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30 Examples of Savory Artisanal Dining

From Mustard-Tasting Bars to Specialty Fries Restaurants

— April 23, 2015 — Lifestyle
Food has become more of an experience than a matter of sustenance and this collection of savory artisan dining is proof of this fact. Taking the idea of 'niche' to the next level, experimental restaurants and cafes are popping up around the world to satisfy consumers who are looking to not only to try something new, but also also something worthy to share with friends and followers across different social media platforms.

From turning casual meals such as canned seafood and french fries into gourmet experiences to creating a unique twist on condiments like mustard and olive oil, these examples of artisan dining will intrigue many people to no end. They are must-see venues that are draws to both residents and visitors in any given city.
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Sweet-and-Spicy Sandwiches
Sweet-and-Spicy Sandwiches
Odd Duck Offers an Elevated Sandwich with Many Flavor Notes
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Slow-Cooked Smoked Meat Pizzas
Slow-Cooked Smoked Meat Pizzas
The Little Caesars Smokehouse Pizza is Made with Artisanal Meats
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Persian Food Pop-Ups
Persian Food Pop-Ups
Chef Louisa Shafia's Lakh Lakh Pop-Up Brings Exotic Flavors to America
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Cheesy Macaroni Eateries
Cheesy Macaroni Eateries
A NYC-Based Mac and Cheese Restaurant Caters to Gooey Pasta Fans
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Specialty Fries Restaurants
Specialty Fries Restaurants
NYC's Pommes Frites Specializes in Belgian Fries with Fancy Sauces
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Scratch-Made Pie Shops
Scratch-Made Pie Shops
Orlando's 'P is for Pie Bake Shop' Sells Artisanal Pies and Other Desserts
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Avocado Kimchi Toast
Avocado Kimchi Toast
Shutterbean's Unusual Asian Avocado Toast Recipe Has a Korean Influence
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Korean-Style Chicken Shops
Korean-Style Chicken Shops
Toronto's 'KABOOM Chicken' Serves Up Fried Chicken with Korean Flare
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Sushi-Stuffed Croissants
Sushi-Stuffed Croissants
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse Offers Morning Treats Inspired by Seafood
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Hot Sauce Sommeliers
Hot Sauce Sommeliers
The Heatonist is Opening a Store in Brooklyn with Tasting Classes
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Artisanal Fried Chicken Restaurants
Artisanal Fried Chicken Restaurants
David Chang's Faku Eatery Concept Was Introduced at SXSW
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Asian Fusion Pop-Ups
Asian Fusion Pop-Ups
Food & Sh*t is a Filipino Pop Up Restaurant that Celebrates Nationalities
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PB and J Pop-Up Museums
PB and J Pop-Up Museums
Nutropolitan Museum of Art Displays the Culinary Craft of Condiments
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Chef-Driven Ice Creameries
Chef-Driven Ice Creameries
'Salt & Straw' Brings Artisanal Ice Cream to Los Angeles
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Pop-Up Pasta Restaurants
Pop-Up Pasta Restaurants
This Temporary Restaurant Served a Variety of Gluten-Free Pasta Dishes
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Mexican Restaurant-Store Hybrids
Mexican Restaurant-Store Hybrids
This Mad Mexican Outlet Offers Dine-In and Retail Options
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Artisan Yogurt Boutiques
Artisan Yogurt Boutiques
The Yogurt Culture Company is a Specialty Shop Located in NYC
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Mustard-Tasting Bars
Mustard-Tasting Bars
Maille Has Launched a Dijon Mustard-Only Shop in NYC
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Olive-Centric Shops
Olive-Centric Shops
Toronto's Emporium is an Olive Oil Shop Stocked with Everything Olive
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Artisan Meat Markets
Artisan Meat Markets
Custodio's Meats and Eats in Toronto Offers Gourmet Carnivore Snacks
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Artful Multi-Sensory Restaurants
Artful Multi-Sensory Restaurants
'Tree by Naked' Offers an Immersive Dining Experience
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Immersive Ice Cream Pop-Ups
Immersive Ice Cream Pop-Ups
Häagen-Dazs' Bär Häagen-Dazs Activation Features Craft Cocktails
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Canned Seafood Restaurants
Canned Seafood Restaurants
The Tincan Restaurant Seeks to be the Best Provider of Tinned Seafood
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Gourmet Drive-Throughs
Gourmet Drive-Throughs
Pop-Up Monnow Valley Drive Thru & Drive In Movie Theatre
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Experimental Yogurt Cafes
Experimental Yogurt Cafes
Chobani SoHo Immerses Customers in Unique Flavors and Experiences
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Butcher Shop Boutiques
Butcher Shop Boutiques
The Germans Soler Store Boasts Delicious Giftable Food Items
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Futuristic Foodie Pop-Ups
Futuristic Foodie Pop-Ups
Jet.com's Fresh Story Pop-Up Sold Futuristic Food & Cooking Accessories
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Road-Kill Cafes
Road-Kill Cafes
Hillbilly Tea Offers Up Meals That are Au Naturel
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Modern Nordic Restaurants
Modern Nordic Restaurants
The Yogurt Shop Focuses on Minimalism to Mimic Its Food Focus
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Undead Eateries
Undead Eateries
The Vampire Cafe is a Twihard's Dream Come True (UPDATE)
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