10 Honeymoon Registry Ideas for the Foodie Couple

Posted by Adam Warner

foodie_honeymoon_cover.jpgIf you love food and are planning your honeymoon around unique culinary experiences and visiting renowned food and drink-based destinations, we've got the perfect registry for you.

Browse our picks below for the best registry experiences that foodie couples should add to their honeymoon registry - no matter the destination.

Then add these items to your registry page by clicking on the "Foodies" Instant Registry feature within your Traveler's Joy honeymoon account.


Private Candlelight Dinner

Whether at a restaurant, hotel, or resort, these intimate experiences often feature unique multi-course menus, top-notch service, incredible ambiance, and personal touches to make it the experience of a lifetime.

For instance, at the Caves Hotel in Negril, Jamaica, couples can opt for a private multi-course dining experience set in a seaside cave. With flickering candles and a gorgeous location right along the water, it doesn't get much more romantic than this for honeymooners.

Cooking Class

This can be a terrific way to learn how to make authentic cuisine of the region you're visiting. From Paris to Italy to Bali, couples can easily find hands-on, chef-created classes that are tons of fun, feature time-tested recipes, and even offer market excursions so you can shop, cook, and eat like a local.

Heading to the Greek Islands for your honeymoon? Based in Santorini, Petra's Kouzina's 4-hour cooking class features cooking and preparation of traditional Greek dishes before enjoying a memorable meal out on their beautiful terrace.

Street Food Tour

If you're heading to a culinary hotspot with great walkability (think Savannah, New Orleans, Barcelona, Bangkok, and Tokyo, just to name a few), a street food tour should be at the top of your list.

With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, you'll eat and drink your way through your destination, visiting renowned restaurants, bakeries, food stalls, markets, and more, getting an insider's perspective to your destination's finest eating establishments.

For example, Foods of New York Tours offers a number of options, including tours of Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Best of Brooklyn. Participants can learn about the city's historic neighborhoods while stopping at numerous eateries to enjoy delicious food specialties -- whether it be steamed dumplings at a dim sum restaurant or gourmet bread from an artisanal bakery.

Vineyard Tours and Wine Tastings

Visiting a renowned wine region? The area's top wineries will likely feature gorgeous grounds, intimate wine tastings, and behind-the-scenes tours of wine cellars and caves. By reserving a private wine tasting and tour, couples can ensure a most memorable (and super romantic) experience.

Many places will even feature wine and food pairings. At Schramsberg Vineyards in California's Napa Valley, couples can participate in a cave tour that includes a tasting with their award-winning sparkling and still wines, plus artisan cheese pairings.


Farm-to-Table Dining Experience

Farm-to-table restaurants focus on creating delicious dishes using ingredients sourced by local producers. It's the perfect recipe for an amazing honeymoon dining experience.

Foodie couples visiting the Los Cabos region of Mexico will want to book a reservation at Flora Farms. Tucked away in the desert hills just outside of San Jose del Cabo, this organic farm serves up some of the best food in all of Baja California. At Flora's Field Kitchen, every dish on the menu is sourced directly from the property, whether it's caesar salad, oven roasted chicken, or wood-fired pizza.

Romantic Picnic

Look to pick up provisions at a local market or grocery store before visiting a beautiful park, beach, or other scenic location.

For instance, honeymooners visiting Charleston, South Carolina can get some handcrafted sandwiches, cheese, and other goodies at renowned spots like Ted's Butcherblock or Mixson Market.

Also, newlyweds should note that many wineries allow you to bring in picnic supplies as long as you do a tasting or purchase a bottle.

Food Halls and Farmers Market Visits

No matter if you're visiting Italy or Hawaii (or anywhere in between), you'll likely find farmers markets or food halls that are in close proximity to your honeymoon destination. This is a great way to connect with local providers and purchase handmade gifts, fresh produce, and specialty food items.

A few favorites in the United States include the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco, the Charleston City Market in South Carolina, and the Hilo Farmers Market on the Big Island of Hawaii.


Coffee Shops, Bakeries and Desserts

Indulge your sweet tooth at some of your destination's best spots for dessert, pastries, and coffee.

Visiting Hawaii for your honeymoon getaway? Add these incredible spots to your honeymoon registry: Leonard's Bakery in Honolulu for their malasadas (the Macadamia Nut flavor is truly divine), Grandma's Coffee House on the island of Maui, and Kauai Bakery & Coffee.

Room Service or Breakfast in Bed

This is an absolute must if your accommodations feature a private terrace, lanai, or outdoor dining. Soak in your surroundings while enjoying a gourmet meal - all from the comfort of your hotel room.

At Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, couples can choose from four different in-room dining menus; breakfast, all-day dining, all-night dining, and even selections from Duo Steak & Seafood.

Food Trucks and Cheap Eats

Some of the very best dining experiences can come from casual bistros, food trucks, and seafood shacks. Be sure to set aside some time on your trip to visit these low-key foodie joints. It's also a terrific way to stay on budget while enjoying top-notch dishes popular with locals.

Visiting Japan for your once-in-a-lifetime trip? Traditional izakayas are a great alternative to high-class dining in Japan. These lively, fast-paced restaurants typically serve shared dishes with numerous drink options like sake, beer, and cocktails. Start with Gonpachi or Ebisu Yokocho alley in Tokyo.

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