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ORIGINS

Many food origins are buried back in the mists of time. The venues listed here, however are legendary for having actually invented, popularised or been the first to commercialise some of our most beloved feasts around the world. Where possible we like to re-tell the stories about these origins that are often at least 70% true!

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Adil's
Balti Chicken
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AI's Italian Beef
Dipped Italian Beef Sandwich
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Al Forno
Margherita pizza
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American Coney Island
Coney Island Hot Dog
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Anchor Bar
Chicken Wings
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Antica Pizzeria Port'alba
Pizza Marinara
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Antoine's Restaurant
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Bakery on O'Connell
Pie Floater
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Banchero
Fugazetta
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Belgrade Gardens
Barberton Chicken
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Big Bob Gibson BBQ
Chicken in Alabama White Sauce
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Bills Darlinghurst
Avocado Toast
Blackfriars Restaurant
Pan Haggerty
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Boom Boom Burger Bar
Smoking Hot Burger
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Brennan's
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Brown Hotel
Hot Brown
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BSKT Cafe
BSKT Healthy Bene
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Buhari Hotel
Chicken 65
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Butadon PANCHŌ
Butadon
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Caesar's Restaurant
Ensalada Caesar's
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Café 100
Loco Moco
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Caffè Al Bicerin
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Caffé Mulassano
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Capo's
Quattro Forni
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Central Grocery
Muffaletta
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Chalet Bar-B-Q Rotisserie
Rotisserie chicken
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Charlie Gitto's On the Hill
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Chen Mapo tofu (Luomashi)
Mapo Tofu
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Chinese Restaurant Rai Rai Ken
Tokyo Ramen
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Chinois On Main
Chicken Salad
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Cielito Lindo
Rolled Crispy Taquito
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Crescent Moon
Blackstone Reuben
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Delmonico's
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Doumar's Cones & Barbecue
Ice Cream
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El Charro Cafe
Chimichanga
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El Farolito
Al Pastor Super Burrito
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El Fenix
Cheese Enchiladas
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Elio G's Pizza
Pizza
Empress Chili
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Father's Office
The Office Burger
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Figlmüller
Wiener schnitzel
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Galeto 183 (aka Bar da Dona Ana)
Angu do Gomes
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Geno’s Steaks
Cheesesteak
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Greggs
Ham & Pease Pudding Stottie
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Harry's Bar
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Hasir
Döner Kebab
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Henry's Puffy Tacos
Puffy Tacos (spicy beef fajita)
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Hiltl
Crispy Tofu Salad
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Holly Inn
Tacorito
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Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken
Giant Fried Chicken Chop
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Hwa Yuan
Sesame Noodles
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İskender Efendi Konağı
Iskender Kebab
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J Timothy's Taverne
‘Dirt Style’ Chicken Wings
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Jeni's
Salty Caramel
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Jim's Original
Maxwell Street Polish Sausage
Jimmy Buff's Italian Hot Dogs
Italian Style Hot Dog
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Joe’s Stone Crab
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Kogi Taqueria
Short Rib Tacos
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Kyubey
Gunkan-Maki
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La Casa De La Langosta
Lobster Puerto Nuevo
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La Cova Fumada
La Bomba
Ladurée
Macarons
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Le Comptoir du Relais
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Le Roy Jucep
Poutine
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Lee Kitchen
Singaporean-Style Slaw
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Lung Wah Hotel (龍華酒店)
Shatin Pigeon
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Mariano's Hacienda Ranch
Queso Mariano
Marrakesh Night Market
Moroccan Street Food
Mary Ann's Pig Stand
Onion Rings
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Matsuhisa
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Mexico City Lounge
Fried Taco
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Mia's Tex-Mex Restaurant
Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
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Moti Mahal
Butter Chicken
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MTR
Rava Idli
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Nick's Kitchen
Breaded Pork Tenderloin
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Nihonbashi Yukari
Kinako Ice Cream
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Okakita
Shrimp Tempura in Egg Udon Soup
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Original Katong Laksa
Laksa
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Original Pizzeria Uno
Deep Dish Pizza
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Parker's Restaurant
Boston Cream Pie
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Peel St
Mulloway Fish Pasty
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Peng's Gourmet & Banquet
General Tso's Chicken
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Pepe In Grani
Pizza
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Philippe The Original
French Dip Sandwich
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Pizza A Metro Da Gigino L'Università della Pizza
Pizza a Metro
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Prince's Hot Chicken Shack
Hot Chicken
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Renga-Tei
Pork Cutlet (Tonkatsu)
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Ricobenes
Breaded Steak
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Ristorante Alfredo Alla Scrofa‎
Fettuccine Alfredo
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Roland Restaurant
Salted Egg Yolk Crab
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Santo Bokado
Japo Arepitas
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Satellite Restaurant
Hawaiian Pizza
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Schwartz’s Deli
Schwartz’s Deli
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Simpson's-in-the-Strand
St Regis Hotel
Bloody Mary
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St. JOHN Bread and Wine
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Tacos de Pescado El Ensenada
Tacos de pescado
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Taiho
Mikushi Ramen
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Taishoken
Chuka-men
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Ted's Restaurant
Steamed Cheeseburger
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The Local Fry
Bahn Mi Fries
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The Original Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
White Clam Pizza
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The Original Ninfa's on Navigation
Marinated and Grilled Skirt Steak Fajitas
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The Sacher Hotel
The Original Sachertorte
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Topkapi Palace
Baklava
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Umberto's
Grandma Pie
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Waldorf Astoria