bug restaurants

The ultimate restaurants to eat yummy bugs!

 

CALIFORNIA

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

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

Broken Spanishwebsite – 1050 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 – Tel +1 (213) 749-1460

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)

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

El Tule – website – 5440 Thornwood Dr Ste I San Jose, CA 95123 Blossom Valley, (408) 227-1752 (Fried chapulines)

Expression Oaxaquena – website – 3301 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019 Tel: 323-766-0575 (chapulines as a side dish)

Guelaguetza – website – 3014 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 427-0608 (a thick tortilla “campesina” filled with chile, chapulines and chicharron)

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

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

La Urbana – website – 661 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117, Tel:+1 415-440-4500 (chapulina in some of the menu items)

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

Monte Alban Restaurant website – 11927 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 444-7736 (chapulines tacos)

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

Ortiz Bakery & Restaurant – 1275 S Santa Fe Ave Vista, CA 92083, (760) 945-9442 (Fried chapulines)

Petty cash Taqueria – website – 7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 933-5300 (off-menu chapulines taco)

Real De Oaxaca Restaurant – website – 11215 Long Beach Blvd #1010, Lynwood, CA 90262, Tel:+1 310-884-9234

Rivera – website – 1050 S. Flower St., No. 102, Los Angeles, (213) 749-1460 (Specialty cocktail “Donaji” – mescal, citrus, agave, rimmer with chapulin salt)

Sabores Oaxaquenos – website – 3337 1/2 W 8th St. Los Angeles, CA 90005, (213) 427-3508 (a few chapulines selections available)

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

COLORADO

La Sandia Cantina – website – 8340 Northfield Boulevard, Unit 1690 Denver, CO 80238 Tel.303.373.9100 (chapulines guacamole)


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. 504.304.6615  (guacamole with chapulines)

 

MASSACHUSETTS

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

 

MISSOURI

Gringo – website – 398 N. Euclid St. Louis, MO 63108 (grasshopper taco)

 

NEW YORK

Toloache – website – 205 Thompson street, NYC, NY 10012 Tel:212-420-0600 (chapulines tacos that feature Oaxacan style dried grasshoppers)

The Black Ant – website – 60 2nd Ave East Village, NYC 10003 Tel:212-598-0300 (Black ant salt; and cricket encrusted shrimp)

Qi Esarn Thai Kitchen – website – 31 west  14th street, NY 10011 Tel: 212-929-9917 (Fried silkworm ad grasshopper)

El Rey Del Sabor (Food truck) – 3 Locations: 49th and Park, 43rd btw. 5+6th and 60th and 3rd (Off menu grasshopper quesadillas)

La Slowteria – website – 548 Court St Brooklyn NY 11231 Tel:718 858 2222 (Worm-salt rimmed cocktail and seasonal offerings)

Pocha 32 – website15 W. 32nd St., 2nd fl., New York, NY 10001 Tel: 212-279-1876 (Silkworm pupae saute or soup)

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

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

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

Playground Authentic Thai Cuisine – website – 1-30 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights (Queens), NY, 11372 Tel:(718) 779-7912 (Red ant egg salad, deep fried grasshoppers, pan-fried silkworm larvae)

Villa Cemita – website – 50 Avenue A New York, NY, T:646.964.4528 (chapuline tacos)

OREGON

Sushi Mazi – website – 2126 SE Division Street Portland, Oregon 97292  (grasshopper sushi)

PENNSYLVANIA

Woods Creek Grill – website – 3275 State Route 72 Jonestown Pa 17038 Tel: (717) 861-4555 (mealworm and crickets)

TEXAS

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

Hugo’s – website – 1600 Westheimer Houston, TX 77006 (sauteed chapulines served with guacamole)

Xochi – website – 1777 Walker St. Houston, TX 77010 (cheese paired with fried pork belly, guacamole, and “a trio of insects”)

VIRGINIA

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

WASHINGTON

La Carta de Oaxaca – website – 5431 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107, US Tel: (206) 782-8722 (chapulines)

Restaurant El Tio – website  – 452 SW 153rd Street at 6th Avenue SW Burien, King County, WA  98166 Tel:206-242-2326 (seasonal quesadilla with chapulines and stir fried)

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

 

WASHINGTON D.C. 

Oyamel – website – 401 7th Street NW Washington, DC 20004 Tel: 202.628.1005 (tacos with sauteed chapulines)

 

 

MEXICO

La Cocinita de San Juan – website – Ernesto Pugibet #21, Colonia Centro, Del. Cuauhtémoc,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)

Restaurante Arroyo – website – email – Plaza Comercial Arroyo, Insurgentes Sur 4003, Tlalpan, Centro, 14000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico – Tel +52 55 5573 4344

 

BELGIUM

Bugs in Mugs – website – email – Tel +32 499 60 37 70

CANADA

El Catrin – website – 18 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 Tel: +1 416-203-2121 (cricket guacamole)

La Mezcaleria – website – 1622 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y4 Tel: +1 604-559-8226 (chili-and-cricket salsa)

Olo Restaurantwebsite – 509 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 2P3 Tel:250.590.8795 (crickets)

Tierra Azteca – 1115 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1M7 Tel: +1 647-435-4098 (chapulin hot sauce)

Vij’s Restaurant website – 3106 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC  Tel:604.736.6664 (cricket parathas)

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)

Chewed Armswebsite – London Rd, Woore, Pipe Gate TF9 4HD, UK – Tel 01630 647964 – serving Bugsolutely Cricket Pasta

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 – Tante Truus Lunches & Geschenken Marktmeesterstraat 141-143 1315 GD Almere Tel: +31 36 – 533 05 33 (Many insect based choices!)

Bugzz (Insecuisine) – website – Only at festivals and events. Ask Patrick: +31 6 24610968 or Anne-Marie: +31 6 41190304

Thuis Bezorgd – website – Wycker Brugstraat 57 6221 EB Maastricht – Tel: (+31) 43 852 6733

Grand-Cafe de Wildemanwebsite – Markt 10 5611 EB Eindhoven – Tel: (+31) 40 245 2300

Brooklynwebsite – Strandweg 43 2586 JL Den Haag – Tel: (+31) 70 350 2068

Restaurant Ruig – website – Veemarktplein 43-44 3521 Utrecht – Tel: (+31) 30 888 1111

Grizzl – website – Willem van Weldammelaan 9a 1082 KT Amsterdam – Tel: (+31) 62 457 2585

De Burgerbakkerij – website – Nieuwe Ebbingestraat 27 9712 ND Groningen – Tel: (+31) 50 853 9578

FRANCE

Le Festin Nuwebsite –  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 délicieux, Montpellier – Tel : 04 67 61 94 59 (insect menu depending from seasons)

DENMARK

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

POLAND

Co To To Je – website – nugat 7, Warsaw – 

HONG KONG

Delicious Inn Restaurant – 29-33 Shun Ning Road Sham Shui Po – Tel: +852 2748-0002 (Bee cocoons, water beetles, mealworms various styles

 

THAILAND 

Seven Spoons  – Jor Por Ror (JPR) and Chakkrapatipong (22-24 Chakkrapatipong Road) – +66 (0) 845391819 – Bugsolutely Cricket Pasta with wild basil pesto – website

Insects in the Backyardwebsite – Tel. +66 (2) 0357000 – 462 Sirindhorn Rd, Khwaeng Bang Phlat, Khet Bang Phlat, Bangkok (in this art complex)

 

CAMBODIA

Romdeng – website – #74 st 174 Phnom Penh T: +855 92 219 565 (Crispy tarantula)

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

Friends – website – #215 St 13 Phnom Penh T:+855 12 802 072  (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 “The Insect Cookbook”), Will Wienckowski, head chef at Ipanema Cafe (Richmond), Karen Barroso (USA), Rick Bayless (traditional Mexican cuisine), Hugo Ortega (co-owner of Hugo’s), Richard Sandoval (chef, restaurateur, anchorman, USA), Laurent Quenioux (chef of Bistro LQ), Paul Landkamer (USA), Cesar Moreno (USA), Kylie Kwong (AUS), Julian Medina (USA), Zack Lemann (USA), Curtis Stone (Maude Restaurant, USA), Matt Fitzgerald (EL Topo restaurant, AU), Chef Gouttebel (Norway), Chef PV (US)

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