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Eat Your World is looking for a few hungry food/travel writers to work with. Please familiarize with this site first, read over the following guidelines, and note whether you have original photos. Well-formed pitches can be sent to laura@eatyourworld.com. We do not accept finished drafts. WE DO NOT ACCEPT GUEST POSTS! If you are interested in sponsored content, please see Work With Us.

For the EYW Blog

We occasionally assign paid, original articles stemming from a successful pitch ($75-$125, depending on length and scope). Anything with a local-food angle is fair game, though we do have a few regular columns in place:

Trips (food-related stories, i.e., a quest for a local dish or a narrative about tracking down a slew of local foods), Roundups (Top 5/10 Local Eats in TK City), Recipes From Afar (recipes of foods encountered while traveling, with backstory), Q&As (short interviews with local food producers around the world), Origins (explorations of where certain foods come from).

We are particularly interested in researched narrative pieces with a personal cultural angle–an ode to a favorite food from your culture or hometown, for example.

Please, do not simply pitch a destination article to us without providing an angle, why we should be interested, and why you’re the right person to write it.

For EYW destination guides

Do you live in a city you don’t see covered on EYW, and know the food scene inside and out? Are you a writer who fancies yourself a good photographer too? Pitch us a new destination guide: well-researched entries for What to Eat, How to Burn It Off, Where to Stay, plus an introduction and high-quality photos. This pays more than the blog ($350-$500, based on how many food entries are assigned), but is considerably more work. Please contact laura@eatyourworld.com to introduce yourself, your city, and your work if you’re interested.

As always, we encourage you to get involved by uploading your own regional-food photos and writing your favorite food-related memories. If you impress us with your own coverage, we may hire you to help with ours!


Elen Turner, author of the Kathmandu guide:
Elen Turner is a travel writer, editor, and consultant who divides her time between Nepal and New Zealand. Her writing about Nepal, India, and further afield has been widely published in magazines and on websites. Find her at elenturner.com and on Instagram @eleninthewilderness.

Ideal day in Kathmandu: If you’re not staying in Patan, get over there immediately! Start with a coffee at the the Himayalan Java coffee shop just around the corner from Patan Durbar Square, which looks out over a golden Buddha statue. Then, take in the beauty of the Durbar Square, and check out the excellent Patan Museum, which gives a crash course in Nepali architecture of the Kathmandu Valley. Have lunch either at a hole-in-the-wall around the square, or somewhere a little more upmarket, like Cafe Swotha or Of Silk & Salt. In the afternoon, take a taxi over to Swayambhunath (aka the Monkey Temple) for sweeping valley views and a laugh with the monkeys (just don’t feed them!). In the evening, have dinner and drinks at Durbar Marg (more upmarket) or Thamel (backpacker vibe).

Andrew and Karen Strikis, authors of the Hobart, Tasmania, guide:
Calling Hobart home for more than 10 years, Andrew and Karen are two traveling foodies who love to get off the tourist trail, seeking out authentic, local dishes that make their taste buds sing. Join them at Fork + Foot as they continue their never-ending quest for the world’s best street food!
Ideal day in Hobart: If it’s a Sunday, start your day at the Farm Gate Market and snack on grilled octopus (with a shot of ouzo if you’re keen!), wallaby tacos, and homemade sourdough doughnuts. Feeling active? Get yourself up to The Springs and hike to Sphinx Rock—the views are amazing! Or, for a more sedate afternoon, meander your way from the historic Salamanca waterfront over to Sandy Bay and Short Beach, where you can chill out and watch the local dogs tumbling by the waterfront. The eclectic, and slightly disturbing, MONA museum at Berriedale is sure to get you talking, before taking the ferry back to the docks and a sunset dinner floating on the water at Aløft. Bliss…

Michael Evans, author of the Beijing guide:

Based in China for the better part of a decade, Michael believes the best meals are those that are either the beginning or the end of a great story. A die-hard carnivore, he still has a soft spot for Buddhist temple fare. In his travels across Asia, he shamelessly seeks out the weirdest foods he can find to gross out the folks back home. That being said, he still hasn’t worked up the courage to try balut

You can follow Michael on Instagram to check out his latest culinary and other adventures.

Ideal day in Beijing: Start off by wolfing down a freshly grilled jianbing at the breakfast stand down the street, then beat the crowds with a morning trip to check out the latest art installation at 798. For lunch, head to Li Ji for chuanr and shaobing, then hop over to Houhai for a stroll (or maybe a quick swim). Cool off with the locals with an Arctic Ocean orange soda or a creamy binggun Popsicle, then join the expat crowd for a microbrew in the courtyard bar at Great Leap. Hop on a Mobike to cycle home, with a quick detour to enjoy the lit-up buildings along Chang’an Avenue.

Lauren Sloss, author of the San Francisco guide:

A Bay Area native and a San Francisco resident, with a tendency toward prolonged stints in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Istanbul, Lauren Sloss writes about food, music, and adventures, and indulges in all three as often as possible. Say hey and follow Lauren @laurensloss.

Ideal day in San Francisco: Start with an almond latte and toast at The Mill. Bike out to the ocean; bike back to the Mission for a Dolores Park hang, including burritos and beers. Cruise to the Ferry Building for oysters and bubbly on the Bay. Meet friends for cocktails, followed by an amazing dinner with wine, and a dance party to work it all off. Photo-booth photo shoots ensue. Repeat!


Mona Polo, author of the Cebu and Manila guides:
Mona Polo is a Manila girl to the core, though she is currently based in Cebu tending to the sailing apparel line Blood Red. In Philippine lore, a mole on the sole of the foot is a sign of wanderlust—she has two moles under her left foot. She has produced documentaries, travel videos, a magazine, and off-the-wall events before settling in as a writer for hire. She takes photographs when coerced encouraged.

Ideal day in Cebu: Go to a deli (Tinderbox) or supermarket (Rustan’s Fresh) for cooler supplies: fruit juice, beer, water, and ice, plus freshly baked bread, cheese, carrots, cucumbers, and ham. Stop for some roadside lechon manok, puso, fresh mangoes, watermelons, and other fruits in season. Get to a pier, hire a banca (an outrigger pumpboat), and go island-hopping: Hit Pandanon Island, Sulpa, Hilutungan. Swim. Eat. Snorkel. Eat. Lounge. Eat. Sunbathe. Repeat til sundown.

Ideal day in Manila: Meet friends for brunch at Café Adriatico, and linger over coffee and suman. Escape the heat and pollution by hitting The Metropolitan Museum for ancient Filipino gold or The National Museum for the jaw-dropping Spolarium and Philippine artifacts. Spot vendors hawking buko, kwek-kwek, camote cue, etc. while crossing through Rizal Park (Luneta) for pancit canton at Amber’s. Or, head over to Intramuros for a bambike ecotour and stop at The Manila Collectible for hand-crafted souvenirs, local munchies, and liquor for pasalubong. Rush to the Bayleaf Hotel’s Sky Deck for a sundowner to toast the famed Manila Bay sunset. Order dinner from the Heritage page, and save room for leche flan and halo-halo.