New York’s food scene is diverse, ever changing, generous and one of the best in the world. On my latest trip I went on a mission to explore to the top places to eat in New York. Whilst my wish list was very long, here are the places that I did manage to visit and can personally recommend.
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Sweet churros serves fried handcrafted churros and is located inside of the Korea Town food gallery. They make them right in front of you. The churros are nice, fresh and crispy but not too greasy.
Try: Crunch churros with chocolate almond and ice cream $9
Address: Food Gallery 32, 11 West 32nd Street, New York, NY 10001, United States.
Joe’s Pizza is a West Village pizza joint that does the best slice in my opinion. On my last trip to New York I tried a few in the neighbourhood and found Joe’s to be the best in the area. It’s also great value for just $3 and they have been running since 1975, so clearly they are experts in their field.
Try: $3 pepperoni slice
Address: 7 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014, USA
Best bagel & Coffee New York
Nothing beats a quick bagel for breakfast in New York and these guys are quick! The bagels themselves are massive, very fresh, soft and chewy with very generous fillings.
Try: Cream cheese & smoked salmon bagel + toppings $11.30
Address: 225 W 35th St A, New York, NY 10001, USA
Xi’an famous foods
Xi’an is a city situated in the northwestern region of China, that’s where this restaurant draws it’s inspiration. The food at Xi’an is great considering the price and the fact that it’s a fast food chain. It’s very reasonably priced for New York and the food was great. I tried the famous spicy cumin noodles. The noodles were very thick and cooked perfectly with plenty of flavour and generous amount of lamb.
Try: Spicy cumin lamb hand ripped noodles 7.25 & spicy asian cucumber salad.
Address: Several locations in Manhattan.
Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America. Located in Brooklyn, you can find this food and flea market on Saturdays from 11AM-6PM. If you have an iPhone, make sure you have your Apple Pay set up on your phone because that will give you major discounts across the whole market.
Try: Jianbing hoisin lime lemongrass wrap $13
Winter indoor address: 625 Atlantic Ave. (Atlantic Center across from Barclays Center).
Summer outdoor address: 90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
Chelsea Market is a food hall, shopping mall, office building and television production facility located in Chelsea. It’s definitely worth a visit, especially on a rainy day. It has quite a few nice and casual food spots to enjoy while you browse.
Try: 9th street espresso coffee place & the lobster place.
Address: 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
Located right outside of Chelsea Market, it’s a casual, counter-serve restaurant serving up seafood tacos with beer & cocktails. It’s much better than it’s sister restaurant Los Tacos No 1. Note they only serve seafood tacos and ceviche. The fish tacos are lightly breaded and fried to a point where crisp but tender on the inside.
Try: Fish taco $3.50
Address: 409 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
I hope enjoyed this guide on the top places to eat in New York. Did I miss any good spots? Please let me know in the comments and thank you for reading.