NYC Food Guide: 13 Must Hit Places to Eat in New York City

Matt is in New York City, the place with the best foods anywhere in the states, and he will take us to a tour of 13 must-hit places to eat in New York City, from pizza, to bagels to everything else, so let’s begin…

1) Di Fara Pizza

NYC Food Guide - Pizza

The food journey starts at Delancey Street Station, with something iconic – the pizza at Di Fara, the atmosphere is simple, but the pizzas are the greatest in the city. The owner is making pizza for more than 50 years, they have square and regular pizza, and they have a lot of different options for toppings, and fresh basil at the top. The pizza is “Old school, classic, perfect, delicious”, this is New York at it’s finest.

1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230

2) Franny’s Pizza

“The perfect balance of toppings and dough”, the pizza at Franny’s is simple and tasty.

348 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

3) Marta

The third pizza place, which is another “new school place”, the pizza is thin and crispy, this place also has one of the top affordable wine lists in the city, so “eat, drink and be married”.

The Redbury Hotel, 29 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

4) Absolute Bagels

Absolute Bagels have the greatest bagels on the planet. “It’s heaven, it’s just the best of the best, I could not possibly recommend anything more…” The bagels themselves are crispy on the outside, the cream cheese is amazing, and they are the friendliest people you will reach anywhere, it feels like home.

2788 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

5) Russ & Daughters

It’s more of a fancy and a trendy place, but it is a fantastic Jewish Deli / Restaurant, they have ‘Bialys’ which is similar to bagels but quite possibly even better, it’s a great place for breakfast and brunch.

127 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

6) Osteria Morini

This place is a mid-range Italian cuisine and while everything on the menu is incredible, one of the best dishes is the giant ravioli from the brunch menu, “this is one of the best dishes I’ve eaten in my life.”

218 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

7) Xi’an Famous Foods

The next stop is a Chinese restaurant with many locations, so you can just pick the one closest to where you’re staying, and you will find some of the best noodles in the states. “Every time I step off the plane in New York, this is probably the first place I eat.”

8) Totto Ramen

Another great spot for Asian food, a Japanese cuisine by the name of Totto Ramen, this place is just special, the wait time can be long, but it is always worth the wait. The Ramen is spicy, rich with flavors, the noodles are excellent, this is one of the best Ramen outside of Tokyo, it’s delicious.

366 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

464 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

9) The Cannibal

The Cannibal NYC - homemade sausages

As the name suggests, this is not a vegetarian restaurant, they have red homemade sausages and the dishes are amazing, also the ambiance is fantastic, there is a small garden and the craft beers list is very impressive.

600 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

10) Wildair

The next stop is a newer restaurant by the name of Wildair, this has got to be one of the best new restaurants in the city, everything is nothing short of spectacular, and the dishes are memorable.

142 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

11) Cosme

A high-end restaurant, the flavors are authentic as they are delicious, it is considered as one of the top 50 restaurants in the world, it’s a bit more expensive than the other places on the list but the quality of the product, the attention to the details and the beautiful ambience, everything is amazing. This place offers a memorable meal that you won’t forget.

35 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010

12) The Commodore

It is a little dive-bar, and they make probably the best fried chicken sandwich in the city, it is the perfect sandwich. They have amazing cocktails and a cozy ambience to sit and drink at the bar.

366 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

13) Wythe Hotel

The last stop in this food journey is more of a place to grab a drink, the rooftop bar on the Wythe Hotel offers great drinks, but even more important, it offers some of the best views of Manhattan anywhere in the city, so grab a cocktail and enjoy this beautiful and wonderful city.

80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249


Remember, it is New York City, so rule number 1 is: don’t sleep, and rule number 2: don’t stop.

We would like to thank ‘Matt’s Travel Tips‘ for the tour of the best food places around the city, what is your favorite pizza place in NY? Leave a comment below!

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