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

lapengia | Mar 23, 201505:01 AM     100

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
OKONOMI // YUJI Ramen
Bassanova Ramen
Mu Ramen
Kyo Ya
Hudson Clearwater
Jack's Wife Freda - West Village
Jack's Wife Freda - SoHo
La Esquina Criolla
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
Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers
OBAO
Totto Ramen
Parm
Tacombi
Mighty Quinn's Barbeque
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