We are always on the lookout for new places that fly under the radar to share with our readers—and we never pass up an opportunity to eat.
This fall, expand your culinary and cultural horizons with a visit to these restaurants that are plating up out-of-this-world global cuisine.
Miskycha in Bridgeport is beloved by locals. This low-key spot near the Bridgeport Conference Center brings authentic Peruvian cuisine like lomo saltado, arroz chaufa, yucca, plantains, and tequeños to north central West Virginia.
Saigon Pho Kitchen in Morgantown truly feels like it’s in another country. Order at the kiosk. The pho comes with lots of fresh, crispy, and spicy stir-in options, and the banh mi sandwich is like nothing else in the state.
Kelly’s Persian Food in Lewisburg will ship traditional Iranian food to your doorstep through Turnrow. Enjoy Eggplant Kofta, Persian Tarragon Soup, or falafel at the convenience of your own table.
El Gran Sabor in Elkins is the cachapa capital of West Virginia. These sweet corn pancakes are filled with your choice of tender beef, shredded chicken, perfectly seasoned pork, or seafood. Don’t leave without trying the plantains.
Parkersburg’s Cham’s Lebanese Cuisine has developed a statewide following. Maybe it’s Cham’s Special or fried kibbe balls or Fatayer that keeps folks returning or maybe it’s the baklava.
Food truck out front, mercado inside—La Tapatia Market and Tacos in Morgantown is a trip south of the border. Guacamole is served en molcajete, and don’t miss the carnitas and the self-serve fresh salsa bar.