There is no better way to experience the soul of a destination than through its food. Add in a craft cocktail (or three) and a sommelier-paired glass of wine, and you've got a guaranteed good time. Crossing the continent as far as Hawaii and as high as Canada, we’ve handpicked North America’s most mouthwatering food festivals based on epicurean education, chef interaction, and grand tastings. With this we give you taste bud-tempting travel. We dare you not to salivate. Insider tip: If you’re interested in food fest travel but don’t want the full meal deal, start with a few events in a city you love (or are dying to visit) to taste test if you want to go all in.
By Trish Friesen