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!

Have Iconic NYC Bakery & Deli Food Delivered Anywhere

Through the magic of the internet, you can have the best New York City deli and bakery goods delivered straight to your door for Rosh Hashanah—or any occasion. Check out our picks from Goldbelly's impressive...

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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 ...

"Chowhound, A Red Ventures Company"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Noticed the footer change to now state, "Chowhound, A Red Ventures Company". On September 14, the sale of CNET Media Group by ViacomCBS to Red Ventures was announced. https://techcrunch.com/202...

Russian coffee cake

by Alan Margolies 17 years ago

Where in Manhattan (below 96th Street, if possible) can I get really good Russian coffee cake? This is for a friend who is a maven. Fifty years ago we got it in a bakery next to Schweller's deli ...

Cold Sesame Noodles

by workintheater 2 months ago

I was saddened to read about the closing of Sammy's Noodles in the West Village. They served the most delicious, substantial and unusual (for NY) cold sesame noodles I've ever eaten: thick, ropy no...

An Embarrassment of Riches

by alexrander 2 months ago

Two items struck me: Stock brokers (wealth managers) are inviting clients to learn of the joys of cooking at home, and 2) The governor of California is seen cavorting with other officials including...

luosifen soup in nyc

by mrnyc 2 months ago

hello all -- trying to get back to ye olde ch days of actual chowhounding here. ;) can we find this odiferous chinese snail noodle soup in town anywhere? its from liuzhou. sounds very, very goo...

Otto closed - But I found Dennis

by thegforceny 2 months ago

Like myself, there were a few board members who recognized the perfection of a weekend afternoon spent at the bar of Otto, manned by an obscenely competent, friendly yet unobtrusive bartender named...

Where to buy ostrich meat in Manhattan?

by billrosenblatt 4 months ago

Anyone know of a butcher shop or supermarket that carries it? There is a vendor at the Union Square Greenmarket but she is always out of stock so I stopped bothering.

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

by gutreactions 8 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...

Gramery Tavern Replacement

by theycanceledme 2 months ago

So I waited for a celebratory reason to make a rez at Gramercy Tavern, tomorrow, on a Saturday night! They JUST canceled saying they're shutting their doors due to the growing COVID rates in NYC. I...

Omekase lunch

by eateat22 2 months ago

Hey folks does anybody know and about average omekase restaurant that serves it at lunch time in queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn or Bronx Thx

Is your favorite McDonald's Ice Cream Machine broken?

by gutreactions 3 months ago

A frustrated McDonald's fan has launched a website that will tell you which McDonald's Ice Cream machines are working in your area. Many seem to break down. It is a new launch, of course, but a nov...

Chazz Palminteri to open restaurant in White Plains...

by gutreactions 3 months ago

Actor, writer, producer, and restaurateur Chazz Palminteri and partners have taken over the space that previously housed Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza on Main St., White Plains. The new eatery will be...

Seafood sausage, NYC?

by V99 3 months ago

Where can I find seafood sausage in Manhattan??? I am looking for a store, not a restaurant. Citarella has STOPPED selling it. I tried several other suggestions (Elan, Agata&Valentina, etc.) and...

Is Flame Steak Still Around?

by juliahoneychile 11 years ago

When I was a kid, and my family would venture into Manhattan, we would always go to Flame Steak for lunch. It was a cafeteria style restaurant that served steak, chicken...etc. with a baked potato ...

Grandpa's Restaurant in Greenwich Village?

by Terry 15 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...

Oktoberfest: Where and what to enjoy?

by gutreactions 2 years ago

The fall is here, and along with it comes Oktoberfest! I enjoy indulging in some of the traditional hearty fare. What are your favorite spots for Oktoberfest food and beer? If you cook at home, whe...


by vanessanyc 4 months ago

Any recommendations for delicious okonomiyaki in Manhattan?

Ricotta cookies from Castellano and Pizzo-MANY years ago

by UWScook 9 years ago

When I lived in Tampa, I always shopped at Castellano and Pizzo(this was 1993 to approx 1998/2000.There was a woman who made pastries(DELICIOUS) and the most spectacular ricotta cookies. Just bef...