Eat Your Way Around the World in the 806

Written By McKenna Dowdle

April 05, 2021

When it comes to world cuisine, Lubbock has a large variety of hidden gems ranging anywhere from unique African fare to popular Thai dishes. The “Hub City” is sure to have a spot for any global food lover. We apologize in advance if this one makes you hungry…

Vizo’s African Bar & Restaurant
With every item made from scratch, you’ll savor the rich flavors and experience the cultural passion with each bite. From traditional Fufu & Eru to Achombo, you can’t go wrong with any item on this curated menu. If you’re new to African cuisine, don’t be afraid to jump in taste buds first at this Texas Monthly-recognized spot!

Mai Thai Kitchen
Lubbock’s newest food truck to enter the culinary scene, Mai Thai Kitchen, is a hidden gem. With a vast menu featuring chicken or shrimp Pad Thai, spring rolls, Panang Curry and Thai Heavenly Beef Jerky served with rice, that lives up to its celestial name. Whether you can handle the heat or prefer to keep it more mild, each dish can be ordered according to your spice preference (get it spicy – we dare you).

Tikka Shack
If you’re craving Indian food while on your trip to Lubbock, Tikka Shack is your answer. Their menu is packed full of traditional Indian dishes with a casual flair like Tikka Masala, samosas, naan bread and kabobs. If you aren’t as experienced with Indian fare, this is the perfect place to give it a try.

Photo Courtesy of Yuyo Japanese Restaurant

Yuyo Japanese Restaurant
To round out your tour of global cuisine, you’ll want to include Yuyo Japanese Restaurant. Yuyo offers an array of Japanese cuisine including sushi rolls, lunch specials and a wide variety of entrees. My mouth is watering just thinking about the specialty rolls, which boasts a wide variety of options for sushi lovers ranging from beginner to expert.
Pro tip: order a bowl of the Tom Yum soup to warm your hungry soul. 

Share your favorite international dishes with us using #LiveLoveLubbock! Bon apetit!


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