New York City is one of the best places to eat in the world, so you need a food bucket list to work your way through.
Here’s our list of the 20 best places to eat in NYC.
1. Di Fara Pizza, Brooklyn ($$)
This 55-year-old institution is recommended by Timeout and NYC locals.
2. Casa Enrique, Queens ($$)
High-end Mexican cuisine is worthy of its Michelin star.
3. Momofuku Ko, East Village ($$$$)
Expect decadent delights including Foie Gras from this Michelin 2-star restaurant.
4. The NoMad Restaurant, Flatiron ($$$)
French cuisine meets gastropub meets new American. Try their food at least once.
5. Jungsik, TriBeCa ($$$$)
Korean seafood done right. Order the tasting menu.
6. The Meatball Shop, Lower East Side ($$)
Make sure you leave room for their homemade ice cream sandwich.
7. Eggloo, Chinatown ($)
Get your fix of Instagramable ice creams, desserts, and waffles.
8. Mile End Delicatessen, Brooklyn ($$)
When a sandwich joint makes it into the Michelin Guide, it’s definitely worth a visit.
9. Joe’s Pizza, Greenwich Village ($)
This grab-and-go joint has branches across NYC.
10. Eataly, Flatiron ($$)
Enjoy crepes, pasta, pizza and more at this upmarket food court.
11. Eileen’s Special Cheesecake, Nolita ($)
Every flavor on the menu is light, fluffy, and extremely moreish.
12. Katz’s Delicatessen, Lower East Side ($$)
One of the last places to get an authentic pastrami sandwich, which makes the long line worth it.
13. Kwik Gourmet, Midtown West ($)
Fast, cheap, and delicious Indian and Middle Eastern street food.
14. Peter Luger, Brooklyn ($$$$)
This legendary restaurant is said to be the best place for steak in New York City.
15. Hearth, East Village ($$$)
The TV personality and owner Marco Canora won Best Chef in NYC in 2017.
16. Masa, Hell’s Kitchen ($$$$)
Japanese food that costs $595 for dinner and is worth every single cent.
17. Traif, Brooklyn ($$$)
Don’t miss out on Nuevo-American tapas including ribs and pork belly.
18. Dominique Ansel Bakery, South Village ($$)
Home of the world-famous cronut and many other tasty treats.
19. Ess-a-Bagel, Midtown East ($)
You haven’t really tasted bagels until you’ve tried them in NYC.
20. Bar Jamon, Gramercy ($$$)
A great spot for post-work tapas and wine.