Because there are so many options and the focus is primarily on the food, it can be difficult for foodies to choose a location for a first date. In this LoveBondings thread, we compile a list of fun activities for foodie couples to do together.
Relaxation Is Required
A successful date does not require extensive planning. A fast cheese quesadilla or grilled sandwich shared for half an hour can feel like a divine and rewarding experience for culinary couples.
Eat, eat, eat! A foodie’s mind is constantly occupied with this. Also, if you and your significant another share a passion for good food, there really is no comparison. In reality, a dating pair is more focused on getting to know each other, therefore romantic activities take centre stage. Most people accomplish this by treating themselves to a night at the movies, a concert, or a fancy restaurant dinner.
Even though eating together is a big component of every date, most people end up talking more about the other person than what they ate. On the other hand, if both people on the date are serious eaters, they should always make sure to share a meal together and pay equal attention to what they’re eating, as they care about food almost as much as they care about their date (wink, wink).
The list of reasons why food is superior to love is virtually limitless. This, of course, doesn’t imply that all their dates need to take place at five-star restaurants; there are plenty of creative ways to include food on a date. Some creative mealtime date suggestions are provided below.
What about a picnic or a date by the grill? Put on some warm clothing (sweaters, scarves, boots) and food (fritters, fries, marshmallows) in case you have to go on a picnic in the cold. You can also bring along a thermos full of steaming coffee. Find a peaceful location in the snow and step outside. Start a fire and snuggle up together to watch the impromptu flame show. Keep the snacks out and keep eating as the temperature rises.
Keep adding wood until the fire burns down; when it’s gone, put it out and go back to your cosy bed. Sit by the fireplace at your apartment or your significant other’s and eat something simple like pasta or chicken if you don’t feel like venturing outside. There will be no etiquette or proper behaviour at the table.
Visits to the Factory
Spend the day together learning how food is made. One of the greatest pleasures is observing the production of one’s favourite foods. You can learn about the production process while satisfying your hunger with free samples at most factories; this is especially enjoyable if you like eating sweets like ice cream, cookies, and bread.
Having a Wine tasting Date
Go wine tasting at a vineyard in the area. Taste the sommelier’s handiwork as you relax and take it easy. Take care not to overindulge; you still need to make it home alive. Another option is to find a restaurant that focuses on providing excellent wine matches with each course. It’s pricey, but every once in a while, it’s nice to treat yourself.
In-car snacking and a romantic evening
How about driving and eating? No no, I am not talking about a drive-in restaurant. Just pack some snacks, say sandwiches or meat cutlets or burgers, and head off for a ride! Stop when you are tired and bring out the food! Enjoy a casual evening with your partner in the company of delicious snacks and nature, and then head for a ride back home.
I haven’t heard anything like that before; it’s brilliant! One night should be dedicated to sampling various aphrodisiacs. Gather a variety of sweet and savoury treats, such as chocolates, strawberries, bananas, asparagus, avocados, etc., and share them affectionately. Wrap things up with a bottle of chilled champagne, and get ready to party! What a load of hogwash!
Movie and dinner dates are one of the oldest dating traditions. Do you feel like making it yourself? If you’re in a position to treat yourself occasionally. Spend money on a delivery from a restaurant or hire a personal chef to cook the food in your own kitchen. Put money toward engaging a couple of amateur musicians to play some soothing tunes in the background of your meal. Prepare a stunning table setting with fine silverware, fine china, decorative candlesticks and holders, fresh flowers, and a beautiful tablecloth. Get dolled up and get ready to stun your date with your fashion sense! Spend a couple of hours indulging in the services of a waiter. Have a luxurious hotel experience without leaving your house.
Explore New Places
There is nothing quite like the thrill of an adventure. If you hear that a new French restaurant has opened in town, or that a restaurant serving real Mediterranean food has appeared, don’t hesitate to check it out. No matter how you feel about it, both you and our partner will benefit from the experience.
When playing indoor games, try snacking on something. While playing chess, ludo, or monopoly, have snack platters ready and take breaks as needed.
Enjoying the Rain
Enjoying a meal in the pouring rain is the most sensual thing you can do. Go for a stroll with your significant other on a wet day. If you get soaked through, get some hot coffee or a grilled sandwich from a nearby stand and warm up under an umbrella together. It’s hard to resist your significant other when they’re shivering in the cold and you have a steaming cup of anything in your hands.
There you have it! You can expand upon these suggestions in countless ways. One more thing: if you and your partner both have a passion for food, you’ll have a major advantage the next time you two have a fight: talking about what you both love to eat. Or, instead, you might just go to your go-to restaurant. You won’t believe it, but when you’ve finished your soothing lunch, you won’t remember what caused the fight in the first place. Food can be a unifying force that brings you closer together again. Isn’t it fantastic?