Tsukiji Fish Market

What’s Hot in 2016 Food Travel

Love food? Love travel? See where you may want to go in 2016

The impending new year means new trends for travel and food, and we’ve rounded some of them up here. From airports to vegetables, here are some of the biggest trends for 2016 that you should definitely check out.

Airports

Airport food used to be considered a necessary evil, but now, many celebrated chef’s eateries are destinations for gourmands everywhere. Check out The Daily Meal’s 35 Best Airport Restaurants 2015 to get an idea of which venues you should put on your list.

Food Museums

As more and more people start to celebrate different types of cuisine and consider themselves food-lovers, it’s only natural that they should wonder about the science behind the deliciousness. At Brooklyn’s new Museum of Food and Drink, guests can taste a skunk pellet that contains one of the primary compounds that makes coffee smell so amazing. The British Museum of Food has also just launched in London.

Mediterranean Food

Slovenia and Croatia aren’t always thought of as go-to destinations for unique cuisine, but Intrepid Travel’s new Real Food Adventures are changing that by way of truffle hunts, enjoying oysters freshly plucked from the sea, and many other activities.

Tsukiji Fish Market

Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest and busiest fish market in the world, will close the doors to the location it’s been at for 80 years on November 2, 2016. This is part of planning for the 2020 Olympics. That means the time to see this market’s historical location is now, so pack your bags.

Vegetables

More and more restaurants are dropping meat from their menus, following in the footsteps of famed chefs, due to ethical reasons as well as gastronomy. Alain Ducasse, for example, has just focused his restaurant, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, on seafood and vegetables.