i recently moved to a food wasteland and will be back in the city for 5 days. there is not a lick of ethnic food in my present location. i live in a place where they still serve iceberg lettuce almost exclusively and decent non-meat options are very limited.
what would you recommend to a veteran NYer back in town after 3 (long) months away? i don't want anything fancy but would like recs for places that put a premium on ingredients.