SORTEDfood Tours the USA
When it comes to food, we’ve probably all experienced a few game changers – meals that have changed the way we previously thought about certain dishes.
Meet SORTEDfood, a group of friends from London who head up a global community of millions of food lovers and use their community’s local recommendations to explore the world, looking for exceptional food in exceptional places.
The Lost and Hungry Rules
When the Sorted guys first traveled to the USA in 2015, they decided they had to live by one rule: Don’t go anywhere or eat anything unless it had been recommended to them. Eventually, the guys evolved this rule into a full culinary travel philosophy, consisting of three main guidelines.
Rule 1: Always follow locals' recommendation
If people only used the top online search results to choose where to go and eat when they travel, everyone would go to the same places. The Sorted team use locals’ recommendations to find the best places to eat. After all, who knows the destination better than the people who live there? Sometimes the best food and most unforgettable stories are found in the most unlikely places.
Rule 2: Say “yes” (if safe!)
Experiencing new and unfamiliar cultures is all a part of traveling to new destinations, so the best way to open yourself to the possibility of these new experiences is to say “yes” when opportunities present themselves.
Rule 3: Pass it on
When traveling, it’s important to remember what a privilege it is to be welcomed by locals. The Sorted team are well aware of how lucky they are to have these amazing experiences, so whenever they travel to new places, they find local community projects and volunteer for a few hours. The Sorted team have stumbled upon some incredible individuals by doing this, and having the chance to help and shine a spotlight on their mission is a pleasure.
Portland, Oregon: 2 Chefs, 6 Food Challenges
Oregon Coast: Ultimate Chef vs. Chef Grill Battle
New Orleans, Louisiana: Ultimate Food Challenge
New Orleans, Louisiana: Po’ Boy Sandwich Battle
Puerto Rico Street Food Face Off
Puerto Rico: Beat The Chef Cook Off!
Portland, Maine: Seafood Scavenger Hunt
Portland, Maine: Ultimate Lobster Roll
Iowa State Fair Food Face-off
Des Moines, Iowa: Reviewing "The Best Ice Cream on Earth?"
Louisville, Kentucky: Reviewing the Cheeseburger from Its Birthplace
Louisville, Kentucky: World-class Fried Chicken
Chicago, Illinois: Surprise Birthday Food Tour
Chicago, Illinois: Unbelievable Hot Dogs and Local Favorites
Kansas City, Missouri: This Barbecue Changes Everything
Kansas City, Missouri: How to Judge the Best Barbecue in the World
SORTEDfood’s U.S. Travels
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SORTEDfood Tours Chicago & Kansas City
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Game Changers: Moments that cause a significant shift in the way you currently think about something.