Whether you’re craving Mexican, Korean, Senegalese, or Thai, the Queen City is home to a wealth of authentic ethnic restaurants, food markets, and festivals. Take your taste buds for a ride this month at 49 local spots.

By Katie Coburn, John Fox, Kara Hagerman, Patrick Murphy, Kaileigh Peyton, Kevin Schultz, and Amanda Boyd Walters

Bar None: New Japanese Spot Baru Feels Bigger Than Cincinnati

This playful izakaya’s offerings pair perfectly with its expansive drink menu.

Six Worldly Ways to Wet Your Whistle

If you're sampling the food of other cultures, you might as well have something to drink. These six selections will perk you right up.

Three Culinary Mash-Ups That Will Leave You Satisfied

Mix-and-match cuisines at these fusion favorites.

Steven and Rachel Sun of Fortune Noodle House Make Their Mark on Clifton

The Chinese immigrants serve authentic hand-pulled noodles that keep customers coming back.

Sergio Gutierrez Branches Out From His Family’s Covington Deli

Born in New Jersey and raised in Mexico, this Covington transplant wants to share his culture with you.

Four Fests and a Feast

Celebrate international cuisine at these three festivals, then book a Philipine feast for your next fete.

Dean’s Mediterranean Imports Owner Kate Zaidan Leads a Spicy Life

The second-generation owner of Dean’s Mediterranean Imports is building her community one new friend at a time.

Shop the Globe at These Five International Food Markets

From the perfect ras el hanout to a Russian newspaper to a 25-pound sack of rice, these markets have got what you need.

Five Dumplings You Need to Try Now

Every culture has its dumpling or stuffed hand pie. We found five you need to grab right now.

Sam Raya Cooks Her Mother’s Lebanese Recipes to Support Her Family in Syria

Immigrating to Cincinnati 13 years ago, Sam Raya has—for the past 11 years—cooked for downtown diners at Raya Lebanese Restaurant to support her family back home.