Pasta, pizza, pastries…Hungry? Why wait? Don’t grab a Snickers, hop on a plane to Europe. Read on for 10 foods you must eat in Europe.
1. Tapas in Seville
I know, I know…tapas, such a general term. Well, I said tapas because I couldn’t narrow it down to just one. Tapas are more of an experience than a food. Eslava in Seville serves award-winning tapas. Go hungry and taste as many tapas as you can!
2. Dutch pancakes in Amsterdam
I had no clue what to expect when I saw a pancake burger on the menu. I was skeptical, but I’m so glad I took the plunge. If you’re in Amsterdam, head over to De Vier Pilaren for some sweet and savory pancakes. I didn’t get a chance to try the poffertjes because I was stuffed, but they looked equally delicious.
3. Baba in the Amalfi Coast
Baba au Rhum, or Rum Baba, is best described as a spongy dessert topped with rum. Instead of a bakery, I ordered this at a bar one night and the generous bartender poured two shots of rum on top. No complaints over here. It was hard to find this tasty treat outside of the Amalfi Coast, so if you’re there, make sure you
drink eat up!
4. Mushrooms in La Rioja
Garlic-infused mushrooms, topped with shrimp, all stacked on top of a piece of bread. To date, these are the best mushrooms I’ve tasted! I came across these mushrooms when I decided to embark on a self-guided tapa crawl in Rioja. If you’re in the area, visit Bar Angel where they specialize in mushrooms. Thank me later!
5. Pastel de Nata in Lisbon
Usually, I’m not a fan of anything with a custard consistency. These pastries, however, won me over; I’m still bummed I only ordered one. When in Lisbon, you can enjoy these tasty treats at Pastéis de Belém…be prepared to play musical chairs as you search for a table. Trust me, the scramble will be worth it…plus you might work up an appetite.
6. Pasta in Florence
In Florence, I spent a day making pasta, tossing pizza, and drinking tons of wine. This brings me to the best pasta I had in Italy, which was hand made by me; I really thought I was Chef Curry with the pasta. Having a hand in preparing the pasta made it taste even better! Check out a class and start cooking.
7. Salmon in Porto
The fish in Porto is so fresh! For this particular dish, I visited Antigua Casa Ze da Guida, which is located near the water. The fish comes with a delicious side salad and of course I had to top it off with a glass of sangria. I went to this restaurant 3 times in 5 days…clearly I was a fan!
8. Dutch Apple Pie in Amsterdam
Okay, Amsterdam tops the list again. It’s called Dutch apple pie for a reason. For a good slice of pie, head to Winkel 43. The only thing that would’ve made this better is having it served hot. Still, my mouth is watering just looking at this picture.
9. Churros con Chocolate in Madrid
When I think of churros, I think of fried dough covered in cinnamon and sugar. In Spain, they take away the cinnamon and replace it with chocolate. The jury’s still out on the best place to grab churros in Madrid. When in doubt, try them all!
10. Francesinha in Porto
Last but not least, Porto’s signature dish. A sandwich with layers of meat (yes, layers), topped with an egg, cheese, and special sauce. Admittedly, I was not mentally prepared to tackle this sandwich. Francesinha – 1, Marissa – 0.
Hungry yet? I know I am! I’d consider going back just to taste these dishes again, yum! Hope you’re able to try these 10 foods the next time you’re in Europe.
33 thoughts on “10 Foods You Must Eat in Europe”
I’ve had five of these!!!! Great post and you captured this perfectly 🙂
Thanks!! I wish I could go back to Europe right now…to eat 🙂
Wow, couldn’t have said it any better! I have tried five of them and now I’m craving them, ahhh! 🙂 nice post!
That makes two of us when it comes to craving!!
Mmmmm… I love churros! And they’re better in Madrid than anywhere else (yes… even Disneyland!).
Aren’t they?!? I could go for some churros right now, yum
These dishes look amazing. When I go to Europe I will definitely try these delicacy’s 💕
You definitely should try these dishes!!
Great and interesting post. I definitely need to be more adventurous with my food experiences in Europe! 🙂
Being adventurous when it comes to food is definitely a gamble 🙂
I’ll definitely try some of these when I do my big Europe trip. I have a sweet tooth and love pastries so those foods got my mouth watering!
My sweet tooth is beyond ridiculous!! Enjoy your trip, Natasha…eat tons of food 🙂
So hungry now! I need to visit my these places and try these foods 🤤
LOL. Reading this makes me hungry, too!!
Well, I’m really hungry now 😂😂 I’ve tried a few of these, but now I need to go back to Europe to check off the rest!
lol, that makes two of us when it comes to being hungry!!
Awesome post as I am a total foodie!!!! Pasta in Florence is unlike any other in the world – so delish!!!
Isn’t it?! I’d go back to Florence just for more pasta…and wine, of course.
Pretty impossible to read this post and not feel STARVING by the end! I also think I’ve done most of them so that’s pretty cool!
When writing this post, I began to crave everything on this list! I should’ve included a disclaimer: Don’t read when hungry.
Oh man this podt gave me hunger pangs! I have such a sweet tooth that i couldnt go past the chuŕros and dutch pancake but i do love my pasta…now i feel like eating churros in Spain! Haha.
Hahah. I’ve been craving churros recently, so you’re not alone!
I love to eat and food is one of the main reasons why I love to travel. There are still several things I have to try from your list. For example, I have been to Portugal and I know the food is delicious there. Spain is one of my favorite countries but I still need to visit the south.
When people ask why I’m visiting a certain country, I usually tell them it’s because the food looks amazing. Glad to know I’m not the only one who travels to eat 🙂
Time for some european food this time. So this article is exactly what i was searching for. Will try few from them and post. Thanks a very useful one.
You won’t be disappointed 🙂
What a great idea to share representative European food!
Getting so hungry reading this! Thanks for sharing 🙂
How awesome! I would love to eat my way through Europe 🙂 Everything looks amazing
You should! The food is amazing!
Wish to have delightful gastronomic tour to Europe once pandemic is over.
Awesome, I highly recommend!