If you’re someone who loves to travel, food is likely a major motivation. While you can attempt to recreate recipes yourself at home, they’re never quite the same. You have to visit a locale to experience them. 

In this post, we take a look at some of the dishes that all globetrotters should try as they travel the world

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

If you think you know cheese steak sandwiches and you haven’t been to Philadelphia, PA, yet, you really don’t. The city does cheesesteaks better than anywhere else in North America (and certainly the rest of the world). It’s a combination of the cheesiness and the gravy-dunking that many shops offer. 


As you might guess from the name, kaesespaetzle is a German dish. And it’s a little unusual. The recipe is made from German pasta (yes, it is a thing), that has a texture similar to Italian gnocchi. Restaurants that serve it make it by hand and then serve it with gooey cheese and crispy meat. It’s well worth a try. 

Napoletana Pizza

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Napoletana pizzas are available all over Italy and France, but you really have to travel to Naples to get the best. The restaurants here specialise in traditional recipes that are totally authentic. You won’t find any Americanization here. 

Steak Tartare

If you have nerves of steel, you might want to try steak tartare, a famous French dish. It’s made of raw, finely ground beef mince and mixed with capers, pepper, and onions to give it a bit of seasoning. 

Egg Rolls

Egg rolls are a delicious dish that originated in ancient China but later spread to the US. You can make an easy recipe for egg rolls at home, but if you are traveling, you’ll want to head to coastal Chinese cities, like Shanghai. Here, you’ll find dozens of outlets all serving this delicious dish. 


Bosnia’s tourist industry isn’t particularly large. But if you travel to the region, you’ll quickly come across cevapcici. It looks a bit like sausage and is extremely addictive. Once you’ve had a bite, you won’t want to stop. 

In fact, cevapcici is so moreish that the Austrians even have a song about it. That’s just how famous it is throughout Europe. 

Bun Bo Nam Bo

Can you guess where bun bo nam bo is from? The answer is Vietnam. Locals make the dish with a combination of raw veggies, fried onion, bean sprouts, all topped off with roasted peanuts. They then add beef soaked in fish sauce, sugar and various seasonings. You can find restaurants and food outlets serving this dish for less than a dollar.


Gyoza is a Japanese staple and one of the main reasons for traveling to the country. Most restaurants still make it by hand, often right in front of you.

There are two main types of gyoza you can enjoy, steamed or fried. Both are delicious and work beautifully with vinegar dips. 

So there you have it: some of the dishes that all globetrotters need to try at least once in their lives.