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Shakshuka at Bowery to Williamsburg
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This post originally appeared on October 26, 2019, in Amanda Kludt’s newsletter “From the Editor,” a roundup of the most vital news and stories in the food world each week. Read the archives and subscribe now.


I’ll admit Melbourne was never on the top of my travel list. I vaguely knew food world people, my colleagues especially, loved it. But I figure if I’m going to be on a plane for over a dozen hours from New York, I’ll go to a destination in Asia.

I’ve now officially changed my view after reading the immersive, beautiful, delightful, massive guide to Melbourne that our travel section just published this week.

I of course knew but never put much thought into the fact that Australia is a country of immigrants and thus has incredible food from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the U.K., and native Australians. So that means you can get bahn mi and also pippies in XO sauce, souvlaki and also cannoli, meat pies and also bun bo hue. And I’m suddenly desperate to try an espresso martini, words I thought I’d never write.

If and when you do go, please bookmark this guide. It will tell you why breakfast is such a big deal (and where to go), what a flat white (or a ‘magic’) truly is, which snacks to bring home with you on the plane, how to navigate the city’s biggest market, why Attica is the antidote to fine dining fatigue, and so much more.

And if you can’t go anytime soon, just enjoy some of the phone wallpaper that we made for you.


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