What food best describes your personality?


Dylan Mitchell

We all know someone with slightly strange or extreme food tastes. Perhaps your mum pours salt all over everything or your best friend only eats curry on a Thursday. Weird, right? Not so much. One of the great things about the UK is our diverse culture and hence the unrivalled opportunity to enjoy a hugely diverse range of cuisines. Even better, with tastecard membership you get to experience this multitude of epicurean delights whilst enjoying a significant saving. 

But do our food-based preferences actually reveal anything about how we think and who we are? Here at tastecard, we like to ask the big questions; if your Auntie Sandra munches mostly margarita pizza yet will not tolerate the tempting taste of tortilla what does this say about her personality? There is, of course, the old adage, ‘You are what you eat!’ But, to what extent is this true?

Variety is the spice of life

It’s no secret we Brits love our curry. Chicken tikka masala is now a truly national dish, not only because it is the most popular, but because we probably made it up in the first place. 

If you are a curry enthusiast yet only ever order a Chicken Korma then we’ll call you a ‘Korma Conformer’. See what we did there? You like your sauces sweet and creamy and you’re probably a laid-back and relaxed kind of person. You don’t like too much spice and the idea of chilli gives you ‘chills’. You listen to smooth radio, are cautious yet principled and the idea of changing lanes on a motorway fills you with dread. Unlike your Korma, which fills you with joy….

Happily, with a tastecard membership, you can continue your ‘kormmittment’ to the nation’s easiest curry at Shahbaaz Curry Cottage. It’s well-known to locals in Manchester and has been in business for over 25 years, so the team knows a thing or two about simple, well-cooked Asian cuisine. Shahbaaz has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 on Tripadvisor and has been a long-popular restaurant with locals and visitors alike.  The restaurant offers numerous curry dishes, including the regular favourites - like your beloved Korma -  and also its own 'Special Feasts'.

Enjoy 2 for 1 on your food when you visit Shahbaaz Curry Cottage from Sunday - Thursday!

Old Barn, Radcliffe Moor Rd, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 3WL

You want a ‘pizza of me’?

There have actually been studies undertaken about what your choice of Pizza topping means. Yes, academics can link your choice of pizza back to Sigmund Freud’s theories of appetite & desire. Who knew? We have it on good authority that pizza fans who pick specific toppings reveal more than their favourite flavours when they create their perfect pizza pie. 

For example, if you like super-hot and spicy toppings on your dough then you tend to be a natural adrenaline junkie and risk-taker. If you were ordering pizza in one of the many Italian restaurants on tastecard then you might select a pizza loaded with chilli and spices because it suits your daredevil, larger-than-life personality. You’re the one with a skydiving photo as your social media profile and your fashion sense is just like you, loud

Whilst sporting one of your louder-than-is-tasteful shirts you might just check out Countryman's Italian Pizzeria in Aldershot. It has ratings on Trustpilot that are as ‘hot’ as your pizza topping choices and this authentic Italian restaurant is the perfect place to indulge your love for spicy toppings.  The chefs at Countrymans Italian Pizzeria promise to combine the highest quality, authentic Italian food with excellent customer service and great value for money. Even better when you show your server that you are a risk-lover in the know by showing your tastecard. 

You’ll get 2 for 1 on all your food choices when you dine at Countryman’s. What could be ‘hotter’ than that? 

43 Station Rd, Aldershot GU11 1BA.

African amazement

When thinking about what food best describes your personality, some of the less well-represented cuisines on the UK high street might seem more puzzling to the novice. Never fear, here at tastecard we are all for revealing the truths about the UK’s most eclectic menu selections. It's long been known, thanks (again!) to Freud, that your personality might dictate what you look for in your food, and at tastecard we contend therefore that a love for all things exotic makes you a person who craves the new, the novel and the different. You seek out experiences and cultures where you can learn and where better than 280 Degrees African Restaurant And Bar on Kilburn High Road, In London?

Nestled amongst this bustling part of north London, this truly inspiring eatery offers an exciting insight into the world of African cuisine. Combining a stylish dining room with classic African staple dishes, this bijou little restaurant has long attracted customers from all over London, eager to sample something a little different. It is also hugely popular amongst the nearby African population who want to enjoy a little taste of home. 

Tuck into 25% off your total bill at 280 Degrees from Saturday - Thursday with tastecard!

280 Kilburn High Road, NW6 2BY.

Images sourced directly from partners and/or their Instagram accounts. All restaurants available on tastecard at the time of publishing.

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