5 Culinary Tours
August 4, 2014
Five culinary adventures that put a new spin on the traditional food tour. By Melanie Lieberman.
Published on Aug 4, 2014
See (and taste) Saigon from the back of a vintage scooter with Vietnam Vespa Adventures. Kicking off at sundown, the four-hour drive digs into the city's finest street food, from chili-rubbed crab to sizzling banh xeo pancakes. vietnamvespaadventures.com.
Stopping for local seafood in Saigon's District 4 on Vietnam Vespa Adventures' street-food tour. Photographed by Olivier Laude.
2. Mendoza, Argentina
The best way to take in Argentina's stunning wine country? On horseback. The itinerary with Mendoza Holidays: an equestrian trek through 8 hectares of grapevines and olive groves, followed by a traditional meal of empanadas and Malbec at a picturesque winery. mendozaholidays.com.
Unravel the mysteries of Paris à la Inspector Clouseau in a chauffeured Citroën 2CV. Your retro ride, courtesy of Experience Paris, will whisk you away on a tour of iconic patisseries to sample pains au chocolat and brioches au sucre. manstouch.com.
Got a case of the midnight munchies? Dig into the Thai capital's culinary secrets with Bangkok Food Tours's midnight tuk-tuk crawl. Snack on after-hour favorites like pad thai while zipping through the city's vibrant nightscape. bangkokfoodtours.com.
Lifelong local Mike Sommerville of Bike Copenhagen with Mike steers guests to the trendiest tables in this cycling-mad city. You'll taste Danish hot dogs at the new Copenhagen Street Food market, and imperial oatmeal stout at microbrewery Mikkeller. bikecopenhagenwithmike.dk.