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Poppie's Fish and Chips in London, England

Poppie's Fish and Chips is a staple for Britain's most famous dish consisting of fried battered fish and what we call fries. It's a common fast food or take away food in the UK. Some of the best fish and chips platters can be found in local shops, but Poppie's is a nice chain restaurant. They have a varied menu with everything from jellied eels to mushy peas to roast chicken. And of course the famous fish and chips which come in cod or haddock.

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The Surf Hotel in Block Island

We had a superb first lunch on the island at The Surf Hotel. Originally, the building was the residence of Dr. T.C. Mann who was a doctor. In 1876, it was purchased and made into a hotel. We opted for fun drinks. I had a salad as an appetizer and mussels which could also serve as appetizers. The portions are huge and the food is very fresh.

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Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City, New York

Dominique Ansel is a bustling little bakery on Spring Street in Soho. On the menu are both sweet and savory items. Mr. Ansel is a James Beard award winning pastry chef. From the overflowing baskets and plates of croissants, DKA (“Dominique’s Kouign Amann”) to the intricate pastries behind the chilled glass display, there's a dessert to delight everyone.

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Taiyaki NYC in New York City, New York

In a little tiny shop between Chinatown and Soho, this little concoction claims to be an instagrammable dessert. Indeed. I opted for a swirl of matcha green tea and black sesame soft serve ice cream accompanies by rainbow mochi and a chocolate wafer.

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Gelato di Natura in Venice, Italy

What's not to love about gelato in the heat of the summertime sun? After hours of walking around and being on my feet, I love nothing more than a cool refreshing bite of cold gelato. And this is hands down the best gelato place in Venice. An unsuspecting little shop, on some random street, after turning my tenth right corner and finding myself lost in the maze.

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Don Nino Gelato in Rome, Italy

When in Italy, you must have gelato daily. Especially in the summer, when an afternoon gelato soothes the soul. Gelato is denser than ice cream and comes in a variety of flavors from cream based flavors like vanilla, chocolate, hazelnut, and stracciatella to fruit based flavors like berries, mango, and more. Don Nino did not disappoint as we were walking near the Pantheon. 

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