We love to travel obviously right?

But we love home too, Chicago is the greatest city in the world.

We have everything; tall buildings, Lake Shore Drive, tons of great food…and believe it or not, Chicago has more international sister cities than any other US city.

I wrote about The Sister Cities program on my Chicago tour guide blog at Chicago Elevated, but it’s a not-for-profit meant to spread the word on Chicago being a global city and we learn more about the world too. It’s about sharing ideas across teh world. How great is that?

We think the International Sister Cities program is pretty cool, SO!


Lost and Found Travel is introducing The Sister Cities Project. We will choose and then eat a dish from each one of our 28 sister cities. And because Chicago is so diverse and excellent, we’ll be visiting all of these countries without ever leaving the city.

AND! We are hooking up with Chevy, who is providing us with a Sonic for our two-week date with destiny. We’ll be using their BringGo App to help us locate the restaurants and make sure we don’t get lost, which could totally happen otherwise. Their app connects right with a smartphone, so it’s going to make our project that much easier and safer!

We’ll post our first video on August 21st and post our last one right before we leave for Vietnam in October.


We have all the dishes picked out for each city, but Chicagoans! We could really use your help finding some great restaurants to try these dishes. Below I have laid out all of our cities and the dish associated – if you have any ideas where we can find these dishes, please let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page!

Thank you and we’re really excited to show off our sister cities and our very own city as well. We are family!


City Country Food
Accra Ghana Fufu
Amman Jordan Mansaf
Athens Greece Spanakopita
Belgrade Serbia Rostilj
Birmingham England Chip Butty
Bogota Columbia columbian tamal!
Busan Korea Dongnae pajeon- seafood pancake
Casablanca Morocco couscous
Delhi India paranthe
Durban South Africa Bunny Chow
Galway Ireland Galway Oysters
Gothenberg Sweden Meatball/Mash/Lingonberry
Hamburg Germany Steckrubeneintapf
Kyiv Ukraine Chicken Kiev
Lahore Pakistan Gosht Karahi
Lucerne Switzerland Schnitzel
Mexico City Mexico Torta
Milan Italy Risotto alla Milanese
Moscow Russia Caviar Blini
Osaka Japan Tako Yaki
Paris France Croissant
Petach Tikva Israel Fallafel
Prague Czech Republic Roast Pork and Dumplings
Shenyang China Liaobian Dumpling
Shanghai China Xiaolongbao
Toronto Canada Peameal Bacon Sandwich
Vilnius Lithuania Bacon buns
Warsaw Poland Pierogi