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NYC first visit (kind of) - where to eat to feel like you're in NY!

lapengia | Mar 23, 2015 05:01 AM

NOTE - I'LL ALSO POST THIS IN OUTER BOROUGHS AS IT COVERS MANHATTAN AND BOROUGHS

We land tomorrow in NYC for a week of flaneuring and eating.

We live in Hackney, London, so I'm particularly seeking stuff that's as different as possible from some of the trends/name chefs you see in both cities. Particularly interested in anywhere that showcases regional US cuisine, and the more 'obscure' ethnicities (sorry to be relativist!)

Looking for top tips under the following headings. Places I'm considering are below, please comment and add anything you think I've missed.

We're staying W Village & LES, but more than happy to travel anywhere.
Price less important than quality of food/experience - will be extravagant if it's worth it $150+ pp for food). But prefer casual and friendly to really fancy/bling/stiff. Prefer nowhere with strict dress code. Thanks!

Oh and prefer no queues (ha!)

DELI/PICKLES
Katz
Russ and daughters
NORDIC PRESERVES, FISH & WILDLIFE COMPANY
Black Seed bagels

HIGH END TRADITIONAL
Gotham bar and grill
ai fiori

HIGH END CREATIVE
Contra (I've booked this for Sat dinner)
Luksus
eleven madison park -
Betony
The NoMad - booked lunch thurs

OYSTERS
grand central bar
otbbk
Mermaid
Blue Ribbon (97 Sullivan St)

BAKERY
Dough
Petee’s pies

HOT DOG
Need suggestions!

BURGER
otbbk

PIZZA/SLICE
Roberta’s
Otto pizzeria
Joe's pizza
Ben's

SUSHI/RAMEN/ASIAN (shouldn't all be shoved together, really... sorry)
Obao
various momofukus
pure thai shophouse
Okonomi / yuji ramen
Prosperity dumpling
Red farm
Totto ramen
Bassanova Ramen
Mu Ramen
Momo’s Sushi Shack
Kyo Ya

ITALIAN
da andrea
Cottena
L'artusi Italian
Parm

BRUNCH/BREAKFAST
www.thedinernyc.com
Trestle, Chelsea
ma peche
Hudson Clearwater
Jack’s Wife Freda,

TACO/MEXICAN
La Esquina
Tacombi

STREET FOOD
Need suggestions!

FRIED CHICKEN
Need suggestions

BBQ
Mighty Quinns, W village

CHEESE
Clarkson

CHOCOLATE
Royce chocolate

CUBAN
margon

NEIGHBOURHOOD/MARKET COOKING
Market table
Shopsins
Wallflower

BARS
(love suggestions of places with music - jazz, new bands/indie/electronica/new folk)
Booker and Dax
Little Branch
Death and Co
Dead Rabbit
Terroir
Anotheroom
Nolita
Burp Castle East Village
Top Hops

FOOD & DRINK SHOPPING
Essex St Mkt
union sq farmers market

Thank you so much
Let me know if anyone wants London advice in return
x

Russ & Daughters Cafe,
Russ & Daughters,
Contra,
TØRST,
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill,
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken,
Ben's,
Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers,
OKONOMI // YUJI Ramen,
Totto Ramen Midtown East,
Totto Ramen,
Bassanova Ramen,
Mu Ramen,
Kyo Ya,
Hudson Clearwater,
Café de la Esquina,
La Esquina Criolla,
Tacombi,
Tacombi Fonda Nolita,
4th Street Food Co-Op,
Shopsin's,
Wallflower,
Little Branch,
The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog,
Terroir Tribeca,
Terroir on the Porch,
Anotheroom,
Top Hops Beer Shop,
Ess-a-Bagel,
Black Seed,
OBAO,
Parm,
Jack's Wife Freda,
Mighty Quinn's Barbeque
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