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Ellie Krupnick is executive director of editorial operations for Vox Media's lifestyle brands, and focuses on keeping Eater running smoothly. She previously edited Eater's shopping content, as well as lifestyle content on Racked, Mic, and HuffPost.

This post originally appeared on January 7, 2019, in Add to Cart — the weekly newsletter for people who love shopping (almost) as much as they love eating. Subscribe now.

Where do you want to eat in 2020?

This past year, Austin was high up on my “must travel to eat” list (I’ve been dying to try true Austin migas tacos ever since I learned what they were), as was Taipei (Eater’s big travel guide had me craving scallion pancakes in a way I never thought I would) and Los Angeles (confession: I literally had never been until this year). I miraculously made it to all three cities in the past 12 months, and the food did not disappoint — ringing in your birthday at Republique is definitely the way to do it.

Traveling and eating are deeply intertwined, something diehard eaters have always known but more and more people are coming to embrace. Today Eater published our Where to Eat in 2020 list, spotlighting 19 cities across six continents with food scenes worth checking out, specifically this year. On the list (and now on mine) are Akko, Israel’s ancient northern port city, and Marrakech, where I want to try — then buy — spices to bring home into my own kitchen. Because along with traveling and eating naturally goes shopping: Just this week I returned from Vietnam, where I ate my fill then filled my suitcase, bringing home delicate rice paper, Phu Quoc peppercorns, and long cooking chopsticks. I won’t be able to fully recreate the amazing meals I ate in Hanoi, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City, but it’s the next best thing.

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