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20 best places to eat in New York City

20 best places to eat in New York City

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.  

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