Taxi Gourmet | Fasten your seat belt and let the food quest begin…

A taxi driver's quest for the best restaurants in New York, Buenos Aires, Berlin and beyond - driven by the food wisdom of cabbies.

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  • Today is The Day: A giveaway, a celebration, and gratitude. #drivinghungry

    Giveaway & Celebration: Driving Hungry is Here

    taxigourmet.com 14 Jul '15, 10am

    At last! After five years and three hemispheres and too many drafts to count, Driving Hungry hits the shelves today. I couldn’t have possibly imagined everything that was going to happen, everything that had to happen, between getting that first email from the woman who was to become ...

  • For your eating/reading pleasure, I made some #food maps of NYC, Buenos Aires & Berlin: #DrivingHun…

    Culinary Mapping: New York, Buenos Aires, Berlin

    taxigourmet.com 27 Jul '15, 7pm

    You’ll find food maps of Buenos Aires and Berlin below (Click on the images or on the city names to view the maps in full). I hope you have a chance to try some of these places — and if you do, please tell us about your meal!

  • New York Dispatch: Connie’s Food Tips, Old and New |

    taxigourmet.com 20 Aug '15, 5pm

    There aren’t too many cabbies in this world who can pull off a purple fedora and “make a potato salad that’ll slap your mama.” Constance Marie Barnes is one of them. The diminutive cabby, whom I met in 2010, also recommended what is to this day one of my favorite restaurants on the pl...

  • Chasing the Golden Pretzel: the search for a great #Berlin bakery continues #drivinghungry

    Berlin Dispatch: Chasing the Golden Pretzel

    taxigourmet.com 21 Jul '15, 11am

    I didn’t notice any Golden Pretzels in the window as we walked into Feinbäckerei Gabriel , the first bakery Jürgen recommended, on Florastrasse, about half a mile west of the Pankow stop on the S-Bahn. But a bakery doesn’t have to have a Golden Pretzel to be outstanding, does it? Afte...

  • An amazing ride to some of the most amazing dosas in New York #flashback #nyc #food

    Flashback: The Taxi Astrologer’s Masala Dosa |

    taxigourmet.com 03 Aug '15, 2pm

    Sometimes the cab ride, and the conversation with the driver, is the most remarkable part of a taxi adventure. Sometimes it’s the food. When I was living in New York, the trip with Vinod Dogra to Ganapati Temple Canteen in Flushing, Queens was one of those rare and wonderful instances...

  • El-Reda felt more like a world than a restaurant to me. #Berlin #food #drivinghungry

    Berlin Dispatch: Christoph’s Not-so-Secret Tip |

    taxigourmet.com 24 Jun '15, 12pm

    1974 was an extraordinary year in Berlin, even by Berlin standards: it was the year the punk movement started to flower in West Berlin, the year the East German team upset the West Germans in the World Cup (though the West Germans went on to win the whole thing), the year the first So...

  • NY cabbie asks passengers to sketch in his cab, growing a collection of 7000 drawings #wow #sharethelove

    Featured Cabbie: Fabio Peralta

    taxigourmet.com 06 Aug '15, 5pm

    Fabio Peralta showing off some masterpieces. Photo by James Messerschmidt Every week, we focus the spotlight on a cab driver whose story encourages us to view the world through a new lens. This week’s featured cabbie is Fabio Peralta , a New York City hack who inspires his fares to ge...

  • Flashing back to my fave #pizza place in #BuenosAires - a great tip from taxista Antonio #tbt

    From the Archives: The Way to Albamonte

    taxigourmet.com 09 Jul '15, 11am

    It’s Independence Day in Argentina, and I thought I’d celebrate from afar by re-posting the story of one of my all-time favorite Buenos Aires taxi adventures. I’ve been back to Albamonte many times since taxista Antonio dropped us off here, and I’ve never been disappointed. It isn’t o...


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