Food, from gourmet or artisanal products to convenience store snacks, is just one of the best souvenirs to bring home with you from a trip. With so many possible choices from each place you visit, here are some of the top picks that should be on your list.
Belgian Chocolates – Brussels
Home to some of the finest chocolates in the world, Brussels is teeming with chocolate shops and specialty stores. Take your pick from among the country’s many known chocolate brands and artisanal chocolatiers.
Chilli Crab Paste – Singapore
Chili crab is one Singapore’s most famous culinary offerings. The dish is something you cannot easily forget and may even crave for once back in the comforts of your home. The chili crab paste makes the best souvenir if you want to enjoy the flavors of the popular Singaporean dish.
Chinese tea leaves – Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a city food lovers will adore. The amazing selections of foods visitors can enjoy are simply too many to savor in one trip. It may be tough to find which treat to bring home with you. But quality Chinese tea leaves that you can easily find around the city would be a great choice.
Japanese Kit Kat – Tokyo
Japan has an amazing array of food you can take home as souvenirs which makes choosing just one extremely tough. But in the unfortunate occasion that you can really pick one type of food to bring home with you, go for the Japanese Kit Kats like Green Tea (Matcha) Kit Kat, Japanese Sake Kit Kat, Strawberry Kit Kat, Wasabi Kit Kat, and so much more.
Macarons – Paris
Paris is a culinary adventure destination in its own right. With an amazing array of food to choose from, the City of Light’s macarons would be a delightful and delectable choice. Some of the finest you can find at Ladurée, Pierre Hermé, Gerard Mulot, Sadaharu Aoki, and Dalloyau among others.
Stroopwafels – Amsterdam
Cheese may seem like the most obvious choice given all the different types of delicious cheeses you can find in the city. But picking the right one to bring home with you can be tricky if you consider the possible airline restrictions. Stroopwafels, however, are not only widely available at stores around the city. The delicious and chewy treat can be actually addicting, especially if paired with a hot mug of coffee or tea.
Turkish Delight – Istanbul
The possibilities seem endless when it comes to finding food souvenirs in Istanbul. Spi6ces, Turkish coffee, tea, baklava, and other delicious treats abound. But if you have to settle for one, Turkish delight in a wide variety of flavors would not be a bad choice.