It’s time for Portugal to step out of its neighbour’s culinary shadow. We all know Spain is a gastronomic VIP; from sensational tapas to incredible seafood, we’ve spent many a holiday eating our way through the country’s menus. Somehow the top-quality dishes on offer just next door have been overlooked, but we’re here to help you look behind the tapestry of rainbow-tiled facades and zigzag tramlines to the food being served up in Lisbon’s bars and restaurants.
Street food is on everyone’s lips; food trucks are lining pavements from Bangkok to New York and we show no sign of losing our appetite for them. This is great news for all of us hungry travellers who fancy tasty, imaginative food without forking out restaurant prices at every meal.
Some cities have been serving residents on the go with deliciously simple fare, no knife and fork needed, since long before street food hit the spotlight though and you need look no further afield than Berlin to discover a city made for eating on the move.
The Insider Guide are happy to hold our hands up to having a chronically sweet tooth; a pilgrimage to local bakeries is a must for us on every trip and perhaps some of our most treasured travel memories are of the cakes, desserts and pastries that we’ve met along the way.
While France takes deserved pride in its exquisite croissants and Portugal can rightfully boast of its heavenly custard tarts, few countries can be so associated with pastries as Denmark. To be honest, we’ve had a fair few duds in the name of “Danishes” over the years though, with soggy pastry and sickly-sweet fillings, but that was before we travelled to Copenhagen and pastry nirvana.
Taste Breaks take the hassle out of organising your perfect long weekend away, leaving you free to enjoy yourself eating well in some of Europe's most enticing cities.
You can sit back and relax as we offer your choice of return flights from regional UK airports, 3 nights' accommodation with breakfast at a carefully chosen city hotel and private transfers, as well as the expert knowledge of your local host.
The key to an authentic experience in a new city is meeting someone who can share their insider tips and suggestions with you. We pick Taste Breaks Local Hosts for their knowledge of these incredible cities and wonderful local gastronomy, and for their passion to share it with you.
Taste Breaks aren't like traditional group holidays, we know you want the freedom to explore a city at your own pace balanced with the support of a local expert. That's why we include a welcome chat with your host, an orientation tour to help you find your feet and a food or market tour to discover the city's culinary secrets. You can then choose whether to spend your weekend break in world-class museums, drinking in amazing architecture or sharing a bottle of wine in a pavement cafe.