Seven gastro markets that will encourage you to a culinary holiday

Gourmets, indulge your desire for top tastes and embark on a culinary adventure full of delicacies and gastronomic knowledge from around the world and experience local flavors at the bestbolji possible way: at gastro markets. In this relaxed environment that offers a variety of culinary styles, from favorite local delicacies to international dishes, you can try food in the company of other travelers, but also locals.

There you will find something for everyone in one place, whether you are vegan, meat lovers or something in between. Gastronomic markets satisfy lovers of all tastes, from sweet to salty, through spicy to mild.

Because 52% of world travelers * want to try the bestboli places food and drink on your next vacation, Booking.com shares seven gastronomic markets that you must visit around the world to get inspiration for your gastronomic vacation.

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Birmingham in Alabama is nicknamed the "magic city", so it's no wonder that visitors will be enchanted by the wide range of delicious food and restaurants. The Pizitz Food Hall, located in the center of Birmingham, has been a refurbished factory building that opened its doors in early 2017. Gourmets will be delighted by the handful of offerings in 12 restaurants located in the same location, ranging from Indian street food to Mexican and South American cuisine to Asian dishes and handmade desserts for sweet lovers and many other options. After a delicious meal head to a tour of the brewery in Birmingham, where travelers aged 21 and over can try 16 local beers and learn more about the history of the industry in the area.

Where to stay: Located in a perfect location for food lovers, elegant facility Aloft Birmingham Soho Square It is just a short drive from Pizitz Food Hall and other important sites, including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the Botanical Garden. With three on-site restaurants, travelers can continue their gastronomic journey by enjoying American dishes and seafood at one of the restaurants and listening to live music at the bar.

Bangkok, Thailand

Siam Center Food Court Gastronomy Market, also known as Food Republic, is located in the center of Bangkok and offers dishes from all over the world, all in one place. The gastronomic market is divided into two parts, so guests can enjoy specialties of Asian and Western cuisine or traditional Thai dishes. Before visiting, tourists should know that the Siam Center Food Court does not pay in cash. Namely, visitors need to exchange cash for vouchers at the box office. Learn more about Thai culture and dive deeper into the world of culinary delights with private half-day tour of Bangkok, where you will taste authentic and traditional dishes, including bubble tea, pad thai and mango with sticky rice. You can then enjoy a cocktail at the rooftop bar, which offers panoramic views of Bangkok.

Where to stay: Stay in the facility Hua Chang Heritage Hotel, which offers a luxurious, contemporary ambience with traditional Thai elements in the heart of the city. The hotel has a convenient location, a short walk from the famous Siam Paragon Market. For guests who can't get enough of Thai cuisine, the on-site restaurant offers traditional dishes in a modern way, which will delight you. Guests can relax and unwind at the pool bar after a day of exploring new flavors in Bangkok.

London, United Kingdom

London is a world center of culture, architecture, fashion, music and gastronomy and has embraced and exploited the trend of dining in gastro markets. The Market Hall Victoria is located in the Victoria district of central London and offers guests nine restaurants, two bars and a rooftop terrace. From spicy Mexican tacos and juicy kebabs to British burgers and dim sum, gourmets can enjoy a wide selection of affordable dishes. After trying all these delicacies, take the London Underground to the famous Borough Market or join a private gastronomic tour of Brick Lane Street, where you can taste everything from curry to cake.

Where to stay: Located close to Victoria Market Square and the theater district, this property is close to the theater Tower of London - Victoria Apartments it is the perfect base for exploring the city's many cultural attractions and gastronomic markets. These apartments offer a welcoming and elegant decoration throughout the building and a feeling of home, even away from your own home. There is also a well-equipped kitchen if you get inspired to prepare treats from the markets.

Taipei, Tajvan

Shilin Night Market in Taipei is known as an underground oasis for food lovers, and also offers unique and popular Taiwanese specialties. This comprehensive market is the largest night market in Taipei, and is also an indispensable part of Taiwanese culture. For gourmets thirsty for adventure and hungry for rich flavors, there are local specialties such as fermented tofu, Taiwanese breaded chicken, omelet with oysters and breaded ice cream. Other markets, such as Ningxia and Yansan night markets, are also worth a visit.

Where to stay: The Tango Hotel Taipei Jiantan it is a short walk from Shilin Night Market and Jiantan Subway Station. The hotel offers a perfect location in the city center and provides travelers with the bestbolis from both worlds with artistic and urban design, but also a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains. Relax by the pool or enjoy a break from sightseeing with a meal or a drink in the on-site dining and bar. 

Kidney, Italija

Rome is the dream of every gourmet and is known for its delicious and hearty Italian cuisine. In addition to Michelin-starred restaurants and family pizzerias, Rome is also developing its culture of dining at gastronomic markets. The Mercato Centrale Roma is open for 365 days and is perfect for gourmets as it offers a wide selection of indoor restaurants in an energetic and casual environment. In the center of the market, the emphasis is on craft products, so you can browse a number of products that vendors make, from burgers and pizza to pasta and ice cream. In addition to the gastronomic market, you can also explore the Roman culinary scene throughout gastronomic walking tour accompanied by a guide with tastings, where you will enjoy 25 food and wine tastings and visit the famous Trionfale market. 

Where to stay: Modern building MODO Rooms & Suite Rome It is located in a great location, next to Roma Termini Central Station and close to the Mercato Centrale Roma, and is perfect for all travelers who want to experience amazing Italian cuisine and sights. In addition to city views and a short walk from the famous Colosseum, the property is located in the Esquilino district, with its many bars and restaurants.

Osaka, Japan

Osaka is nicknamed "tenka no daidokoro" (people's cuisine) and will not disappoint when it comes to markets from which teeth grow. Umeda Gastro Market, located in the Hanshin department store, consists of 30 restaurants where visitors can taste a variety of cuisines, from Japanese and Korean to Italian. The second is the inevitable gastronomic market EST, which opened in 2020. The common space in the center provides the perfect opportunity to share food with family and friends. A large selection will delight your palate, and includes delicious gyoza dumplings and champagne drinking in a fun and lively setting. As a continuation of culinary research you can try local delicacies throughout touring the city with tasting okonomiyaki pancakes.

Where to stay: Properties Hotel Hankyu Breathe Osaka is located in a great location, close to Umeda Railway Station and the Osaka Grand Front commercial complex, which offers a range of shopping and dining options in one place. After a busy day of tasting local cuisine and sightseeing, guests can relax in the on-site Japanese garden. To enjoy even more delicious food, head to the Italian restaurant overlooking the beautiful garden, which features an open kitchen and a good selection of wines for an evening of enjoyment. 

Tijuana, Mexico

Those who love originality and adventure will love the Food Garden in Tijuana, Mexico. Forget about any assumptions about gastronomic markets and restaurant sections in malls. Food Garden is a meeting place for culinary masters, gastronomic ecosystems and space for social development, and covers more than 1000 square meters. Stands with local and local products and social initiatives are at the heart of this center, which offers a blend of street food and fine cuisine. Specialties you must try include fish tacos or local chilaquiles.

Where to stay: Properties Rio Suites Hotel & Apartments is located in the Baja region of California and offers a comfortable stay in a convenient location, a short walk from the Food Garden. After visiting the gastronomic market, and if you have places to continue tasting local specialties, you can taste traditional Mexican dishes in the restaurant of the facility.

For food lovers who travel to experience different cuisines, Booking.com offers Offers to start 2022., which travelers can use when booking their next trip. Discounts range from 15% and are valid for stays until March 31, 2022. In addition, Booking.com offers excellent value through its Genius program to even more travelers by offering all travelers with a user access to Level 1 benefits under that program, without the need for a minimum number of prior bookings to qualify, including automatic access to an exclusive 10% discount at hundreds of thousands of facilities participating in the program worldwide. Travelers just need to download the Booking.com app, sign up and search for the Genius tag to find available benefits and discounts.

* The survey was conducted by Booking.com among a sample of adults who plan to travel for business or leisure in the next 12 to 24 months. A total of 24.055 respondents from 31 countries and territories participated (including 501 from Argentina, 1003 from Australia, 500 from Belgium, 1001 from Brazil, 500 from Canada, 1000 from China, 1007 from Colombia, 1001 from Croatia, 508 from Denmark, 1002 from France, 1000 from Germany, 1005 from Hong Kong, 1000 from India, 502 from Israel, 1003 from Italy, 1002 from Japan, 500 from Mexico, 501 from the Netherlands, 501 from New Zealand, 500 from Peru, 1000 from Russia, 1005 from Russia Singapore, 1002 from South Korea, 1002 from Spain, 501 from Sweden, 501 from Switzerland, 504 from Taiwan, 500 from Thailand, 1000 from the United Kingdom, 1002 from the US and 501 from Vietnam). Respondents completed an online survey in August 2021.

Source and photos: Booking.com

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