Tips on Summer Travel and Food

Tips on Summer Travel and Food

Summer is here and that means it's time to travel! Here at Foodie Tribe we are so excited to see all your mouth watering food pics from your travels across the globe. Hotel, airfare, and activities aren’t what stress most foodies out; the most difficult decision is deciding where to eat. We have some helpful tips to guide you on your delicious journey to finding that perfect photo.

Talk to the locals: Don’t always trust the most advertised restaurants at your hotel. Speak to some of the employees of your hotel, and other locals you meet to find out where they go to taste the best of the best. We also recommend asking your server where they like to eat. If any one knows where the good food is, it’s the people who serve food for a living. This can not only find you a great hidden treasure, but you are more likely to save some money too.

Use social media: We know you are socially savvy, so use your assets to find where other foodies are going. Search hashtags for the city or neighborhood you want to eat in. Instagram has become a real time restaurant guide that can lead you to unexpected gems off the beaten path. Bonus points if you see the Foodie Tribe badge in users’ profiles, then you know they can be trusted :)

Get out of your comfort zone: Every city has its own specialty item. Don’t stick to what you always order! You may miss out on a local delicacy if you stick to ordering the same things you order at home. Don’t be afraid to try something you’ve never had before. You may wind up with a new favorite food. Plus, if you try something crazy, it’ll make a much better photo than another avocado toast!

If you are traveling to Melbourne, New York City, or Vancouver make sure to check out #FoodieTribeTours to see some mouth watering posts from the Tribe Tours campaigns we have run in the past. If you are interested in doing a Tribe Tours in your city Click Here!

We hope you have safe travels, and can’t wait to start seeing the great content come in. Bon Voyage!


Jon Senk is Community Growth Director at Foodie Tribe. Hedge Fund Administrator by day, always searching for the next exciting bite by night. Follow @therealjonsenk on Instagram. 

Putting SOCIAL back in Social Media

Putting SOCIAL back in Social Media

Written by: Tyler Sminkey

The perfect cheese-pull pic or a money champagne Boomerang cheers are always a hit on social media. The most important part of each of those is sharing them with the those who were actually in your photo.

Social media is built on the foundation of one key component – being social! In a time when we’re all fixated on our phones, it can be all-too-easy to fall into the trap of not physically socializing and engaging with those around you.

Foodie Tribe is built on the importance of community. We love to see people out sipping and dining with each other. It’s a way for each of us to build our network, make new friends, find new business opportunities and get more out of life!

Here are a few tips to help you schmooze with fellow foodies:

Invite someone new as your +1: BFFs are amazing, and of course you should invite them when possible, but also switch it up and try bringing along someone new.

Make yourself go: We get it, the last thing you want to do after an annoying work day is battle traffic or trains to an event. Make the plan and hold yourself accountable – almost always you’ll be glad you went.

Like, Comment & Support: We’re in this together – tribe members and all foodies alike – show your support and add a comment when you see something amazing.


Tyler Sminkey is Partnerships Director at Foodie Tribe. When he’s not out to brunch, he is overseeing public relations and marketing campaigns for his clients. Follow @tysmink on Instagram and Twitter.

Foodie Tribe Resource: Let's talk about color

Foodie Tribe Resource: Let's talk about color

As we begin spring in 2018 – it’s natural to want to share more floral and outdoor images, especially in what you’re cooking and enjoying! This year Panton’s color of the year is Color 18-3838 (which to many others reads as, Ultra Violet). And like everything else on social media, the color of the year is always trending.

Foodie Tribe Resource: Posting 101

Foodie Tribe Resource: Posting 101

One of the keys to success when building your own social brand is to create consistency within your posts. An easy way to do this is pick 1-2 filters to use on your photos so when people view your profile, the colors of your profile look like they are all part of telling your story. Another way is to maintain consistency with your hashtags – it’s always encouraged to include as many hashtags as you feel comfortable with in order to gain followers and likes, but it’s recommended to use a few go-to’s so followers can, again, follow along with the story you’re telling.

The Honey Bear: A Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

The Honey Bear: A Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

As cliché as this is, I knew I wanted this particular whiskey recipe to have honey in it. You know, the Winne the Pooh reference. I had recently made a honey orange glazed chicken so that flavor profile was still on my brain. I thought, why not make a honey and orange simple syrup – I felt like that would pair well with whiskey.

West African Peanut Stew With Tofu

West African Peanut Stew With Tofu

This West African Peanut stew is definitely a must try in my honest and humble opinion. With time from prep to eating under 45 minutes, you can get dinner on the table in record time. Not only is it delicious, its also healthy and super easy to make. Regardless of your dietary preference you have options. This recipe is strictly vegan but it works great with fried fish, beef, chicken and so much more.   I did cut a few corners but eh, why not go the easy route especially if it doesn’t take away from the flavor. Typically you’ll find me roasting raw peanuts but I picked up some dry roasted (Unsalted ) peanuts from Walgreens for this one. I still enjoy the smell from pan  roasting peanuts, it brings back those long lost childhood memories. Feel free to roast your own peanuts!