“Food Museums for your Bucket List”

Whether it is binge watching our favorite food shows on TV or travelling far and wide to find the best delicacies, no activity related to food is too tiring for us. Speaking of travelling, there are some exceptional food museums around the world that are just waiting to be explored. Keep reading to find out where they are and how they stand out. 

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Canadian Potato Museum, O’Leary, Canada

Potato, the humble vegetable we all love and cherish. From fries and crisps to hash browns and mash, we simply can’t have enough of their starchy goodness. This museum exhibits some valuable artifacts such as antique farm machinery and the world’s largest potato sculpture. 

Frietmuseum, Bruges, Belgium

As if a museum dedicated to potatoes wasn’t enough, we also have this museum devoted entirely to potato fries, or friets as the Belgians call them. Surprisingly, there seem to be a ton of things most people don’t know about fries, and this museum has all the answers. 

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Schokoladen Museum, Cologne, Germany

Here, visitors are blessed with a three-meter-high chocolate fountain, from which rich, smooth Lindt chocolate flows infinitely. They also have a chocolate factory, where visitors can see the entire production process, and even make their own chocolate bars.

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum, Yokohama, Japan

After launching all the way back in 1994 as the world’s first food-themed amusement park, Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum has become the one-stop attraction for ramen fans. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy different varieties of noodles, soups and toppings available across Japan. 

The Dessert Museum, Pasay, Philippines

This sweet museum is where guests can “gobble their way through eight mouthwatering rooms of sugar-filled happiness”. As one can imagine, it’s also the perfect spot for a super fun photo session (insta-worthy photos are guaranteed). 

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The Coffee Palace, Santos, Brazil

Coffee aficionados will surely love this museum, as it was once the main hub of coffee trade in Brazil, when it functioned as The Coffee Exchange Palace. Visitors get to check out coffee-related artifacts and try gourmet coffees, all the while exploring this beautiful, historic building. 

The Disgusting Food Museum, Malmo, Sweden

Perhaps the most exciting one on the list, but this museum may not be for the faint of heart. From spicy rabbit heads to pickled sheep’s eye, the Disgusting Food Museum exhibits 80 different disgusting delicacies. However, the museum was actually created with the hope of helping people transition to more sustainable protein sources. 

By Fathmath Sadha