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Travel by Taste: A Tempting Trip for Tummies Around the World

(Photo by Olive Ancell | Collegian)

Obviously, Fort Collins has a lot to offer – quirky shopping, beautiful scenery and great restaurants. But one perk of living in the FoCo area is too often overlooked by almost all of its citizens: a ticket to travel the world.

If you do it our way, it will not cost you an arm and a leg. So, hop on the food flight as College Avenue digs in to the best international restaurants that Fort Collins has to offer.

If you have a craving for Mexican food, check out Café Mexicali for the best burritos in town. Famous for their creamy habanero sauce, Café Mexicali offers Mexican cuisine with a Californian twist.

What does this mean, you ask? Think sweet pork barbacoa on a fresh tortilla with their signature savory sauce.

Next stop: Florence, Venice and Rome, all in one. If some savory spaghetti or mouthwatering garlic bread sounds absolutely to die for, head over to Bisetti’s on South College Avenue.

No one does it like Bisetti’s. With a bubbly atmosphere, great service and even better food, a visit to this charming Italian restaurant feels just like a visit to Italy itself. Remember to try the cheesecake – it is homemade.

Fly over a few countries to eat some totally amazing Asian cuisine at Yung’s. Order some of their famous egg rolls with a side of hot and sour soup for the total Yung’s experience. If you have to go back for seconds, try out the shrimp lo mein and fried rice.

There is a reason why we love Yung’s so much – delicious and filling food at affordable prices.

Take a quick trip to the Middle East – or you could just visit Yum Yum’s. Specializing in healthy and traditional Middle Eastern foods, Yum Yum’s is a great place to grab a bite to eat if you are looking to try something that is a little less common.

Gyros and falafel galore, this restaurant takes a Mediterranean twist on traditional tastes.

With over 84 restaurants in the city alone, you can eat Asian food for lunch and then Italian food for dinner. As your taste buds travel from continent to continent, it is sure to provide almost as great of an experience as if you were actually there.

Anyway, the best part about traveling is trying all the food, right? Enjoy, but remember your passport!

This article was created for the 2014 Best of CSU issue produced by the College Avenue Magazine staff. 

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