The Best Burgers in Manhattan: Our Top 12

If you’re craving a burger on your trip to NYC, bookmark our list of the best burgers in Manhattan.

It’s hard to imagine now, but there once was a time when the humble hamburger was strictly the domain of fast food joints and no-frills diners. But then something interesting happened. The year was 2001 and French super chef Daniel Boulud decided one day to stuff some foie gras into high-quality ground beef, cook it […]

The Best Bread in NYC: 8 Spots for Doughy Delights

Amy's Bread at the Chelsea Market.

New York could be nicknamed bread city. Whether it’s oversized soft pretzels in Times Square or fluffy loaves of brioche from a pastry shop in Lower Manhattan, delicious bread in NYC is available in all shapes and styles in every borough. Bagels, pizza, and sandwiches; baguettes, seeded rye, sourdough, and croissants; countless iterations saturate all […]

The 6 Best Coffee Shops To Work in NYC

Working at the Best Coffee Shops To Work in NYC

As remote work has become more and more of the norm over the past several years, many are understandably starting to go a bit stir-crazy. And while there’s no place like home, sometimes you just really have to get out. When that’s the case, it’s time to head to one of the best coffee shops […]

Our 10 Favorite Manhattan Chinatown Restaurants

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Most non-locals don’t realize there is more than one Chinatown in New York City. Nearly every borough has one. In fact, there are at least six other Chinatowns in Queens and Brooklyn. And the Manhattan Chinatown restaurants may be the most visited by tourists. But that said, if you’re in Manhattan and don’t have the […]

The Best Croissants in NYC: From Classic to Creative

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Croissants are made and appreciated in almost every country, not just France. And New York being New York, the competition for the best croissant is quite competitive. But where can you find the best croissants in NYC? Saying a croissant is “the best” means you’ve tried every single flaky croissant possible and meticulously deduced why […]

Our Picks for the 9 Best Restaurants in Little Italy (NYC)

Busy street scene in NYC's Little Italy, with stop lights, cars, and pedestrians

Little Italy once consisted of a large swath of lower Manhattan, stretching from the Bowery to Lafayette Street and Houston Street in the north, down to Worth Street in the south. In 1910, there were 10,000 Italians living in this lower Manhattan neighborhood, one of the poorest parts of New York City at the time. […]

Celeb Hotspots: 10 Popular Restaurants Where Celebrities Go in NYC

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Unlike Los Angeles, where celebrities can hide behind the ivy-clad walls of their Beverly Hills mansions and the jet-black tinted windows of their luxury cars, in New York there are fewer places to hide. So just walking down the street or sitting at a sidewalk table at a restaurant, you may encounter an A-list celebrity. […]

The 10 Best Burgers in Brooklyn (and Where to Find Them)

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When traveling to New York City, the first thing on your mind might be pizza or pasta. And that’s rightfully so, being that a significant percentage of the New York population has Italian roots, and entire neighborhoods are dedicated to slice shops, paninis, and old-school eateries with checkered tablecloths. As locals know, New York is […]

A Perpetual Party: Our Recommendations for Dive Bars in NYC

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The dive bar is a unique American drinking institution. Sure, there are shabby, well-worn bars the world over, but there’s something about the sticky floors, the graffiti-tagged bathroom walls, the wine selection that is “red” or “white,” and how the main room looks better with the lights off. Visiting dive bars in NYC make you […]

The Best Indian Restaurants in NYC: 11 Hot Spots

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It was back in 1918 when the first of the Indian restaurants in NYC first fired up its curry-making stove burners on West 42nd Street. Since that time, the Indian food scene in the Big Apple has greatly expanded. And gotten much, much better. It evolved into affordable buffets that were sprinkled throughout nearly every […]

Culinary Landmarks: 12 Iconic Old-School Restaurants in New York City

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Leave New York for a year or two and it will have changed. Restaurants, cafes, and bars come and go like a natural migration. But there are a handful of old-school restaurants in New York City that are culinary landmarks—places everyone should visit if you really want to take a bite of the big apple.The […]

Sizzlingly Spicy: The Top Thai Restaurants in NYC

Plate of pad thai with noodles, tofu, lime slices, and cilantro with chopsticks

Ask any New Yorker who has been here longer than a decade for the best Thai restaurants in NYC, and they will undoubtably point you towards Queens, specifically Elmhurst. And this is still the epicenter of Thai fare in New York. But, about 10 years ago, amplified by a trend serving the cuisine of Isan, […]

Our 10 Favorite Restaurants in Jersey City

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Want to know a secret? Jersey City is a great dining destination.   Forever overshadowed by being so close to New York City, this town of a quarter of a million people has quietly been producing remarkable, off-the-radar restaurants. And it’s just across the Hudson River, literally one subway station away from the West Village. […]

Eat Your Way Through the Best Mexican Restaurants in New York City

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Only a few decades ago, it was hard to find many options for Mexican restaurants in New York City. However, around 10 years ago, a number of new restaurants and street carts began firing up their tortilla-warming griddles for the first time. Why? There’s no consensus, but it’s not a coincidence that Mexicans have been […]

A Moveable Feast: The Best of New York Street Food

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Hot dogs, pizza, tacos… in New York City you can find food trucks and stands selling some of the most emblematic budget meals in the world. Wandering the streets means discovering new flavors and ways of enjoying food like a local. But aside from that, New York is famous for its street food and the […]

The Best Cocktail Bars in NYC: 11 Places with Unforgettable Drinks

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New York City is a drinking town. There are bars of every stripe here: dive bars, generic Irish pubs, wine bars, craft breweries, sake bars, and drinking dens that specialize in specific spirits such as mezcal, gin, or absinthe. But what about the best cocktail bars in NYC? Indeed, New York has some of the […]

6 Classic Restaurants in NYC Not to Miss on Your Next Trip

A brick building housing one of the classic restaurants in New York City, P.J. Clarke's

There are certain New York City bars and restaurants that instantly transport you to a bygone era. Whether it’s through the architecture, decor, menu or all of the above, these classic restaurants in NYC harken back to past generations. Scattered throughout the city, this list of vintage beauties has stood the test of time and […]

The 12 Best Coffee Shops in NYC (By Neighborhood)

Deconstructed latte at Coffee Project NYC with water and wafer

The coffee scene in New York City is, you could say, fully brewed. There are organically grown hipster coffee spots, small companies from California and Australia, and iconic brands from Colombia—all serving freshly roasted, high-quality coffee that will put to shame any ubiquitous corporate coffee chains. Skip the blue-and-white Greek-themed paper cups of bodega coffee […]

Our Favorite NYC Restaurants by Neighborhood: Alphabet City

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Alphabet City is a unique sub section of Manhattan’s East Village. The neighborhood that spans North of Houston to 14th Street gets its name from its alphabetically lettered, east-to-west avenues marked A through D.  Alphabet City is an artistic and cultural melting pot. Loisaida, Spanish word play on “Lower East Side,” is how many of […]

Best Bakeries in NYC: 13 Sweet Spots

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The stereotype of police officers eating donuts with coffee inside their cars probably started in New York. After all, it’s hard to say no when you see the glaze on sweet fried goods, chocolate and pistachio filings in crispy croissants, and muffins topped with powdered sugar. Some of the best bakeries in the world are […]

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