In this blog i Assam Altaf ( Cartographer & Co-founder of Pakistan Atlas ) going to reveal pakistan’s first ever complete traditional food map, Which is going to be breaking news for many women in pakistan, chefs of Pakistan and specially those who is foodie or food lover along with traveling. This is not just a map its a life seriously its a life, A life with full of taste and beautiful food smells. Pakistani Food map is going to be solution of every day problem, at least now if some one ask you what to eat or cook today then for sure you are going to pick from this list if you are truly desi food lover. i am going to tell you how this map help many local and domestic tourists including restaurant & cafe’s Businesses. My goal is to see this map in every kitchen of Pakistan.
Concept & Design Process
This Idea came to my mind 2 month back while i was busy working on my karachi tourist map and when you think about karachi then food will come to your mind automatically, So i have decided to making a platform for the world from there they can find all details of Pakistani Food and Serving restaurants. when i started on data collections so many dishes names appear in front of me that i am un-aware off and i did not even knew that they exist. but now i am excited to share with the world and the best thing is you can easily find those food details in this same website.
This Pakistani Food Map Design of Base map is complete map of pakistan including Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Punjab, Sindh, Kyber Pakhtunkhawa and Balochistan. Woden Texture shows the table effect in which food has been served by Pakistani different Provinces. Food item has been placed according to there originated like Punjabi food has been places in Punjab Province, and Sindhi food is placed in Sindh Side of the map. and there are many food items or dishes which is common in pakistan so i place them randomly to fill the blank space.
This Pakistani food map took around 2 months to be eligible to be presented in front of the world and by the way this is not just a static map you can easily interact with this map from Pakistanatlas.com site.i list down all the 211 Foods of pakistan down below of this design and in page as well, All food items have there own pages which includes there introduction details, recipe, ingredients, directions, pictures and from where you can eat that food etc. Pages has been created and updating all related details by our food blogger Munazzah Badar because she has expertise in food and she can explain better to the food lovers with proper recipes.
Type of Maps
I have created three kind of maps
3D Static Food Map: which can be easily download from our site and use as a poster or offline list of our pakistani food. Second is same
3D Interactive map in which you can easily tap / click and go directly to the food detail page and name will be appear with mouse hover. its a responsive design according to your device. all dishes are clickable and you can also search by food, restaurant or location from the search bar. for e.g., Punjabi Food, Sohan Halwa etc.. This map will be help full for every person who love cooking or love food or traveling for food.
Real Time Google Api Map : Which can tells you the exact location or food locations like restaurants, cafe or dhaba etc., right now Foods has been places according to province. in future we are going to add all attractions in the same map plus all point of interest so international and domestic tourist can easily get direction for their desire location. This Map is also responsive and click able, and we are adding related picture and details, we are updating this map time by time so we can provide authentic information to the tourists.Click / Tap Here to preview this map.
Pakistan is a halal friendly country from where you can eat or drink any thing without even thinking. For muslim tourist’s like turkish, UAE, Middle-east Countries, Egypt etc Nationals Pakistan will be more attractive place. In fact All international food chains are serving Halal food in Pakistan and i believe no any other country have this many food variety in the world like pakistan have. We are rich in terms of food and taste
We are welcome to all Restaurants, Cafe and street food stalls if you think you are serving traditional taste of pakistan just feel free to contact us.