In a few weeks we're visiting NYC for about three days. We already have a few places picked out that we love, but I was wondering if anyone could offer some suggestions for delicious, authentic, (and hopefully sometimes cheap) places in Manhattan.
I know there's lots of threads like this, but I've got particular food tastes, so I thought I'd ask separate.
We'll be staying in the 5th Ave/Bryant Park area, but we're willing to go just about anywhere on the island for good food and fun.
Here's what we'll be looking for the most, anything related to this kind of stuff would be great:
Sushi (a place with a conveyor belt would be amazing!)
Authentic african food, including Ethiopian or West African (would love to try real fufu!)
Anywhere you sit on the floor or eat with your hands
Themed/kitchy/concept restaurants might be fun.
Awesome/interesting Food Trucks (one that lingers in a particular area or maybe with a Twitter account that says where it's at)
anywhere with great Shanghai dumplings (i looove soup dumplings)
good but affordable tapas
oh, we also love samgyeopsal (korean pork belly BBQ)
I'm still doing lots of research, but I love hearing peoples opinions and experiences, so if you've got any suggestions, please let me know!