14 Reasons Why Food Inspires Travel

12 May 2015
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Every destination has a unique taste that draws millions of travellers every year. We gathered the best photos of place-based dishes, drinks, and snacks to better inspire you to venture out into the world.

This way you can also sample a round-the-world trip without worrying about how many miles it'll take to walk it off.

Lobster Roll

Portland, Maine

 Portland, Maine: Land of lobster. By itself or in a roll, you can't go wrong. Photo: @afua_the_foodian

Simit

Istanbul

 No, they're not New York bagels. These roundbreads are Turkish, and can be found everywhere in Istanbul. Photo: @andrew_stadvec

Citrus

California, USA

 When California gives you lemons, take a pretty picture. Photo: @curiosityandacarryon

Andong Jimdak

Seoul, South Korea

 This braised chicken dish can be found all over South Korea, especially in Seoul. Photo: @deanna421

Eggtart

Hong Kong, China

 The missing link between Portuguese pastel de nata and the Hong Kong pastry. Macau, China, was colonized by the Portuguese, and the tarts spread to Hong Kong from there. Photo: @glampackersyd

Dumpling

San Francisco, USA

 No tourist leaves San Francisco without visiting its famous Chinatown. Photo: @hausfraufotografie

Cafe Corretto al Meletti

Italy

 Why just get espresso when you can loosen up your drink? This coffee from Italy has a shot of Amaro Meletti, a favorite anise-flavored liqeur. Photo: @jerricatan

Tacos

Austin, Texas

 Austin might not be the first place you think of for Mexican food, but Tex-Mex is a thing for a reason. Photo: @jessicamenda

Lunch Pie

Dublin, Ireland

 There's nothing quite as cozy on a rainy day in Dublin than curling up with a pint and your favorite savory pie. Photo: @jessonthames

Seafood

Anguilla

 Anguilla has its own seafood festival, and if that's not a reason to head to the Caribbean, what is? Photo: @kristasimmons

Pomegranates

Istanbul

 These ruby red fruits are as juicy as Istanbul itself, and just as likely to leave a mark on you. Photo: @silcre

Dim Sum

Hong Kong, China

 You can't visit Hong Kong, the birthplace of dim sum, without dedicating at least one full afternoon to sampling the small plates. Photo: @thefunnelogychannel

Strawberry Pie

California, USA

 There's nothing as American as apple pie. And nothing more Californian than making it seasonal. Photo: @tinselandtin

Pizza

Italy

 Is the best pizza in Rome or Naples? You'll have to decide for yourself. Photo: @valtreks

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