Every issue, a new city

About us


Fare is a bi-annual print publication exploring city culture through the intersection of food, history, and community.

Each issue is guided by locals of the city. We try to use as many local writers, photographers, and illustrators as possible, so that in addition to expert insight, you also get a sense of the creative aesthetic.

Each issue is curated and designed to be interesting for all readers— regardless of prior interest, or intention to visit. Despite that, we’ve heard from numerous readers that issues of the magazine summon up the real spirit of their home town, or motivate them to vacation somewhere new and different. It can be a roadmap, or just armchair reading.

As soon as you hit that subscribe button we’ll send you our most recent issue, and you’ll receive all future issues as they’re released until you tell us to stop. Think of it as a direct debit — no need to renew or update every year. It also means that you’re supporting an ongoing project built by a very small, very passionate team. Everybody wins.

Fare ships twice a year. As we settle into our publication schedule we aim to release one issue in springtime (around May) and another in late autumn, around the end of November and in time for the holidays. You can change your shipping address, check on your order status, or your payment plan, by logging into your customer account at https://www.faremag.com/account.


Ben Mervis, Founder/Editor: Ben studied medieval history in Glasgow and London before going on to work at world-renowned restaurant noma in Copenhagen. Beyond Fare, Ben works as a food writer, and a researcher and industry expert, most notably with the Netflix documentary series Chef’s Table.

Ric Bell, Art Director: After working at a number of well respected design studios in London, Ric set up POST in late 2013. A design director with extensive experience working with big retail, start-ups and global brands and magazines, his team are experienced at delivering clear and intelligent design solutions for identity, print, online and publishing projects.