Fast Foods Gone Global: Africa Pictures

Fast-food chains tailor their menus to the local flavors of Africa and the Middle East, serving dishes you won’t find in the US.

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A cameraman films Andrew Zimmern near the Chicago River. On this trip to the Windy City, Andrew discovers some of the best food in the world. 960 1280

  

Andrew visits George's Kabab Grill in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood. Andrew eats pacha, an Iraqi stew made with lamb-stomach dumplings, lamb trotters, stewed head and dried mint. 960 1280

  

A butcher prepares several hogs each day to stock the deli counter at Gene's Sausage on Belmont Avenue. 960 1280

  

Andrew stops at Rick Bayless' XOCO, a quick-service restaurant inspired by the Mexican street-food scene. 960 1280

  

Ruby's Fast Food has a variety of tasty Filipino delicacies on their menu. 960 1280

  

Take a look at Franks 'N' Dawgs' tur-dawgen, a turkey and date sausage topped with crispy duck confit, herb garlic aioli, house-pickled onion relish and pickled carrot. 960 1280

  

At George's Kabab Grill, Masma Jajou shows Andrew how to make lamb-stomach dumplings, a key ingredient in pacha. 960 1280

  

This boiled pig head is made into head cheese at Chicago's Mado Restaurant. 960 1280

  

Andrew samples this delicious cheddar risotto bratwurst with beer-braised onions and cheese snack crackers. 960 1280

  

Take a look at Alinea Restaurant's famous sardine antenna made with country bread, yellow tomato, sardine poached in olive oil and aromatics, horseradish, red chili flakes, fried caper, and arugula flower. 960 1280

  

Andrew and Rick Bayless try mango chili and guava ice cream at Maxwell Street Market. 960 1280

  

Graham Elliot's foielipops are made with foie mousse, fleur de sel and strawberry pop rocks. 960 1280

  

The Bizarre Foods production crew films at Graham Elliot's restaurant, where having fun while creating whimsical dishes is required. 960 1280

  

Visit Alinea Restaurant to pick up this unique dish. It's English pea paired with iberico ham, burrata cheese, honeydew melon and sherry wine. 960 1280

  

Be sure to try the stewed goat at XOCO in Chicago. 960 1280

  

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Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue in Kansas City

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue in Kansas City

Host Chuey Martinez shows off the delicious pulled pork sandwich at Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue in Kansas City, KS. 960 1280

  

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Chuey learns how to make pulled pork sandwiches at Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue. 960 1280

  

Sugar Shack BBQ in Austin

Sugar Shack BBQ in Austin

Mark Avalos, co-owner of Sugar Shack BBQ in Austin, TX, welcomes Chuey to his restaurant. 960 1280

  

Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington

Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington

Chef Bill Eason shows Chuey how to rub down a whole hog and prepare it for the smoker at the Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington, NC. 960 1280

  

Kannapolis, NC

Kannapolis, NC

Chef Eddie Smith introduces Chuey Martinez to his special pulled pork sauce in Kannapolis, NC. 960 1280

  

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Chuey loves the pulled pork sandwich at Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue in Kansas City. 960 1280

  

City Employee Appreciation Picnic

City Employee Appreciation Picnic

Chuey attends the City Employee Appreciation Picnic -- a big celebration of local BBQ in Kannapolis, NC. 960 1280

  

Sugar Shack BBQ

Sugar Shack BBQ

Host Chuey Martinez visits Sugar Shack BBQ in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington, NC

Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington, NC

At the Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington, NC, chef Bill Eason shows Chuey Martinez how he uses a whole hog to make his delicious pulled pork. 960 1280

  

Notorious P.I.G. pulled pork

Notorious P.I.G. pulled pork

At Sugar Shack BBQ in Austin, TX, host Chuey Martinez sinks his teeth into the Notorious P.I.G. pulled pork sandwich. 960 1280

  

City Employee Appreciation Picnic

City Employee Appreciation Picnic

People play a game of beanbag toss at the City Employee Appreciation Picnic in Kannapolis, NC. 960 1280

  

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Host Chuey Martinez meets Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue owner Doug Worgul in Kansas City. 960 1280

  

Notorious P.I.G.

Notorious P.I.G.

Sugar Shack BBQ co-owner Mark Avalos shows host Chuey Martinez where they make their famous Notorious P.I.G. pulled pork sandwich in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

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airline food onboard British Airways

airline food onboard British Airways

Onboard a British Airways flight between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and London's Heathrow Airport (LHR), passengers have an assortment of lunch options. 960 1280

George Ruiz, Flickr   

Airplane meal

Airplane meal

Beef stew, pasta, orzo, bread and more! An example of a warm and filling dinner onboard Air France. Depending on your flight’s departure time and duration, Air France offers an appropriate meal: breakfast, snack or dinner. 960 1280

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Airplane meal onboard Virgin Atlantic

Airplane meal onboard Virgin Atlantic

A well-balanced dinner onboard Virgin Atlantic’s cross-Atlantic flights. 960 1280

Su Lin, Flickr  

Japanese meal

Japanese meal

A nice display of ANA’s (All Nippon Airways) London business-class Japanese meal. 960 1280

Kasuga sho, Flickr  

surf-and-turf airline meal

surf-and-turf airline meal

Onboard a United Airways flight, lunch between San Francisco (SFO) and Hong Kong (HKG) is a delicious surf-and-turf meal consisting of sauteed prawns and crispy Dakota beef, organic short rib wontons with organic Thai barbecue sauce and sweet-and-sour cucumber relish. 960 1280

Ernesto Andrade, Flickr   

cheese pizza

cheese pizza

Mmm … who doesn’t love a personal-size cheese pizza? Onboard an American Airlines trans-Atlantic flight, pizza is a crowd pleaser, especially for those smaller passengers. 960 1280

Jessica Spengler, Flickr   

Airline food onboard Turkish Airlines

Airline food onboard Turkish Airlines

A hearty snack onboard Turkish Airlines. 960 1280

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airplane food onboard KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

airplane food onboard KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

A well-balanced meal onboard a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight between Toronto and Amsterdam. 960 1280

Aaron C, Flickr   

airplane food onboard Northwest Airlines

airplane food onboard Northwest Airlines

Where to dig in first? The entrée or the dessert? A filling meal onboard a Northwest Airlines flight between Amsterdam to Mumbai. 960 1280

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Shanghai Airlines airplane food

Shanghai Airlines airplane food

Shanghai Airlines offers a simple snack onboard a short 2-hour flight between Guilin, China, and Shanghai. 960 1280

chinaoffseason, Flickr   

airplane food onboard United Airlines

airplane food onboard United Airlines

Another hearty meal on Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific and South American flights courtesy Continental Airlines, which recently merged with United Airlines. 960 1280

Akinori Hamamura, Flickr  

Delta Airlines meal service

Delta Airlines meal service

An example of Delta Airlines' complimentary meal service. Delta.com offers a detailed breakdown of when the airline serves a full meal. They offer complimentary meal service on most international flights 6 hours or more, and on select flights to Alaska and Hawaii. 960 1280

ImipolexG, Flickr  

airplane food onboard Lufthansa Airlines

airplane food onboard Lufthansa Airlines

Flying from Frankfurt, Germany, to Beijing on Lufthansa Airlines will get passengers a meal that includes chicken with noodles, potato salad, cake, a dinner roll and tea. 960 1280

chinaoffseason, Flickr  

airplane food onboard Singapore Airlines

airplane food onboard Singapore Airlines

In our opinion, Singapore Airlines is the king and queen of airline cuisine -- catering to first- and business-class customers. Those traveling between Singapore and Japan, and Tokyo and Los Angeles, have the option of an authentic Japanese fine-dining experience. 960 1280

Karl Baron, Flickr  

airplane food onboard Avianca Airlines

airplane food onboard Avianca Airlines

This dinner plate onboard Avianca Airlines consists of grouper fillet in bechamel sauce, served with fried coriander, Creole potato, steamed broccoli and sauteed vegetables. 960 1280

Andres Rueda, Flickr  

vegan meal onboard Korean Air

vegan meal onboard Korean Air

A vegan meal option onboard Korean Air. 960 1280

Jeff Gunn, Flickr  

Toff's

Toff's

Toff's is a local staple in Muswell Hill, and proud to uphold the British tradition of fish and chips. 960 1280

  

Toff's

Toff's

Greek brothers George and Costas Georgious have owned Toff's since 1968. 960 1280

  

Bea’s of Bloomsbury

Bea’s of Bloomsbury

Stop by Bea’s of Bloomsbury for high tea, where the owner has put a decidedly delicious take on traditional tea by serving it up with sweets like specialty cupcakes -- the American import may be new to Brits, but they’ve definitely taken to them with gusto. 960 1280

  

Bea Vo

Bea Vo

Bea Vo puts the finishing touches on some strawberry cupcakes in her Camden Town Bakery. 960 1280

  

Duke's Brew and Que

Duke's Brew and Que

Duke’s Brew and Que, one of London’s most popular restaurants, is where Americans can get a taste of home while also enjoying traditional English fare. The restaurant serves up delicious barbecue alongside Southern fried pickles and hand crafted Lagers and Ale. 960 1280

  

Duke's Brew and Que Co-Owner, American Byron Knight

Duke's Brew and Que Co-Owner, American Byron Knight

Duke's Brew and Que is jointly owned by American Byron Knight and Brit Logan Plant, who just happens to be the son of legendary Led Zeppelin lead singer, Robert Plant. 960 1280

  

Pulled pork on signature "Mini Buns of Luv"

Pulled pork on signature "Mini Buns of Luv"

Pulled pork on signature "Mini Buns of Luv" are on their way to a hungry customer. 960 1280

  

Beavertown Brewery

Beavertown Brewery

Co-owner and craft beer-aficionado Logan Plant gives a tour of neighboring Beavertown Brewery, where the brews are made for Duke's Brew and Que. 960 1280

  

"The Smog Rocket"

"The Smog Rocket"

Logan samples a fresh batch of "The Smog Rocket." 960 1280

  

Duke's Burger, Seasoned Fries and Ribs Slathered in Signature BBQ sauces

Duke's Burger, Seasoned Fries and Ribs Slathered in Signature BBQ sauces

Friends dig into the Duke's burger, seasoned fries and pork ribs slathered in signature BBQ sauce. 960 1280

  

Roti Chai

Roti Chai

For the best Indian food outside of India, London wins hands down. You can dine on home-style Indian food in an elegant setting at Roti Chai. Their special "Chicken Lollipop" is a modern Indian twist on the chicken wing with moreish Keralan spices. 960 1280

  

Roti Chai's Dining Room

Roti Chai's Dining Room

Roti Chai's stunning dining room sits above its casual street kitchen for lunch and takeout. 960 1280

  

Caravan

Caravan

In London’s vibrant restaurant scene in the East End, Caravan puts a twist on the traditional “Bubble and Squeak” dish by serving it for breakfast, alongside poached–to-perfection eggs and grilled ham topped with hollandaise. 960 1280

  

Caravan

Caravan

Locals line up from brunch to dinner, and coffee connoisseurs visit to pick up a pound and order the perfect "Flat White," a singularly filtered brew, beans roasted on site. 960 1280

  

Fresh crepes at Southbank Centre's Real Food Market

Fresh crepes at Southbank Centre's Real Food Market

Gill and Keith Wiles serve up fresh crepes for the masses at Southbank Centre's Real Food Market, which brings street food from all over London to one place on weekends. 960 1280

  

Street Food Stall

Street Food Stall

David Earl, aka Little D, stirs up some veggie stew at Arancini Brother's stall. London's exploding street food scene is an affordable alternative for tourists on the move. 960 1280

  

Pint of beer

Pint of beer

What is a trip to London without a visit to a pub? Make sure you pull up a stool and grab a pint. 960 1280

  

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