5 Must-Try Shore Excursions for Food Enthusiasts

5 Must-Try Shore Excursions for Food Enthusiasts

Cruise into Delectable Discoveries Around the World

For passionate cruisers, the joy of exploring new culinary horizons extends beyond the vessel. As much as the onboard dining experiences excite, the adventure of discovering delectable spots ashore is equally enthralling. Join Somewhere Beyond Vacations on a journey to savor the world's most mouthwatering shore excursions, from the icy landscapes of Alaska to the historical charm of Rome and beyond.

1. Gold Creek Salmon Bake, Juneau, AK

Nestled amidst ice, water, forests, and rocks, Juneau in Alaska captivates with its natural wonders. At the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, situated on a historic spot from the Alaskan gold rush, guests relish signature Alaskan flavors in a rainforest setting. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast featuring freshly caught salmon, chicken, potatoes, baked beans, wild rice, fresh salads, and cornbread. Immerse yourself in history and nature while savoring the best of Alaskan cuisine.

For the non-salmon enthusiasts: Chicken, potatoes, baked beans, wild rice, fresh salads, and cornbread are equally delightful options.

2. Gladys’ Cafe, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

In the heart of St Thomas lies Gladys’ Cafe, housed in a historic pump house dating back to the 1700s. Featured on HGTV and YouTube, this charming spot in the Charlotte Amalie neighborhood serves up local flavors with dishes like jerk mahi-mahi, curry chicken roti, creamy conch chowder, and kalaloo soup. Take a culinary journey through the Caribbean and don't miss the chance to bring the flavors home with Gladys' homemade hot sauces.

3. Fat Tuesday, Cozumel, Mexico

Experience the essence of the Big Easy in the laid-back ambiance of Cozumel's Fat Tuesday. Famous for frozen daiquiris, Cajun creations, and Mexican offerings, this vibrant spot is a fusion of Mexican and New Orleans delights. Located near Terminal Maritima de Cruceros, it's the perfect pre-exploration stop. Enjoy the colorful setting and, as the sun sets, let loose with DJs playing top 40 hits. Whether by the glass, yard, or gallon, revel in the party atmosphere.

4. King Edward Gastro Pub, Rome, Italy

In the heart of Rome, discover unexpected flavors at King Edward’s Gastro Pub, an Irish pub and restaurant with a twist of Italian influence. Established in 1996, this pub's menu features a delightful blend of pizza, pasta, meat dishes, artisan desserts, and signature sandwiches. Indulge in a laidback atmosphere with an extensive list of beers and house cocktails, creating the perfect pitstop during your Italian escapade.

5. Bahamian Cookin’ Restaurant and Bar, Bahamas, Nassau

Adjacent to the Port of Nassau, Bahamian Cookin’ has been serving authentic Bahamian Island-style food since 1986. Owned and operated by three generations of Bahamian women, the restaurant offers a range of dishes and flavors, including fresh seafood, savory mutton and poultry dishes, and homemade favorites like baked macaroni and cheese. Quench your thirst with their renowned rum punches called “Switch-Ups.”

Book Your Culinary Adventure with Somewhere Beyond Vacations

Embark on a gastronomic journey with Somewhere Beyond Vacations and explore the world's finest cuisines. For an unforgettable culinary experience, contact us to book your next cruise and discover a world of flavors. Indulge your taste buds, create lasting memories, and let the culinary adventures begin!