8 Honeymoon Destinations for the Foodie Couple

Two people toasting on their honeymoon with wine at a winery.

If you and your fiancé find yourselves thinking more about the food than the sights on your honeymoon, you may be in need of a foodie destination. In the following cities, you’ll find world-class cuisine and tons of local flavor, allowing you to spend your vacation of relaxation after the wedding eating your way through the options available.

1. Riviera Maya, Mexico

The showmanship and variety of food options at the resorts of Riviera Maya are incredible. Dinner theater is a popular option, and the food doesn’t just stick with Mexican classics. Instead, you’ll find excellent chefs of every kind of cuisine imaginable, and if they aren’t right on site, your resort concierge can help you find the perfect spot. With the backdrop of a gorgeous beach and plenty of poolside relaxation, this foodie destination will be perfect.

2. Napa Valley, California

California is one of the core locations in the farm-to-table food movement, given how many fresh ingredients grow in the fertile soil of the region. The Napa Valley is a great place to experience wonderful cuisine while also sampling some of the best wines in the world. Many wineries either partner with a particular restaurant or have a restaurant on site, so as you explore the craft of winemaking in the region, you can also pair each libation with the perfect small plate or meal.

3. San Sebastián, Spain

A selection of appetizers at a bar in Spain.

This unassuming northern city along the coast in Spain is home to some of the best chefs in the world, offering more Michelin star restaurants per capita than Paris. This city is known for fine dining in many forms, and if you have always wanted to try high end gastronomy, San Sebastián is the place to do it. One of the most popular options is to go for pintxos, which are small plates or snacks usually eaten in bars with beers. These will be the fanciest and most interesting bar snacks you’ve ever tried, though! San Sebastián turns each one into a fancy and exciting taste sensation.

4. Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is a perfect overseas destination if you want to travel frugally but still taste many amazing flavors. Lisbon itself is home to a variety of restaurants, and a quick jaunt to Porto for part of your journey gives you access to more options as well as traditional port companies, where port wine is created. With espresso bars and riverside views, Lisbon is picture-perfect for your foodie adventure

5. Honolulu, Hawaii

A plate of fruit on a Hawaiian beach.

Island cuisine is perfect for the seafood-loving foodie, and the rich volcanic soil grows a wide variety of lush ingredients as well. Not only does Hawaii offer all the island paradise options that honeymooners desire, but it’s also the birthplace of Kona coffee, meaning you can explore the rich history of coffee in the area while also sampling some of the best, most luxurious coffee options in the world.

6. Seoul, South Korea

If you want to sample the wide variety of Korean food available, look no further than the restaurant-dense capital of South Korea. Many Korean delicacies are totally new flavors to Western travellers, so getting more exciting new options in a small place is a great way to spend your honeymoon. It’s also a large, safe city, where there are plenty of luxury hotels, interesting vistas, and karaoke bars for making memories with your new spouse.

7. Paris, France

A selection of cheese at a shop in Paris, France.

No list of foodie destinations is complete without Paris! Sample the many varieties of traditional French cuisine, eat crêpes as you take in the sights, and enjoy the general romance of this iconic city. Sample your way through the tastes of this destination while making lifelong memories of your honeymoon.

8. New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is known for its Creole cuisine. While this does include Cajun favorites like jambalaya and gumbo, it’s also much broader than that. New Orleans is a mixing bowl full of chefs whose styles and cultures cross over and combine. Make sure that you take time to stroll iconic Bourbon Street, but branch out to try both hole-in-the-wall locations and the fine dining in many parts of the city. On Frenchmen Street, you can almost always get live music alongside your delicious meal!

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