bug restaurants

The ultimate restaurants guide to eat yummy bugs!

 

BELGIUM*

Bugs in Mugs – website – email – Tel. +32 499 60 37 70
B34 Steak Housewebsite – Rue Saint-Boniface 34, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels (mealworm burger)


UK*

Archipelago Restaurantwebsite – 53 Cleveland Street – London W1T 4JJ – Tel: +44 (0) 207 6379 611 (pan fried crickets, bug salad, caramel mealworms and more)
Chewed Armswebsite – London Road, Pipe Gate TF9 4HD, Woore, Shropshire – Tel +44 (0) 1630 647964 (Bugsolutely Cricket Pasta)
Greyhound Cafewebsite – 37 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 3LZ, London
Grub Kitchenwebsite – Tel. 07986 698169 – Lower Harglodd Farm – St Davids – Pembrokeshire – SA62 6BX (a complete insect based menu restaurant!)
Lao Cafewebsite – 60 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HG, London
Nativewebsite – 32 Southwark Street, London Bridge, SE1 1TU, London
Santo Remedio website – 152 Tooley Street, Southwark, SE1 2TU, London
Wahaca, multiple locations, check where they have the bugs on the menu (separate insect specials menu)

NETHERLANDS*
Bugzz (Insecuisine) – website – Only at festivals or delivery. Ask Patrick: +31 6 24610968 or Anne-Marie: +31 6 41190304
De Buggie (food truck) – websiteemail – check out where the truck is calling +31(0)6 13182648
Bagels & Beanswebsite – Keizersgracht 504, 1017 EJ Amsterdam – Tel. 020-3305508

FRANCE*

Ban Thaiwebsite – 7 rue Bernard délicieux, Montpellier – Tel : 04 67 61 94 59 (insect menu depending from seasons)
Inoveatwebsite – 5 rue Marie Stuart, Paris. Tel. 01 40 26 41 65

DENMARK

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

POLAND

Co To To Je – website – email

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 – website – 22-24 Chakkrapatipong Road – +66 (0) 845391819 – Bugsolutely Cricket Pasta with wild basil pesto
Insects in the Backyardwebsite – Tel. +66 (2) 0357000 – 462 Sirindhorn Rd, Khwaeng Bang Phlat, Khet Bang Phlat, Bangkok

CAMBODIA*

Bugs Cafe – website – 351 Thmey Village, Angkor Night Market Street, 351 Bugs St, Krong Siem Reap Tel.+855 17.764.560 (a full bug menu)
Friends – website – #215 St 13 Phnom Penh Tel.+855 12 802 072  (the creepy burger)
Pouwebsite – Phum Wat Damnak, Kum Sala Komreuk, Krom 10, Siem Reap, Tel. +855 (0) 96 971 80 88
Romdeng – website – #74 st 174 Phnom Penh T: +855 92 219 565 (Crispy tarantula and crickets)

USA

West coast
Guelaguetza – website – 3014 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 427-0608 (a thick tortilla “campesina” filled with chile, chapulines and chicharron)
Lingerwebsite – 2030 w. 30th ave. Denver, Colorado 80211, Tel. 303 993 3120
La Sandia, LA website – 8419 Park Meadows Center Dr, Lone Tree, CO 80124, Tel. 303.586.5511 (grasshopper guacamole)
Johnny Sanchez website – New Orleans 930 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 Tel. 504.304.6615  (chapulines)
Real De Oaxaca Restaurant – website – 11215 Long Beach Blvd #1010, Lynwood, CA 90262, Tel:+1 310-884-9234 (chapulines)
Sabores Oaxaquenos – website – 3337 1/2 W 8th St. Los Angeles, CA, (213) 427-3508 (chapulines)

East coast
Bug Appetite
website – at the Insectarium Park – 423 Canal St, New Orleans, LA (504) 524-2847
Toloache – website – 205 Thompson street, NYC, NY 10012 Tel:212-420-0600 (chapulines)
The Black Ant – website – 60 2nd Ave East Village, NYC 10003 Tel:212-598-0300 (ants, chapulines)

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)

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

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

USA – PENNSYLVANIA

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

USA – 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”)

USA – VIRGINIA

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

USA – 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)

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)

 

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)

 

*=updated 2019

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