Food is one of the major defining characteristics of a culture and region. As an avid traveler and self-proclaimed foodie, I have been eating my way through 5 continents, 20+ countries, and 120+ cities. I found food to be a critical component of an authentic cultural immersion experience, and there is nothing more frustrating than eating at an expensive haphazard tourist trap.
Having lived in New York City for over 10 years, I have had the pleasure and luck to eat my heart out at some of the best restaurants in the world, and I don’t mean just the Michelin-star winners. Who said mouth-watering food had to come at a price too rich for your wallet? Some of my favorite restaurants in the world are hole-in-the-wall finds that only the locals frequent.
So how do I find these locals-only joints? The formula is simple (but the execution is not, *sigh*):
hours upon hours of research + word of mouth referrals from locals + personal visits = PickyTooth.
And Voila! Never pay obscene prices and eat at tourist traps again! Pickytooth is your local guide to culinary destinations around the world such as London, Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, New York, and much more. This is the place to find out where the locals eat and what the locals order.
Save yourself the research time — I tailor 80% of my finds (but also include off the beaten path finds) near famous tourist sites in targeted cities, so you get the full cultural immersion experience without deviating from your other travel activities!
I hope you enjoy the food as much as I do.