Food is a fundamental element and arguably one of the best aspects of the travel experience.
Eating a local dish can bring to light new cultural aspect as you dig into the traditions stirred into age-old recipes.
At Authentic Food Quest, we aim to inspire you to travel through food and in particular, the local and authentic flavors.
By approaching your travels through food, you find that you are much more engaged, more deliberate and more immersed in the local culture.
To help you find discover the local dishes on your travels, we are introducing NEW Authentic Food Quest Food Trails – Self-guided food trails through Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Hanoi, and Singapore.
Get one of these food trails today and easily discover the dishes, drinks, and desserts not to miss. Take it at your own pace and create your own food adventures with a self-guided Authentic Food Quest Food Trail.
Introducing Authentic Food Quest Food Trails
Imagine you’ve just landed in a new city. Let’s take Bangkok for example. You’re tired and hungry after a long flight and you remember, you only have three days in the city.
It’s probably your first time visiting Bangkok and you want to get the most out of your experience. After booking your flights and hotels months earlier, you never thought about the food and what to eat. You said to yourself “I’ll figure it out when I get there.”
So, now you are in Bangkok and you want to sample the famous street food you’ve heard about. You go to Chinatown and find yourself automatically overwhelmed. Noise everywhere, food cooking at every corner, different smells coming at you, masses of people moving through.
You step back and ask yourself “where do I go?”, “what do I eat?” You’re hungry stomach rumbles, reminding you that it needs to be fed.
So, what do you do?
Fortunately, you have your Authentic Food Quest Bangkok Food Trail with you.
What are Authentic Food Quest Food Trails?
Authentic Food Quest Food Trails are self-guided food trails take you off the beaten path on your travels and allow you to experience the city through food.
In each food trail, you’ll find an overview of the local and authentic dishes, desserts and drinks not to miss on your travels. You’ll also find a downloadable map with the exact street addresses and hours of operations to make planning easier.
Featuring carefully crafted stops, including must visit local restaurants, street stalls, food vendors and farmers markets. You will know exactly what to eat and where to have it.
Great photography in each food trail add visual appeal and makes it easy to identify the local dishes, desserts, and drinks to savor.
On a recent trip to Hanoi, Sarah used the Hanoi Food Trail and had this to say:
“ We loved that we had the Authentic Food Quest Hanoi Food Trail when we landed in Vietnam. Hanoi can be quite overwhelming and the food trails made it easier in the beginning to find delicious food and it also gave us an idea how good food stalls look like. We ate at some great places, thanks to your recommendations.”
The Inspiration – Why Authentic Food Quest Trails?
One question we get asked over and over again is “how do we find the authentic foods on our travels?”. We travel slow and use a process called Savor Local.
It’s a 12-step process that goes beyond simply eating the food. It involves researching the local specialties, visiting the local markets, connecting with food-loving locals, chefs, and experts. And, finally, eating at local restaurants and eateries that focus on regional and authentic dishes.
We know many of you don’t have time to do this kind of dedicated food research. The GOOD NEWS is we have done it for you. We are your guinea pigs.
In each food trail, we only recommend places we have been to personally and the local specialties we have tried. The places are not touristy and the local food is safe to eat.
Authentic Food Quest Food Trails vs. Books
While the food trails and books shared commonalities around local food experiences, they each address the different needs of culinary travelers.
The food trails shine a spotlight on the local dishes not to miss, whereas the Authentic Food Quest books, go much deeper into the local food and culture of the regional and traditional foods.
Think of it as the difference between a movie trailer of and actually watching the full movie for over 2 hours.
Like a movie trailer, Authentic Food Quest Food Trails give you a quick introduction to the local food specialties. Right away, you know what local foods to eat and drink and most importantly where to find them.
Authentic Food Quest books, like the actual movie, tell the broader story of the food. You’ll find stories about the people behind the amazing traditional specialties. Interviews with experts including chefs, home cooks, journalists, and food-loving locals add context to the cultural significance of the local dishes.
Our books Authentic Food Quest Argentina and Authentic Food Quest Peru take readers through different parts of the countries where they discover the typical regional dishes, desserts, beverages, street food and unique produce. In-depth information about the farmer’s markets, festivals, local stores, authentic restaurants, and local producers worth visiting are also included.
In short, the books are detailed with stories, brief histories behind the dishes and excerpts from the people behind the local food.
The food trails offer a quick snapshot of the top local dishes, desserts, and drinks not to miss at a destination. You’ll take delicious detours that are worth the extra mile. You’ll have unique experiences with the locals and no fear of missing out.
A Peek Inside The Food Trails
Inside each food trail, we bring you unique and delicious dishes and tell you where to experience them.
The food trails keep it simple with short and concise information. You will find color pictures, personal recommendations and tips on what to eat and drink, and where.
A handy downloadable map featuring links to locations, exact street addresses and hours are provided.
Gorgeous photography, maps and additional tips to help you eat like a local complete the package.
With the food trails, there you can stop wasting hours researching what to eat and quickly discover the best local dishes, desserts, and drinks to experience.
While visiting Argentina for the first time, L.T, purchased the Buenos Aires Food Trail and was delighted to discover unique dishes she hadn’t expected.
As soon as I downloaded the Buenos Aires Food Trail, I was immediately hungry for our trip. There was just enough information for our short trip. We liked the ‘dishes not to miss’ and the neighborhoods to visit for food. We tried empanadas and had amazing steak dishes. Thanks guys for the Food Trail, you got us jazzed up for our trip and we knew exactly where to go.”
How to Buy the Food Trails
To launch the Food Trails, we’re starting with Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Hanoi, and Singapore. Each of these cities is famous for their flavorsome cuisines and incredible local delicacies.
Each Food Trail is available for download at Authentic Food Quest Store. You can quickly access the Food Trails by clicking on the top Menu. Or you can simply scroll down to the middle of the page to view the current Food Trails available.
Click the DOWNLOAD NOW button to get to each individual food trail and purchase the Food Trail of your choice. You can either use Paypal or a credit card to complete the purchase. You don’t need a Paypal account to do so.
You will get a downloadable PDF that can be used on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
The Food Trails are $3.99 each. To purchase several food trails, simply go back to the store and add a Food Trail to your cart.
Armed with your very own Authentic Food Quest Food Trails, you have everything you need to create your own food adventure!
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Rosemary is a writer and culinary explorer. Together with her partner, Claire, they created Authentic Food Quest to inspire people to travel deeper through authentic food. Through food, they believe, people can have more meaningful connections on their travels. Prior to creating Authentic Food Quest, Rosemary worked as a director of strategy in advertising for over 15 years. Take the quiz and find out your Food Traveler Profile.