2017 was a foodie adventure like no other. We hosted Street Eats, the largest halal street food festival in the UK, and visited hundreds of restaurants, street food stalls and pop-ups around the UK. A little further from home, we checked out restaurants in Cape Town, Vancouver, Paris, Frankfurt, Jeddah, Dar es Salaam and the Canary Islands. In no particular order, here are 50 of the best things we ate in 2017.

London

1. Fried Chicken, Mother Clucker

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2. Angus Steak, The Great Chase

3. Brownies, Bake St / EveRing Cake

4. Soft Shell Crab, Chai Naasto

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5. Kadayif, Tarshish

6. Lemon Pepper Wings, Fatburger

7. Chocolate Brioche French Toast, Christopher’s

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8. Wagyu Steak, Red Iron

9. Chocolate Wheel Cake, Wheel Cake Island

10. Kunafa, Antepliler

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11. Blossoming Hot Chocolate, Dominique Ansel Bakery

12. Lamb Chops, Hankies Cafe

13. Rice box, Pilau

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14. Cheesy Korean Fries, BIRD

15. Stone Bass Tikka, Jamavar

16. Raspberry Lemonade, Square Root London

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17. Chip Butty, Shrimpy

18. Lamb Burger, Baba G’s

19. Roti Canai, Roti King

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20. Vegan Chicken Burger, Temple of Seitan

21. Chocolate Mousse, The Great Chase

22. Ube Bilog, Mamasons

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23. Cronut, Dominique Ansel Bakery

24. Beef Ribs, The Meat Co

25. Beef Brisket, Fire & Smoke Supperclub by HaloodieFoodie

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26. Gajar Halwa, Darjeeling Express

27. Dynamite Shrimp, PF Changs

28. Brownwich , Chin Chin Labs

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29. Khao Suey, Khao London

30. Lamb Ribs, Bintang

31. Indian Fish and Chips, Little Mangalore

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32. Strawberry Funnel Cake, Boondocks

33. The American, Band of Burgers

34. Tangra Prawns, Darjeeling Express

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35. Lamb Raan Burger, Indian Street Kitchen

36. Lamb Cheesesteak, Route 58

37. Tahini Ice Cream, Darlish

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38. Kochi Beef Fry, Talli Joe

39. Cheeseburger, The Famous Flames

40. The American, Fatboyz Diner

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41. Monday’s Buddha Bowl, Redemption

42. Smoked Turkey, London Smokehouse

43. Hot Chocolate, SAID Dal 1923

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44. Chai, Chit Chaat Chai

45. Grilled Cod Cheeks, Le Bab
 
Paris

46. Hot Chocolate, Angelina (Paris)

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47. Escargot Chocolat Pistache, Du Pain et des Idées

48. Lebanese Ice Cream, Glace Bachir
 
Vancouver

49. Mishkaki Choma, Jambo Grill
 
Cape Town

50. The Classico Burger, The Butcher’s Wife