July 24, 2024

Ron Bachman

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Europe’s Hidden Culinary Gems

Europe’s Hidden Culinary Gems


Travel is about more than just seeing new places. It’s also about trying new things, and there’s no better way to do that than by eating your way around the world. But while every country has its share of culinary treasures, some are better known than others. Whether it’s a hidden gem or just a restaurant that isn’t very popular yet, here are four European cities that offer some delicious food experiences you can’t find anywhere else:

Europe’s Hidden Culinary Gems

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is a great city for food. The restaurants are nice, and the food is cheap. You should try goulash, which is a Hungarian specialty; it’s made from beef or pork and vegetables like onions and potatoes in a thick gravy sauce. If you want something sweet after dinner, there’s always strudel–a pastry filled with apples or cherries–and palacsinta (crepes).

In addition to its traditional cuisine, Hungary has some excellent local wines that you should definitely try while you’re there: Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos (5 Puttonyos means “five putts” in Hungarian), Egri Bikavér Cabernet Franc/Syrah blend from Eger Vineyard near Budapest

Rome, Italy

Rome is a culinary capital of Europe, with a wide variety of food options and restaurants to suit every taste. The city has been home to some of the world’s most famous chefs and restaurants, including Antica Birreria Peroni (the first brewery in Europe), Da Remo (a Michelin-starred restaurant), and Al Settimo Gelo Gelateria Artigianale(an artisanal gelato shop).

If you’re looking for something less traditional than pizza or pasta, there are plenty of other options here as well: try Roman-style pizza at Forno di Campo de’ Fiori or fresh seafood at Ristorante Calamari Fritti alla Griglia da Alfredo e Lidia. In fact, there are more than 2 million people living in Rome–so odds are good that someone nearby knows where you can find exactly what you’re craving!

Berlin, Germany

Berlin has a thriving food scene, and it’s not just about Currywurst. There are plenty of great restaurants in the city, many of which are Michelin-starred. The German capital is also home to some of Europe’s best street food options, including Döner kebab stands and currywurst kiosks (the latter being a local specialty).

If you’re looking for something more upscale or exotic than traditional German fare like schnitzel or bratwurst, consider visiting one of these hidden culinary gems:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is a small city with lots of great food options. The Scottish capital is known for its high quality restaurants, and it has many Michelin star restaurants. It’s also home to some of the best pubs in Europe–there are more than 1,500 pubs inside Edinburgh’s city limits! If you want to try traditional Scottish food, this is the place to do it!

There’s a lot of great food out there.

There’s a lot of great food out there.

If you think that this is an exaggeration, consider this: Europe has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other region in the world. In fact, if you were to visit every single one of those restaurants (and who wouldn’t want to?), it would take you nearly two years of nonstop eating at top-tier establishments before hitting all 1,000+ spots on the list!

But even that number doesn’t tell the whole story. There are also countless other amazing restaurants throughout Europe–many in cities where travelers don’t often go–offering up some truly memorable dining experiences between courses and beyond their doors. So what should we do with all this information? Well…


If you’re looking to get out of your comfort zone and explore some new cuisines, these cities are great places to start!