Does your tummy dictate your holiday choices? Recent research from Booking.com found the answer is yes – Kiwis look to combine their love of grub with their love of travel.
Thirty-eight per cent plan to incorporate new food and drink destinations in to their 2018 travel plans and 50 per cent of Kiwi travellers are likely to seek out local street food markets when they're on holiday. So, we've put together a list the world's best street food markets and close-by accommodations to roll back to after indulging.
London – Borough Market
You haven't tasted London if you haven't been to the Borough Market. As Britain's most renowned food market, you'll find A-Z of quirky and delightful food. Apex London Wall Hotel offers a sophisticated stay, and is situated 20 minutes' walk away from the market. Located in the heart of London's old city, Apex London Wall Hotel offers a close commute to all of the must-dos and must-sees of the city. If you can see yourself with Pimm's in one hand and a pastry in the other, book your next holiday in London.
Taipei - Lane 737 Night Market
You won't find a more traditional Taiwanese street food market than Lane 737. This crowded night market captures the essence of the vibrant city of Taipei, and showcases the characteristics of a conventional street food market that hasn't been altered to meet tourist interests. Hotel Mandarin Oriental Taipei offers world-class hospitality and is located just 10 minutes' drive away from Lane 737; the perfect place to rest after the hustle and bustle of Taipei.
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Rio de Janerio – Food Park Carioca
Food truck festivals are a huge craze in Brazil, and Food Park Carioca is a lively street food market that consists of permanently parked up food trucks and live music. Windsor Oceânico offers a relaxed stay right by beach, the ideal place to nurse your food-coma after eating your way from truck-to-truck around Food Park Carioca.
Vietnam – Ben Thanh Street Food Market
Located in Ho Chi Minh, the Ben Thanh Street Food Market offers food and entertainment for all ages. Known for its street performers, its Instagramable graffiti murals, and vast range of authentic local and international dishes, Ben Thanh is top of the list for street food in Vietnam. The Reverie Saigon located in District 1 is elegant and stylish and a great choice for travellers interested in street markets and nightlife.
Bologna – Mercato di Mezzo
Down the medieval streets of Piazza Maggiore is Mercato di Mezzo, a 3-tiered tower hosting the first indoor street food market of Bolonga. This area has a rich history in food culture, and has always been a place for fine flavours and culinary tradition. Hotel Corona d'Oro is where you want to stay to experience the authentic elegance and comfort of Bolonga.