Posted 15 June 2022

Visit the popular food festivals in these cities around the world

If visiting places to try out the authentic local foods of a city and getting a taste of the mouth-watering dishes served at popular food festivals around the world is your thing, then your love for food is truly unconditional. When it comes to choosing a destination where you can explore the delicious delicacies, finalising one can be hard. So, below is the list of best food festivals hosted at the top tourist destinations around the world, where you can please your taste buds.

Have a look at these famous Indian and international destinations that are popular for hosting the best food festivals:

1. The Grub Fest in Delhi, India

Delhi is among the top tourist destinations in India. It is known to be visited by thousands of tourists every year. The city is home to some of the most popular tourist attractions such as Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi Zoo, Lodhi Garden, Mehrauli Archeological Park, the National Gallery of Modern Art, and the Garden of Five Senses. These tourist attractions are known to be among the list of most popular and most-visited tourist places in the city.

Besides being a city of unique forts, charming palaces, and famous historical monuments that portray the rich history of the city, Delhi is also known to host one of the biggest and the most popular food festivals around the world, namely the Grub Fest, which is organised in various other Indian cities as well.

However, in Delhi, the fest witnesses the highest number of visitors. It is organised at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. This lively and bustling food fest is a paradise for all the foodies out there searching for good food with good quality and a wide variety.

One can explore plenty of dishes from around the world at this fest.

  • From Indian, Lebanese, and Oriental to European, Asian and Italian cuisines, the fest has it all.
  • Not only does one witness the variety of cuisine but also an extensive range of beverages from fine wines and cocktails to exotic mocktails and beers.
  • And with the pulsating tunes and electric vibes in the background, the fest will surely set up your mood.
  • The fest not only offers delicious food but also several things located within the fest area that will grab your attention, such as the Central Park, Carnival area, live music stage, gaming zones, the Grub market, and the Grub theatre.
  • Grub theatre is a must-visit if you are a foodie. Along with getting a taste of various dishes, there are many fun things to do at the fest that will make you visit again.

After all, in a city like Delhi, when you are tired from the full day’s sight-seeing tour and shopping at the popular, crowded streets, all you will want to look for is good food. And this fest will save your day. This place will surely leave you with unforgettable memories to cherish forever.

2. Pour - The Festival in Mumbai, India

Referred to as the city of dreams, Mumbai is a place where you can find both the serene environmental surroundings on the outskirts and the bustling nightlife at famous clubs and bars in the heart of the city. The city is visited by a number of tourists every year. It is home to some of the most popular tourist attractions that grab the attention of many travellers. A few of the famous tourist places include the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Juhu Beach, Colaba Causeway, Elephanta Caves, Girgaum Chowpatty, Haji Ali Dargah, Bandra Worli Sea Link, Essel World, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai Zoo, National Gallery of Modern Art, Kanheri Caves, and the Hanging Gardens.

Apart from being home to these famous tourist places, the city recently hosted a popular food festival, which was popular among the tourists, namely ‘Pour – The festival’. This festival was hosted on 11th and 12th January 2020. Many people visited the fest from around the world. From a variety of street food dishes to exotic beverages like wine, mocktails, and beer, the fest offers it all. If you are a food lover, then this place is a must-visit.

In addition, the fest also hosts music concerts and several live events that become a major source of entertainment for the visitors. With soothing music playing in the background and delightful dishes and beverages all around, one can enjoy to their fullest at this festival. This festival is known to be held in partnership with organisations like Radio One 94.3, Peak Life magazine, Uppercrust, The Nomad Foodie, and so on.

Whether you are visiting with your lover, friends, or family, this place will give you the best of memories that you will cherish lifelong. From musical events to mouth-watering dishes, you can find it all here.

3. The European Street Food Festival in Vienna, Austria

Known to be the national capital as well as the largest city of Austria, Vienna is famous for its unique traditions and modern architecture. The city is among the most visited tourist destinations across the world.

The city features some of the most amazing tourist attractions such as The Hofburg, Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens, Vienna Zoo, Vienna City Hall, the Belvedere Palace, Karlskirche, the National Theatre, Vienna State Opera House, and Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Besides its culture, modern structure, and famous tourist attractions, the city is well-known for hosting a popular food festival, The European Street Food Festival.

  • Thousands of foodies visit the festival every year and get the taste of the amazing flavours offered by the food stalls and food trucks.
  • It is a heaven for people who love to try different types of dishes. With numerous food trucks, stalls, and exhibitors, this food festival is famous for offering delights from across the world.
  • From grilled salmon with waffles on a stick and Berlin curried sausage to pork burrito and chicken fajitas, the visitors find a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes.
  • Not only can one try various cuisines but also relish exotic beverages like fine wines and various types of beer to several bio-drinks and fresh cocktails.
  • The festival has the capacity to host over 2.5 million visitors.
  • This street food festival has been held since 2015 and it allows free entries.
  • The tourists are supposed to buy tickets or food coupons for different stalls.
  • The festival is organised as an open-air event set in front of Halle E of the Stadthalle event venue.

The event is a must-visit if you are someone who loves to try different dishes from various countries. Whether you are visiting with your beloved partner, friends, or family, this place will surely leave you with a desire to come back again.

4. Dubai Food Festival in Dubai, UAE

A celebration of all things gastronomic, Dubai food festival features an extensive range of irresistible delights. Dubai is known to be among the top in the list of most visited and popular tourist destinations across the world.

Besides the famous tourist attractions like Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, and the Dubai Fountain, the Dubai food festival event in Dubai also witnesses a number of tourists every year.

  • From two-course lunch and three-course dinner menu along with fresh, exotic beverages of numerous varieties to popular street food dishes of the city like falafel, shawarma, fattoush, manakish, labneh, tabbouleh, shish taouk, and kunafa, you get a huge variety of foods.
  • Not only does the fest offer popular local dishes of the city but also a variety of street food from across the world.
  • The visitors can explore an extensive range of mouth-watering dishes at the food trucks, stalls, small open-air restaurants.
  • Besides, if you want to put up your food stall, then all you need to do is register for the food stall set up, and then you can place your banners, price tags, and menu. Depending upon the space provided, you can add a certain number of helpers.
  • This food festival event is organised by an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.

Because of this event, Dubai is considered to be among the top places to visit for food festivals.This lively food festival is a paradise for all the foodies out there looking for variety, quality, and taste that makes one visit the event again and again.

So, what are you waiting for? All you need to do is make your booking and visit the city for unforgettable memories and delight to your taste buds.

The above-mentioned cities in India and international countries are among the most-visited destinations when it comes to tourist attractions and fun activities. Every year, thousands of tourists visit these places. And with the popular food festivals, these cities become no less than a paradise for the foodies. Be it a visit with your beloved partner, friends, or family, a trip to these food festivals will give you the best of memories.

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