Street food 

Street food is by far my favorite because I believe that's where a city's heart beats. Lucky me, New York city is famous for its street food choices, so if you are a fan too, you might want to keep notes on what’s following.

Chelsea Market

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New york food guide

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Or else New York’s Mecca of street food. Located in Meat Packing District, Chelsea Market is an amazing establishment for anyone who loves shopping at food markets & experimenting with different flavors. It is the place where you can find all kinds of cuisines, so I won’t spare your time with any recommendations because it would be pointless. The final choice is yours. Apart from the food, the building itself offers some great architectural interest because it’s entirely industrial. Plus, that is where some of the greatest international companies have offices, like Google & Youtube.

Gray’s Papaya

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You’ve probably heard of this in some movie. Yep, it’s the most famous hot dog in New York and it’s delicious! Gran’s Papaya is a 24/7 hot dog restaurant chain so you can pick the store that is more convenient to you.

Joe’s pizza

Joe’s pizza is famous for a reason. It’s that thin Italian style pizza you see on the movies being folded in half before devoured by the actors due to its big size. I liked this pizza so much that I actually got a second slice even though my stomach was already full. Located near Times Square so it will be a piece of cake for you to find it.

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Churros

When you visit Times Square, make sure you try Churros from the canteen located right in the centre of the square. They worth every penny!

10Bellow

The greatest ice cream ever made doesn’t taste like you probably imagine. It has nothing to do with traditional ice cream and still it is tastier. These Thai-inspired ice cream rolls are the new trend and 10 Below, now a franchise company, was the first to introduce them to New York. Part of the experience is their spectacular making live in front of your eyes with the ingredients of your choice. Try the one with fresh strawberries and biscuit in it. I had the opportunity to taste it in their store in Chinatown and it blew me away!

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Soft serve ice cream

If you are a more traditional ice cream type, you don’t wanna miss the soft serve ice cream with added sprinkles on it from the canteen located near the steel globe at Columbus Circle.

Magnolia Bakery

New york food guide

new york food guide

New york food guide

You probably saw Magnolia Bakery in 'Sex and the City' TV series, in a scene where Carrie and Miranda sit outside the Magnoia Bakery store in West Village and enjoy a cupcake each. That is the exact same store I visited myself and I can tell you why these cupcakes are still considered legendary. Both their filling and frosting are so divine that you cannot have only one. I tried the Red Velvet and the Chocolate Banana and they were both a delight! The cheesecake is a must too! Apart from their goodies, this particular store worths a visit too, because it is like taken from another time. Small and cozy with vintage details.

                                       Coffee

Starbuck’s Reserve Roastery

new york food guide

new york food guide

New york food guide

new york food guide

When it comes to coffee, New York city has one word for you: Starbucks! They are practically on every corner. But most of them are just for a quick coffee on the go. To sit and enjoy a nice cup of coffee after a long & tiring day on the streets, I have found just the right place for you. I’m talking about the new coffee shop created by Starbuck’s Reserve (including Princi’s pastry options too) in Meatpacking District, opposite Chelsea Market,. The store is by far the most impressive you have ever seen, having an industrial design totally aligned with the rest of the District to offer you an unforgettable coffee experience. In other words you get the guaranteed Starbuck’s coffee in a new and exciting environment. What else do you want?

Oslo Coffee Roasters

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I also had great coffee in a small & cozy coffee shop called Oslo Coffee Roasters in West Village which turned out to be a coffee shop chain too. It was an interesting change of pace!

Drinks

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New York has unlimited options for a night out. I know that it is difficult to find the energy to go out for a drink after a long day of visiting sights and exploring the city. However, you won’t be able to resist a night out after you realise how beautiful the city is by night with its lights on! My advice would be to try the skyscraper experience. There are few places on earth where you can enjoy a drink with such a killing view from a high level. Again, there are many options waiting for you. I particularly loved 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar which has both an indoor bar and an open air rooftop. The rooftop is open during winter time too, offering robes and heaters and a selection of drinks and finger food. There are also 17 amazing igloos for bigger groups of people which can be reserved to protect you from the cold and help you enjoy your drink like a king.

I hope you found my food guide useful guys and wish you an amazing ride through New York’s food culture!

*None of my suggestions are the result of paid advertising. All recommendations are based on my own personal taste and are offered to you freely as pieces of information to help you improve the quality of your trip.

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