pop-up restaurants


HIV-Positive Chefs Team Up to End Stigma

A recent survey suggests half of Canadians wouldn't eat food prepared by a HIV-positive individual. June's Eatery wants to change that.
Mayukh Sen
New York

Meet the 'Congee Queens' Who Want to Change the Face of Fast Food

“Can we bridge socioeconomic, cultural, and class gaps by sharing food experiences rooted in love?” That is just one of the many high-minded questions that the Congee Queens, a newly formed mission-based pop-up, hopes to answer.
Alex Swerdloff

I Spent $56 to Eat Dinner Out of a Plastic Container and It Was Kinda Great

This restaurant concept is so crazy it just might work.
Jelisa Castrodale

How Being a Former Olympian Runner Turned Me into a DIY Sushi Master

It’s my dream to one day have a party with an all-women sushi team across the street from Sukiyabashi Jiro in Japan and be like, “What up! Look at how much fun we are having over here!”
Michael Stember

This 22-Year-Old Chef Is Giving New Life to His Father's Old Photo Studio

For 22-year-old chef Theo Friedman, that quest for finding the ideal dining atmosphere has led him to look inward and draw upon his childhood in an unexpectedly tangible way.
Alex Swerdloff

How My Ceviche Obsession Transformed My Life

My quest to find the perfect bite of ceviche has changed the course of my life. It led me to quit my successful career as a lawyer and start a pop-up called Ceviche Project. I haven't looked back ever since.
Octavio Olivas Benitez

This Pop-Up Had Me Eating Like an Animal from a Trough

When we eat, we are really eating the food that our food eats. That’s how I ended up at a dinner where I ate a salt lick, hay, and a bunch of grass.
Alex Swerdloff

I Spent an Entire Month Prepping for the Ultimate Pizza Party

The whole experience really blew my mind. For someone who really appreciates bread, it made me see pizza in a totally new light.
Pam Yung
Video Games

This Pop-Up Is Part Arcade and Part Restaurant

“The concept of Meal of Fortune is to do an edible arcade. I wanted to reimagine the restaurant experience as arcade because I wanted to see if gamifying our food would make us appreciate it more.”
Alex Swerdloff
Filipino food

You Can Only Eat with Your Hands at LA's Biggest Filipino Dinner

A kamayan dinner is a Filipino feast in which you eat unimaginable amounts of food off banana leaves at a communal table, without any utensils whatsoever. It may be the grand equalizer to finally give Filipino cuisine the push that it needs to become...
Javier Cabral

The Hottest Dinner Is Served on a Frozen River in Winnipeg

RAW: Almond is a five-course dinner prepared and served on the ice of the Assiniboine River, when evening temperatures drop into the minus double-digits.
Whitney Light

Is East London's New Death Row Pop-Up Restaurant for Real?

I thought Death Row Dinners was an art prank. It seems I might be wrong.
Joe Bish