Heads up, food lovers! One of the highlights of the trip to Europe is not just the sightseeing, but also the FOOD. Yes, you heard that right. Eating is the best way to experience culture in the destination you are in. When you hear stories from locals or understand their history, you will understand why they make their food a certain way. So if you want to try a legit Pizza from Rome or an authentic croissant in Paris, read more must-try foods in Europe that you should not miss.
Cacio E Pepe
A simple yet favorite dish from locals, Cacio E Pepe is a pasta dish served with Cacio cheese (authentic milk cheese) with black pepper. While touring the sights in Rome, go to restaurants such as L’osteria and Da Cesare al Casaletto for authentic traditional Italian food.
Pizza Al Taglio
When in Rome, eat your carbs! Pizza Al Taglio is a style of pizza that is baked in large square trays with a variety of toppings that range from red sauce to local cheeses, vegetables, and meats. This is considered fast food in Rome, but still a favorite because it’s a quick bite before going to school or work.
Risotto al nero di seppia
Venice’s traditional dishes are usually fish-based. This is because Venice’s location is literally built on water. While exploring the Piazza San Marco, Canale Grande, and Ponte di Rialto, be sure to get a plate or two of this popular risotto dish.
Innsbruck is known for its Imperial and modern architecture, and its amazing Austrian cuisine. Wiener schnitzel is one of Austria’s most traditional dishes. It’s a pork cutlet that’s breaded and fried, and it’s used paired with wines such as Pinot Noir or Grüner Veltliner.
Heidelberg is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. And one of the popular dishes there is Raclette. Traditionally raclette is of Swiss origins but is well-loved in Germany and Austria. This dish features melted cheese and boiled potatoes served with small gherkins and pickled onions along with dried meats, ham, and sausages.
While on a city tour in Amsterdam, a Stroopwafel is a must-try for some dessert. This snack features a round waffle cookie made from two layers of sweet baked dough held together by caramel filling. Get authentic stroopwafels in Rudi’s Original Stroopwafels in Albert Cuyp Markt.
No Parisian trip would be complete without a croissant for breakfast! Despite the abundance of bakeries in the city, locals have their favorite spots such as La Maison Pichard and Café Pouchkine which are considered as “croissant heaven” for locals.
After sightseeing at the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum, it’s time for some dessert! Paris is known for a lot of amazing sweets, but one that stands out for the locals are the Macarons, which are mini-meringues held together by a scrumptious filling. The best places to visit for Macarons are: Ladurée, which hasn’t changed their recipe since the 20th century. Next is Jean and Madeleine Carette, which is just a stone’s throw away from the Eiffel Tower.
Did you fall in love with these scrumptious food features here? If yes, join us in our Affordable Europe Tour on May 12-25 2022, and don’t miss this opportunity to go sightseeing and trying these European food favorites. Contact us here for more information.