New York attracts 1000’s of tourists each year, all wanting to see its world-class museums, stunning monuments, designer shopping, and live theatre shows. However, wherever you venture on one of our food tours, New York still has one of the most competitive and assorted restaurant scenes anywhere in the world.
Did you know that New York has over 20,000 restaurants, serving world-famous cuisine, to local finger foods? There’s so much variety on offer. You really don’t need to spend lots of money to have a wonderful dining experience.
Best Places to Eat in New York
So, whether you are looking for a Michelin star restaurant, a selection of high-end comfort foods or an amazing slice of pizza, you can find it all in New York City. Here are our best picks for the top food outlets to visit whilst staying in the Big Apple! Although, many food tours around the world will show how the USA has often shaped the culinary road map.
Situated on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens is this amazing Thai restaurant that will keep you coming back all the time! It serves a delicious spicy Udon Thani’s duck salad” or the khao soi. The servers will advise you how hot this dish is, but if you are an avid Thai food fan – you will not find anywhere better.
This has to be one of the most famous New York sandwich restaurants and has been dishing up traditional sandwiches since 1888. Although, they do have plenty of other foods on their menu. The best thing about Katz’s Deli is their tender pastrami.
When you visit Katz’s Delicatessen you will be given a yellow ticket, which you take to the counter and hand it to a cutter. The cutter will then prepare your chosen sandwiches. The cutter will give you a sample of the pastrami to try and it is expected that you give he/she a tip.
Spicy Village is a tiny restaurant located in Chinatown in Manhattan that you’re a spicy food fanatic, and love cumin, food can hardly get any better than the Spicy Big Tray Chicken.
Again, the chicken is deep-fried in a unique concoction (that includes beer). It is then braised in spicy chilli, cumin, and Sichuan pepper soup. Best served with hand-pulled noodles, but rice is always equally as good.
Di Fara Pizza is a small family-run restaurant owned by the famous pizza maker; Domenico DeMarco. His pizzas are the best, as all the ingredients, including the tomatoes and cheese, come directly from Italy. The pizza crusts are thin and crispy, but gooey on the inside. Complete with a sweet and flavoursome tomato sauce, layers of cheese and fresh basil sprinkled on to give it the final touch. Although did you know pizza originates from Naples, Italy?
The Halal Guys are one of the original and famous New York street food carts. The food they serve is Middle Eastern. Do ask for a lot of sauce, both the white sauce and the red chilli sauce are amazing!
Chicken over rice is served in a foil container with a base of orange coloured rice, then covered with a layer of semi-shredded chicken and iceberg lettuce. The sauces are in little packets on the side.
Meske Ethiopian Restaurant
Ethiopian food is gorgeous and delicious, and Meske is one of the best and most popular Ethiopian restaurants in the city. The meu boasts a really good selection of meat or a vegetarian combination platter. They arrive with a good variety of special dishes, which all come on top of injera (a pancake sour bread made from teff flour).
They also serve various extra dishes like special tibs and doro wot; a tasty Ethiopian stew of chicken, egg, and plenty of berbere. Also, they serve different vegetarian options.
Gloria’s Caribbean Cuisine can be found in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and serves a mixture of Caribbean food, that concentrates on Trinidad. The menu offers a super variety of diverse curries paired with side dishes. They also have what is known as “rotis and doubles”, which is actually a Trinidad and Tobago sweetly fried flatbread sandwich.
Located between Union Square and the historic Flatiron district, this stylish and rustic place is actually inside the furniture emporium ABC Carpet and Home. ABC Kitchen has been the place to visit for locals and visitors since it opened in 2010.
The cocktails, change according to whatever the season is, and are fabulous! The wine list is very interesting and extensive. Also, you simply must end your meal with an absolutely ‘to die for’ ice cream sundae, which is topped with pecans, popcorn, super whipped cream, and hot fudge.
A wonderful American Diner, that is always very busy. Do go early at weekends to avoid the queues and you will be rewarded with delicious corned beef dishes and crispy fries. Try the corned beef hash with American cheese) and lightly scrambled eggs. Afterwards, indulge in a side stack of fluffy pancakes, served with a chocolate egg cream.
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It may be known as the city that never sleeps, but New York is also the city that never stops eating. At any hour of the day, you can enjoy sumptuous foods.
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