bug restaurants

The ultimate restaurants to eat yummy bugs!

 

CALIFORNIA

Typhoonwebsite – 3221 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica, CA 90405 T: 310-390-6565혻(crickets, scorpions)

Don Bugitowebsite – 2948 Folsom St (between 26th St & 25th St), San Francisco, CA 94110 (edible insect menu, one of the most famous in the world)

99 Chickenwebsite – 2781 El Camino Real,Santa Clara CA 95051 (one dish with larvae)

Mok Maru Jong Sul Jipwebsite – 222 N Western Ave, LA, California, +1 323-465-6803 (silkworm soup)

Night Market Song, LA website – 3322 w Sunset Boulevard, Silver Lake, ca 90026 (a Thai dish with water-bugs)

La Sandia, LA website – 8419 Park Meadows Center Dr, Lone Tree, CO 80124, Tel. 303.586.5511 (grasshopper guacamole)

Jitlada Restaurantwebsite – 5233 Sunset Boulevard at N. Harvard Boulevard, East Hollywood, LA, CA혻 90027 (Silkworm Pupae)

El Tejate Restaurant website – 205 W. Mission Avenue at N. Broadway, Escondido, San Diego County, CA혻 92025, Tel. 760-747-1808 (grasshoppers and maguey worms)

Expression Oaxaquena혻– website –혻3301 W. Pico Blvd,혻Los Angeles, CA 90019 Tel: 323-766-0575 (chapulines as a side dish)

Monte Alban Restaurant혻website –혻11927 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 444-7736 (chapulines tacos)

Ortiz Bakery & Restaurant –혻1275 S Santa Fe Ave혻Vista, CA 92083,혻(760) 945-9442 (Fried chapulines)

Petty cash Taqueria혻– website –혻7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 933-5300 (off-menu chapulines taco)

Real De Oaxaca Restaurant혻– website –혻11215 Long Beach Blvd #1010, Lynwood, CA 90262, Tel:+1 310-884-9234

Sabores Oaxaquenos혻– website –혻3337 1/2 W 8th St.혻Los Angeles, CA 90005,혻(213) 427-3508 (a few chapulines selections available)

El Tule혻– website혻–혻5440 Thornwood Dr혻Ste I혻San Jose, CA 95123혻Blossom Valley,혻(408) 227-1752 (Fried chapulines)

La Urbana혻– website –혻661 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117, Tel:+1 415-440-4500 (chapulina in some of the menu items)

Bistro LQ, LA혻– website – Popup restaurant Tel: (213) 610-9882 (Ant larvae, crickets and grasshoppers seasonally)

Guelaguetza – website –혻3014 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles,혻(213) 427-0608 (a thick tortilla “campesina” filled with chile, chapulines and chicharron)

Rivera –혻website –혻1050 S. Flower St., No. 102, Los Angeles, (213) 749-1460 (Specialty cocktail “Donaji” – mescal, citrus, agave, rimmer with chapulin salt)

 

LOUISIANA

Bug Appetitewebsite – at the Insectarium Park – 423 Canal St, New Orleans, LA (504) 524-2847

Johnny Sanchez website – New Orleans 930 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 Tel. 504.304.6615혻 (guacamole with chapulines)

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Tu Y Yo (Somerville)혻– website – 858 Broadway, Somerville, Massachusetts 02144 Tel:+1 617-623-5411 (chapulines tacos)

 

MISSOURI

Gringo혻– website –혻398 N. Euclid St. Louis, MO 63108 (grasshopper taco)

 

NEW YORK

Toloache혻– website –혻205 Thompson street, NYC, NY 10012 Tel:212-420-0600 (chapulines tacos that feature Oaxacan style dried grasshoppers)

The Black Ant혻– website –혻60 2nd Ave East Village, NYC 10003 Tel:212-598-0300 (Black ant salt; and cricket encrusted shrimp)

Qi Esarn Thai Kitchen혻– website – 31 west 혻14th street, NY 10011 Tel: 212-929-9917 (Fried silkworm ad grasshopper)

El Rey Del Sabor혻(Food truck) – 3 Locations:혻49th and Park,혻43rd btw. 5+6th and혻60th and 3rd (Off menu grasshopper quesadillas)

La Slowteria혻– website – 548 Court St혻Brooklyn혻NY혻11231 Tel:718 858 2222혻(Worm-salt rimmed cocktail and seasonal offerings)

Pocha 32혻– website15 W. 32nd St., 2nd fl., New York, NY 10001 Tel:혻212-279-1876혻(Silkworm pupae saute or soup)

Casa Mezcal혻website – 86 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002 Tel: 212 777 2661혻(chapuline tostadas and as side order)

Kirakuya혻– website – 2 West 32nd St. 2F, New York, NY 10001 Tel:212-695-7272 (Sauteed silkworm)

Wicked Spoon Yogurt혻website – 275 locations (Chocolate covered crickets as toppings)

Playground Authentic Thai Cuisine –혻website –혻1-30 Roosevelt Avenue,혻Jackson Heights혻(Queens), NY,혻11372 Tel:(718) 779-7912 (Red ant egg salad, deep fried grasshoppers, pan-fried silkworm larvae)

Villa Cemita –혻website –혻50 Avenue A혻New York, NY,혻T:646.964.4528 (chapuline tacos)

 

WASHINGTON

La Carta de Oaxaca혻– website –혻5431 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107, US Tel: (206) 782-8722 (chapulines)

Restaurant El Tio혻– website 혻– 452 SW 153rd Street at 6th Avenue SW혻Burien, King County, WA 혻98166 Tel:206-242-2326(seasonal quesadilla with chapulines and stir fried)

Poquitoswebsite – 1000 E Pike St. / Seattle / WA 98122 Tel:혻(206) 453-4216 (toasted grasshoppers with chili-lime salt)

 

VIRGINIA

Guajillo –혻website – 1727 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 T: +1 703-807-0840 (crickets as bar snack with mezcal)

PENNSYLVANIA

Woods Creek Grill혻– website –혻3275 State Route 72 Jonestown Pa 17038혻Tel:혻(717) 861-4555혻(mealworm and crickets)

 

TEXAS

La Condesa혻– website – 400 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, United States Tel: +1 512-499-0300 (chapulines tacos)

Hugo?셲혻– website –혻1600 Westheimer Houston, TX 77006 (sauteed chapulines served with guacamole)

 

WASHINGTON D.C.혻

Oyamel혻– website –혻401 7th Street NW혻Washington, DC 20004 Tel:혻202.628.1005 (tacos with sauteed chapulines)

 

COLORADO

La Sandia Cantina혻– website – 8340 Northfield Boulevard,혻Unit 1690 Denver, CO 80238혻Tel.303.373.9100 (chapulines guacamole)

 

OREGON

Sushi Mazi혻– website –혻2126 SE Division Street Portland, Oregon 97292 혻(grasshopper sushi)

 

MEXICO

La Cocinita de San Juan혻– website – Ernesto Pugibet #21, Colonia Centro, Del. Cuauht챕moc,06010 Ciudad de Mexico, D.F. Tel: +52 55 5512 5237 (over 10 kinds of insects: bamboo worms, scorpions, grasshoppers, ant eggs. Can be served as tacos, soup and even as a mis platter)

CANADA

Vij?셲 Restaurant혻website – 3106 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC 혻Tel:604.736.6664 (cricket parathas)

Olo Restaurantwebsite –혻509 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 2P3 Tel:250.590.8795 (crickets)

AUSTRALIA

El Topowebsite – Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, 2022, Sydney Tel: (02) 9387 7828 (crickets)


UK

Archipelago Restaurantwebsite – 53 Cleveland Street – London W1T 4JJ – Tel: +44 (0) 207 6379 611 (pan fried crickets, a love-bug salad, caramel mealworms and more)

Grub Kitchenwebsite – Tel. 07986 698169 – Lower Harglodd Farm – St Davids – Pembrokeshire – SA62 6BX (a complete insect based menu restaurant!)

Wahaca, multiple locations, check where they have the bugs on the menu (separate insect specials menu)

Rentokil Pestaurantmultiple locations in the world (event-based)

NETHERLANDS

Tante Truuswebsite –혻Tante Truus Lunches & Geschenken Marktmeesterstraat 141-143 1315 GD Almere Tel: 036 – 533 05 33 (Many insect based choices!)

FRANCE

Le Festin Nuwebsite –혻 10, rue de la Fontaine du But 75018 Paris 18 Tel: 01 42 58 60 64 (crickets and mealworms)

Livreur de Saveurs 7, place Royale, 64000 PAU Tel. +33 5 47 92 22 61 (ento menu) PROBABLY CLOSED

Ban Thaiwebsite – 7 rue Bernard d챕licieux, Montpellier, Tel : 04 67 61 94 59 (insect menu depending from seasons)

DENMARK

Noma혻– website – Strandgade 93 DK-1401 Copenhagen – Tel: +45 3296 3297 (occasionally, insect dishes)

 

HONG KONG

Delicious Inn Restaurant –혻29-33 Shun Ning Road혻Sham Shui Po Tel:혻Tel: +852 2748-0002 (Bee cocoons, water beetles, mealworms various styles)

CAMBODIA

Romdeng혻– website – #74 st 174혻Phnom Penh T:혻+855 92 219 565 (Crispy tarantula)

Bugs Cafe혻– website – 351 Thmey Village, Angkor Night Market Street, 351 Bugs St, Krong Siem Reap혻T: (+855)17.764.560 (insect tapas in Cambodia)

Friends혻– website –혻#215 St 13 Phnom Penh T:+855 12 802 072 혻(Beef stew with red ants)

 

AND ENTO-CHEFS (for a future chef list)…

Shoichi Uchiyama (Japan), David George Gordon (author of the Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, Seattle), Marcel Dicke (co-author of ?쏷he Insect Cookbook??, Will Wienckowski, head chef at Ipanema Cafe, Richmond, Karen Barroso, (USA), Rick Bayless (traditional Mexican cuisine), Hugo Ortega (co-owner of Hugo?셲), Richard Sandoval (chef, restaurateur, author and television personality from Denver), Laurent Quenioux (chef of Bistro LQ), Paul Landkamer (USA), Cesar Moreno (USA), Kylie Kwong (AUS), Julian Medina (USA),혻Zack Lemann (USA),혻Curtis Stone (Maude Restaurant, CA,USA), Matt Fitzgerald (Australia at EL Topo),

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