Manhattan is home to some of the best food in the world, from haute cuisine at Per Se to cheap street food like soft pretzels and hot dogs, and classic bites like bagels and black-and-white cookies. And Chowhounds have tried it all. Get the best tips on where (and what) to eat, and share your own!

A Field Guide to Cheesecake from Japanese Cotton-Soft to Savory Takes

In honor of National Cheesecake Day (July 30), why not get to know all the different types of cheesecake? It might make it easier to decide which one you want to eat for the occasion. When you think...

Grain House, UWS, Delicious Szechuan

by vinouspleasure 8 days ago

with our go to szechuan restaurant, szechuan garden, closed during the pandemic we decided to give the Grain House another try. Our first visit a couple of years ago didn't go well but we primarily...

Chinese restaurants impacted by Coronavirus...

by gutreactions 6 months ago

Here in NYC metro, officials are asking patrons to come back to Chinatown. There is a dramatic decline in business due to the Coronavirus epidemic. Officials say it is safe to eat here locally. How...

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Han Dynasty UWS, yuck!

by vinouspleasure 25 days ago

we ordered in from the well-reviewed (yelp) han dynasty, first time eating their food, better than the vast majority of westchester chinese restaurants but terrible by nyc standards. I've come to b...

Remember Hobeau's?

by Linda 17 years ago

When we lived in NY, our favorite neighborhood restaurant was Hobeau's, which sadly has closed. Has anyone found another restaurant with similar menu, price, and ambiance?

Phase 2 Outdoor Dining begins in NYC...

by gutreactions 2 months ago

Phase 2 reopening kicks off today in New York City. It allows for outdoor dining at restaurants with proper Covid restrictions, of course. Finally! Are you anxious to get back out? Where will you b...

Chef begum mina azad aka spicy mina

by astoriaboy 14 days ago

hey, all... i’ve been away from chowhound for a while... quite a while... since back in the day when the arepa lady, the octopus man and spicy mina were all the rage on the outer boroughs board...i...

La Vie en Szechuan - Manhattan

by thegforceny 23 days ago

I'd heard of this place several years ago and wanted to try it but am never in the E 30s, especially in 2020. Friday night I noticed they are on Grubhub/Seamless and placed an order. Beef dry...

East Village/Union Square Area CSA

by Hickory 1 month ago

I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a CSA subscription to be picked up at a walkable location from Union Square. I've been getting Misfits Market delivered (and have been pleased wi...

Ideal Lunch Counter

by Jim Carr 16 years ago

Who remembers the beloved but lost and gone forever Ideal Lunch Counter on East 86th St., NYC. What was your favorite dish? Mine was the bratwurst with red cabbage and fried potatoes, with an excel...

For a cold, heartless robot, Sally makes a decent salad

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

" . . . Even before COVID-19 forced more than 5.9 million U.S. restaurant employees out of work in March and April, according to Restaurant Business magazine, California’s restaurant industry was f...

Fairway Markets sold...

by gutreactions 7 months ago

Fairway Markets in Manhattan, including the iconic store in Harlem, have been sold to Village Super Market, owner of several Shop Rite Super Market locations, reports say. The remaining Fairway Mar...

Metro N.Y. Farmers Markets open with Covid restrictions...

by gutreactions 3 months ago

We look forward to it every spring/summer/fall as Farmers Markets kick-off with the best their seasonal harvest have to offer. The new normal in 2020 is farmers markets are opening with many corona...

RIP Crispo

by bobby06877 1 month ago

I learned about Crispo Restaurant in NYC on the Chowhound board almost 20 years ago. It quicly became our go to spot as our family grew. Great memories at this place. I will miss it.

Where can I buy homemade steamed refrigerated or frozen tamales by the dozen?

by s0m3f00l 2 years ago

Where can I buy homemade steamed refigerated or frozen tamales by the dozen???? Been Looking all over but can't seem to find any on Manhattan. Anyone wanna give me a hint?

The Life and Times of the Buttered Roll

by sadie 3 years ago

Dear NYC CH friends, Although I lurk on these boards nearly every day, today I'm writing with a general inquiry for a piece I'm writing. Specifically, on the Buttered Roll. It (by which I mean ...

Contactless Dining: Didn't that start with the 'automat'?

by gutreactions 2 months ago

One of the new phrases to enter the lexicon during the coronavirus crisis has been 'contactless dining, pick-up, delivery'. It may not be that new. Some of us older folk may remember the 'automat',...

Does Anyone Remeber the Shanghai Cafe on 126th & Broadway?

by StriperGuy 18 years ago

Does anyone remember the Shanghai Cafe on Broadway just north of 125th street? It closed in the early 80's more or less. Family legend has it that it is the first restaurant I ever ate at while in ...