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Food Network Star Alex Guarnaschelli’s Favorite Places to Eat Around the World

The chef and best-selling author shares her picks, from Paris to NOLA

by Terry Zarikian

January 9, 2023

Alex Guarnaschelli / Photo: Michael Stewart/Film Magic/Getty Images

The star of Alex vs. America on the Food Network, chef Alex Guarnaschelli has appeared on series such as Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay. The author of several best-selling cookbooks, she will release a new one that she cowrote with daughter Ava in June. And at February’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Guarnaschelli will be honored at the Tribute Dinner and cohost a feast with Italian icon Rao’s. Here, her favorite places to eat around the world.


Guy Savoy in Paris / Photo: Courtesy of Restaurant Guy Savoy

“I love Restaurant Guy Savoy in Paris. Guy is a great mentor to me. All these years later, it is still a mecca of French cuisine and dear to my heart.”


Gelato in Rome / Photo: Hocus Focus/E+/Getty Images

“The last time I went, my daughter and I kept track of all the different doorways. We would drop into a casual trattoria or grab gelato on a corner.”

New Orleans

Turkey and the Wolf / Photo: Courtesy of Turkey and the Wolf

“Another favorite is Turkey and the Wolf. It’s a casual place with delicious food and a treasure of American culture. New Orleans is a sacred food city, so it makes sense.”

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket, Massachusetts / Photo: Oleg Albinsky/E+/Getty Images

“Nantucket is just one of those unique places in the world. You can get a lobster roll and feel transported. I also love the fries at Brotherhood of Thieves.”