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A collage of images from SORTEDfood’s travels in the USA
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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.

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SORTEDfood’s U.S. Travels
SORTEDfood Tours Chicago & Kansas City
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SORTEDfood Tours Chicago, Illinois & Kansas City, Missouri

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SORTEDfood Tours Chicago & Kansas City

Des Moines Capitol Building
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SORTEDfood Tours Des Moines, Iowa

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Des Moines, Iowa

SortedFoods
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SORTEDfood Tours Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville, Kentucky

Festive evening touring New Orleans, Louisiana
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SORTEDfood Tours New Orleans, Louisiana

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Game Changers: Moments that cause a significant shift in the way you currently think about something.

Sampling lobster dishes in Portland, Maine
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SORTEDfood Tours Portland, Maine

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Game Changers: Moments that cause a significant shift in the way you currently think about something.

Admiring the sights of the Oregon coast
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SORTEDfood Tours Portland, Oregon

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Game Changers: Moments that cause a significant shift in the way you currently think about something.

The SORTEDfood team tries local dishes on the coast in Puerto Rico
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SORTEDfood Tours Puerto Rico

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Game Changers: Moments that cause a significant shift in the way you currently think about something

An aerial view of the Chicago’s Lake Michigan shoreline highlighting Grant and Millennium parks
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Chicago

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A global city with iconic and unexpected experiences

Glass-bottom pedestrian bridge connecting a Japanese garden to the city
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Des Moines

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Bustling Midwestern hub buzzing with big-city attractions

The Scout surveys the skyline of downtown Kansas City
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Kansas City

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Must-see destination with mouth-watering BBQ

The excitement – and fashion – of the Kentucky Derby on display
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Louisville

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Bourbon, bluegrass and year-round fun in the home of the Kentucky Derby

Dusk falls over Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral
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New Orleans

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It’s easy to love and hard to leave the Big Easy

Bird's-eye view of Portland and beyond
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Portland

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An extraordinarily unconventional city

Taking in the sights at the downtown Working Waterfront district
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Portland

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Maine’s hip, historical waterfront city

Colorful lion statues on display in Plaza Las Delicias
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Ponce

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Ponce: The sparkling, proud Perla del Sur of Puerto Rico

Picnicking and flying kites on a sunny day at the El Morro
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San Juan

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A historic Caribbean capital pulsing with modern energy

Exploring caves at Tanamá River Adventures in Utuado
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Orocovis and Utuado

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A wonderland of mountain splendor in Puerto Rico’s central region

Overlooking the lush greenery of the rainforest
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El Yunque National Forest

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Serene relaxation and heart-pumping thrills in the only tropical rainforest in the USA