Foodie Date Ideas (for Days When Life Gets Back to Normal)

If you are missing your weekend dates, then we have just what you need. When stay-at-home orders are lifted, you will want to catch up as soon as possible. Foodie dates are a great way to learn new things, have fun, and eat delicious food – all at the same time. So instead of the normal restaurant or movie date night, try these dates that any foodie will absolutely love!

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Food Truck Crawl

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You’ve probably heard about a pub crawl…but a food truck crawl? That’s even better! If you live in an area with access to a variety of food trucks, then this is a great date idea. Simply go from food truck to food truck and try sample sized bites. You can do the same gastronomic tour with restaurants. Tacos, hotdogs, and doughnuts…YES PLEASE!

Cooking Class

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This is a great option if you and your partner like getting creative in the kitchen. Cooking classes are also a good way to experience the culture of a new place you visit. Visiting Rome? Sign up for a pasta cooking class, and learn to make spaghetti and ravioli the right way! Going to New Orleans? Learn how to make the most flavorful Creole and Cajun dishes in the heart of the Crescent City. And if you’re heading to Tokyo, you and your partner can get hands-on making sushi, tempura, or ramen!

Wine Tasting

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If you live in an area with many wineries, a wine tasting is the way to go. You can sample a wide range of wines and also learn more about the different varieties. Many wineries also do wine pairings which can include chocolate, ice cream, and even pizza! If you plan on tasting a lot of wine, remember to book an Uber for your ride home, or have a friend take you back home safely. If wine is not your thing, you can do a beer tasting and try new craft beers, or try something stronger like a chocolate and whiskey pairing.

Go Thrifty

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If you’re on a tight budget, but craving new cuisine, why not try out new cheap takeout joints. These days, there are so many different foods available, you will be spoilt for choice. You and your partner might just find your new favorite weekend takeout!

Host a Dinner Party

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If you and your partner share a home, why not impress your friends by hosting a dinner party? You can divide responsibilities between you and your partner and decide who will cook the food, send the invitations, decorate the table and so forth. This is a great idea if you have a big circle of friends. If you like to dress-up, you can even make the theme of the evening formal.

And dates you can still do at home…

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By now you might already miss the days when you could go outside, visit restaurants, and socialize. But don’t despair! You can still have a foodie date night indoors. Have an indoor picnic. Get a nice blanket, fruits, sandwiches, juice (or wine), and pack an actual picnic basket. Put on relaxing music and enjoy your picnic! Or you can have a fondue night, which works especially well on cooler evenings. A nice fireplace, some wine, and a cheesy fondue? Sounds like a date to us! You and your partner can also do gardening together. Plant vegetables that you both like, and watch how they grow.

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