“Foodie” road-trips are trips built around an interest in food. (Sounds fun, doesn’t it?) They could be focused on enjoying regional treats, top-rated or Michelin-starred restaurants, or trying out restaurants or bars “As Seen on TV” or other outlets.
- Decide if you want a food-based trip, or to simply incorporate regional favorites into your journey. Apps like Yelp can help you find top-rated restaurants to suit your tastes along the way.
- If you are going to a major metropolitan area, checkout Eater.com for curated recommendations of the best dining options.
- State tourism sites are great for helping you plan a food-based road trip, whether you go solo or join a group tour. Use this handy list to get your planning started, or just keep these suggestions of local favorites handy.
- Are you a fan of Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”? Then check out the show’s comprehensive planning guide. Frommer’s also has a listing of popular “tasting” tours. And review these top travel food blogs for added inspiration.
- TVFoodMaps.com lets you locate bars, restaurants, ice cream shops and more that have been featured on TV in your area.
- Going international? Create the trip of a lifetime with Secret Food Tours, which promises authentic cuisine in amazing places. And if you like to cruise, Cruisewatch ranks the best foodie cruises to sail.
BONUS Tip: Download the Roadtrippers.com app to plot your tasty trip to delicious destinations.