Dining out alone can have an incredibly terrifying look and it can take a long time (I’m talking about years, not days, weeks or months) to feel fully in line with the act. If you are a lonely traveler who wants to explore a local food scene but feeling too nervous to do it yourself, or if you have relocated to a new area of the world, or if you just want to enjoy occasional dining out in your city where your family and friends are not there, here are tips that could help you when dining out all by yourself.
#1: Find a restaurant before going
I estimate that carrying out your research and selecting a restaurant ahead of time can triple your chances of successfully eating out all by yourself. When it comes to eating alone, the choice of restaurants is just another daunting task that needs to be added to other active activities. Walking along the streets for long, promising to eat in the place that you think is the most pleasant or the least busy will probably lead you to walk long on the street before you feel frustrated and go home.
Determine the type of food you will like; it may even be just coffee or tea. Selecting a good restaurant in advance will not just eliminate a decision from the equation, but you just made the first step to committing yourself to dining out alone. If you are in Montreal and wants to enjoy Lebanese coffee at the best taste, get yourself hooked up at Cafe Jouney , They are great.
#2: Dress comfortably
We all have clothes that make us more comfortable and secure, and I recommend using them for your solo dining adventure. Can this new experimental outfit be able to wait for another time? And for comfort, you eat outside. It does make a little sense in carrying these “I used to enter them when I was 19 years old” and spending the whole night there. In fact, this applies to all dining out experiences, alone or not. But, from the perspective of enjoying yourself, there is nothing to gain if you increase discomfort!
#3: Make a reservation
You picked a restaurant, and you studied with the menu, you planned your trip, you chose an empty clock time but you are always rejected at the door. Do not leave your dinner plans at random, if it’s possible, book in advance and make a reservation.
#4: Eat in your comfort zone
My journey to Amiga Karen one day was going to dine in Hong Kong alone and with a platter of seafood for six people. Such moves got me very embarrassed. When you are not very confident eating outside alone, the very idea that you are under the microscope can be daunting. For this reason, start eating in your comfort zone. When you eat for the first time as a soloist, is probably not the time to learn how to use pancakes or to master the Korean grill dynamics. Pizza and pub grub are generally safe bets for new people dining out alone.