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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East Village/Union Square Area CSA

by Hickory 5 months 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 17 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 5 months 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...

RIP Crispo

by bobby06877 5 months 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 ...

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

by mushroomaffairs 6 months 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 6 months 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 12 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...

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...

Sirtaj is gone

by eeee 9 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,...

Paddy's Clam house

by bzg 6 months ago

Remember Paddy's with sad sweet nostalgia...sawdust on the floor, sitting at big round tables with strangers, great nesselrode pie, filet of sole, waiters in a hurry with white towels wrapped aroun...

any old new yorkers out there, Yorkville in the 1970's?

by sues 19 years ago

I lived in New York in the 1970's, and I still dream about the Linzer cookies, raspberry and apricot, from Bauer's bakery in Yorkville. They were unlike any other linzer cookies, huge, golden brow...

ISO Hong Fat's Noodles with Gravy

by Velda Mae 14 years ago

If anyone out there remembers Hong Fat's noodles with gravy, can you please advise where to get a good version of that dish in NYC? My cousin was a Hong Fat devotee and has been searching for a wo...

Take-Out & Delivery services right now in metro N.Y...

by gutreactions 9 months ago

During the coronavirus crisis, the restaurant business has now been whittled down to take-out & delivery within prescribed hours in New York, New Jersey & Connecticut. While some establishments off...

B&H Dairy restaurant is open now in NYC

by BluPlateSpec 7 months ago

B&H Dairy restaurant, an East Village institution for decades is open for take out now. Ola, Mike, Leo and the rest of the folks there are all back. Lets really support them and the restaurant so i...

Baldor Foods starts home delivery...

by gutreactions 8 months ago

Baldor Foods, a major Bronx-based wholesale specialty food supplier to the restaurant/hospitality industry in the metro New York area, has announced it will do home delivery for the first time. Min...