Whether you’re actually traveling or just feel the need to feel like you’re heading to the continent for a European vacation, there are a host of shows out there that can feed your wanderlust. In fact, there are plenty of shows streaming on major platforms like Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix. Heck, there are lesser-known platforms like Crackle and Sling TV with travel-based shows you may want to check out, too.
Get your wallet out, your credit card ready, and a bowl of popcorn prepared. The shows we list below are guaranteed to help you travel-binge your brains out until you book your vacation! Let’s explore some of the best travel shows on Netflix, travel shows on Hulu, and more.
Designed to take you into the kitchens and lives of a star chef, every Emmy-award-winning episode of Chef’s Table features state-of-the-art cinematography. A bit on the cerebral side, it’s a show that might be about cooking, but it makes you think. The music adds to the atmosphere, keeping things a bit subdued but still reaching into your core to sway your emotions.
Every episode follows a different chef around the globe, from Berlin to Paris to Brussels (and many other places besides). Delve into these chefs’ minds as they reveal what makes them tick and how their experiences help inspire them to create awe-inspiring dishes.
Watch now on Netflix.
Local food is simply the best entry point to a foreign destination. No one could make that introduction better than the late, world-renowned Anthony Bourdain. In every episode of No Reservations, you’ll get to join Anthony as he meets and connects with locals all over the world. You’ll get to see him try local dishes that are both scrumptious and, at times, seemingly sketchy. One thing is sure, though — as you watch, you just may find yourself wanting to try out a new location based entirely on the food you see introduced!
Watch now. Free with a Hulu subscription. Sign up for Hulu here).
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Got your bowl of popcorn or something to snack on? Good, because if you don’t, you’ll end up pausing the show to head into your kitchen to attempt making something you just saw on the show. Cookbook author Samin Nosrat hosts Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. It’s a bit like a mini-series with just four parts. During these episodes, Samin takes the viewer on tours through Japan, Italy, Mexico, and California. Experience fundamentals from each of these places, such as miso, olive oil, tortillas, and more, all with Samin’s unique take on foods from these locales!
If you’re a fan of British comedy, then this is the show for you. It primarily follows around British comedian Richard Ayoade with a batch of his celebrity pals as they traipse through cities all around the world … in the space of just two days. Just some of the celebrity guests (friends) include people like Paul Rudd and Chris O’Dowd.
Catch it now on Amazon Prime Video.
A show hosted by the cookbook author David Chang, this show features Chang rubbing elbows with all kinds of interesting people as he cooks and works at his parenting skills at the same time. Famous friends who join Chang throughout the show include familiar faces such as comedians Aziz Ansari and Nick Kroll, Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi, and Traveler contributor Priya Krishna.
Check David out in Ugly Delicious by signing up for Netflix here.
Plan the trip!
Listen, it doesn’t matter if your actual vacation is just around the corner or if it’s a trip that you’ll need to scrimp and save for. The shows we listed above can help you decide on locations to visit, plan the type of food you’d like to taste, or just experience a bit of the culture before you go,
Sit back and enjoy as each show’s host invites you on a journey you won’t want to miss!