New York City
What's warm, crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside, and full of chocolate deliciousness? That's right! A Levain Bakery cookie. Though it has a crazy amount of hype, it definitely lives up to it. Make sure to order the Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie for the whole experience. Located at 167 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023.
Tourists might think that New Yorkers live and breathe pizza and cheesecake, but only true New Yorkers know that it is all about the bagel. And where you go to get your bagel can tell a lot about who you are. So I will save you the trouble of trying to find the best one because nothing compares to Ess-a-Bagel. Need a bagel early in the morning? They make a great Bacon Egg and Cheese. Need a bagel for lunch? Try the Lox Cream Cheese. Located at 831 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022.
If you are feeling extra bougie and have a couple hundred dollars to spare, you must try Keens Steakhouse. Unlike many steakhouses, Keen's star dish isn't steak, but instead, it is mutton. Their Mutton Chops are known around the globe for being one of America's most delicious and iconic dishes. So if you want to embark on a flavor journey not worth returning from, then Keens Steakhouse is a must. Located at 72 W 36th St., New York, NY 10018.
Dominique Ansel Bakery
For all the croissants and donuts lovers, the perfect marriage has been created: the cronut! A perfect blend of what we all love about both pastries, and no one does it better than the OG of the Cronut, Dominique. However, if the cronut is somehow not up your alley, then don't worry because you can always try their delicious Cookie Shots and Frozen S'mores. Located at 189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012.
If you do not treat yourself to an expensive restaurant in New York, then you are not doing it right. And Le Bernardin is one of New York's most iconic eateries. They offer delicious French cuisine that is incredible. On top of that, they provide a beautifully modern and sleek ambiance that can't get much better. Located at 155 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019.
Los Tacos No. 1
How could something with No. 1 in the name not be the best? Well, Los Tacos No. 1 is the best. This secluded but popular taco joint will make your mouth water with its savory tacos and sweet agua frescas. Though the lines usually get long, it is worth the wait!!! Make sure to make it your Tuesday special. Located at 229 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036.
You know that Italian restaurant you have seen all over TikTok? Yea, that's Carbone. And you most likely have seen their iconic Spicy Rigatoni. This dish is so iconic for one reason and one reason only. It is incredible. Everything about it, the spice, the flavor, the texture, it is all amazing. Located at 181 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012.
Don't think that just because a restaurant isn't in Manhattan, it is a bad restaurant. Brooklyn houses the best steak house in all of The Big Apple. Peter Luger Steak House is one of New York's most known restaurants. When talking about their food, their Steak for Two has to be one of their best dishes, and if you pair that with their Creamed Spinach, then you are in for quite the treat. Not only is the food delicious, but them being cash-only makes you feel like you are right back in the good ol' days. Located at 178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211.
Iconic. Iconic. and Iconic. What else can be said about New York's most famous pizzeria. Joe's Pizza is so popular that you may wonder if it is overrated. I am here to tell you that it is absolutely not overrated. It is everything a New York pizza should be cheesy, floppy, greasy; it is perfect. There is only one thing left for you to do in order to have the whole New York pizza experience. You MUST fold the pizza. Located at 1435 Broadway, New York, NY 10018.
How could there be a food list without New York's most iconic restaurant on it? With celebrities, pro athletes, and EaTrips visiting, it is definitely one of New York's most popular restaurants. You have to order the Pastrami on Rye bread for the savory pastrami on the fluffy rye. Trust me, they are not shy on the amount of pastrami they put on it. This is a must EaTrip in New York! Located at 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 100020.