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Pocket’s Best of 2022: Food

Deeply satisfying stories about what—and how—we’re eating lately.

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The trouble with going off menu, a daring swig of pickle brine, and the curious construction of fake steak.

Why Deli Sandwiches Taste Better Than Yours

Jacqueline Weiss
Eating Well

No matter your preference, you’ve probably been disappointed by your own sandwiches versus the ones you order at a deli. Here’s why, plus tips on how to make a better tasting sandwich at home.

The Revival of a Forgotten American Fruit

Jonathan Shipley

Across large swaths of North America, an ancient fruit is growing wild but largely forgotten. However, a community of foodies, farmers and scientists is eagerly trying to change that.

How Sustainable Are Fake Meats?

Bob Holmes

Marketed to meat lovers, plant-based burgers like Impossible and Beyond claim to taste like the real thing and to have far lighter environmental footprints. Here’s what the numbers have to say.

Hacked to Bits

Jaya Saxena

From secret menus to cost-saving app hacks, our desire to go beyond the menu is making restaurant workers’ lives hell.

Pocket’s Top Articles of 2022


Explore the stories that defined the year, and the ones we’ll still be talking about in 2023. Plus, discover the best long reads, smart advice, and entertaining culture writing that Pocket readers loved this year.