A food adventure can feature a lot of things, but this is not a list of destination-worthy dishes or restaurants or foodie walking tours. This list of top eight food adventures in the USA are truly outdoor adventures where the outcome is really delicious and fresh food. If you love oysters and want a more affordable, this is the list for you.

1. Mendocino, California

The Sonoma-Mendocino coastline in Northern California is filled with purple sea urchin. There are also a couple things to remember when you go uni hunting:

  • Suit up since the water is hella cold
  • Stick to purple urchin
  • Get a license and strictly follow the rules  
  • Spread the creamy goodness on toast, rice, or anything else you want once you have cracked open your bounty.

2. Oahu, Hawaii

Head to Oahu to enjoy your adventure with a local fish expert as part of the program Four Seasons Ko Olina’s Fish With A Chef. Mina’s Fish House restaurant inside the hotel currently employs two fish sommeliers, who offer guests the restaurant’s signature whole fish preparation and a tableside education on Hawaiian fish. Guests can go fishing with the local experts and then return to the resort to taste your catch over a five-course feast paired with wine.

3. Greenville, Maine

It can’t be denied that the scenery there is gorgeous, but the food is the top highlight of any adventure with Allagash Canoe Trips. Most canoeing adventures take five to seven days in either the remote and pristine St. John River, Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula, or Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway. The family-owned business offers all necessary canoe and camping gear. However, as mentioned before, the meals is the real highlight. Guides will whip up jumbo pancakes with vegetables harvested from the family’s organic farm, homemade maple syrup, along with biscuits, rolls, and desserts baked in a reflector oven.