Most Wanted NYC Foods

10 Must-Eat Foods In NYC

10 Most Wanted NYC Foods

Foods must be tried before you leave the city. As a native New Yorker, I have always been in search of New York’s most iconic foods. This gastronomic endeavor has brought me to all neighborhoods in this great city, and here are my favorite foods in Manhattan. The order is random but all are #1 specific winners in each category.

Murray’s Bagels

500 6th Ave, and 242 8th Ave.

Crunchy top with a soft chewy center, and a lovely brown color. Classic New York-style bagels offered with an array of spreads & smoked fish & an all-day deli menu. Serving Greenwich Village the finest Bagels, Smoked Fish, and other appetizing food. Classic New York-style bagels offered with an array of spreads & smoked fish & an all-day deli menu.

Joe’s Pizza

7 Carmine St

If the long lines didn’t impress you, then the thin-crust with fresh home-made tomato sauce and mozzarella will. West Village locals have depended on this counter-service pizzeria for quick slices since 1975. Throughout the years, Joe’s Pizza in Greenwich Village has become just as popular with visitors and tourists as it is with native New Yorkers who know where to come for an authentic New York street slice.

Magnolia Bakery

401 Bleecker St

OK so there’re famous from Sex and the City and responsible for long lines, but you won’t find a fresher or tastier cupcake. This down-home destination for classic baked desserts specializes in a variety of creative cupcakes.

Yohah Schimmel’s Knish

137 East Houston St.

This 100-year old institution is the last knish baker standing on the Lower East Side, have the potato, it’s soft in the center with a light pastry shell baked to perfection. Venerable NYC bakery/deli dispensing knishes, kugel & other Jewish comfort-food classics since 1910. Yonah Schimmel has been serving knishes, kugel, latke as well as classic New York drinks like Egg Creams and Lime Rickeys since 1910. Located in the historic Lower East Side, Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery is a slice of historic New York that’s becoming rarer and rarer.

Jacques Torres Chocolates

350 Hudson Street.

Parisian born chocolate master is known for his tasty chocolates and beautiful design.
His chocolate cookie is a must-taste, plus you’ll love his bonbons. This popular shop for handmade artisan chocolates offers creative treats from truffles to cookies. Jacques Torres Chocolate creates the best gourmet chocolate in New York.

Katz’s Deli

205 East Houston St.

Hot dogs from a greywater food vendor, fuhgetabouit! This is the real deal, all beef, secret spices, juicy, with that unforgettable snap. Don’t forget to buy a pastrami sandwich before you leave.

Prosperity Dumplings

46 Eldridge St.

This restaurant is the size of an elevator, but the pork dumplings are huge. A delicious bargain at 5 for 1 dollar. Tiny Chinese storefront doling out dumplings, sesame pancakes & more for on-the-go patrons.  Prosperity Dumpling is a Chinese, Dim Sum restaurant located in Lower East Side, New York, NY 10002. To place a takeout order or if you have any questions, please call the restaurant at (212) 343-0683.

Junior’s Cheesecake

1515 Broadway

They’ve been baking this winner for over 60 years, and have it down pat. Best to let it sit 1 hour before eating. Cheesecakes are the star at this Brooklyn-themed locale with deli fare, BBQ, a full bar & patio. Whether you are seeing a Broadway show, touring the sights or just in need of a great stop in the heart of the city, Junior’s on Broadway is the ideal location at the Crossroads of the World.

Rocco’s Cannoli

243 Bleecker St.

Have the mini, a little taste of heaven in your mouth, piped fresh when you order. Italian pastries, custom cakes & espresso are found at this comfy bakeshop with seating. As many have already discovered, we’re not just about Cannoli. When you come to Rocco’s, you savor the very best of Authentic Italian Pastries. We’re also the very best in Cheesecakes, Pastries, Cookies, Italian Biscotti, and Gourmet Specialty Cakes. 

L’Arte del Gelato

75 9th Ave. (Chelsea Market)

Made in small batches, incredibly fresh with an excellent assortment of flavors, including sorbets. The flagship of a popular chain crafting traditional & innovative flavors of gelato & sorbetto. As children, we would watch, enchanted, as the master gelato maker gave us moments of joy. Today we create the same emotions for our customers to enjoy the intense flavors of the Sicilian tradition.

Final Word

10 Most Wanted NYC Foods allows you to travel to different neighborhoods in the city. You’ll visit the Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, SoHo, and Chelsea, great residential areas to see where real New Yorkers live and see the uniqueness in each place.

New York City food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

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