I havent been to NYC since I was in high school (more than 10yrs).
I am visiting NYC and staying in Manhatten (maybe east village, havent booked anywhere to stay just yet, I just have my plane ticket so far) from San Francisco from 8/22-8/27.
I will also be by myself and would like to eat at more or less "communal" type places; aka solo-dining.
Also looking for more relatively moderate, to cheaper eats; no high-class dining needed.
So..first, please give me some recommendations on the BEST "quintissential" foods (pizza, bagels, delis, hot dogs, anything else Im missing) Manhatten's got to offer.
second: I love all kinds of foood, Im open to anything just as long as its awesome; this can be anything from asia, southeast asia, south america, central america, africa, european, thai, vietnamese, chinese, japanese (izakaya/yakitori, ramen), sandwiches, mexican, cuban, puerto rican, checkered-table-cloth italian, irish, indian, pakistan, jamaican, etc. etc
third: any other recommendations I forgot to ask, or that would interest me
Any help appreciated :)