Eating out in Nice doesn’t have to be expensive, and Voyageur Nissart is one of the best value places in the city. It’s close to the station and looks unremarkable from the outside, but head inside and you will find a restaurant run by a young team who evidently love serving local classics like lamb with thyme.
In Marseille, Les Trous Rois offers up modern French food near Notre-Dame du Mont. It sits on a lovely pedestrianized street full of other restaurants, as well as bars where you can go for a drink after your meal.
Head to Cannes to try the classic bistro fare at Bistrot Gourmand. It’s a simple and friendly place where Provencal classics dominate the menu. Try the cod in fig leaves or lamb chops in mustard sauce.
Cheap eating might not be the first thing you think of in St Tropez, but Le Sporting does a good job of imitating its no-frills café-brasserie brethren from the rest of France on an almost similar budget.
Tucked away in a courtyard off a quiet street in Montpellier, Le Patio Littre is a great spot to hide away from the summer sun. Lunchtime set menus are the best value, and don’t forget to order a glass of local Rosé to wash your food down.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Barcelona’s insane popularity and large influx of visitors as of late may have some travelers steering away from the Mediterranean coastal city, but just outside the overpopulated center of the city, known as Ciutat Vella, are quieter neighborhoods that offer more of a local feel and don’t come with exorbitant tourist prices. El Poble-Sec is one such area that rests between the towering Montjuic park and the Old Town, making it a nice escape but still close enough to access the sights.
In food capitals like New York City, foodie crazes seem to rise and set as quickly as the sun, but one trend that has endured for awhile now is the city’s penchant for regional Chinese cuisine, and the East Village is home to some of the city’s top spots for sampling your way through several of these regions.
Some places appear better to visit in the winter. For example, anywhere known for winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, will be less visited in the summer because those same people are going to spend their time at the beach or another destination. However, visiting these destinations during the off-seasons can show a side of the city or town that can’t be seen under piles of snow. It’s worth checking out a couple of these favorite winter destinations.