The Quest

My mission:  to eat (reasonably) authentic cuisine from every country in the world (160 countries), without leaving New York City.

Countries are generally included only if the population is over 1,000,000; a native of the country must be involved in the food preparation.  Meals prepared in NYC restaurants, food trucks, churches, mosques, and private homes (hint, hint) all count.

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Help Me Find Food!

I’m struggling to find food from 25 or 30 of the most obscure nations. If you have any ideas or charming friends who might be willing to prepare a meal, please contact me at unitednationsoffood@gmail.com, or click here for a complete list of hard-to-find cuisines in NYC.


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