Travel Foodies: The Salad Junkie

The Salad Junkie - Travel Foodies

Meet the Travel Foodies

One of the best experiences I have whenever I travel to a new destination? Visiting all the local food hotspots, restaurants, and food markets! This brought me to the idea of creating the Travel Foodies series. In this series, you will meet other traveling foodies revealing their best food/drink spots and tasty tips.

In this blog post, you will get to know Roxanne (The Salad Junkie), an avocado and poached eggs addict. She travels with a hotspot list on her phone and makes traveling to unknown (food) destinations into a real sport!

1. Hi Roxanne! Tell us a little bit more about yourself?

Hi! I’m Roxanne, 24 years old and I live in Enschede (The Netherlands). I started my blog in September 2017, because everyone asked me where to eat!

On top of that, there are lots of blogs about Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, etc., but no one ever really writes about Twente (Enschede is situated in Twente). I really like to show what we have to offer here.

I love food because it makes people happy! I can talk about this topic for hours and I think about lunch while eating breakfast. On my blog, I focus on hotspots but sometimes I share a recipe or a travel tip as well. 

2. What kind of foodie are you?

I have some food allergies so unfortunately, I can’t eat everything I want. However, I see this as a chance to get creative! I always check the menu before I’m going to a restaurant. I know what I’m gonna order before I even see a place from the inside. I have a very long list of hotspots on my phone that I want to visit. And I have a serious obsession with avocados and poached eggs.

3. Which country has the best food and why?

I’m a big fan of the Italian and Mexican kitchen. I had the best pizza in a restaurant called Sapore, in the city of Gdansk (Polen). The ham and rocket salad was really fresh and the crust was incredibly crispy. Gdansk is pretty unknown among most tourists and that’s why I loved visiting it!

When I tell someone about my next city trip and they reply with: ‘which county is that?’, I’m satisfied. It’s a sport to me to visit European cities that nobody knows or everyone else skips.

Sky Bar Pizza Budapest

4. Your best local food experience abroad? 

Recently I visited Bratislava. During this trip, we experienced some bad luck. On one of the days, it just kept raining and our bus to Budapest was 2 hours late…That day we decided to skip our day trip to the Hungarian capital. To cheer ourselves up we headed to an awesome restaurant called the Sky Bar. It was exactly what we needed.

The service was amazing, we got a free amuse (which was delicious), and the flavors of my main dish were incredible. I ordered the Thai Basil Beef and it tasted like a dish from Asia. But the best thing about this place is the view. The restaurant is on the 7th floor which allows you to see the most beautiful buildings in the city.

5. The strangest thing you ever tasted during one of your travels?

In Bratislava, I ordered a Selfiechino: a cappuccino with my face on it! I didn’t expect it to be good at all, but it was the best coffee I tasted all week. It’s kind of strange to drink something with your face on it though!

Selfiechino coffee Bratislava

6. Which food hotspot do we absolutely need to visit?  

I know I mentioned earlier that I love to show you the best hotspots in Twente, but one of my favorite spots is located in Amsterdam. It’s called Bam Boa and you should go there for brunch.

Besides that, this place has the prettiest interior ever! It makes you feel like a million dollars! Also, they serve great food. I always order the avocado toast: it’s the best. That’s a huge compliment because I have tried a lot of avocado toast in my life!

Interior Bam Boa Amsterdam Food Hotspot

Want to know more about Roxanne?

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