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Solo traveler in search of casual (pizza/bakery, etc.) and regular dining recommendations

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Solo traveler in search of casual (pizza/bakery, etc.) and regular dining recommendations

PDFierro | Aug 15, 2011 10:39 PM

Sorry for the almost vague question, tried my best to word it right and get everything in there. This is my first post on Chowhound (long-time browser) and next week I will be going to NYC for the 3rd time. I am staying on the UWS and for 5 nights/6 days, so plenty of time to eat at a bunch of good places.

I did some searching on the board and found a ton of recommendations, but still wanted to create a question based on my factors. Almost anywhere in Manhattan is fine, I'm not limited ... and price isn't really a concern, as long as it's not something outrageous.

In my first 2 trips to NYC last year, I ate at some good places so I have a few in mind, but this time I'm looking to have a somewhat clearer view of my dining itenerary. I don't feel as if my eating selection was very organized last time around.

As I said, I will be traveling by myself. And I might be living here soon enough. I won't be wearing anything too fancy, just a presentable look of jeans/good t-shirt. I'm not opposed to eating at some sit-down restaurants, as long as I wouldn't feel too uncomfortable. I saw that some of these recommendations have bar areas to dine at.

Mostly what I'm looking for is delis, bakeries, pizza shops, etc. That's up my alley. Diners also. Where do I begin? I suppose I would be best served by just discovering on-the-go, but knowing the can't-miss places would help. I have a somewhat basic knowledge already having been here before.

I am going to eat at the Oyster Bar. Am I best served making a reservation ASAP?

To narrow it down, some of my favorite areas and places I'll be in the most are the Union Square area, UWS (Morningside Heights also), Battery Park, and a few other neighborhoods. But open to anywhere.

Thanks, hope I came through clear enough.

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