I received compensation from Bayer Consumer Health, makers of MiraLAX® to write this post. MiraLAX® is a laxative used to treat occasional constipation. All opinions are entirely my own. #ReLAXOnTheGo #CollectiveBias
What is your favorite part of traveling? For many people, it is the food. We love visiting new places, learning about different cultures, and tasting all the amazing and unique food. That’s why we really enjoy attending food festivals. We went to two food festivals this spring and put together some great tips to help you make the most out of a food festival.
View Your Food Options First
Most food festivals offer a guide or fun food passport of sorts. These are so useful! If the food festival you are attending has a passport to get stamped as you sample food from each station, take time to read through it first. Although these passports are fun to fill out, they are even more useful to plan your day. See what all there is to offer before you get too full from sampling the items closest to you.
Come Hungry and Pace Yourself
There are so many items served at a food festival that you will want to try it all. The flavors, smells, and plating can be appealing. My weakness is always the tacos and desserts, but truly I love sampling as much as possible. Pace yourself and enjoy the food you are tasting, instead of overeating in an hour.
Know What You Are Eating
If you have food allergies or sensitivities, make sure you ask about ingredients in each dish. When sampling foods from around the world at a food festival, you never know when an unusual ingredient may be in a meal that you do not expect. Also, keep in mind when eating undercooked meat if your body can handle it. You do not want to make yourself sick just to enjoy a few minutes of yumminess.
Be Prepared So You Don’t Suffer Later
Traveling can cause your body to get off track. From having a different sleep schedule and exercise routine to eating unique foods to your travel destination. When at a Food Festival you want to try all the food, especially the unusual goodies that you aren’t used to consuming. Unfortunately, all of the different types of food can cause occasional constipation.
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Share Samples to Taste More
Most food festivals offer a sampling package. I love to split one sampling package with my husband. We save money by buying a package and I can never eat all the food that comes with the small package on my own. By sharing samples we are able to taste more of the food offered at the festival without wasting it or being too full.
Look how large this crepe is! It was delicious, yet very sweet. Sharing this was the smart way to go.
Enjoy Entertainment the Food Festival Offers
Make a whole day out of the food festival fun. Check out the entertainment offered and spend time relaxing. You can often find night concerts at most food festivals which will provide you with more time to enjoy yourself. You can then extend your lunch sampling into dinner. Local city food festivals also allow various vendors to set up booths to sell merchandise.
We love watching the food be prepared at the food festivals. You cannot see it easily at all booths but some have glass windows so you can peek inside.
What is your favorite cuisine to sample at a food festival?
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