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!

9 Pizza Styles to Know & How to Make Them at Home

Pizza generally means one thing—in that everyone understands what you're talking about when you say the word—and yet, the particular type of pizza one thinks of can vary widely, especially if we're...

East Village/Union Square Area CSA

by Hickory 2 days 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...

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RIP Crispo

by bobby06877 3 days 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.

Chinese restaurants impacted by Coronavirus...

by gutreactions 5 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...

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 ...

Phase 2 Outdoor Dining begins in NYC...

by gutreactions 19 days 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...

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

by gutreactions 16 days 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 ...

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...

Is your state open for restaurant dining? Have you or will you go?

by mushroomaffairs 28 days ago

My state started Phase 1 about a month ago which included limited capacity outdoor dining. Now in phase 2 which will include indoor dining in a few days. My bf and I took a drive early in the...

Eating Al Fresco: Yes or No?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

It's that time of the year. Restaurants are putting out their umbrella tables and chairs for dining al fresco. Are you a fan? Not talking about a backyard party at home. I usually like to eat indo...

June 11, Support Black-owned Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

On Thursday, June 11, please join with eaters across the country to support the black community. Order takeout or delivery from a Black-owned restaurant and post a photo on social media. For ea...

Where to buy vanilla beans in New York Or online?

by davisesq212 7 months ago

The threads on this discussion are very old so I thought I would start a new one. I would like to buy grade b Madagascar vanilla beans in a physical store in NYC or online. I just am making extrac...

Grandpa's Restaurant in Greenwich Village?

by Terry 14 years ago

With the passing of Grandpa Al Lewis this week, I've gotten involved in a friendly disagreement with some co-workers as to where exactly Grandpa's restaurant was located in the 80's/early 90's. A...

Long Island blowfish? How to prepare?

by erica 2 years ago

Had these last night in Greenport at Barba Bianca. I've always noticed them at local markets due to their low price. They were so good that I'd like to make at home...who has a simple recipe (not...

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?

Sirtaj is gone

by eeee 8 years ago

I may be the only one who mourns this little Indian hole in the wall on 26th between 6th and Broadway, but I went there for some of their delicious tandoori chicken this weekend and they were shut,...