Top Destinations for the Foodie In 2024: Journey of Flavorful Delights

By Anna Tan | 21, Dec, 2023
Top Destinations for the Foodie In 2024: Journey of Flavorful Delights

Most people travel to see sceneries, but there is no shame in going to top destinations for the foodie in you! 

Savoring local delicacies is the new way of experiencing each country’s culture and appreciating some of the most exquisite flavors the city has to offer.

From tantalizing Nasi Kandar food in Penang to delicious handmade pizzas in Italy, here are the best destinations to visit for delicious Halal food!

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1. Penang, Malaysiahawker food penang

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Penang is a food paradise rich with exotic flavors with food stalls opening in the wee hours of the morning! You may find dishes with tons of spices or noodles cooked with “wok hei” (charred, smoky taste from a seasoned wok) that can only be found in the street food stalls of Penang!

It is also home to two one-star Michelin restaurants, as well as plenty of Halal restaurants around the area. In fact, the best Nasi Kandar restaurant is located near a mosque! You will never run out of choices when it comes to Muslim-friendly food in this heritage area!

Jawi House Cafe Gallery

  • Known For: Lemuni Rice
  • Location:  85, Lbh Armenian, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
  • Opening Hours: Operates 11 am to 9:30 pm daily (Closed on Tuesdays)

Bee Hwa Cafe

  • Known For: Char Kuey Teow
  • Location: 10, Lebuh Dickens, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
  • Opening Hours: Operates 7 am to 3 pm daily (Closed on Sundays)

Nasi Kandar Beratur Original

  • Known For: Fried chicken and Nasi Kandar
  • Location: 98, Jln Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
  • Opening Hours: Operates 9:30 pm to 9:30 am daily


2. Andalusia, Spainspanish paella

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The southern flavors are not to be missed in Andalusia, Spain! Be wowed not just by the beautiful historic Muslim architecture in the city, but also by the abundance of Halal food choices. Despite this city being well-known for its wines, you will find many restaurants catering to Muslims with Halal signs in the front of their establishments.

Indulge in its popular gazpacho, a cold tomato soup that is super refreshing at any time of the day! You will also find seafood dishes like gambas a la plancha and pescados fritos, as well as tapas to savor.

El rincón de Beirut

  • Known For: Lebanese cuisine
  • Location: C. San Fernando, 21, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
  • Opening Hours: Operates 12:15 pm to 11:15 pm daily


  • Known For: Andalusian fine dining 
  • Location: C. Pablo Ruiz Picasso, 8, 14014 Córdoba, Spain
  • Opening Hours: Operates 1:30 am to 6 pm, 8:30 pm to 1 am daily (Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays)

Here are six key tips about finding Halal food near you in Andalusia!


3. Jakarta, Indonesiaindonesian food

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If you love your rice dishes, then you will find your paradise in Indonesia! Jakarta is home to a wide variety of spices, delicious meat sides, and flavorful sauces that enrich your senses. 

You can find Halal meals that are equally affordable to cater to the large Muslim population in this city. With plenty of street stalls selling grilled satay to soup noodle dishes, it is the perfect place for a foodie looking to explore!

Cut The Crab

  • Known For: Seafood platter
  • Location: Jl. Cikajang No.32, Petogogan, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12170, Indonesia
  • Opening Hours: Operates 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily 

Ikan Bakar Cianjur - Batu Tulis

  • Known For: Sundanese food such as Gurame Pesmol (fried fish with sauce)
  • Location: Jl. Cikajang No.32, Petogogan, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12170, Indonesia
  • Opening Hours: Operates 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily 


4. Surakarta, Indonesiaindonesian kupat tahu

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Anchored with deep Javanese roots, Surakarta, also fondly known as Solo, is an Indonesian foodie spot with humble meals that pack a punch. You will find authentic snacks, and local specialties such as the Nasi Liwet, Selat Solo, and Timlo that are a hit among the locals and tourists alike. 

Experience what this royal town has to offer! 

Timlo Solo Restaurant

  • Known For: authentic Solo dishes including Timlo, Nasi Rawon, Nasi Gudeg
  • Location: Jl. Jend. Urip Sumoharjo No.94, Purwodiningratan, Kec. Jebres, Kota Surakarta, Jawa Tengah 57128, Indonesia
  • Opening Hours: Operates 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily 

Soto Gading

Known For: Soto-turmeric chicken soup, solo sausage

Location: Jl. Brigjen Sudiarto No.75, Joyosuran, Kec. Ps. Kliwon, Kota Surakarta, Jawa Tengah 57156, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Operates 6:00 am to 3:00 pm daily 

5. Rome, Italy italian pizza

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They say when you are in Rome, do what the Romans do. And that means indulging in pasta and pizzas all day!

Here is the place for the most authentic handmade pasta, one that will be etched in your mind for a long time. I love how fresh the ingredients are, especially with the usage of fresh spices such as oregano. For a foodie, this city needs to be on your bucket list!

Col Cavolo - Vegan Bistrot

  • Known For: vegan Italian food
  • Location: Via Cesare Bosi, 7, 00198 Roma RM, Italy
  • Opening Hours:
    • Monday to Friday: 12 pm to 3:30 pm, 6 pm to 10 pm 
    • Tuesdays: 12 pm to 3:30 pm
    • Closed on weekends

L'Insalata Ricca - Largo dei Chiavari

  • Known For: authentic Italian cuisine
  • Location: Largo dei Chiavari, 85/86, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Opening Hours: operates 11 am to 12 am daily


6. Osaka, Japanosaka street food stalls

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Japan has become increasingly Muslim-friendly as they have even released their official Muslim tourist guide as well! Not only will you get to savor your favorite Japanese dishes such as okonomiyaki, but the flavors here are immaculate. You will definitely be having withdrawals after eating in Osaka!


  • Known For: Takoyaki, ramen
  • Location: 3 Chome-27-17 Yoshino, Fukushima Ward, Osaka, 553-0006, Japan
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 11 am to 2 pm, 5 pm to 9 pm (Closed on Wednesday and Thursday)

Halal Ramen Naniwaya

  • Known For: Halal-certified ramen, wagyu bowls, gyoza
  • Location: 2 Chome-7-22 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan
  • Opening Hours: operates 12 pm to 9:30 pm daily


Final Bites

We hope this list will give you a glimpse of what 2024 has to offer! One thing is for sure, there are loads of choices for you when you search for “food near me Halal” in these areas. Happy foodie hunting!

If you know another foodie, do share it with them to plan a 2024 trip together!

Anna is an upbeat travel writer who is constantly hungry for adventure (and food). She writes about her climbing adventures on

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