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Heading to Toronto, but want to do more than visit the CN Tower and order poutine? Allow The HUNT to help you get to know The Six the way the locals do. The HUNT team has donned their curatorial colored glasses and carefully selected 100 or so unique, authentic local businesses that range from eye-popping and brand spankin’ new to deeply patinaed and way off the beaten path, funky and unexpected to chic and shiny. Over the last decade, our award-winning guides have become the go-to source for a worldwide community of locals and travelers who seek out genuine, intriguing independent businesses.
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The heart of the city is a labyrinth that draws together the essence of everything sacred and profane: gilded temple spires, gleaming shopping malls and ornate skyscrapers stand alongside tented noodle stands, blanket-on-the-pavement palm readers and, of course, those infamous bars.

But for all its glitz and hubbub, Bangkok never loses sight of its essential Thai-ness. Outside office buildings, employees stop to offer flowers, incense and prayers to roofed spirit shrines; wheeled carts at curbsides hawk herbal remedies alongside espresso slingers and trendy fashion booths created by guerrilla designers. As varied as it is vast, it’s impossible to be bored in Bangkok.
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Aside from being known as the home of Amazon, Microsoft, Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Starbucks and Nirvana, Seattle is a dynamic city with incredible seafood, wonderful shops, unconventional cocktail bars and copious outdoor activities; but there’s much more to explore in this alluring metropolis. In The HUNT Seattle, resident and author Jenise Silvia offers insider information on scrumptious cuisine, enthralling art galleries, distinctive boutique and memorable lifestyle experiences in The Emerald City in order to help readers infuse local flavor into their trip.
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U.K. & Europe Cities Boxed Set
The HUNT U.K. & Europe Cities Boxed Set includes guides to Barcelona, Berlin, London, Paris and Rome. With these in hand, you’ll feel at home in any of these dynamic international cities. Whether you’re seeking delectable tapas and apéritifs in Barcelona, the enthralling art and culture scene in Berlin, the finest tea boutiques in London, the trendiest fashion labels in Paris or spectacular architecture in Rome, you’ll find authentic, under-the-radar establishments that add soul and character to these wondrous metropolises in these books.
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Well known for its breathtaking and stunning beaches, Miami is a paradise for anyone who enjoys basking under the sun and sipping on cocktails at the seaside. With The HUNT Miami in hand, travelers can navigate easily and find parks, hotels, restaurants, museums, shops and live music venues within the same vicinity. Whether you wish to spend lazy afternoons on a beautiful, white-sand beach, savor top-notch cuisine with amazing views or dance to Latin beats, The HUNT Miami will clue you in to all the insider information, ensuring that your trip is a fabulous one.
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Berlin is a vibrant city filled with rich culture, prestigous fashion houses and exciting music festivals. But there’s a more secretive side to the German capital than that. In The HUNT Berlin, resident and author Hilda Hoy provides insider recommendations on authentic Turkish eateries, enthralling art galleries and edgy shops in this lively city’s buzzing enclaves, so that readers can infuse flavor that is truly local into their trip.
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Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. is much more than a government town. Though it does have its fair share of politicians and bureaucrats, if you scratch the surface you’ll find a bustling, hip metropolis where wanderlusters can find food, fashion, art and culture scenes. The HUNT Washington, D.C. gives readers an expert’s perspective, and you’ll quickly fall in love with D.C.’s historical charm and diverse communities. Sartorialists can make their way to the trendiest boutiques filled with the latest designs, gourmands can look forward to scrumptious dishes prepared by world-class chefs and art enthusiasts can delight in stimulating exhibits in astonishing museums and galleries found off the beaten path.
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Well-known for it’s spectacular architecture, incredible food culture and rich history, Italy’s magnificient capital offers a plethora of age-old monuments, charming streets and picturesque vistas. But there’s much more to Rome than that. In The HUNT Rome, resident and author Livia Hengel provides insider recommendations on mouthwatering eateries, impressive contemporary art galleries and fantastic shops in The Eternal City’s buzzing enclaves, so to help readers infuse flavor that is truly local into their trip.
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Global Cities Boxed Set
With The HUNT: Global Cities Boxed Set on hand, you will feel at home when you find yourself in any of these great international cities. This boxed set includes our essential city guides –Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco and our recent release, Paris – perfect for when you are on the road for either business or pleasure. Whether it’s the trendiest independent boutiques in London, the sleekest hidden bars in New York, the tastiest dim sum hole-in-the-walls in Hong Kong, the finest family-run bakeries in Paris or the most scenic hikes in San Francisco, any international traveler will find lesser-known establishments in these books that offer the real, local side of these vibrant metropolises.
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U.S. Cities Boxed Set
Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, The HUNT: U.S. Cities Boxed Set will provide the best restaurants, bars, shops and lifestyle offerings each city has to explore. This boxed set includes our popular city guides – Austin, New York, San Francisco and our latest additions, Boston and New Orleans – which is perfect for road trippers and wanderlusters. These compact guides include helpful features tailored to each place, letting you know where to find the tastiest barbecue in Austin, belly up to watch the game in Boston, listen to jazz in New Orleans, have brunch in New York and shop at the most exclusive places in San Francisco.
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Vancouver is a diverse cosmopolitan city, where it’s not uncommon to find Thai, Japanese and Greek restaurants in the same block as microbreweries, theaters and boutiques. Though you’re spoiled for choice, knowing where is worthy of your dollar is another story. Residents and authors Adrian Harris and Jeremy Inglett, known as The Food Gays, provide recommendations on stellar eateries, impressive art spaces and the most-loved stores in this city’s buzzing enclaves, to help readers infuse local flavor into their trip.
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Sydney is a vibrant city with world-famous landmarks, stunning beaches, tranquil parks, worthy coffee shops and unconventional cocktail bars with champion mixologists, but few people are familiar with the city’s more secretive side. Resident Jasmine Crittenden provides her insider recommendations on restaurants with mouth-watering cuisine, memorable lifestyle experiences, enthralling galleries and the most colorful, distinctive boutiques around town, to help readers infuse local flavor into their trip.
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Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is an amazing city with creative street art, bustling markets, soulful music — samba, bossa nova, forro, baile funk — and natural features, which all celebrate the joy of living there. The HUNT Rio de Janeiro has so much to offer and provides resident Tom Le Mesurier’s recommendations on scrumptious eating destinations, memorable lifestyle experiences, enthralling art spaces and the most colorful, distinctive stores in this city’s buzzing enclaves, to help readers infuse local flavor into their trip.
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Enchanting and irresistible, Barcelona is an exciting destination for travelers seeking an adventurous, fun-filled holiday rife with delectable food and drinks, and entertaining nightlife. The HUNT Barcelona will provide readers with an
 expert’s perspective, making it easy to explore the 
city and fall in love with its rich culture and heritage.
Fashionistas can look forward to visiting the trendiest
 boutiques; gourmands can savor top-notch cuisine with breathtaking views and architecture buffs can delight in spectacular, groundbreaking works.
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Known for its role in early American history, top-notch universities, strong accent and sports teams, Boston has a long, loud reputation. But it’s much more than colonial tours, college kids and Red Sox fans. Boston is a beautiful city – think cobblestone streets lined with brownstones, as well as soaring skyscrapers – with a thriving food scene and so many nightlife options that you won’t be in bed before 2am. We’ve curated the most exciting spots this city has to offer, from boutiques on posh Newbury Street as well as in funky Jamaica Plain, to the swankiest places to sip cocktails, and the restaurants locals flock to for lobstah and chowdah.
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The HUNT Shanghai will help you to navigate the incredible urban sprawl by directing you to pétanque courts, modish speakeasies behind unmarked doors, bike shops, impressive galleries and museums, lively night markets, an eclectic collection of local designers, as well as cafés and bistros in hidden laneways, away from buzzing crowds. This user-friendly guide also includes venue addresses with the nearest cross street provided in English, in its phonetic Pinyin translation and in Mandarin characters — handy to show to cab drivers.
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Well-known for its impressive skyscrapers and majestic buildings, quintessential American city Chicago is home to one of the most diverse populations in the country. The HUNT Chicago clues both locals and visitors in to the most inviting destinations to dine, drink and shop from unexpected vintage stores to stunning art galleries, legendary steakhouses to swanky rooftop cocktails bars.
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Paris is known as a romantic city for lovers, but it’s really for any and all bon vivants seeking epicurean treats, art and architecture, artisanal craftsmanship and everything in between. We’ve mapped out and included the places that make Paris truly vibrant, from swanky wine bars to quaint patisseries, innovative artists’ studios to classic perfumeries, bustling markets to luxurious outdoor spots.
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New Orleans
New Orleans has a big reputation. Known for the partying on raucous Bourbon Street, the lavish parades of Mardis Gras and as a haunted city chock full of ghosts. We’ve curated the most exciting spots this city has to offer from costume shops to outdoor oases, the most creative cocktail bars far from the tourists on Bourbon Street and the live music venues that can’t be missed.
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New York City
There’s no other city in the world quite like New York. Fact. The must-see list is mind boggling, and more than a little likely to induce a serious case of FOMO. From the sceney hipster enclaves of Brooklyn to the cobblestone streets in Greenwich Village that still echo the Beat generation, there’s something about the chaotic, anything goes melting-pot that is NYC. This quick-change artist is capable of transforming overnight, but don’t worry – we’re here to show you our time-tested stalwarts, the new up-and-comers, and everything in between.
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong is where remnants of tradition and old-world colonialism collides with Chinese modernity at breakneck speed. They say a New York minute is a Hong Kong second, and it certainly feels that way in the ‘Fragrant Harbor’. Soaring mountains cascade down into one of the world’s most densely populated cities, packed with hole-in-the-wall noodle shops, luxury hotels, hedonistic nightclubs, and world-class shopping. But you’ve also got outer lying villages where time has stood still for centuries, and secluded hiking trails with nary a soul to be seen. These contrasts only heighten HK’s intrigue.
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‘Hunting’ in this Texan city is effortless: there are always fantastic bands lighting up the night, or a brand new restaurant luring you in by the nostrils. So don your finest cowboy hat and drop into an art gallery/yoga studio for a stretch and some culture, enjoy the finest New American cuisine, strum on a vintage guitar at a classic musicians’ mecca, and soak up the sun with a dip in the most glorious springs and creeks.
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Movember Series
Gatehouse Publishing and The HUNT Guides are proud to put down our razors this month along with millions of other men around the world in support of the Movember Foundation. For the past two years, we've worked with the Movember Foundation to produce and distribute a custom city guide series dedicated to those independent, passionate businesses in each city that truly embody the Movember spirit. You can find all of these guides in businesses around the world and also as free downloads on this website. If you’d like to get involved with the Movember Foundation, please visit movember.com … ‘stache on Mo bros.
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Approach Frankfurt by car or by train and, still miles away, the skyline will greet you, small and toy-like, a movie-set painted on the horizon. In the moment that I see it, I feel something that I have never felt for another city, and the sight of the skyline is a welcome home. She is a city that does not reveal herself quickly. Consider this guide then as a few whispered secrets from someone who has been on the hunt here for years and who in the chase, fell in love with this enigmatic city and found herself, finally, home.
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We thought we knew this city inside and out, and then we worked on this book. What unfurled was a journey of discovery and an all-encompassing appreciation for a city oozing with independent creative talents, quirky English experiences, and the rich tapestry of pretty much every nationality in existence.
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San Francisco
Though we don't like to play favorites, we do love working on this particular title. Wandering around San Francisco and the East Bay on a warm, sun-filled day, where everything seems touched by gold and the bay sparkles – there's nowhere else like it. It's on these days that even when we’re circling for a parking spot for the 15th time, our love for the city stays intact.
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Singapore seems to be having a moment. Though you may have heard of its strict reputation, this city-state is much more than a safe, clean Southeast Asian haven – it’s a rich melting pot that is friendly, vibrant and delightfully multi-faceted. The little red dot has prospered over the years and in addition to becoming a major international player in the business world, it’s become well-known for its incredible international cuisine, delightful shopping experiences, stunning architecture and burgeoning art scene. A cosmopolitan metropolis, Singapore is not a destination to be missed.

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Rainy Day Hideaways in Paris

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48 Hours in Rome

The resplendent capital of one of the world’s most ancient and powerful empires, Rome is truly an eternal city that continues to astound visitors and residents alike with its age-old monuments, artistic achievements and alluring lifestyle. It is literally built on layers, and odes to antiquity are everywhere. This predilection…

Eco-Friendly Everything, No Matter Your Destination

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Quintessential NYC Nosh

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48 Hours in Boston

  No matter if you’re running in the Boston Marathon, cheering someone on, or visiting the Massachusetts capital for the first or fiftieth time, this American city is as close as you can get to Europe without flying overseas. It’s an insanely clean, breathtakingly gorgeous place where cobblestone streets, gas-lit…

Best Seafood Spots for Good Friday

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The Hippest Boutique Stays in Asia Pacific

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48 Hours in Singapore

There’s a time when every city comes of age, and for Singapore, that time is right now. You may have heard of its strict reputation, but the Singapore we know is more than just a clean, safe city-state; it’s friendly, vibrant and delightfully multi-faceted. A rich melting pot of people,…

Sneak peek into The HUNT London – Zucca

  Situated near the end of one of London’s most renowned streets for dining, Zucca takes the local competition in its stride. With a traditional Italian kitchen presenting smartly sourced food in a pleasantly contemporary and spacious setting, it’s easy to see how this place maintains its popularity. Emphasis is…

Meeting MISCHA – An interview with Michelle Lai

Michelle Lai’s eponymous bag label MISCHA began as a hobby which swiftly grew into a full time gig and then some. From her handmade, one-of-a-kind clutches made from vintage Japanese obis and kimonos to her ultra-stylish totes in a signature print, this gal has bagged herself (ahem, excuse the pun)…


Who doesn’t love SF? If you want to explore the City by the Bay beyond the well-trodden trail of cable cars, now-defunct prisons and touristy seafood joints, pick up a copy of The HUNT San Francisco. This beautiful little book fits snugly in the back pocket of your jeans, or…

The Travelling Chopsticks

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SOXKS – Give Your Feet a Treat

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Unique Interior Shops Around the World

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WOK N’STROLL with Karni Tomer, Food Explorer

The affable, Israeli-born Karni is a self-professed food explorer. When she moved to the Lion City five years ago, she made it her mission to eat her way through the markets, hawker stalls and local restaurants of Singapore.  She is a smiling culinary beacon that will lead you through the…

Carry On – The Rise of The Leather Satchel Co

I’m obsessed with handbags. I absolutely adore bags of all kind- this season’s oversized clutches, minaudieres, totes, hobos, messengers, slings… You get my drift. But the bags that get pulled out of my closet time and time again are the larger, more practical ones that can fit everything but the…

Meals on Wheels – The Food Truck Revolution

First it was Fro-Yo. Then it was cupcakes. Dessert bars started popping up like mushrooms in a forest. Peruvian cuisine became muy caliente. Tapas sharing plates became de riguer, Foraging for your food in Scandinavia is now considered a gastronomic experience, rather than the byproduct of a camping trip. And…


Canadian-born Matt Abergel has had Hong Kong’s foodies in a frenzy since launching Yardbird two years ago. They found success and critical acclaim with brilliantly simple chicken-only yakitori with a twist, in their stark, loud, sceney, Brooklyn-esque venue on Bridges street, which instantly became the hottest table in town. Now…

Artisan Boatworks

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Father’s Day 2013

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Like That One

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Frock-ing good shopping at Willow & Huxley

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