Tag - Food & Drink

Mexico City street food for beginners

UNESCO has designated only three traditional cuisines in the world as worthy of being called “cultural treasures”. France, Japan, and Mexico. All three are well deserved, but I think Mexican cuisine is probably the most surprising one on this short list (at least to my Japanese food tour guide, who happened to be French). Mexican food is unthinkably delicious...

Simit street food in Istanbul in front of the Hagia Sophia

12 incredible street foods you must try in Istanbul

Istanbul street food blew me away! It's really bizarre how the food tastes different on two different continents despite being in the same city. Don't cheat yourself by sticking only to restaurants; street food is a great way to try many different dishes without breaking the budget.

Wood Type Tray at The Old Printing Shop - Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road Market: a first-timer’s guide

Portobello Road is one of the most famous streets in London. Located in the Notting Hill neighborhood in the western part of London, this road hosts one of the largest street markets in the city, as well as a bevy of boutiques and specialty stores. The Portobello Road Market runs all week, but the biggest day for antiques, second-hand clothing, and specialty stands...

How to drink coffee like an Italian

Coffee is a serious cultural obsession in Italy. It’s pretty much ritualistic in its appreciation and consumption (as it should be, in my opinion). Here’s the beginner’s guide to understanding how Italy’s unique coffee culture. Italian coffee inventions Italians invented the first steam-pressure coffee machine that is now an international phenomenon— the espresso...