Culinary Heritage

The new culinary capital of “Oh my goodness!”

Immerse yourself in our food-centric culture

San Antonio might just be the world’s largest kitchen. Our culinary heritage derives from European and Mexican traditions of generations ago. Today, we blend that heritage with new, homegrown talent for a food and drink scene bursting with originality, bold flavors, and Tex-Next fun.

Here, heritage meets culinary innovation. And we have the accolades to prove it. In 2017, San Antonio was designated a Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO, signifying the city’s status as an international culinary destination. So, arrive hungry. Pull up a seat. And, come dine with us.

Happy trails. Happy tummies.

Find your food fix with the San Antonio Food Trails. Think specialty tacos, the finest smoked brisket, and smooth and salty margaritas to start. San Antonio is a city of culinary innovation but we’re always ready to revisit our roots. Organized by Culinaria, the San Antonio Food Trails curate restaurants and bars that offer some of the region’s best food and drinks, as decided by a committee of leading local restaurateurs, food experts and culinary ambassadors. So, what are you waiting for? Hit the trails. And experience curated, delicious San Antonio.

Common Questions

What is the UNESCO Creative Cities Network?
UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network promotes international cooperation and encourages the sharing of experiences and resources to promote local development through culture and creativity.

How many cities obtain this designation?
As of early 2018, 26 cities around the world obtain this designation; however, Tucson, AZ and San Antonio, TX are the only two cities in the U.S.

Where can I learn more about UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy?
You can learn more, here.

San Antonio
Taco Trail

Taco ‘bout exciting! Puffy, soft, or fried. Corn or flour. Breakfast, lunch or anytime. We love our tacos. And you will too. Follow this trail for an authentic San Antonio flavor experience. See the Trail.

San Antonio
Barbecue Trail

Texas barbecue means business. And here, everything is bigger, bolder, and tastier. Follow the smoke on this trail for barbecue classics and modern takes on favorites like brisket, beef ribs, and sausage. See the Trail.

San Antonio
Margarita Trail

Sweet or savory. With a salty brim. And, a touch of Texas spice. In San Antonio, every hour is a happy hour with our smooth, top-notch margaritas. Follow this trail to find your perfect sip. See the Trail.

 

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