/withhusbandintow/2_Ep_02_Taste_of_Prague.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...