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I spent over 30 hours in a Google wormhole looking for New York City's most delicious dishes and desserts. Here's are the 85 I came up with.

yumcitymike | Sep 9, 201711:32 AM

Hi Chowhound! I spent over 30 hours scouring Google, Yelp, Instagram and YouTube for New York City's most acclaimed dishes and desserts. I came up with 85 that received the most love.

I relied mostly on reviews and rankings from the city's (and the country's) "elite" food critics, like Pete Wells, Alan Richman, Robert Siestema and others from The New York Times, Eater, New York Magazine, etc.

But I also paid attention to how much hype dishes and desserts got on Yelp.

And of course I listed some of my personal favorites.

If you'd like to see the photos and videos of the dishes and desserts, and read some beautiful food writing, be sure to click the article link.

Here are New York City's 85 most delicious dishes and desserts:

85. Factory Tamal's Tamales

84. Wafels & Dinges' wafels

83. Bell Book & Candle's Patty Melt

82. Taqueria Diana's Nachos

81. Underwest Donuts' Halva Donut

80. Fette Sau's Pork Belly

79. Joe's Pizza's Cheese Slice

78. Veselka's Pierogis

77. Bunsmith's Spam & Cookie Butter Bun

76. Nakamura's Torigara Shoyu

75. Milk Bar's Crack Pie

74. Shake Shack's Shack Burger

73. Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.'s Lobster Roll

72. Agern's bread

71. CUT by Wolfgang Puck's Suckling Pig & Pork Belly

70. Gabriel Kreuther's Morcilla

69. Artichoke Basile's Artichoke Slice

68. Eleven Madison Park's Peeky Toe Crab with Uni and Kohlrabi

67. Dessert Club ChikaLicious' Bun Chika Bun Bun

66. Don Peppe's Linguine With White Clam Sauce

65. LoLo's Seafood Shack's Johnnycakes

64. Milk Bar's B'day Truffles

63. Paowalla's Eggs Kejriwal

62. Oiji's Wild Sesame Soup

61. Covina's Hungarian Fry Bread

60. Vaucluse's Caramel mille-feuille

59. Superiority Burger's Superiority Burger (Vegetarian)

58. OatMeals' Truffle RisOATto

57. Union Fare's Birthday Cake Croissants

56. Magnolia Bakery's Banana Pudding

55. JG Melon's Cheeseburger

54. Dominique Ansel Bakery's Kouign Amann (DKA)

53. Le Garage's Charlotte Potatoes

52. Cape House's Celery Root Patty Melt

51. Frankel's Delicatessen's Pastrami Sandwich

50. Bar Goto's Okonomi-Yaki

49. Peaches Shrimp and Crab's Shrimp with Comeback Sauce

48. Koi's Koi Crispy Rice

47. Taïm's Falafel

46. Aldo Sohm Wine Bar's Spaghetti Squash "Bolognese" (Vegan)

45. Petee's Pie Company's Chocolate Chess Pie

44. Sadelle's Sticky Buns

43. Doughnut Plant's Tres Leches

42. Indian Accent's Makhan Malai

41. Wassail's Sunchokes with gruyère-cider foam

40. Hao Noodle and Tea's Spicy Fish Stew

39. Parm's Baked Ziti

38. Ends Meats' cured meats

37. Bar Pitti's Pappardelle Alla Fiesolana

36. Nix's Cauliflower tempura

35. Clinton Street Baking Co.'s Blueberry Pancakes

34. Pasquale Jones' Clam Pizza

33. Momofuku Nishi's Caci e Pepe

32. Le Coucou's Tout le lapin (all of the rabbit)

31. Pies 'n' Thighs' Chicken Biscuit

30. Emily's Emmy Burger

29. Indian Accent's Soy Keema

28. Untitled's Chocolate Chip Cookie

27. Roberta's Millenium Falco

26. Faro's Squid Ink Strozzapreti

25. Barbuto's Pollo al Forno

24. Jacob's Pickles/Maison Pickle's Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

23. The Grill's Prime Rib

22. Lilia's Agnolotti

21. Beach Bistro 96's Tapioca

20. Nobu's Black Cod With Miso

19. Blue Ribbon Brasserie's Bone Marrow

18. Daniel's Pressed Duck

17. Shuko's Spicy Tuna Roll

16. Delaney Chicken's Spicier Chicken Sandwich

15. Momofuku Ssäm's Bar Five Spice Rotisserie Duck Ssäm

14. Los Tacos No. 1's Adobada Tacos

13. Keens' Mutton Chop

12. Cosme's Corn Husk

11. Mekelburg's Baked Potato

10. Raoul's Burger

9. Dizengoff's Hummus

8. Babbo's Beef Cheek Ravioli

7. Levain Bakery's Chocolate Chip Walnut or Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie

6. Marea's Fusilli With Red-Wine-Braised Octopus and Bone Marrow

5. Xi'an Famous Foods' Spicy Cumin Lamb Noodles

4. Hometown Bar-B-Que's Brisket

3. The Arepa Lady's Arepas

2. Peter Luger's Porterhouse

1. BAOHAUS's Chairman Bao

New York City's 85 Most Delicious Dishes & Desserts, According To Its Top Food Critics

I know what you're thinking: "Not another random New York City food listicle." Well, you're partly right. This is is another New York City food...
Factory Tamal,
Wafels & Dinges,
Underwest Donuts,
Fette Sau,
Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.,
CUT by Wolfgang Puck,
Gabriel Kreuther,
Don Peppe,
Lolo's Seafood Shack,
Superiority Burger,
Union Park Events,
JG Melon,
J.G. Melon,
Le Garage,
Cape House,
Frankel's Delicatessen & Appetizing,
Peaches Shrimp & Crab,
Aldo Sohm Wine Bar,
Petee's Pie Company,
Indian Accent,
Hao Noodle,
Ends Meat,
Bar Pitti,
Clinton St. Baking Company,
Pasquale Jones,
Momofuku Nishi,
Le Coucou,
Pies 'n' Thighs,
Emily - West Village,
Maison Pickle,
Beach Bistro 96,
Nobu Fifty Seven,
Blue Ribbon Brasserie,
Momofuku Ssäm Bar,
Los Tacos No.1,
Keens Steakhouse,
Levain Bakery - 74th Street,
Levain Bakery - Harlem,
Hometown Bar-B-Que,
Peter Luger Steak House,
Taqueria Diana,
Doughnut Plant
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