LONDON

HIGHLIGHTS

Is it overcast? Most of the time. Does it rain? Like a mother.

But if you see past the dreary weather (head down, people) it's so easy to get sucked into the awesomeness that is the London food scene. They're blowing it out of the water - giving New York, Paris and LA a real run for their money. Yeah, I said it. Don't act so surprised - England has come very far in the past decade. I lived there for 9 years and was one very lucky girl to experience this.

London's coffee scene is also off the charts. Email me for a curated guide to fix your caffeine habit.

There's nowhere quite like London, and I really hope you can discover that yourself. Here's a taste of what I've experienced myself ...

RAMEN

Ramen has made a comeback.

Growing up in the U.S. instant ramen noodles were a popular snack after school. Dehydrated ramen (wheat) noodles that fluff up and deliver flavour with the simple addition of boiling water … mmm … nothing like putting a school kid into a carb coma hours before dinner.

I almost forgot about ramen until it had a rebirth and London embraced it with open arms – as it does with all cuisines. (London, have I told you lately that I love you?

EMAIL NICOLE

If you're spending more than a night out in one of the cities listed here, contact me for a curated 48-hour, 72-hour or week long culinary experience, based on what you're into and what you're craving. Please indicate your dietary requirements, budget, lunch or dinner time preferences, location, duration of stay.

I'll create a bespoke itinerary of places to eat during your vacation that are off the beaten track, not necessarily known to tourists, that you can't miss while in the city or region.