25 Foods That Will Always Remind You Of Vacation

02/28/2014 07:00 am ET

The best vacations, one might say, are vacations planned around food.

And whether they were first nibbled during a white-sand getaway or on a backpacking trek through Europe, some foods (and drinks!) will forevermore trigger glorious, blissful, carb-filled vacation memories with just a single taste.

Here are some of our favorites.

1. Piña coladas 175486406

2. Chips and salsa 154769085

3. A massive bowl of handmade pasta ...preferably of the Italian variety. 165853113

4. Fresh baguettes with butter 184627345

5. A club sandwich The classic poolside lunch order. club sandwich hotel

6. Hot waffles piled with toppings 122292397

7. Croissants No, not the ones from the airport Starbucks case. We want the Parisian kind, people. 154513764

8. Hand-held crepes oozing with Nutella Bonus points if you watched the guy flip them on the street. nutella crepe

9. Room-service pancakes pancake hotel

10. Macarons in a pretty box 466209207

11. Fish tacos fish tacos

12. A tiny, perfect cappuccino They're always smaller abroad. 166725189

13. Hot dogs from a cart 155096112

14. Coronas with lime Sunset optional. corona beer beach

15. Doner kebab Any study abroad student will agree. doner kebab

16. Whole coconuts Just like a human, it's not what's on the outside that matters. It's the milk within that counts. 158448248

17. Ceviche 164634228

18. Caviar The quintessential vacation indulgence. 129161458

19. A perfect little chocolate Tuck it on your bed to pretend you just had hotel turndown service. chocolate bed

20. Margaritas 182542068

21. Funnel cake It's a theme park staple. And when besides vacation would you EVER agree to consume a tangled puddle of grease-dunked dough? funnel cake

22. All-you-can eat buffets of questionable quality They just scream "all-inclusive Caribbean resort" and the end of bikini diet season. resort buffet

23. Roast nuts from a street vendor street nuts

24. Fried plantains For the last time, they're NOT the same as bananas. And if you've ever vacationed in Central America, you know that full well. fried plantains

25. Any snack with just a liiittle sand sprinkled on it Seriously-- try it tomorrow. It'll totally make your office lunch feel like a genuine beach picnic. fried plantains

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