The original and gold standard for ‘hot chicken.’ Fried chicken is served based on spice level, ranging from “unbelievably hot” for the adventurous to “choose heat carefully” for first-timers. Be prepared to wait, but know that it’s worth it. Founded by Thorton Prince in the 1930’s, the tradition lives on through Prince’s great niece, Ms. Andre Prince Jeffries.
“[Prince’s] is the real deal. Go easy for your first time, and don’t touch your eyes. Been there, done that.” – Oginalii
Diner known for their delicious all-day breakfast, friendly staff, and local community atmosphere.
“I really love Bar Italia in Leichardt. I’ve been going there since I was a kid. I always order boscaiola which is pasta with cream, mushrooms and bacon.”-Odette
“Delicious food. I’ll either get a cider, rum and coke or a gin and tonic.”-Odette
Odette recommends Wagaya for food and karaoke.
Healthy conscious eats and juices/smoothies, plus cocktails inside the Avalon Hotel. Enjoy your selection by the pool where there’s usually a DJ on deck.
Family-owned Palm Springs institution serving Mexican food with an American spin. Enjoy dining on the large patio under blooming bougainvilleas and live mariachi music during evenings and weekends.
60s modernist space serving upscale American comfort food amid for-sale artwork. The all-day daily happy hour lures crowds with bar bites and cheap drinks.
Traditional Indian eatery serving samosas, tandoori, curry dishes, fish, shrimp, chicken, lamb and all manner of vegetarian dishes. Ingredients are selected fresh from the farmer’s market.
This kitschy restaurant serving delicious breakfast is easy to spot with its life-sized statue of Marilyn Monroe greetings patrons at the entrance. Large portions and reasonable prices make breakfast at Pinocchio’s one of the best values in town.
Old Hollywood hangout for icons like Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor. Experience old world charm at its finest and sit at the bar to hear stories from bartenders who’ve worked their for decades and can share first hand accounts. Try the Steak Diane (filet mignon stuffed with oysters) and order a Manhattan while music percolates from the piano bar. Close your eyes and imagine Ol’ Blues Eyes singing in the corner.
Stylish, comfy patio eatery at the Parker Hotel offering American breakfast, lunch & dinner eats.
Elegant French-Mediterranean restaurant with a formal old-world setting & a tree-filled patio.
American traditional diner that serves breakfast all day long.
Health-minded cafe offers eclectic menu of vegetarian/vegan fare, organic juice bar and patio seating.
Crepes a Go Go is a homey little nook which provides delicious crepes of all kinds! It is perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Quaint cafe providing deli sandwiches & Mediterranean dishes at the counter in an informal setting.
This no-frills taqueria serves Mexican eats, including famed traditional-style, rice-free burritos.
Bustling Market Street bistro serving famous roast chicken & other wood-fired eats.
Unassuming low key Chinese food at its best.
Bare-bones, counter-serve Indian-Pakistani restaurant dishing up kebabs, curries & more.
Late-night hours make this small spot a convenient take-out option for Middle Eastern street food.
Trendy crowds line up for the imaginative Chinese eats at this casual, nationally known destination.
Long-running corner diner for homey, hearty breakfast & lunch in a straightforward setup.
Casual, bustling mainstay serving up dim sum all day, plus Hakka Chinese staples at dinner.
Mexican spot serving signature crispy chicken tacos and a variety of salsas from the counter.
Buzzing eatery featuring traditional Chinese staples in a bright, straight-up setting.
Self-confident venue serving tapas-style food with authentic Indian home-cooked feel vibe.
Versatile bar with an airy and open feel, music at its heart, and a menu of veggie/vegan food.
Artistic brasserie dishes that display their provenance, served in a leafy space with fairy lights. Character and atmosphere add to the fantastic food and wine.
No-frills eatery serving Bossam (Korean-style boiled pork).
Korean BBQ restaurant in Seoul.
Japanese rice bowls
The place to go for a classic, old-school Mexico City experience. This Spanish-style cantina has been serving up classic eats since the 1950s that attract a crowd of older regulars and young hipsters. Enjoy the charm and pickles.
Rock n roll pizza joint with mismatched seating, a large oven – and a stage. Thursday night’s features a live rock band. Stop by for some local flavor and a delicious pie featuring the house specialty – Black Dog’s 21 ingredient secret sauce.
“Uniformed waiters carving slices of incredibly delicious tacos to be sprinkled with amazing spicy sauces, drenched in melted cheese, served on plastic plates, and washed down with a cold beer. Simple and delicious. Simply delicious. This was the very first place I had tacos when I arrived (on the first night) and the very last place, it kind of became a place to mark special occasions in a funny way. Order: A gringa, 3 tacos al pastor (con todo) and a cold beer.” — El Búho
“I go for San Ángel for its range of different little boutiques, trendy food shops, tourist wares, and a few little gems hidden around the streets. It was my go to place to take friends looking for a souvenir and also a great place to wander around.” — El Búho
Cozy cafe/ bar in Copenhagen.
Restaurant/bar with South American influences.
Organic and tasteful vegan spot.
Literal farm-to-table dining experience amidst the industrial shipyard setting of Refshaleøen. Ingredients are sourced from Amass’ garden (they grow over 80 different varietals of plants, including leafy vegetables, berries, herbs and flowers). Opened in 2013 by the Noma and Per Se alumn, Matt Orlando who in addition to cooking, raises fish in an on-site greenhouse system, harvests bees, makes compost, and runs sustainable-agriculture educational programs.
Icelandic burger joint founded by Tomas Tómasson, “the burger king of Iceland.” He’s been slinging burgers since1981, and today has six burger joints in Iceland, two in London, one in Berlin and this one in Copenhagen in the hip Vesterbro neighborhood.
Spot for cheap, healthy, good eats. The cafeteria is based on a community dinner concept, which means the food here is made to be affordable for everyone to enjoy.
Family friendly burger restaurant inside an old trolley car.
Delicious Sicilian gelato in the heart of Copenhagen. Ingredients are sourced directly from Sicily including the pistachios, Modica’s chocolate, Avola’s almonds and more. Popular flavors include the pistachio and Modica chocolate gelato.
Trendy hangout serving unfussy food from breakfast to dinner amid funky decor & deer antlers.
BROR is simple and good food made with the very best produce in season from the northern european region. Awarded Michelin’s Bib Gourmand in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Using their hand-built, wood-fired oven, Lazerpig is a classic yet creative pizza parlor with a passion for food, music, people and the party.
Small bakery offering a range of pastries and treats including their signature meat pies.
Fredo Pies offers over 25 varieties of delicious pies daily.
“A small but awesome Japanese restaurant located on Greville Street in Prahran. I always get the Beef Udon, hands down the best udon I’ve ever tasted.” — Hamish Anderson
“Almost any food from Southeast Asia is awesome. LAKSA!!” — Evan Klar
“Gourmet rich and delicious Japanese Ramen noodle soups in a great relaxed setting. I usually get the beef brisket Ramen and a pork bun and wash it all down with a Mornington pale ale.” — The Teskey Brothers
Local artisan bakery specializing in hand made sourdough breads and pastries.
Family-run deli and food shop specializing in organic meats, delicious cakes, coffee and local beer. Winner of the 2014 TimOut London Awards and 2015 runners up in The Slow Food UK Awards.
Much-loved Punjabi restaurant serving aromatic, spicy dishes in a no-frills, contemporary interior.
Casual, eclectic eatery with small plates served all day, beer, wine and a few pavement tables.
Vegetarian curry house and takeaway with an all-you-can-eat buffet in a simple cafe setting.
“Bühler and Co is a vegetarian / vegan brunch place round the corner from us. The Gado Gado is incredible. We just moved to this area and didn’t feel at home until we found a good brunch spot.” — Tom Forest
“The vibe is awesome… and it’s surprisingly one of the best breakfasts you can find in London. Not your typical English breakfast, the naan rolls are incredible. There’s normally a wait but [it’s] well worth it.” -Million Miles
“WOLF in Stoke Newington is a great neighbourhood Italian restaurant with a constantly changing seasonal menu. I always have whatever vegetarian pasta they have on the menu as well as the burrata and some truffle potatoes.” – Circa Waves
“Dishoom has some of the most delicious and interesting Indian food in the whole of London. There’s a few of them around and make sure to check out the black Daal.” – Circa Waves
“If you’re in Shoreditch, head to the Viet Mile for a hearty bowl of Pho. Plenty of the restaurants there are BYOB, too, which should set you up nicely for a night out around the bars of East London. BunBunBun and LoongKee are solid bets.” – Circa Waves
“Mangal 2 in Dalston is an east London staple. Amazing food for a great price in one of the most lively parts of town.” – Circa Waves
“Not a Schwarma but the best Sandwich in London is at Max’s Sandwich Shop in Crouch Hill. There’s only a small menu but it’s enough to make you change the way you think about Sandwich’s forever.” – Circa Waves
North Abraxas captures the spirit of Tel-Aviv in a restaurant: lively, relaxed and hearty. Helmed by celebrity Chef Eyal Shani, expected fresh, flavorful, and well executed Mediterranean dishes from homemade pits, fresh catch of the day, lamb shawarma and more. Recommended by Balkan Beat Box.
Modern bagel shop for hand-rolled, wood-oven baked bagels plus smoked fish & creative sandwiches.
Traditional Japanese eats are paired with sake & shochu in an artsy space with exposed-brick walls.
Hip, bi-level spot with Italian-accented American fare, a broad wine list & art featuring boomboxes.
Mamoun’s Falafel has been serving high quality Middle Eastern food since it first opened its doors to the public in 1971.
Murray’s Bagels serves the finest bagels and smoked fish in Greenwich Village, as well as other appetizing fare.
Nice Green Bo (aka New Green Bo) is a Dim Sum restaurant located in New York’s historic Chinatown.
A young crowd populates this pork-focused American eatery in an older Williamsburg neighborhood.
Dynamic storefront with minimalist wooden furniture serving ramen & Japanese appetizers.
All-vegan donut shop with a rotating list of 200 varieties, plus ice cream & French-press coffee.
High-end farm-to-table restaurant serving tasting menus in a refurbished barn on gorgeous grounds.
Compact Japanese restaurant with a sushi bar & menu of hot entrees like teriyaki & noodles.
Guests can drop in for their Shack fix pre- and post- show, as well as
lunch, dinner and anytime in between. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a
front row seat to all the action, color and mesmerizing neon lights.
Bare-bones Chinese noodle joint slinging classic, housemade-dough dishes (no alcohol & cash only).
Hip New York-based chain of eateries specializing in simple, locally-sourced meatball dishes, vegetarian favorites, and cocktails.
Family-friendly restaurant on Long Island offering traditional Italian fare, live music, and karaoke nights.
“…I absolutely love it because it’s pop culture — the flavors are based on musicians and cultural icons. My order is (obviously) We Need A Resolution, the Aaliyah flavor. There’s a crazy James Brown chocolate pumpkin flavor thing too if I remember correctly. Definitely the most swag ice cream spot.” -Ro Ransom
This upscale Shanghai-style venue is known for its fresh ingredients & vegetarian choices.
Upscale Swan Hotel eatery features farm-fresh cuisine, plus a bar & patio in an old-fashioned space.
Counter spot for Middle Eastern eats like falafel, shawarma & hummus, plus sidewalk seating.
Airy, casual kitchen offering Mediterranean fare, including shakshuka, hummus & lamb burgers.
Straightforward counter serve offering Central American dishes, including tacos & burritos.
Down-to-earth kitchen crafting tempura plates & a range of hibachi dishes, plus classic sushi.
Argentine cuisine on the East Side of Athens.
Mexican Restaurant in Athens, Georgia.
Order a house slice or choose from dozens of toppings at this pizza place serving cocktails too.
This simple spot is a cafe with light breakfast & lunch foods plus a bakery with scratch-made goods.
Celebrity Chef Hugh Acheson’s fine dining restaurant.
North Korean BBQ joint with food cooked tableside.
Peruvian based food with Cuban and Mexican influences. Eclectic décor and outdoor space.
Small, simple bakery known for its gourmet, scratch-made breakfast pastries, breads & cookies.
Chic, lively place with a popular happy hour offering oysters, eclectic seafood dishes & cocktails.
Quaint, casual eatery serving American fare with a focus on barbecue meats & vegetarian specialties.
“Even though it immediately counter-acts any healthy aspects of the trip: Waffle House!” – Patrick Janda
Next level sushi and sashimi in the Arts District paired with an extensive selection of Sake. Winner of many Best Sushi accolades including Dallas Observer and Eater.
Texas based, family-friendly chain featuring a menu with Salvadoran and Tex-Mex favorites.
Retro-style diner serving comfort food classics since 1981 in a converted Texaco station. Enjoy Southern staples like mashed potatoes, yeast rolls, black-eyed peas and fried chicken – lots of fried chicken.
Authentic Thai restaurant in a casual atmosphere. Loved by locals for their delicious curries and BYOB policy.
Local taqueria serving tacos, sopes, and other Mexican specialties.
French bistro with a lovely outdoor patio located directly on the Katy Trail. Enjoy french specialties like steak tartar, croque monsieurs, frog legs, duck confit, bouillabaisse – and one of their most popular menu items – Mussels. Leave room for dessert, the chocolate soufflé c’est magnifique. Also popular for brunch.
An “upscale dive” with a great jukebox spinning local bands and classic country, while serving juicy burgers & jalepeno corn dogs. One of the last of its kind in Dallas. Rated one of “Dallas’s Most Authentic Dive Bar” by the Dallas Observer.
BYOB noodle company serving soups, noodles & dumplings in Deep Ellum with open-air rooftop seating.
Cozy, old fashioned diner covered with vintage memorabilia serving burgers & sandwiches. Dress your burger just the way you like it at their condiment bar, and order a side of cheese fries. Step back in time and enjoy some down-home southern hospitality.
Brewpub in a vintage brick building offering dozens of beers on tap & New American bar fare.
Korean food & barbecue served table-side in a sprawling dining room with classic Asian-themed decor.
Pink-walled cupcake shop offering more than 20 daily flavors, including alcohol-infused options.
Family-owned smokehouse specializing in 30-day aged brisket, homemade southern sides and fresh bakery items.
Pint-sized restaurant with a friendly owner serving up gyros and other Mediterranean standards. Generous portions and delicious homemade eats.
Authentic Japanese Ramen shop serving delicious ramen with a variety of broths and toppings.
Unassuming operation offering a range of Vietnamese sandwiches & canned sodas in functional digs.
Authentic Cuban cafe with sandwiches, platters, appetizers. This location also serves beer, wine and cuban coffee.
Small counter joint doling out Mediterranean & American sandwiches, salads & many kinds of hummus.
Falafel shop serving up fresh falafel, shawarma and their famous Mediterranean Tots.
Vast array of artisanal vendors in one marketplace, from bakers to pasta makers to coffee roasters.
Plant St Market is located in downtown Winter
Garden, with 20 vendors featuring natural, organic food and handmade
products all inside of one building.
Stylish Italian eatery offering modern takes on classic dishes in rustic-chic surrounds.
Traditional French fare along with a selection of wine & beer is served in a Paris-like setting.
Look for exotic hot dogs & sausages – from venison to veggie – plus sides, cocktails & brunch.
Chicken-fried steak, pork ribs, sandwiches & sides are the calling cards of this Southern kitchen.
Food-truck spin-off featuring sushi & homestyle Japanese plates in a bamboo-accented, stylish space.
Chef Paul Qui’s food truck behind Liberty Bar dispensing late-night snacks of Asian fusion fare.
Eco-friendly, bohemian cafe offering hearty meatless meals, coffees & a rotating monthly art show.
Homey cafe featuring classic Ethiopian dishes & an ample lunch buffet, plus beer & honey wine.
This light-filled, casual Vietnamese eatery for pho, banh mi & desserts, plus takeout deli counter.
Sushi, unusual rolls & other Japanese entrees are washed down with sake in a traditional setting.
It’s BYOB at this venerable cash-only, BBQ spot with a rustic setting & live music outdoors.
No-frills Mexican joint known for its tacos, beer, booze & live music on the patio on weekends.
Casual spot with a big patio offering Tex-Mex classics & burgers, plus live music under pecan trees.
Farm-to-table fare from locally sourced ingredients served in a rustic space with a butcher shop.
” Magnolia Cafe, just because of their breakfast tacos. I usually get 3 or 4 of their huge breakfast tacos with egg, sausage, bacon, and serrano. Not sure why, but these particular tacos are the spiciest I’ve had in Austin. They got some good serranos.” — The Cuckoos
“You can’t order wrong here. Everything is amazing. My personal order would be some of Connie’s famous enchiladas, chicken with tomatillo sauce!” — The Sword
Classic & custom sushi rolls, Japanese kitchen fare, sake and beer, plus an on-site Asian market.
“Julio’s — Chicken enchiladas plate with green tomatillo sauce. Mexican Martini. Papa don’t take no mess.” — Walker Lukens
“I love Launderette. The decor is hip, bright, tropical and nostalgic. They have small shareable plates, great cocktails, and birthday cake ice cream sandwiches. Brunch there is a dream. I always order the pancakes that come with your own kitty-cat syrup decanter.” — Shy Beast
“Weather Up, because of its quaint and elegant back patio, and it’s intimate indoor bar decorated in gem stones and copper. They always have unique cocktails with a bit of a ‘kick’ to them, and the food is glorious.” — Shy Beast
Delicate, Northern Italian–inspired cuisine & gin cocktails in a beautiful setting.
Modern & classic Italian fare & drinks in a spacious, multi-room setting with luxe flourishes.
“It has some of the best tex-mex you’ll ever eat and a great outdoor patio. Get a bob’s queso, beef fajitas and you definitely have to get a Matt’s Knockout Mexican Martini. One and done.” — Austin Basham
“My wife and I really like this pub called Hopfields. They have a big selection of craft beers and a cozy atmosphere. Order-wise, I try to switch things up each time, but can’t go wrong with a good IPA.” — Austin Basham
British-pub-inspired spot with elaborate pizzas, plus a house brewery specializing in hoppy beers.
Vast setting for chic American dining & lounging areas, plus a study, rooftop bar & Cedar Tavern.
“Hit up El Rey on 290 for some real deal Mexican food. I’ll have three steak fajita tacos on corn, with cilantro and lime.” — Israel Nash
“Homespun has some great craft cocktails to whet your old whistler. Get an old fashioned. Then order a chicken fried steak that will fill your plate and then some.” — Israel Nash
Casual, sit-down cafe with a Cuban menu of sandwiches, traditional entrees & plantain shakes.
“Rolands Soul Food & Fish. Hands down the best soul food in ATX. Wings, Mac + Cheese, & Yams… all day.” — The Bishops
Quiet neighborhood eatery specializing in traditional German cuisine and imported beers.
Burritos, enchiladas, and other Mexican specialties, plus a free taco bar during upstairs cantina happy hour.
Down-home destination with a patio fixing up homestyle Mexican plates & pouring margaritas.
Old-school diner with a wide-ranging menu for a steady stream of early birds & night owls.
Airy, employee-owned bar with eclectic menu of refined American comfort fare & live music nightly.
Organic-oriented eats plus music, poetry, dance lessons, and tarot readings that add to the funky vibe.
A cute cafe space with Watership Down-inspired murals sets the scene for vegetarian dishes.
Bare-bones counter joint with some booths known since 1985 for traditional Mexico City-style plates.
Down-to-earth comfort food like milkshakes & cheese fries available 24 hours in a low-key setting.
Relaxed & cozy location serving homestyle Southern & Latin American cuisine, plus cocktails.
Creative local farm-to-fork New American cuisine in a warm, rustic, continually packed space.
Elevated Spanish tapas, hearty paella meals & cocktails are the draw at this sophisticated lounge.
Bert’s is the rockingest grocery in town. From serving fresh baked biscuits and fresh brewed coffee in the morning to 9-to-5’ers and surfers to late-night revelers purchasing booze, Bert’s Market has a little bit of everything for everyone. There’s even a rack of guitar strings and other equipment for musicians gigging on the island.
Pint-sized neighborhood spot with food & wine from southern France, northern Italy & northern Spain.
Neighborhood pizzeria offering lots of sauce & topping options, plus happy hour & lunch specials.
Bustling cafe offers all-day eats plus coffee, beer & French wines to guests at communal tables.
Elevated takes on Southern classics, cooked with seasonal ingredients, in an upscale-bistro setting.
Hip cafe serving plant-based fare plus Stumptown coffee drinks in bright, breezy environs.
Bustling eatery & bar serving up seafood, including raw-bar items, in a grand, classic setting.
An ever-changing menu of locally sourced Southern dishes served in a restored Victorian-era home.
Quaint roadside mom-&-pop serving straightforward to-go pies with housemade, locavore toppings.
Bright, airy cafe serving American fare with global influences & an emphasis on local ingredients.
“It’s got vegan jazzy pizza that we love and they always play great range of music and there is a positive energy about this place.” — SondorBlue
“East Bay Street lines the water and there is a lot of history, cobble stone roads, and restaurants.” — SondorBlue
Trendy bar/restaurant featuring daily seasonal menus & a long list of classic & craft cocktails.
Casual Thai spot serving curries, noodle dishes & stir-fries with vegan & gluten-free options
Pasqual’s is Madison’s original southwestern restaurant known for it’s fresh guacamole, fabulous margaritas and friendly service.
Counter-service cafe churning out gyros & Greek classics, with late-night hours & a roof garden.
Hip bistro with creative French fare & a lively bar in a former warehouse with Lake Monona views.
Diverse & inventive Pan-Asian fare is served in this lofty, contemporary venue with a noodle bar.
Counter-service Chinese spot dishing up dumplings, noodles & buns in simple surrounds.
Dairy shop run by the UW-Madison Agriculture Department serving delicious ice cream, milk, and cheese made directly in their University Dairy Plant!
Farm-to-table cuisine in a classic, welcoming atmosphere. Dishes range from the familiar to elaborate. Everything from sandwiches to lobster. Chef Dan Fox has been awarded and nominated best chef by Madison Magazine multiple years in a row and was a James Beard Award Foundation 2017 semi-finalist for Best Chef in the Midwest.
Pizza spot serving Detroit steel-pan pizza and a wood-fired, Neapolitan-style pizza and Wisconsin staples like cheese curds and nachos.
The go-to place for breakfast. The farm-to-table kitchen serves classics throughout the day, but their breakfast is famous.
Mental Floss The Best Breakfast Spot in All 50 States
Madison Magazine 2015 Gold medal winner “Best Breakfast
Madison Magazine 2014 Gold medal winner “Best Breakfast”
Tea house featuring handpicked selections of Japanese matcha, and their own line of creative tea blends. Also serve brunch, food, matcha pastries, and other specialty drinks like turmeric tonic and white peony sangria.
Sleek, stylish restaurant featuring oysters & other seafood fare plus live music on weekends.