We’ve all been there–confused and clueless about where to eat in a different country when you travel abroad. We’ve put together some tips on how you can find eateries overseas that will get you your money’s worth.
7. Word of mouth
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Ask reliable friends (of friends) who are experienced jetsetters or frequent travelers to know which places to go to and which to avoid. You can also ask locals who are more familiar with the place than anyone. Ask your concierge where the best hole-in-the-wall eateries are. Inquire with the boutique salesperson which tourist traps to avoid. Don’t be shy and it will pay off.
It’s simple! Log on to your Instagram, hit the search bar, and find pins in the country you’re going to and see what food people have posted and reviewed. Voila!
5. Eat With
This website helps you locate food destinations with hand-selected hosts who will guide you and eat with you if you’re clueless or if it’s your first time traveling alone to that place.
This one’s for the veggie lovers! HappyCow is a vegan food finder for those of you with special dietary requirements. Fellow vegans also leave reviews for restaurants on the site to help gauge which are the best.
This app and website lets people post pictures and reviews of dishes they ate at local eateries. Just simply type in a dish or restaurant and over four million results will pop up along with their reviews.
Yelp helps you decide where to dine or book by compiling crowd-sourced reviews. The site and app also provides important data about restaurants and hotels such as health inspecting scores. It includes over 21 countries such as the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore, UK, and many more.
Wongnai is a Thailand-based company that helps you find restaurants within the country. With over 180,000 restaurants and 3 million reviews from users, it is currently the #1 restaurant search engine in Thailand.
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