Tom

Tom

Tom grew up in southern England but travelled through Europe, Africa and Australasia during his childhood and teenage years. This upbringing left him with a thirst for adventure, both on the road and in the kitchen! In 2009 Tom decided it was time to shake life up a bit! He quit his job in London and spent the next year exploring Latin America. After travelling from Patagonia to Mexico, Tom eventually settled in Rio de Janeiro in 2010.

The following year Tom founded the website Eat Rio, a place to share all his discoveries about his adopted home. The website grew steadily and what had started out as a hobby ended up taking over his life (and allowing him to quit the dreaded day job!) Today Tom works as a freelance food writer and culinary tour guide in Rio de Janeiro.

Favourite Rio Bar: Bar Urca
Favourite Fruit: Cupuaçú
Favourite Brazilian dish: Acarajé

Angela

Angela

Angela grew up in Melbourne, Australia and from an early age developed a love of food (both cooking and eating!) thanks to the city’s abundance of fresh produce and great cafés and restaurants. Later on she worked in some of those cafés and restaurants before working as a nutritionist (a role she grew tired of as it involved continuously telling people what they couldn’t eat!).

Angela travelled extensively during her 20s and started to notice that most of her travel adventures were based around food. She first visited Rio in 2006 and immediately fell in love with the city, its people and (of course) the food.

Angela joined the Eat Rio team in 2014 and today works as a culinary guide and culinary events organiser/manager.

Favourite Bar: Bar do Gomez
Favourite Fruit: Açaí
Favourite Brazilian Dish: Moqueca Baiana

Felippe

Felippe

Felippe was born and raised in Campo Grande in Rio’s West Zone. After university, he took a job with Royal Caribbean Cruise lines, travelling the world and developing a lasting passion for the cuisines of the Mediterranean.

In 2011, Felippe returned home to Rio and took a job managing the city’s first tapas restaurant, Venga in Leblon. In the years that followed, Venga won a string of awards and a second restaurant was opened in Ipanema (also managed by Felippe). A passionate supporter of Flamengo soccer club, Felippe loves to have a churrasco (barbecue) and some beers with friends before the game.

Felippe joined Eat Rio in 2015 and quickly came to love the job and the opportunity it gives him to meet new people and introduce them to the joys of Brazilian cuisine.

Favourite Rio Bar: Mani e Oca
Favourite Fruit: Cajú
Favourite Brazilian dish: Feijoada