Travel is something most people now do. This is why USA tour packages are so incredibly popular. It is not long ago, however, that only the very rich were able to go on vacation, and even they did it for health reasons rather than enjoyment. Today, however, anybody can indulge in anything that they like, including food!
Themed Tour Packages
Most tour packages focus on a particular theme, such as lakes, rivers, skiing, shopping, theme parks, and so on. However, if you want to do something a little bit different, then you may want to consider a food tour. And a food tour of the USA is guaranteed to get your taste buds going.
Where to Go for Food Trips
The USA is a huge country, and each part of it is influence by different cultures, and therefore different cuisines. As such, you are spoiled for choice. Some of your options include:
- The Deep South, where food is a way of life. There are some truly unique things to try there, and it is certainly not the place to go to if you want to be on a diet. Consider, for instance, true Kentucky fried chicken, Mississippi mud pie, and pecan pie. And then, there is the Creole and Cajun cuisine you can enjoy in Austin, Atlanta, and New Orleans. Or, you can try soul food like gumbo soup, chitterlings, and Jambalaya.
- New England, anywhere between Vermont and Massachusetts, which is an area known for their fantastic cuisine. Did you know that the hamburger is said to have been created in New Haven? And that this happened in 1895? This means that you really have to try a truly original burger!
- Maine, which is home to the world famous lobster. They export some $70 million worth of lobsters from there, and an urban myth says that chickens were once fed on lobster in Maine, because there we so many lobsters around.
- California, where you can go to the San Francisco Crab Season, which happens between the middle of November and June. If you like crab, this is the place to go. The Dungeness crab is perhaps the tastiest one, served in sauces from any of the immigrant communities found in the city. There is some really good local produce in California as well, like avocados, artichoke, green produce, and goat’s cheese. And don’t forget that some of the world’s best wines are made here as well.
If you do intend to go on a food tour of the USA, you may quickly find that one tour might not be enough! There are delectable dishes to try in every state, and every city or town. There are traditional dishes like the burger, historically inspired dishes like Creole food that was brought over by African slaves, international dishes in any of the immigrant communities, daring dishes like roadkill or barbequed squirrel and alligator, and more. One thing is for sure, you will never go hungry!