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Mysuru, India

Guru Sweet Mart

At this sweet shop, the descendants of a royal chef serve up the fudge-like dessert his ancestor invented for a king.
New Delhi, India

Indian Coffee House, Connaught Place

A favorite haunt of Delhi's politicos and intellectuals, this old-school coffee shop was shut down under Indira Gandhi's Emergency.
New Delhi, India

Cafe Lota

Nestled among the artifacts of the National Crafts Museum, this hidden gem offers hard-to-find regional foods from all over India.
Nimish
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Nimish

Sweet-makers conjure up this light-as-a-cloud cream pudding on dewy nights in Lucknow, India.
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Agra ka Petha
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Agra ka Petha

The city of the Taj Mahal hosts another wonder: Crystallized pumpkin candy.
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Washington, D.C.

Annie's Paramount Steakhouse

This restaurant has been a haven for D.C.'s LGBTQ community since the 1950s.
Captain Cook, Hawaii

Kona Coffee Living History Farm

Try your hand at old-fashioned coffee growing at this museum devoted to one of the world's most coveted beans.
Queens, New York

Cassinelli Pasta

The oldest pastificio in Queens offers visitors fresh noodles and a peek inside the macaroni-making magic.
Baniwa Jiquitaia
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Baniwa Jiquitaia

Pivotal to the culture and cuisine of Brazil's Baniwa people, this piquant pepper-and-salt seasoning now provides the community with sustainable income.
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Andarinos di Usini
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Andarinos di Usini

Made only in one Sardinian village, these sun-dried pasta spirals are crafted twist by painstaking twist.
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Pure Kona Coffee
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Pure Kona Coffee

Grown only on the volcanic soil of Hawaiʻi’s Big Island, this coffee is known for its subtle, rich flavor and hordes of unscrupulous imitators.
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Merquén
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Merquén

In Chile's central Araucanía region, the indigenous Mapuche community still makes this smoky spice blend.
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Bridgeport, Connecticut

Bloodroot Feminist Vegetarian Restaurant

This last stalwart of the now-forgotten feminist restaurant movement has been serving food in an activist atmosphere since 1977.
Canastra Cheese
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Canastra Cheese

This traditional Brazilian raw milk cheese is caught in the crosshairs of a battle over government regulation.
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Staten Island, New York

Booze History Museum

Crammed into several rooms of a Staten Island home, this museum is a vodka-soaked paean to the pleasures of drinking.
New York, New York

Bill's Place

This speakeasy continues the Prohibition-era legacy of Harlem's jazzy Swing Street.
Siwa Oasis Dates
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Siwa Oasis Dates

Dates from this desert oasis have been sweetening Egyptian tables since pharaonic times.
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Horchata Lojana
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Horchata Lojana

Made from dozens of regional flowers and herbs, this tea reflects the unique flora of Loja, Ecuador.
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Chios Mastiha
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Chios Mastiha

Residents of this Greek island distill mastic sap, the "tears of Chios," into a piney-sweet liqueur.
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Yakamein
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Yakamein

Mixing soy sauce, Creole spices, and spaghetti, this hybrid soup is the embodiment of New Orleans' melting pot.
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Chernobyl, Ukraine

Canteen 19

The dining hall that nourishes workers in Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone is also open to visitors.
North Georgia Candy Roaster Squash
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North Georgia Candy Roaster Squash

Bred by members of the Cherokee Nation, this heirloom American squash gets sweeter in storage.
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Colonnata Lard
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Colonnata Lard

As fine as the marble it's cured in, this pig fat salumi is a Tuscan masterpiece.
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Belle of Georgia Peach
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Belle of Georgia Peach

All but absent from supermarket shelves, this heirloom peach is a sweet secret in Southerners' backyard gardens.
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