4 Dream Destinations Where the Food Is Reason Enough to Visit

June 27, 2018

Travel website, Fathom, recently released their Travel Awards, a ranking of the sites, places, and spaces they consider to be some of the best in the world. As I’ve been flipping through some of their choices, I can feel a fever coming on. A travel fever, that is.

Fathom really knows how to put together a list—and for any type of traveler, at that. They’ve culled some of the world’s best design hostels, the most romantic places to travel, even some of the best sites and blogs to consult.

But of particular interest to us, is this one: Fathom’s Best Foodie Escapes, that, in their words, “are pilgrimages for people who truly care about food.” Sign me up! The fifteen locales dot far reaches of the globe and are worth taking a peek at (or travelling to!). For now, I’ve compiled all the ones in the U.S. for my your viewing pleasure.


This idyll sits in the Northern California town of Healdsburg, where three of Sonoma's premiere wine regions intersect. If that sentence alone doesn't get you, then maybe the stunning views, wine tours and Michelin-starred Japanese-inspired meals will. Produce is sourced from the land on which the farm, restaurant, and inn are located, of course.

The Inn at Serenbe

The Inn at Serenbe is a cozy oasis near Palmetto, Georgia, just a bit outside of Atlanta. The charming 27-room hotel sits amidst 36-acres and attracts a crowd looking for delicious down home Southern style hospitality—and not to mention the food. Anyone would be remiss not to try the freshly foraged goods served on site.

Blackberry Farm

This farm, tucked into the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, is a food-obsessed's paradise. Expect endless wine and whiskey tastings and endless opportunities for a locally sourced, sustainable, farm-to-table meal. There's daily cooking demonstrations as well as a whole slew of workshops. Oh, and, yes, there are definitely blackberries.

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Willows Inn

This one's a doozy of a stunner located ten miles off the coast of Washington state on its very own island—Lummi island. There, James Beard Award–winning chef, Blaine Wetzel whips up a menu culled entirely from ingredients that are island bound. Talk about terroir!

For the rest of the entries, check out Fathom's rankings here.

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Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.