I am taking a friend to the city and am looking to introduce her to some new foods. She is a teenager who is very interested in food, cooking, etc. Not looking for anything fancy, quite the opposite, hole-in-the-wall, cheap, good eats type places.
So far i am thinking some dumplings and rice cakes in Chinatown (Joes). After that, I'm at a loss. ideally would like some ideas for Ethiopian, Latin, anything out of the ordinary (i.e. suburban realm).
I don't live in NYC, so locations/address would be greatly appreciated.