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8 Must-Eat Foods in Trinidad and Tobago

April 5, 2020
Cubes of sugared kurma, a Trindadian sweet

The twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, part of the West Indies, enjoys a rich melting-pot cuisine derived from a multitude of far-flung cultures: Indian, African, Syrian, Lebanese, Italian, Chinese, Arabian and Creole. Over the course of its history, colonizers, laborers, and slaves all left their mark on the islands’ food, producing a delicious and uncommon diversity, even for the Caribbean. Particularly on Trinidad—the larger of the two…

Food Travel North America

What to Eat in Houston: 8 Iconic Foods

November 22, 2019
"I heart HTown sign" photographed in Houston, Texas

Houston is America’s most diverse city, and—in not unrelated news—it’s increasingly touted as one of the country’s best cities for food. And yet it still flies under the radar for many people. Perhaps the city sprawl frightens them away, or the prospect of having to drive (a minimum of) 20 minutes to get pretty much anywhere. But that’s a small price to pay to experience some of the…

Food Travel Middle East

Traveling to Oman? Here’s What to Eat + Do

November 12, 2019

Bilad Sayt, an Arabian village near Jebel Shams in Oman. Courtesy of mzagerp/Flickr. Oman is a land of cultural diversity, rich history, and abundant natural beauty. From the capital city of Muscat and well beyond, the country has always been an underrated and unexplored part of Arabia. So why isn’t it at the top of travelers’ bucket lists? From its 3,000-kilometer-long coastline and the highest mountain peak on…

Food Travel Middle East

8 Can’t-Miss Street Foods in Amman, Jordan

September 9, 2019
View of Amman, Jordan

A local chef tells us the best things to eat on the street in the Jordanian capital. Amman, Jordan. Photo courtesy of Ronald Woan/Flickr. In the Middle East, the history of street food goes back a long way. There are stories of people in Cairo bringing their own pieces of rawhide upon which to have makeshift picnics, after buying their lunch from street sellers. In 1502, Ottoman Turkey…

Food Travel North America

The Best Local Places to Eat Near Glacier National Park, Montana

August 15, 2019

From elk meatloaf and huckleberry pie to rainbow trout and bison burgers, here’s where to eat great food—and fuel up for a hike—just outside Glacier NP, Montana. Bison graze in East Glacier. Photos courtesy of Amy Grisak except where noted. Visiting the stunningly beautiful Glacier National Park, in northwest Montana’s Rocky Mountains, doesn’t have to mean settling for a generic dining experience that exists only to fill tourists’…

Africa Food Travel

Best Street Foods in Lagos, Nigeria

July 12, 2019

Ewa agoyin, courtesy of Kake/Flickr Life in Lagos would be incomplete without street food. Most Lagosians have a penchant for it: while commuting to work, at lunchtime or as a means of relaxation after a day’s work. Street food in Lagos is serious business, and it is everywhere, providing livelihood for thousands of people from every part of the nation and even for those from outside Nigeria. While…

Europe Food Travel

10 Iconic Czech Dishes in Prague

June 20, 2019

Pub snacks, main dishes, sweets: Look for these 10 classic Czech dishes to eat like a born-and-raised local in Prague. Letenské sady (Letná Park) in Prague. It’s a city that’s the “heart of Europe” and the “city of a hundred spires,” a romantic legend dripping with history and beauty. No one talks about the food in Prague though (beer, yes, but not food). Czech cuisine is, understandably so,…

Africa Food Travel

8 Essential Kenyan Foods in Nairobi

May 17, 2019

Kenya is known for its welcoming spirit, its athletic champions, beautiful scenery, and majestic wildlife. But it’s about time it’s also more known for its excellent food. Nairobi, the capital, is the best place to embark upon an incredible Kenyan food adventure. The city that never sleeps is also where you’ll find some of the most delicious dishes south of the Sahara. If you really want to experience…

Food Travel North America

On the Hunt for Oaxaca’s Best Tlayudas

April 3, 2019

A tlayuda from Doña Favia in Oaxaca, Mexico. All photos courtesy of Catherine Tansey. Few foods are more Oaxaqueño than the crisp, chewy tlayuda. Affectionately called “Mexican pizza,” tlayudas are large crispy tortillas, warmed on a comal and brushed with smoky asiento (pork lard). Toppings vary but usually include a smear of velvety black beans, shredded lettuce, and some type of salty meat like tasajo or cecina; the…