"The evolution started when homegrown chefs began developing their creative output and showcasing their take on the cuisines they were cooking."
Africa & The Middle East
Discover the best restaurants in Africa & The Middle East with guides from the city’s top chefs and food writers on where they love to eat and drink.
"You’ll never run out of options."
"In the world of food, most things happen in Thessaloniki before they do in Athens."
"Just about every neighbourhood in the city has a local delicacy to offer and somewhere new to visit."
"While Cape Town is known for its fine-dining footprint, Joburg has a more relaxed and fun approach to dining."
"Urla overlooks the Aegean Sea, which is a very salty and cold sea, so its fish are fatty and very tasty."
"It's a food truck permanently parked in New Cairo and serves feteer, the most underrated Egyptian food ever."
"There are ingredients on a plate that you will eat there and probably nowhere else in the world."
"She remembers me coming to the restaurant with my mum when I was in secondary school."
"She sits at the entrance of the market where she's been sitting for the last 40 years."
"You haven’t grasped Istanbul if you haven’t been to a meyhane."
"It’s all about the small, independent restaurants, those with a consistent effort and the longest breath."