Plan A Couple’s Trip This February Based On Your Partner’s Favorite Food
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
There are a thousand reasons to travel. Booking a flight just to taste the best food in the country is as good a reason as any. If you are looking for some fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, why not consider a destination based on your partner’s love of food. Here are a few recommendations.
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles has more Mexican restaurants than any other city in the U.S. You’ll find every region of Mexico represented in the city’s restaurants with some of the boldest flavors you can imagine. Any foodie who loves Mexican cuisine will have a blast exploring the options in this eclectic city. Here are a few that you must visit: El Huarache Azteca, Tacomiendo, El Parian, La Casita Mexicana, Chichen Itza, Loteria Grill, Guelaguetza, and Guisados.
It’s hard to pick just one city in the South that’s home to the best soul food restaurants, but Atlanta takes the spot for its variety of options from tradition to fusion as well as it being a great couple’s destination. Share a plate of fried okra, cornbread, and collard green with that special someone at these top, traditional soul food restaurants: Busy Bee Café, Annie Laura’s Kitchen, Big Daddy’s Kitchen, Who’s Got Soul, Q Time, and King Southern Delight.
New York, NY
When it comes to options, New York is certainly a city that has plenty. From wood-fired jerk chicken to Guyanese chow mein, just about every island cuisine in the Caribbean is represented throughout New York’s five boroughs. It can be overwhelming to know where to start your foodie voyage in this city, so here are a few spots to begin your journey: Glady’s, Pearl’s, Sister’s Caribbean Cuisine, Miss Lily’s Favourite Cake, Freda’s, and Puerto Viejo.
St. Louis, MO
About three-quarters of the residents of St. Louis’ 50-square-block, The Hill (its legendary Little Italy), are Italian, and the neighborhood is home to some truly legendary Italian restaurants. If your partner has a love for pasta and gelato, here are some places in St. Louis’ historic Little Italy to check out: Mama’s on the Hill, Giovanni’s, Lorenzo’s, Trattoria Marcella, Zia’s, and Acero.