Ugly Delicious, the new Netflix show from chef David Chang and filmmaker Morgan Neville, is chock full of food from acclaimed restaurants around the world. Most episodes of the show feature at least a handful of meals in a few different cities, at establishments ranging from food trucks to three Michelin-star fine dining restaurants. Many of these scenes involve David Chang poking his head into the kitchen to see how chefs make the magic happen.
Here, now, is a map of the major restaurants that are included in the eight episodes that make up Season 1. In addition to the restaurants on this map, the show also includes scenes filmed at a few chains — including Taco Bell, Domino’s, Chinese chicken operation Discos, and Japanese convenience store Lawson — plus meals that have been cooked in home kitchens. You could easily build a short vacation around the Ugly Delicious restaurants in cities like LA, New York, Houston, Naples, Copenhagen, and Tokyo.
In the “Home Cooking” episode, Chang explains a bit about his omnivorous approach to exploring food. “When I started cooking, I thought the only food that was worth exploring and learning and working hard to be proficient at was high-end French dining,” he remarks. “And that’s sort of where I see food right now in food television, is that everything has to be this super-glossy affair. When in reality, good food is everywhere, and it’s not just one person’s perspective.”
For more on how the establishments on this map connect to the broader themes of Ugly Delicious, please check out Eater’s complete episode guides to the show: “Pizza,” “Tacos,” “Home Cooking,” “Shrimp & Crawfish,” “Barbecue,” “Fried Chicken,” “Fried Rice,” and “Stuffed.” And for even more on intel on Ugly Delicious and other food-related TV shows and movies, subscribe to the Eat, Drink, Watch newsletter or join Eater’s new Facebook group.Read More