While on set shooting our latest cover
, we asked Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi to dish on some of her favorite restaurants.
She’s based in New York City and filmed Top Chef’s most recent season in New Orleans, Louisiana—so it seemed only natural to find out where the multi-talented author, host, and mother goes when she’s in town.
From ABC Kitchen and Barrio Chino in NYC to Bacchanal in New Orleans—scroll through the slideshow to see sixteen restaurants, bars and markets in New Orleans and New York City that Lakshmi loves to visit, and check out our full cover story and interview here
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