Food Adventures

From the souks of Marrakech in Morocco to the tapas bars of Logrono, Europe and North Africa are the epicentre of world food. Bottle your own wine in Northern Spain, simmer a silky Italian ragu in Bologna or kebab-crawl your way through Istanbul on a European Food Tour.

Asian food in all its sweet and sour glory continues to influence world cuisine. Ginger, cinnamon, pepper and turmeric were the stuff of legend in the 1600s, and sticky stir-fries, fragrant curries and juicy dumplings have all made their mark on today’s global palate. But nothing beats the real thing, fresh from the wok. Come on a food tour through the night markets of Thailand, chaotic Vietnamese beer halls and the delicate teahouses of Japan. One tip? Pack stretchy pants.

It’s one of the great tragedies that the spice-filled splendour of Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine, which draws inspiration from dozens of ethnic subcultures and centuries of history, has been sold to the western world as simply ‘One butter chicken, one lamb Rogan Josh and three garlic naan.’ But not on this trip. Taste fresh paratha bread fried in ghee, tamarind chutney and vegetable pickle, onion bhaji from a Delhi street stall, home-cooked Rajasthan curry and real Sri Lankan tea, picked straight from the plantation. Butter chicken will never be the same again.

It’d be hard to find a continent with more fun and flavour packed into it – from bittersweet cocoa in Oaxaca to a heavenly dulce de leche in Buenos Aires, are a smorgasbord of surprises. We’ll introduce you to Malbec winemakers in Mendoza and teach you the secrets of Peruvian ceviche. Que bueno.

Whether you eat a vegan diet – or just want to test the waters – we’re here to help you navigate new delicious food experiences on your next adventure. We’ve got insider tips on where to find the best vegan eats, unique activities (vegan-friendly cooking classes, anyone?) and authentic travel experiences so you can sit back and enjoy with like-minded travellers. Needless to say, we’re excited… and hungry.

Tracey Strand