Coffee Culture Around the World

From the simple Italian espresso shot to traditional Turkish coffee ceremonies, see how people around the world take their cup of coffee.

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British Airways

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, including cheesecake for dessert. 960 1280

George Ruiz, Flickr   

Air France

Air France

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

Pat Guiney, Flickr  

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic

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

Su Lin, Flickr  

All Nippon Airways

All Nippon Airways

ANA’s (All Nippon Airways) London serves a traditional Japanese meal for business-class travelers. The presentation itself beats a casual airplane food tray any day! 960 1280

Kasuga sho, Flickr  

United Airways

United Airways

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   

American Airlines

American Airlines

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   

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

A hearty snack onboard Turkish Airlines. 960 1280

Like the Grand Canyon, Flickr  

Royal Dutch Airlines

Royal Dutch Airlines

It's hard to beat good 'ole comfort food on a long flight. Here, a well-balanced meal is served onboard a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight between Toronto and Amsterdam. 960 1280

Aaron C, Flickr   

Northwest Airlines

Northwest Airlines

Where to dig in first? The entree or the dessert? You'll receive a filling meal onboard a Northwest Airlines flight between Amsterdam to Mumbai. 960 1280

Aaron C, Flickr   

Shanghai Airlines

Shanghai Airlines

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

chinaoffseason, Flickr   

Continental Airlines

Continental Airlines

Continental Airlines, which recently merged with United Airlines, serves up hearty meals, like this one, on Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific and South American flights. 960 1280

Akinori Hamamura, Flickr  

Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines

An example of Delta Airlines's 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 six hours or more, and on select flights to Alaska and Hawaii. 960 1280

ImipolexG, Flickr  

Lufthansa Airlines

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  

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines

In our opinion, Singapore Airlines rules them all in terms of best 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  

Avianca Airlines

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  

Korean Air

Korean Air

A substantial vegan meal option is offered onboard Korean Air. 960 1280

Jeff Gunn, Flickr  

Toff's of Muswell Hill

Toff's of Muswell Hill

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

  

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 the miniature cakes with gusto. 960 1280

  

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 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" are on their way to a hungry customer. 960 1280

  

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

  

Brew and Que co-owner, Logan Plant, samples a fresh batch of "The Smog Rocket" from local brewery, Beavertown Brewery. 960 1280

  

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 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

  

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

  

Creperie Nicolas

Creperie Nicolas

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

  

Arancini Brother's

Arancini Brother's

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

  

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

  

Mikey Roe at Butter

Mikey Roe at Butter

Mikey Roe holds up his Hawaiian Punch cocktail before diving into the deep-fried goodness that Butter is so well-known for.  960 1280

  

Butter in San Francisco

Butter in San Francisco

Butter is known to its patrons as a “trashy paradise.” 960 1280

  

An appetizer at Butter

An appetizer at Butter

An appetizer at Butter 960 1280

  

Mikey and Butter’s chef

Mikey and Butter’s chef

Mikey and Butter’s chef enjoy a late-night meal together. 960 1280

  

Butter in San Francisco

Butter in San Francisco

Butter’s menu includes everything from SpaghettiOs to deep-fried Twinkies.  960 1280

  

Butter in San Francisco

Butter in San Francisco

Mikey takes a bite out of the deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich at Butter. 960 1280

  

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Sam Yu, the owner of Yuet Lee in San Francisco’s Chinatown dares Mikey to try an extra-spicy dish.  960 1280

  

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Mikey catches a crab from the tank at Yuet Lee. 960 1280

  

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Mikey goes behind the scenes at Yuet Lee. 960 1280

  

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Even though the ginger crab is Mikey’s go-to dish at Yuet Lee, he trusts head chef Sam to give him something new.  960 1280

  

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