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5 Of My Favourite Travel Foods

Just like any self-confessed fatty I love food. I love to travel and try new foods but as a vegetarian it can be a bit challenging, but I’ve still found several ways to remain far away from my bikini body. So take a look at my favourite foods from around the world, and learn just how to be a greedy bitch in style.

1. Gelato – Venice
I spent a few days in Venice during the summer of 2010 and I can easily say I spent most of time eating gelato. I’m not a massive fan of icecream in general but this pure heavenly dessert was enough to convert me. The gelato in Venice is widely available on little corners, with local venders using the finest ingredients. Try a variety of fruity flavours, chocolate types or my personal favourites of coffee and caramel. It’s the smoothest, creamiest ‘icecream’ you’ll ever try and it’s pretty cheap for this Italian destination.

2. Brie and red onion chutney sandwich – Haworth
I think everyone is a bit bias towards their own country’s food; it reminds you of home, family and comfort. Even though the UK has a bad reputation when it comes to food, I think the grub here is pretty fantastic, hence why I’m putting this beast of a sandwich at number 2. The home of this sandwich is Haworth, which is a small town in Yorkshire full of cobbled streets and home to the Bronte sisters. Towns like this in the UK tend to have a great selection of pubs, tea houses or rustic style cafes, which serve good homemade British food. The sandwich in this town I ate back in 2008 over the Christmas period, as there is a candlelight procession in Haworth during December. This was arguably the best sandwich I’ve ever tasted and every bite was a like a morsel of Christmas, winter and Yorkshire all in one. It sounds cheesy (no pun intended) but this sandwich proves to me that the UK does have good food, and that we take care and attention with good ingredients, and rustic country style dining.

3. Happy pizza - Phnom Penh
Happy pizza? How can a pizza be happy? Well this pizza certainly can. When dining in Phnom Penh we found a restaurant recommended in one of our travel books called the Happy Pizza Place. Basically this restaurant will ask if you want your pizza ‘happy’ (free of charge) and you’ll be delighted by the ‘types’ of ingredients that come available to you. Those mushrooms you ordered may not be what you first thought, and those herbs aren’t just basil… Take a few friends to this place and later watch them laugh their heads off while convincing you they’ve lost their arm, because this is what happened in my experience.

4. Raclette - The French Alps
A ski trip isn’t a ski trip without some kind of obese cheese feast. Both times that I have been to the French Alps skiing I have experienced raclette, which if you aren’t sure, is half a cheese (a huge cheese) grilled on your table, and you scrape the top layer off and eat with a selection of vegetables, breads and meats. Both times my friends and I have failed to finish the mass of cheese which is available to us, but my God it’s a hell of a meal and a trip to The Alps isn’t complete without it.

5. Mezze board – Kavos
Kavos isn’t the most Greek of the Greek islands in terms of authentic food, real Greek cuisine and the finest ingredients, but still the right foods are there. I went on an 18-30s holiday with two of my friends in 2011 and I’ve got to say one of the best bits of the holiday was the mezze board we ate on our last day. That might not say much for the holiday, mainly because we aren’t really the let’s get orange and party with topless guys until 6am kind of people, but still. Our mezze board consisted of olives, hummus, feta, pitta, sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, tzatziki and aubergine. Heaven. Eating real Greek food in glorious weather whilst overlooking the ocean, life could’ve been worse.

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By Becky on
About Haworth, Phnom Penh, Les Arcs, Venice and Kavos
Tagged with France, Italy, Skiing, Cambodia, Uk, Food, Greece and Greek Islands