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Food insecurity continues to dominate the lives of millions of Americans, and hyperlocal apps and online groups are popping up to help fill some of the gaps.

Though Pollo Campero has dozens of outlets in the U.S., travelers returning from Central American bring loads of its fried chicken — a literal taste of home.

Chef Brian Bornemann’s Italian-seafood pop-up Crudo e Nudo has opened a bricks-and-mortar raw bar, fish market, coffee bar and wine shop in Santa Monica.

Torn and toasted, flatbreads form the foundation of many traditional Middle Eastern dishes.

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Saving scraps to make broth allows you to coax the maximum amount of flavor from your vegetables.

Vegetables and lamb simmer in an aromatic stew that moistens crisp flatbread in this Arabian dish.

Garlicky yogurt tops this dish of stewed poultry and chickpeas over toasted pita bread.

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