There’s nothing quite like traveling to a new destination to sample the unique delicacies and experience the finest restaurants. But what are the top jet destinations for food lovers?

Whether you’re planning a trip across the ocean or want to spend a weekend closer to home, here are some of our picks for the best jet charter destinations for foodies.

Pubs and restaurants in New Orleans' French Quarter cast an inviting glow onto the street at dusk.

 1. New Orleans, Louisiana

Kicking off the list of top private jet destinations for foodies is the US’s own New Orleans, Louisiana.

Known for delicious Creole and Cajun dishes bursting with flavor, New Orleans is a growing culinary destination worthy of a spot on every foodie’s bucket list. Stroll down Bourbon or Frenchman Street to take in the city’s legendary jazz scene before exploring the sights, sounds and flavors of the French Quarter.

Before leaving New Orleans, put on your fine-dining attire and head to Commander’s Palace in the Garden District to sample the world-famous gumbo.

What is the most popular private jet route to New Orleans?

When you charter a private jet to New Orleans, you’ll arrive at either Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport or the far quieter Lakefront Airport. Many of the private jets landing in New Orleans originate from elsewhere in Louisiana, like Lafayette, Ouachita and Alexandria.

Honorable mentions in North America:

  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • New York City, New York
  • San Francisco, California

Singapore's iconic high-rise looms above the island city below.

 2. Singapore

Since the 1800s, Singapore has welcomed people and cuisines from across the world to create a unique culinary landscape.

Famed for its hawker centers where small vendors serve some of the country’s most popular dishes at low prices, Singapore is a haven for food lovers. Two of Singapore’s favorite hawker stalls even earned their own Michelin stars: Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle and Hawker Chan Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle.

Fine dining calling your name? Singapore is home to 56 Michelin-star restaurants with a wide variety of cuisines and flavors.

Where do people land private jets in Singapore?

Most private jets to Singapore land at Singapore Changi International Airport.

Honorable mentions in Asia:

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • Bangkok, Thailand

Dubai's skyline comes alive at dusk as the Burj Khalifa towers over the dancing fountains.

3. Dubai, UAE

Dubai is a testament to luxury with towering skyscrapers, seven-star accommodations and the world’s largest mall–Dubai Mall–situated right next to the world’s tallest building–the Burj Khalifa.

However, Dubai isn’t just known for its luxury, it’s also a growing jet charter destination for foodies. Here, on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, Iranian, Lebanese and Arabic food come together with mouth-watering flavors.

Dubai’s cuisine is so delicious that 14 restaurants have earned the coveted Michelin star. 

Honorable mentions in Africa and the Middle East:

  • Beirut, Lebanon
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Cape Town, South Africa

The Plaza de Armas in Lima, Peru comes alive at night with faint and beautiful glowing lights.

4. Lima, Peru

Peruvian cuisine is on the tip of everyone’s tongue this year as Central in Lima took home first in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants rankings.

Since opening its doors in 2008, Central quickly built a loyal following before first getting on the list in 2013. The acclaimed restaurant’s top-spot ranking makes it the first South American restaurant to win the competition.

Beyond Central, Lima is a gastronomical favorite top jet destination for its delicious ceviche and unique blend of African, Indigenous and Chinese influences.

Honorable mentions in South and Central America:

  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cars drive up and down the Champs-Elysees toward the Arc de Triomphe at dusk.  

5. Paris, France

No list of travel locations for foodies is complete without Paris. Known across the globe for its delicious cuisine and 118 Michelin-star restaurants, Paris is the perfect place to end your worldwide culinary tour.

From escargots to pot-au-feu and the ubiquitous croissant, Paris truly is a leader in fine dining. And, when you’re too full to take another bite, stroll the Champs-Élysées to take in the Arc de Triomphe, tour the Louvre or ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

What is the best private jet to cross the Atlantic?

Several long-range and heavy jets can fly you and your family to Paris from the United States. For large groups, Bombardier’s Global Express is a great ultra-long-range jet with an impressive 6,220 nautical mile range. Embraer’s Legacy 600, the Gulfstream G550 and GIV are also popular choices to consider.

Honorable mentions in Europe:

  • San Sebastián, Spain
  • Florence, Italy
  • London, England

Want to learn more about chartering a private flight to the top jet destinations for foodies? When you charter a flight with Stratos, we work with you to choose the best and safest private jet for your trip. Contact us at (888)593-9066 to get started.