Where to Eat & Drink in New York City
Dining out in New York City can be like shooting fish in a barrel or russian roulette. You get to choose which. Go with a game plan, and you'll be rewarded with some of the best foods of any ethnicity. There's really no excuse for eating "the same old, same old" when your life (and stomach capacity) is very finite. So embark on something new every day! Sit at the bar and ask questions about the food! Stretch your palate (and your mind!). There's so many things to try, so many cuisines to learn about, so many interesting restaurant people to meet...what in the heck are you waiting for? Italic is for our favorites.
Greater Midtown West
including hell's kitchen / clinton, garment district
La Masseria | Italian | $$$ | best theater district bet! make sure to try the smoked mozzarella fettucine
Pure Thai Cookhouse | Thai | $$ | the best among all the Thai in Hell's Kitchen
Tehuitzingo Deli | Mexican | $ | great tacos in an converted deli! Especially those pork skin and pork ear tacos...
Pony Bar | Bars | $$ | lots of craft beers on tap
Danji | Korean Fusion | $$$ | creative Korean fusion tapas
Totto Ramen | Japanese | $$ | great ramen shop specializing in chicken paitan
Ippudo | Japanese | $$ | great tokotsu ramen, plus char siu bao
Burger Joint | American | $$ | the original "secret" burger, inside the Le Parker Meridien - look for a burger light
Riposo 46 | Wine Bars | $$$ | cozy wine bar in Hell's Kitchen
The Halal Guys on 53rd and 6th | Street Food | $ | the OG version, before the franchises yet. still worth a visit for old times’ sake
Myzel Chocolates | Desserts | $ | the most extensive licorice store in NYC
Cafe Hanamizuki | Japanese | $$| adorable Japanese lunch sets with onigiri (rice balls) and miso soup
As Is NYC | Beer Bar | $$ | sleek wooden bar with craft beers, offers convenient 4oz tasting pours
Greater Midtown East
including gramercy, turtle bay / kips bay / murray hill
Dhaba | Indian | $$$ | a favorite amongst "Curry Hill"
Cannibal | American | $$$ | not for the weak of heart, lots of meat and lots of beer! Try the half's pig head, it is literally just that
Sushi Yasuda | Japanese | $$$$ | still one of the sushi greats
Culture Espresso | Coffeeshops | $ | quirky espresso shots with impressive latte art
Sakagura | Japanese | $$ | hidden Japanese cafe with simple cafe fare and tasty homemade soba noodles
Soba Totto | Japanese | $$$ | authentic Japanese yakitori
Bar at Clement | Cocktail Bars | $$$ | beautiful cocktail bar tucked inside The Peninsula
2nd Ave Deli | Deli | $$ | a NYC icon with wonderful corned beef, pastrami and matzoh ball soup
Upper West Side
including morningside heights & manhattan valley
Jin Ramen | Japanese | $$ | a viable ramen contender - ask for "less salt" versions
Levain Bakery | Desserts | $ | producer of the most giganormous cookies on the planet, walnut chocolate chip is a favorite of ours
Sushi Yasaka | Japanese | $$ | a very reasonably priced sushi joint for your ‘everyday’ sushi
Barney Greengrass | Jewish | $$ | a classic NYC deli, especially famous for their smoked sturgeon
Jacob's Pickles | American | $$$ | southern bar & restaurant with great pickles and biscuits
Super Tacos (on 96th and Broadway) | Mexican | $ | potentially the best taco truck in NYC
Roti Roll | Indian | $ | hole in the wall Indian place - try the chicken malai and aloo masala frankies
Awash | Ethiopian | $$ | pretty good Ethiopian for NYC
Irving Farm Coffee Roasters | Coffeeshops | $ | great coffee in a beautiful space
Momofuku Milk Bar | Bakeries | $$ | skip the pies and cakes and go straight for cereal milk soft serve with corn flakes
Joe Coffee | Coffeeshops | $ | NYC top runner in best coffee
Upper East Side
including yorkville and east harlem
Alice's Tea Cup | Bakeries | $$ | home of NYC's best scones! If pumpkin is in season, make sure to grab one
Lady M | Bakeries | $$$ | famous for mille crepe cakes, try the matcha version
Tanoshi | Japanese | $$$ | fabulous and very reasonably priced omakase
67 Orange | Cocktail Bars | $$$ | speakeasy-style cocktail bar
Sushi Noz | Japanese | $$$$ | ultra-traditional Japanese omakase in temple-like setting
TriBeca & Financial District
Dead Rabbit | Speakeasy | $$$ | one of the city's oldest speakeasies and consistently on the world’s best list
Kaffe 1668 | Coffeeshops | $ | cozy coffeeshop - head downstairs and make yourself comfy
Tamarind | Indian | $$$ | upscale Indian cuisine
Underdog | Speakeasy | $$$ | a tiki-themed cocktail bar on the lower level of The Growler
Macao Trading Co. | Asian Fusion, Speakeasy | $$$ | decent Chinese-Portuguese food, look for the door on the left for the speakeasy
Ward III | Cocktail Bars | $$$ | cringey TriBeCa environment but one of the first to start "bespoke" cocktails
Atera | Scandinavian/French | $$$$ | 2 Michelin starred restaurant under Chef Ronny Emborg. Jenny also worked here :)
Blacktail | Cocktail Bars | $$$ | cute Cuban-themed cocktail bar inside Pier A
Chelsea & Flatiron & Union Square
Socarrat | Spanish | $$$ | amazing Spanish paella, make sure to get the arroz negro - it does take 30min to prepare though
Cull & Pistol | Seafood | $$$ | raw bar & seafood restaurant of Lobster Co., get the cherrystone clams! also has $1 oyster HH!
Ootoya | Japanese | $$$ | classic, simple Japanese food with great bento boxes for lunch
Gallow Green | Cocktail Bars | $$$ | rooftop bar of the McKittrick Hotel (where Sleep No More is housed)
The Tippler | Speakeasy | $$$ | ‘speakeasy’ esque bar underneath Chelsea Market
Bathtub Gin | Speakeasy | $$$ | fun cocktail bar with monday night jazz, tuesday / sunday burlesque, DJ's on other nights
La Maison du Macaron | Desserts | $$ | some of the best macarons in NYC
Raines Law Room | Speakeasy | $$$ | a classic NYC speakeasy, there's also an outside garden in the summer
Doughnut Plant | Desserts | $$ | get crème brûlée doughnut!
230 Fifth Ave | Rooftop Bars | $$$ | pretentious, so go early, but the view is unbeatable. They give you red robes in the winter!
Corkbuzz | Wine Bars | $$$ | monday & friday night blind wine flights!
Joe's Coffee | Coffeeshops | $ | great coffee
Gotham Bar & Grill | New American | $$$$ | old school NYC wealthy clientele, but a city classic
The City Bakery | Coffeeshops | $$ | famous for their hot chocolate with giant marshmallow, they also have the pretzel croissant
Chocolat Moderne | Desserts | $$$ | gourmet, handcrafted, beautiful chocolates - you have to head upstairs to get there
Junoon | Indian | $$$ | upscale Indian spot with a gorgeous salon area
Frying Pan | Bar | $$ | an at-sea bar on a ship, come early on weekends as the lines get crazy
Dear Irving | Cocktail Bars | $$$ | fancy cocktail bar on Irving Pl. with dazzling (quite literally) interior
Murray's Bagels | Bagels | $ | serious contender for one of the best NYC bagel spots
Partner’s Coffee | Coffeeshops | $$ | inside the Club Monaco store, Toby's serves up great cold brew and espresso
Shuko | Japanese | $$$$ | both omakase and kaiseki are great, fun and lively (plus we saw Jay Z & Beyonce there!)
Eisenberg's | Deli | $$ | a NYC staple Jewish deli serving amazing pastrami sandwiches
B&B Restaurant Corp | African | $ | no-frills African food cafeteria, food by the lb. (open 24/7)
Tsuru Ton Tan | Japanese | $$ | handmade udon noodles - the wagyu beef shabu and the cold uni udon are so good
Kobrick Coffee | Coffeeshops, Cocktail Bars | $$ | good coffee, great cocktails!
Great Burrito | Mexican | $ | some of the best tacos in the city
Atoboy | Korean | $$$ | modern Korean tapas in an austere, beautiful space
Taste of Persia | Persian | $ | home-cooked Persian food inside a pizza shop with a cult following
SoHo & NoHo
Uncle Boon's | Thai | $$ | creative, fun Thai - pig ears, chicken liver curry, crab fried rice, khao soi, betel leaf wrap
Fong In Too | Tofu | $ | famous for their "do hua" or tofu flowers, just $1.50 and available hot and cold
Pegu Club | Cocktail Bars| $$$ | long-standing cocktail joint with fantastic drinks and live music
Fish Cheeks | Thai | $$$ | seafood-centric Thai — get the whole fish(es) and curry crab!
Stick With Me | Chocolatier | $$$ | sublime, gorgeous, handmade chocolates from Susanna Yoon - IMO the best in NYC
Chinatown & Little Italy
Mei Li Wah | Chinese | $ | get the baked pork buns vs. steamed, these are a step above the rest
Ping's Dried Beef | Other | $ | the definition of a hole in the wall with amazing, tender, pork & beef jerky
Nom Wah Tea Parlour | Dim Sum | "the original" dim sum of Chinatown - carts, menu only
Xi'An Famous Foods | Chinese | $ | well loved NYC institution! Lamb cumin burger & cold skin noodles are famous here
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory | Desserts | $ | try the zen butter ice cream!
Golden Unicorn | Dim Sum | $ | classic cart-pushing dim sum. make sure to get the turnip cakes that are sauteed fresh in front of you
Shanghai Dumpling | $ | best soup dumplings in Manhattan
Apotheke | Speakeasy | $$$ | potentially the most expensive speakeasy in NYC with an extensive menu and beautiful drinks
Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles | Chinese | $ | fat wide hand-pulled noodles FTW
Excellent Pork Chop House | Chinese | $ | Taiwanese home food - get their classic pork chop over noodles in soup
Pho Grand | Vietnamese | $ | NYC pho isn't amazing, but this is one of our favorites
Lao Di Fang | Chinese | $ | another hand-pulled noodle joint with lots of offals
Fu Zhou Cuisine | Chinese | $ | a different type of dumpling with thinner wrapper than Vanessa's and Prosperity
Wah Fung #1 | Chinese | $ | ultra-craveable roast pork over rice, the line moves fast!
Bep Ga | Vietnamese | $ | fast-casual chicken pho and poached chicken over rice joint
Sheng Wang | Chinese | $ | hole-in-the-wall hand-pulled and knife-shaved noodle joint
Hometown Hotpot | Chinese | $$ | the best hotpot option in Manhattan’s Chinatown
88 Lan Zhou Handmade Noodle | Chinese | $ | another great handpulled noodle joint
Fu Zhou Wei Zong Wei | Chinese | $ | best dumplings and steam buns in Manhattan (they are labeled juicy soup buns, but they are steam buns)
Spicy Village | Chinese | $ | big pot chicken is all the rage here
Sup Crab | Chinese, Cajun | $$ | Ghost Street boil combos
Kong Sikh Tong | Cantonese | $ | Canto style breakfast — spam and egg sandwich / soup, sticky rice rolls
Yi Ji Shi Mo Noodle Corp | Chinese | $ | fresh steamed rice rolls
East Village & Lower East Side
Angel's Share | Speakeasy | $$$ | the Dahoud or Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, perfect craftsmanship place
Angel's Share #2 | Speakeasy | $$$ | the second location 2 doors down with a small menu of classic cocktails - head upstairs at Sharaku
Han Dynasty | Chinese | $$ | the best Sichuan in NYC - get the da dan noodles, wontons in chili oil
Sigiri | Sri Lankan | $ | BYOB! string hopper kothu, chicken lamprais
Lavagna | Italian | $$$ | wonderful neighborhood old-school Italian vibes
Maharlika | Filipino | $$$ | homemade suka. banana ketchup. you MUST get the sisig
Jeepney | Filipino | $$$ | Maharlika's sister restaurant with Tiki Tuesdays, also offers kamayan for bigger groups
Zaragoza Mexican Deli | Mexican | $ | hole in the wall smothered burrito joint inside a bodega + bodega cat available for petting
Good Beer | Other | $$ | a bountiful, beautiful selection of beer. flights also available
Please Don't Tell | Speakeasy | $$$ | the "original" speakeasy inside Crif Dogs. drinks are meh. do it once.
Terroir | Wine Bars | $$$ | cozy wine bar, sister to Hearth - great for pre-dinner drinks
Hearth | Italian | $$$ | warm, inviting, upscale Italian
Death & Co. | Speakeasy | $$$ | one of the classic speakeasies - hit or miss on the menu but fun to try
Momofuku Milk Bar | Desserts | $$ | cereal milk soft serve with salty corn flakes is a must
Shabu Tatsu | Japanese | $$$ | fabulous japanese hotpot
Ippudo | Japanese | $$ | the original Ippudo NYC location, try the bao!
Upstate | Seafood | $$ | great oyster HH, one of our favorites
Artichoke Pizza | Pizza | $ | delicious, heavy, cheesy pizza that's really artichoke sauce on fluffy bread. get the original!
Alphabet City Beer Co. | Bars | $$ | beautiful wooden space with lots of neighborhood folk and fun beers
Big Gay Ice Cream | Desserts | $$ | a NYC classic. get the salty pimp!
Mighty Quinn's BBQ | American | $$ | still some of the best BBQ in the city
Kura | Japanese | $$$$ | one of the best omakase options in NYC
Mace | Cocktail Bars | $$$ | fun, spice-oriented cocktail bar that’s consistently underrated
Veniero's | Italian | $$ | classic Italian pastry shop
Amor Y Amargo | Cocktail Bars | $$ | features a great selection of amaros and bitters
Raku | Japanese | $$ | small Japanese spot with homemade udon
Zadie's Oyster Bar | Seafood | $$$ | sister of Hearth, a little pricey but great oysters and seafood selection
Coffee Project | Coffeeshops | $ | serves a deconstructed latte and nitro "flight"
Ma La Project | Chinese | $$ | choose-your-own-adventure Chinese spicy drypot
Malai Marke | Indian | $$ | awesome okra (Bindi Sasuralwali), Chicken Xacuti and Paneer Khurchan
Ho Foods | Taiwanese | $$ | tiny spot only serving Taiwanese beef noodle soup and small appetizers
Tabetomo | Japanese | $$ | new LA transplant specializing in tsukemen
Cafe Phin | Coffeeshop | $$ | specializes in Vietnamese-sourced coffees
Greenwich Village (yes, including the West Village)
Cafe Clover | New American | $$$ | healthy and vegetarian-focused New American
Little Branch | Speakeasy | $$$ | behind a nondescript door on the corner, this is a very dim bar with great drinks
EN Japanese Brasserie | Japanese | $$$ | get the omakase if you can, but if not order the miso cod and homemade tofu
Jeffrey's Grocery | Seafood | $$$ | oysters, whelks, salmon rillette oh my! oh, you must get the bloody caesar
Employees Only | Speakeasy | $$$ | speakeasy with real psychic out front, drinks are meh but vibe is fun
Takashi | Japanese | $$$ | everything is amazing, but make sure to order the chuck tartare and register for Midnight Ramen (Fri/Sat)
Top of the Standard | Lounges | $$$ | 360 views of the city, it has a dress code. also known as the "Boom Boom Room" after 11pm
Le Bain at the Standard | Rooftop Bar | $$$ | views of FiDi with a more casual vibe than Top of the Standard
Murray's Cheese | Other | $$ | a pioneer of NYC cheese culture. don't be afraid to ask a lot of q's and sample things!
Amy's Bread | Bakeries | $ | another NYC staple
Buvette | French | $$ | extremely charming French cafe with great brunch
Big Gay Ice Cream | Desserts | $$ | another location of the same greatness
Flex Mussels | Seafood | $$$ | come for happy hour - bucket of mussels + a beer = $20
Fish | Seafood | $$ | a great oyster happy hour that is all day, everyday!
Taim | Middle Eastern | $ | 3 types of falafel and it always hits the spot
SanPanino | Italian | $ | our favorite Italian sandwiches in the city
Decoy | Chinese | $$$ | from the Redfarm team, menu centers around their limited batch Peking duck
Up & Up | Cocktail Bars | $$$ | classy cocktail bar featuring interesting bottled cocktails from mixologists nationwide
Slowly Shirley | Speakeasy | $$$ | underneath Happiest Hour, old Hollywood glam and interesting drinks
Hakata Tonton| Japanese | $$$ | centered around pig feet, this is the Japanese style hotpot of your dreams
Snowdays | Desserts | $ | Asian style shaved ice (nothing like Italian ice) - absolutely delicious
Lumos | Cocktail Bars | $$ | specializes in baijiu (a Chinese spirit)
DomoDomo | Japanese | $$ | specializes in hand rolls with the most incredible crispy nori (better than Kazunori)
Omakase Room by Tatsu | Japanese | $$$ | Jenny's favorite omakase in the city (she also wrote their book)
Existing Conditions | Cocktail Bars | $$$ | Dave Arnold’s latest bar, complete with nitro cocktails and ones heated with a red hot poker
Lower East Side
Beauty & Essex | Speakeasy | $$$ | speakeasy behind a pawn shop, there's free bubbles for the ladies in the bathroom (bring your ID)!
Sons of Essex | Speakeasy | $$$ | from the makers of Beauty & Essex, this one is behind a "deli"
Dirt Candy | Vegan | $$$ | an uniquely impressive vegan experience (i.e. rosemary cotton candy)
The Boil | Cajun | $$ | messy and delightful. get The Boil sauce!!
Katz Deli | Jewish | $$ | pastrami. corned beef. any sort of sliced meat. this is the home to the famous Harry Met Salad "orgasm" scene
Russ & Daughters | Jewish | $$ | old-school Jewish deli — try the super heebster and the lox. The Cafe is also nearby, but usually slammed.
Attaboy | Speakeasy | $$$ | a new speakeasy in the old Milk & Honey location that's 100% better
Taqueria Lower East Side | Mexican | $ | one of the better Mexican options in NYC. Get the cabeza and lengua tacos!
Pig & Khao | Fillipino / Thai | $$ | hip Asian eatery, try the sisig and skate wing! Make sure to get coconut rice
Back Room | Speakeasy | $$$ | PSA: don't bother coming here, the drinks are terrible and it's now a glorified club that's 25 & up
Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream | Ice Cream | $$ | old school ice cream shop with funky flavors - try the raw milk!
Copper & Oak | Spirits | $$$ | beautiful, intimate space with thousands of high-end liquors available for 1oz tastings
Nakamura | Japanese | $$$ | trendy ramen bar with variety of authentic offerings
Garfunkel's | Speakeasy | $$$ | upstairs of The Burgary, reservations recommended, fun cocktails + bespoke available
Williamsburg & Greenpoint
Zenkichi | Japanese | $$$ | a Japanese experience where you have your own secluded, private booth
Fette Sau | American | $$ | PSA: TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE, OVERRATED BBQ. Also got the worst poisoning of my life here. AVOID.
BrisketTown | American | $$ | another good brisket contender in NYC
Maison Premiere | Seafood | $$$ | wonderful oyster bar with incredible cocktails and a lush garden
Brooklyn Brewery | Other | $$ | open late on Fridays & Saturdays plus outside food is allowed in!
Peter Pan Bakery | Bakeries | $ | old school doughnuts!!
The Ides | Rooftop Bar | $$$ | rooftop of the Wythe hotel, great for sunset views
Westlight | Rooftop Bar | $$$ | rooftop of the William Vale hotel, surprisingly good food and beautiful views
The Richardson | Cocktail Bar | $$ | great cocktail bar with outdoor seating
The Shanty | Cocktail Bar | $$ | low-key cocktail venue with classic drinks
The Regal | Cocktail Bar | $$ | fun cocktail bar and "diner" in one with lots of home barrel-aged spirits
Okonomi | Japanese | $$ | adorable traditional Japanese breakfast with fresh fish, pickles, soup, rice. get the egg + uni!
Osakana | Japanese | $$ | fish shop of Okonomi, also serves fish ramen
Sunday in Brooklyn | New American | $$$ | elegant New American from ex-Atera chef Jamie Young
Lilia | Italian | $$$ | classic Italian favorites made just right, with some nouveau additions
Devoción | Coffeeshops | $$ | on-site roastery with gorgeous atrium space
Brooklyn - All Other Neighborhoods
Bushwick | Roberta's | Pizza | $$ | fantastic NY pizza - sit outside and order from the takeout bar next door!
Flatbush | Thai Farm Kitchen | Thai | $$ | great Northern Thai food, get the Khao Soi and kao thod nhaem klook
Park Slope | Rose Water Restaurant | New American | $$$ | come Mon-Thurs for an incredibly affordable steal on 3 course suppers!
Park Slope | Sushi Katsuei | Japanese | $$ | $45 omakase deal is the best in Brooklyn, fantastic fresh fish (Manhattan location is meh)
Park Slope | Terre | Italian | $$$ | fantastic selection of natural wines plus homemade pastas
Boerum Hill | Rucola | Italian | $$ | cozy neighborhood joint with handmade pastas and country-chic decor
Cobble Hill | Bien Cuit | Coffeeshop | $ | wonderful pastry shop
Prospect Heights | Tooker Alley | Cocktail Bars | $$ | great drinks, great vibe, huge outdoor patio too!
Crown Heights | Bergen Beer Hall | Food Halls | $ | lots of local beers + food stands like Mighty Quinn's and AsiaDog
Gowanus | Other Half Brewery | Brewery | $ | small local brewery with fun hopped beers and 4oz samplers at $3 a piece
Gowanus | Four and Twenty Blackbirds | Desserts | $$ | pie pie pie
Navy Yard | Rooftop Reds | Winery | $ | features a great selection of rose and reds with some grown right on the roof of the tasting room!
Borough Park | Yun Nan Flavor Garden | Chinese | $ | crossing the bridge noodles!
LIC & Astoria (Queens)
LIC | Dutch Kills | Speakeasy | $$$ | awesome cocktails, even though it's a little far
LIC | Rockaway Brewery | Brewery | $ | get a refillable mason jar - only $5 a refill! try their "ESB"
LIC | Mu Ramen | Japanese | $$ | make sure to get the U&I uni appetizer, all of their ramen types are delicious!
LIC | Boulevard Restaurant | Latin American | $ | buffet-style Latin breakfast, lunch, dinner
Astoria | Kabab Cafe | Egyptian | $$ | authentic Egyptian food by one chef, Ali - get the lamb cheek, sweetbreads and mezze plate
Astoria | Sweet Afton | Cocktail Bars | $$$ | beautiful open wooden space with patio and creative cocktails
Astoria | Mombar | Egyptian | $$ |sister of Kabab Cafe - get the lamb cheek, liver, kidneys
Astoria | Pye Boat Noodle Noodle | $$ | just amazing Thai boat noodles + food, we often dine in AND order a set of food to take home
Queens - All Other Neighborhoods
Flushing | New World Mall | Food Court | $ | stalls #27 (stinky tofu), #24 (dry pot), #20 (siblings potato noodle)
Flushing | Nan Xiang Dumpling House | Chinese | $ | best soup dumplings in NYC
Flushing | Corner 28 | Chinese | $ | a variety of different vendors that offer dim sum by the piece, congee, duck rolls, etc.
Flushing | New York Go Go Fast Food | Chinese | $ | pork buns!!
Flushing | Udu Hotpot | Chinese | $ | AYCE $25 hot pot is a fantastic deal but make sure to add their signature marinated meats
Flushing | White Bear | Chinese | $ | wontons in chili oil is SO good
Flushing | Joe's Steam Rice Rolls | Chinese | $ | rice rolls made on-site
Flushing | Gui Zhou Miao Jia | Chinese | $ | gui lin style rice noodles - lamb stomach is especially good
Jackson Heights | Lhasa Fast Food | Nepalese | $ | hidden in the back of a cell phone store; yellow spicy noodles & yak butter tea
Jackson Heights | Arepa Lady | Colombian | $ | food truck turned restaurant, the cheese stuffed arepa and chocolo are both delish
Jackson Heights | Amdo Kitchen | Nepalese | $ | really good beef momo's, so juicy
Jackson Heights | Raja Sweets & Fast Food | Indian | $ | gobi paratha, samosa chaat (all the chaats!), pani puri
Elmhurst | Elmhurst Khao Mun Gai | Thai | $ | traditional Thai chicken & rice with soup, so fragrant
Elmhurst | Moo | Thai | $ | sister to Elmhurst Khao Mun Gai, come for crispy pork & roast pork over rice or noodles
Elmhurst | Lamoon | Thai | $$ | Northern Thai style food — soured ribs, vermicelli with pork and shrimp paste, larb and more
Elmhurst | Hug Esan | Thai | $ | delicious Thai version of khao piak sen, plus other Northern Thai goodies like larb and som tum
Elmhurst | HK Food Court | $ | Khao Ka Moo for roast pork over rice
Çka Ka Qëllu | Albanian | $$ | one of the few Albanian restaurants in NYC - mantia, leqenik, pasul, veal tava
Bronx Brewery | Beer | $$ | fun vibes, good bear - if they have the beer brewed in gin barrels, make sure to buy a growler!
Casa Della Mozzarella | Italian | $ | fresh mozzarella and other Italian specialties
Arthur Ave Retail Market | Italian | $$ | great sandwiches, meats, Italian specialties under one roof
Madonia Brothers Bakery | Bakery | $ | Sicilian bakery - crowd favorite is definitely the olive bread!
Morrone | Bakery | $ | old-school Italian bakeshop
Farther Upstate, NY
Beacon | Ziatun | Middle Eastern | $$ | great baba ganoush, fava beans and kebabs
Beacon | BJ's | Soul Food | $$ | better than most of the soul food joints in NYC, call in your order 20 minutes prior for sit-in or take-out
Beacon | Big Mouth Coffee Roasters | Coffeeshop | $$ | best coffee in the area
Beacon | Hudson Valley Brewing | Beer | $$ | well-known for their sours, open Fri-Sun
Wappinger Falls | Red Pepper Diner | Sri Lankan | $$ | run by the sweetest Sri Lankan family to boot!
Newburgh | Bliss Kitchen | Indian | $$ | vegetarian eatery and wellness center
Peekskill | Kurzhal Coffee | Coffeeshop | $ | great local coffeeshop
Poughkeepsie | Palace Dumplings | Chinese | $$ | pretty good dumplings and beef noodle soup, other parts of the menu are meh
Tannersville | Maggie's Krooked Cafe | Brunch | $$ | feel-good diner. Takes forever, wear your patient hat.
Big Indian | Peekamoose | New American | $$ | one of the nicer options in Hudson without the ick factor of Fish & Game
Hudson | Hudson Food Studio | Asian Fusion | $$ | a mix of semi-Asian dishes with New American upstate charm