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Starting my food journey blog and newsletter

For the past 3 years, I’ve been exploring restaurants in New York. I’ve been to 392 restaurants to date and counting up.

Vidia's food journey in NYC
Vidia's food journey in NYC

I love NYC since this is the only city that I can find food from all around the world. To me, traveling has been a big part of my life. I love to learn about other cultures and how they shape the way people interact. And the food is one of the main keys to learning about other cultures.

Food doesn’t just bring joy, but it also brings people together. Seriously, who doesn’t like to eat?

A snippet of my food journeys
A snippet of my food journeys

While I’m exploring new restaurants, I’m able to taste a different part of the world that I’ve never been to. Especially during the pandemic, I can only feel like I’m traveling when I eat the dishes from other countries. That’s why every weekend, I like to hop to different restaurants in the city. It feels like a teleport to other countries.

For the last 3 years, I’ve never thought of documenting it. Let alone making a YouTube channel or Instagram account only for my food blog. I’d say I don’t have that influencer vibe. But, the more I explore, the more I grow confident to make it a personal project because it’s a huge chunk of my life. I’d like to share my pleasure from eating good food with others.

Moving forward, I’d like to use Medium to post my food blogs and using newsletters to keep the people around me updated. I created my own publication, Pumpkin Latte, to document all my food journey. And subscribe to my newsletter for the latest update!

Aaand if you have any food recommendations, please reach out!


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