Where and when to eat while you travel


1) Eat at expensive restaurants during lunch.  

If you only fancy expensive restaurant, visit them during lunch time instead of dinner time.

Most expensive restaurants offer lunch specials featuring the same food they would serve for dinner but at half the price!

That’s the best time to eat out when you travel.

2) Try local food.   

Try local food that you may not get at home.

Don’t ask what it is.

Just put it in your mouth and see if you like it.

If you put your guard up, you might miss out on some unusual and delicious local cuisine.

Be open…. and explore 🙂

3) Eat street foods   

No to street food?

Don’t be scared.

If you skip the street foods, you miss out on culture.

If you’re worry of the cleanest of the street foods, look for places where kids are eating.

If it’s safe for them, it’s safe for you.

Just make sure the street food is warm and you don’t see flies flying around.


4) Bring along some medicine for diarrhea 

I’ve learned many of these the hard way.

I’d also include carrying some stomach medicine in that first aid kit, just in case.

They’re usually easy to find in big cities but might be tougher if you’re in more rural areas or traveling on a day stores are closed.

Plus that way you might not have to be as paranoid about eating the delicious street food .

5) Locals don’t eat out every night and neither should you.  

If it’s a long vacation, you can always cook for yourself some of the days.

Go for grocery shopping. I always love to visit local wet market… lots of thing s to see.

You can learn a lot about locals’ diets by seeing the type of food they buy.

Plus, it will save you a lot of money.

You won’t regret it.

Cook your food, save money and surprise yourself.


6) Never eat in a tourist area or near a tourist attraction   

I normally walk five blocks in either direction before I find a place to eat.

The closer you are to tourist attractions the more you are going to pay and the worse the food (and service).

Use websites to find some delicious and popular restaurants around you.

Additionally, never eat anywhere the menu is in like many languages! That means the restaurant is just for tourists!

Also, never eat at a restaurant with very few people (or nobody!) in it…especially when it’s mealtime. It’s either the food sucks or the pricing does not justify it.