美食旅游可以被认为是一种影响社区文化和社会层面的社会活动(Harrington & Ottenbacher, 2010)。从最近开始，厨师们开始花更多的时间从农业或农业社区学习食物。这种学习通常被称为Field to Table或Field to Fork活动。每年都有一个与食品生产商会面的活动，在生产商或种植者和厨师之间建立起牢固的桥梁。尽管这些关系似乎是有益的和明显的，但它们不可能在农村和城市环境中轻易建立。季节性、价格完整性、质量控制和持续供应等问题往往是双方面临的具体挑战。那些表现出基于社区的伙伴关系的力量最终影响到旅游场所所取得的成功(Alant & Bruwer, 2014)。
最后，从环境的角度建立基于美食旅游的价值，要求在整个供应链中采取一体化的方式。对环境的影响包括土地利用、交通基础设施、废水和水系统的压力(Mason & Paggiaro, 2012)。这是一个至关重要的需要，关于吃当地生产的食品的重要性，原来是一个重要的运动。“食物里程”这个隐喻性的概念已经开始建立更好的理解。“食物里程”指的是食物从它生长的地方到最终被最终用户或顾客购买的距离。食品里程对于提供相对指标是至关重要的，它以从食品里程较低的农场储存的食品运输所使用的燃料或能源的成本为基准，表明运输成本较低，燃料的使用也较低。
Culinary tourism can be considered as a social activity affecting both the cultural and the social levels of community (Harrington & Ottenbacher, 2010). Since recent times, chefs have started to spend more time to learn about food from the communities of farming or agriculture. This learning is often referred to as Field to Table or Field to Fork activities. There is a yearly event for meeting food producers in the creation of strong bridge among the producer or the grower and the chef. Even though these relationships appear to be beneficial and obvious, they cannot be made easily across both rural and urban settings. Issues having seasonality, pricing integrity, quality control and consistent supply tend to be presenting specific challenges for the two parties. The ones demonstrating the strength of community based partnerships end up affecting the success achieved by tourism places (Alant & Bruwer, 2014).
Finally, the establishment of value based on culinary tourism from the perspective of environment holds the requirement of an integrated approach in the entire chain of supply. Effects to the environment is inclusive of strains across land utilization, transportation infrastructure, waste and water systems (Mason & Paggiaro, 2012). These is a crucial need about the significance of eating food items produced locally turning out to be a significant movement. The metaphoric concept of food miles has started to establish better understanding. A food mile is the travelling of distance by food from where it has been raised or growing until it is finally purchased by the end- user or the customer. Food miles are crucial for the provision of relative indicator at the cost of fuel or energy used for the transportation of food to store from farm with low food miles to signal low cost and usage of fuel in transportation.