Japan's Geishas Are Forced to Go Undercover to Get Their Fast Food Fix
According to Asia One, Kyoto’s geiko—the regional title for geisha—have hatched a rather Hollywood-esque ploy for acquiring the object of their desire. They have started wearing disguises so as to not be “outed” as geisha while getting their French fry...
Why Everyone Needs to Shut Up About Kale Already
Sure, kale's pretty good for you, but this is overkill. And this whole time, we may have just fallen for some clever rebranding of a bland leafy green.
Newfoundland's History Tastes Like Salted Cod
I’m an eighth-generation Fogo Islander. We were salt cod people and we’d rarely eat fresh cod, because why would you eat that when you have salted cod? It’s just better.
Inside the 100-Year-Old Temple of Finnish Pancakes
With one of the highest populations of Finns outside of Finland, the city of Thunder Bay in northwestern Ontario has a restaurant that's been serving Finnish pancakes for nearly a century.
Sometimes Feminist Social Theory Is Best Explained Through Pizza
Comedian and YouTube enthusiast Akilah Hughes has taken a novel approach to helping people understand the experience of female minorities.
Cooking the Romani Gypsy Way Is Better Than Fancy Modern Kitchens
I would give up all the modern equipment in a contemporary kitchen for a couple of green sticks, a good fire, and a brace of locally caught rabbits, or “sho shoi” as they are called in Romani.
MUNCHIES Is Hiring a West Coast Editor
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The Bacon-Obsessed Will Want to Make Smoky Love to This Dish
We know that bacon reached maximum cultural oversaturation. But it's time to forgive. Fall in love—or should we say <i>amor</i>—with bacon again.
The World's Most Aggressively Dutch Restaurant Is in Indonesia
I stumbled upon a Dutch-inspired restaurant chain in Indonesia where servers go by names like "Henk" and wear a uniform that includes clogs.
Why Aren't Scottish Teenagers Getting Drunk Anymore?
Scotland seems to have a thriving drinking culture, with its whisky, its pubs, and its booze-driven economy. So why are Scottish teenagers cutting back so heavily on their boozing?
Why I Hate Pizza
We talked to the only person that we could find who really hates pizza.
Tibetan Yak Butter Tea Is as Chunky as It Sounds
My job as a professional climber and photographer has taken me to some of the most remote regions in the world. When I was asked to join three of my heroes to traverse through Tibet's Changtang plateau, I drank yak butter tea as a sort of hazing...
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