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MishtiDoi

Inspired by a gastronomical data visualization on restaurant patterns in the United States (published in The Pudding in 2018), Vivek Aithal created this project to gain an "understanding of the food landscape in India." Named after a popular Bangladeshi dessert, MishtiDoi transforms restaurant data, primarily compiled from the Indian restaurant search platform Zomato, into various interactive charts. The results are based on more than 167,000 restaurants across more than 75 cities and paint a broad picture of India's restaurant culture and cuisine preferences. What cities have the most affordable cuisine? What city's cuisine receives the highest customer ratings? And, where can restaurant goers find the greatest variety of cuisine options? Scroll through the resource to find out. As an added bonus, check out the comparison tool at the bottom of the page that invites users to "pit cuisines against each other and see which one wins, across India." Of course, Aithal recognizes there are limitations to his data compilation. However, the project presents a fun introduction to India's restaurant landscape.
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2020-10-16
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