One of the best things about living in New York City is that you only have to take the subway to enjoy cuisine from every corner of the world. Now, a group of local tour guides is working to give even greater exposure to the cuisines of seven specific countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
The project is called Breaking Bread, and its mission is to foster acceptance, understanding, and a sense of community for restaurants owned by immigrants or refugees from those seven nations. The effort is a direct response to President Trump’s controversial executive order banning immigrants and refugees from each of those countries.
Each week, Breaking Bread will release maps of NYC restaurants that feature cuisine from the countries included in the president’s order. In addition, the guides will host walking tours and events all around the city to help New Yorkers understand these cultures through their food.