Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Do you know how to make food recommendations in a non-textbook way in English?

Many textbooks or beginner English classes will teach you a simple way of recommending foods but we want to take you to the next level today.

Today we answer a question from an app reviewer. We show you how to make a recommendation in a native way.

When you go to a local place it’s great to be able to both ask for a recommendation from the waiter and also give other people recommendations if you’re at a place that you know well.

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How to ask for a recommendation: 

One great way to ask for a good thing to order is to say: “Hey what’s good here?”

If you use a natural phrase like this one you’ll get the honest truth about the best thing to order.

This is also a great way to start conversations, practice your English, and meet local people.

How to make a recommendation:

Next, if you want to be able to answer the same recommendation question if someone is in a place that you know well. What can you say? Today we have a few ideas for you. Try these:

  • The __________ is divine.
  • The _____ is not to be missed.
  • The _____ is to die for. (this is better to use for dessert or something that is indulgent)


Want to learn more food words like these? We talked a lot about how natives recommend food in our course The Secrets of the Connected Communicator. Go here to sign up and start studying now.

Do you have any questions for us today?

Let us know in the comments below.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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