The Flavours Of NYC

The Flavours Of NYC
Fast food carts in NYC, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Planning a trip to the Big Apple? Head to these iconic restaurants for a drool - worthy experience

Roshni Subramanian
October 22 , 2019
08 Min Read

New York. The city that never sleeps.There are 101 reasons as to why one should visit this sprawling metropolis at least once in a lifetime. But nothing comes close to witnessing the snow-clad New York City during the biting winters. The crisp breeze, cosy overcoat, thick comfy sweaters, what more can you ask for?  A city full of immigrants, call it NYC, New York or Big Apple what doesn’t change is the fact that it’s a world of its own. 

New York city is composed of five boroughs - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island. The cuisine of each borough and neighborhood tells the story of the city’s history, culture and latest trends.With each borough having its own vibe, culinary scene and entertainment a trip to NYC this winter is worth it all.  

From Michelin star restaurants to fast food carts along the streets, NYC comprises of many cuisines. Head to these Iconic restaurants for an authentic NYC experience.

Katz Delicatessen

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Only a true New Yorker would know Katz’s contribution to the culinary world. You probably recognise it from “When Harry Met Sally”, but Katz has a lot more to it. This Jewish deli enjoys an iconic status today and how. The pastrami here  is one of the most legendary culinary products of all time. And there’s nothing that screams of New York than Katz’s Pastrami on Rye. Ever since 1988, Katz has been serving hungry New Yorkers its speciality sandwiches, pickles and hot dogs.

Roberta’s Pizza

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If you’re in Brooklyn, there’s only one place to head to for a slice of crusty, piping hot pizza and it’s none other than Roberta’s pizza. You ask what’s with all the hype? Well, the fact that the best variety of dough, sauces and cheese are all put together make it the best pizza place in Brooklyn. Their wood-fired pizza topped off with tomato, mozzarella, caciocavallo, oregano and chillies has even earned it two michelin stars. Flocked by hipsters and celebrities alike, Robert’s has served some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry including the likes of Beyonce and Jay-Z.

Russ and Daughters

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Russ and Daughters is much more than your local bodega. With a legacy of more than 100 years, this establishment today is run by the fourth generation of the Russ family. Famous for its bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon, Russ and Daughters provides the solace of home for those who grew up in the Lower East Side. Their commitment to keeping things the old fashioned way is reflected in their menu. Striking the right balance between tradition and modernity, this deli has the city buzzing over its classic servings.

Gray’s Papaya

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Hot Dog. The fast food option that has now come to symbolize the hectic city life of New York. A trip to New York is not really complete without digging into an authentic mustard lathered hot dog. While some might suggest a trip to Coney Island to satisfy hot dog cravings, our personal recommendation would be Grey’s Papaya. This classic hot dog restaurant in Manhattan’s Upper West Side surely makes your flight to New York worth it. What has also added to its fame is a famous shout out in the movie ‘Fools Rush In” as Matthew Perry’s character Alex Whitman can’t stop raving about the superior quality of the hot dogs. Opt for the Recession Special at this 24 hour outlet, on the days when the pocket crunch is a bit too much to handle. 

The Halal Guys

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To savour Middle Eastern flavours in the middle of New York City seems like a highly unlikely dream. But this NYC street food cart is making all such dreams come true. The Halal Guys is  a classic example of the quintessential ‘American Dream’. The cart was first opened in 1990 and was an instant hit among the Muslim cab drivers who were looking for traditional halal food. What started out as a humble 24/7 food cart has today expanded into multiple outlets all across the city. Their famous chicken and rice platters has been satiating the hunger of endless queues of customers lining up to relish authentic Middle Easter and Meditarranenan flavours. 


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