- 18 Sep 2020
- 3 minutes
The lock down is ending! Hooray!
This of course is going to mean that the restaurants are going to be opening up again, you can eat out. Most people will just be going to the same places they always go to.
But you're better than most people, you want to eat the best food that the world has to offer!
Here's my guide on how to do that…
Avoid the chains
If you visit a chain, there is an almost 0% chance that the food will be freshly made. Most of these companies will want to sell for the lowest prices possible, and that means buying in a load of the cheapest, ready made meals, and just heating them up for the customer.
Not to mention that once you visit a chain once, you've visited all of that one. Chains might be good for people too timid to leave their comfort zone, but that's not you!
Try new foods
The society that we live in is a melting pot. People from all over the world are coming over and sharing their foods with us. Not to mention all of the new trends that are hitting the market, and all of the fusions that are happening.
With so much food out there, you could eat out everyday for a year, and never eat the same meal twice. When you go out, try to eat something that you wouldn't normally eat. This will allow you to try flavours that you didn't even know about before.
Go where the locals go
When most of us visit a place as a tourist, we spend most of the time in the places where the tourists usually are. But you're better than that.
When you go to a new place, you want to dive into the local culture!
Instead of hanging about in the areas where you'll find the tourists, go off the beaten track a bit, and find a hidden gem, that's only known by the locals.
By doing this, you'll be finding out what kinds of food the locals like to eat, and you'll even get to learn about how they live.
Don't just get the cheapest
If you want cheap food, you can go to places like McDonald's or KFC. If you want good food, you'll have to spend a bit more of your money.
Because the good places will use fresh ingredients, they will charge more money. But trust me, it'll be worth it.
I know that for many of us, we can't afford to be spending a lot of money all the time. But the solution to this is to just eat out less often. It's better to go somewhere nice once a month than McDonald's every week.
But don't think that you need to go to 5 star restaurants to get good food. Street food can also be delicious.
Try different cultures
Earlier in the article we spoke about our society being a melting pot. Throughout most of history, the only food we've eaten has been food which is from the culture we happen to live in. But now that times are changing, we have the plate of the world to eat off.
Different cultures have different foods, different spices, different ways of cooking. And the only way you're going to see what's good and what isn't is to eat the foods from the different cultures.
Pre-lockdown you might have only eaten at the chains. Or only gone for the things you're familiar with. But post-lockdown you is more adventurous, and eager to try new foods.
So next time you go out for a meal, get out of your comfort zone, and try something that you've never had before.