If you're inclined to plan an entire vacation around food, you're far from alone. As a matter of fact, more and more travelers are letting a single dish — even a single gorgeous picture of a dish — inspire their imagination to visit a new corner of the globe. According to Pinterest, here are five of the top food trends and local cuisines from regions all around the world, currently gathering buzz among pin-inclined jet-setting foodies right now.
1. Nashville hot chicken
Let's start with right here stateside: Southern food is having a moment overall, but these days Nashville hot chicken is among the most shining stars from the region, with pins up 156 percent from last year.
2. Artisanal coffee shops
Pinners are planning stops at artisanal coffee shops — also known as third-wave coffee shops — all over the world. Pins are up a whopping 283 percent year over year.
3. Cuban food
Obviously, travel to Cuba — even as changes shake down — remains top of mind for travelers. Accordingly, peeps are pinning Cuban food 83 percent more over last year.
4. Aperol spritzes
While you hit that #roseallday, don't sleep on Aperol: Pins for the European drink Aperol spritz are up 90 percent over last year.
Healthy, tasty, and exceedingly Instagram friendly: What's not to love? Brunchers are interested more than ever in the Middle East favorite egg dish shakshuka, up 112 percent year over year.
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