Each food carnival brings a unique set of cuisine depicting regional culture and tradition. Here are the 14 cherry picked food-festivals that everyone around the world wants to attend at least once in their lifetime.
Food culture varies region to region, and it’s one of the best experiences to try a variety of cuisines around the world. Attend some crazy and famous festivals around the world, and fill your tummy with delicious food along with plenty of cultural events to enjoy!
So stop worrying about your diet plans, and start exploring the paradise of flavors around the world!
1. The Bacon Festival of California
This world-famous festival is all about bacon. Varieties of bacon recipe are cooked by professional chefs on the streets, and served with fantastic home-crafted beer! What else you need?
2. Thailand’s All-Veg Food Festival
Phuket in Thailand has proved that food festivals are not meant only for meat-lovers!
The all-veg menu is really delicious, and even non-veg lovers are impulsive to taste them all.
So, Why Go Vegan?
3. India’s Street Food Festival
From Chaat to sweets, you can introduce all the 6 tastes to your tongue! Takes place every year at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi.
4. The Dumpling Feast of Hong Kong
Taste the dumplings made with sweet tea, glutinous rice, and dates; stuffed inside bamboo, lotus or banana leaves.
Hong Kong has even announced a national holiday during this festival.
5. The Grand Food Festival of Chicago
If you are looking to taste the best of American cuisines, you should visit the Chicago’s grand park.
The second week of July every year is the default schedule for this carnival, and lasts for five full days!
6. The Spanish Snail Feast
Lleida, a small Spanish city celebrates a peculiar festival where snail is the core food.
Nearly 12 tonnes of snail is cooked, and almost 2 million people around the world are participating in this snail eating festival every year.
7. Ramen Noodle Festival of Japan
Do you love Soups and noodles? Japan’s famous tasty ramen noodles and yummy soups from different vendors are served for 11 continuous days.
Best of all, entry is absolutely free, you can source a full hot bowl below $10.
8. Welcome Foodies – England
Try countless dishes, meet professional celebrity chefs, learn your favorite recipe, and participate in numerous food contests on the go.
England invites all “Foodies” every summer to enjoy everything about food.
9. New Zealand’s Wild Fruits Festival
If you want to taste some exotic foods that you never thought you could cook and eat, you should visit Hokitika in Newzealand.
Mountain oysters, earthworms, beetle grubs, and many unusual recipes can be munched here.
10. Chocolate Festival of Ecuador
Among many chocolate festivals, this is famous because of the production of most high-quality chocolates in Ecuador.
You can even attend tasting sessions and cookery classes to get some chocolates for free.
11. Italy’s Ultimate Pizza Fest
Naples in Italy is expecting 5 lakh visitors to munch on 1 lakh pizzas every September.
You can taste 50+ iconic variants of pizzas; participate in mega pizza eating contests with music and many more cultural events.
12. “Oktoberfest” of Germany
If you are a beer lover to taste the authentic variety of finest brews, Oktoberfest will quench you for sure!
Every year, a flock of beer lovers around the world is flying to Germany, and tasting huge varieties of beer with roasted meat.
13. Napoleon Giant Omelette Fest of France
Napoleon once wanted all the eggs in the town to be processed into a single omelet.
To remember this day, Bessieres is celebrating a giant omelet festival breaking 15000 eggs!
This festival usually held during Easter.
14. Thailand’s Monkey Buffet Heap
Don’t panic! You are not going to feast on monkeys. Instead, monkeys will enjoy food while you are watching.
Around 400 Kgs of food are dumped in front of temples, and people love to watch those little fellas having food in joy!
These are just a fraction of the total number of food festivals around the world. This is to showcase some food festivals that are massive, famous and peculiar.
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