We’re all well acquainted with the most famous food capitals like Tokyo and Paris, but those aren’t the only cities in the world where you can get a mouth-watering meal. With Vodafone’s $5 Roaming (available in over 100 countries), we’ve made sharing your foodie adventures with others easier than ever. Here are our favourite $5 Roaming cities that only real foodies will know about.

Kraków, Poland

If you’re looking for hearty meals at low prices, swing past Poland’s southern city Kraków. Contrary to Central Europe’s reputation for meat-heavy food, Polish cuisine actually offers a number of meat-free options such as placki ziemniaczane, or potato pancakes, for the vegetarian traveller. But if you eat anything in Kraków, make sure it is a plate of piping hot pierogi. These Polish dumplings come in a variety of different flavours, ranging from tangy sauerkraut to sweet cherry. Check out the little café Przystanek Pierogarnia for some of the best pierogi Kraków has to offer. And don’t forget to have a sip of the local vodka! Most people forget that this drink originated in Poland as well as Russia.

Melaka, Malaysia

While Penang is widely touted as the food capital of Malaysia, you’d be missing out if you didn’t stop over in Melaka for a bite to eat. The cuisine is a unique blend of many culinary influences that reflect the city’s cultural diversity as well as colonial history, including Malay, Nyonya, Chinese, Indian and Portuguese. Melaka’s chicken rice balls are a local speciality that you’d be a fool to pass on. This dish is an interesting twist on traditional Hainanese chicken rice, with the rice moulded into small balls packed with flavour. For those with a sweet tooth, try out refreshing iced desserts like ais kacang and cendol at the local restaurant Jonker 88, or stop by local food stalls to pick up a selection of authentic kuih.

Montréal, Canada

Montréal is a must-stop destination if you’re looking to delve into the unique Quebecois cuisine. Maple syrup is probably Canada’s most well-known speciality and Montréal offers some of its very best. The boutique Délices Érable et Cie offers a tasting counter where you can sample gourmet products before you buy. What you may not have heard of is the speciality tire d’érable or maple taffy, which is made from pouring boiling maple sap onto snow. Another obvious classic to try is poutine which consists of French fries and cheese curds with rich brown gravy ladled on top. Visit Patati Patata Friterie de Luxe for a serving of the scrumptious dish.

Gaziantep, Turkey

Recognised as one of UNESCO’s Creative Cities of Gastronomy, it’s surprising how Gaziantep consistently flies under the radar for many foodie travellers. Described as a fusion of Anatolian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences, the unique cuisine of Gaziantep is not to be missed. If you are a fan of baklava, Gaziantep offers some of the finest pistachio baklava in Turkey. Taste some of the best at the restaurant Güllüoğlu Baklava. Other quintessential dishes include yuvarlama, a creamy yoghurt-based soup with chickpeas and bulgur meatballs, and lahmacun, Turkey’s version of a pizza made by topping flatbread with minced meat, herbs and vegetables.

Lima, Peru

Tucked away on the western coast of South America, Lima is a hidden hub of gastronomy. Try the classic Peruvian dish ceviche, consisting of raw fish cured in citrus juice along with various spices and seasonings. Mercado de Surquillo is a good spot to get the refreshing dish if you’re on a tight budget. For the more adventurous eaters out there, one of Lima’s delicacies is cuy, which is fried or roasted guinea pig. And if you’re looking for a sweet treat, try out some picarones. These donut-like snacks are made from fried squash, aniseed and sweet potato and then topped with chancaca (unrefined cane sugar) syrup for a crispy and delicious snack.


With Vodafone $5 Roaming, travel further and stay connected. You can use Vodafone’s $5 Roaming with your phone, tablet or postpaid mobile broadband plan for just $5 extra a day in over 100 countries, for up to 90 days in a calendar year. Countries may vary, so check the list of included countries before you travel. If you’re on a Vodafone Infinite or Plus Plan, you can only use Max Speed data with $5 Roaming, along with your call and text inclusions. If you’re on an Ultra+ Plan, you can use unlimited mobile data on your phone.

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$5 Roaming
Countries subject to change, see current list and full details. Available to eligible customers. $5 Daily Charge is in addition to minimum monthly spend. For all postpaid plans, once your included data, Hotspot Data (available on Ultra+ Plans), or Max Speed data (as applicable for your plan) is exhausted, additional data will be automatically added at a charge of $5/GB ($0.005/MB) (“Additional Data”). Additional Data expires at the end of your billing month, is not shareable and can only be used while in $5 Roaming countries. Prepaid services need to add a Prepaid Roaming Add-On. Opt-out at any time, visit My Vodafone or call 1555. All roaming services subject to network availability.

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Tara Fernandez

Digital Copywriter and Content Producer

Tara Fernandez,
Digital Copywriter and Content Producer

With a background in creative content writing, Tara is a skilled copywriter on the Vodafone Digital Content Team. She is experienced in editing and social media, and has a passion for travelling and playing pool terribly.