- Chefs Club Visiting chefs from around the globe showcase outstanding recipes.
- Modern Mouthwatering Michelin-starred morsels beside MoMA's sculpture garden.
- RedFarm Savvy Sino-fusion dishes boast bold flavors, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously.
- Foragers Table A triumph of farm-to-table cooking with flavorful sustainable recipes in Chelsea.
- Uncle Boons Michelin-starred Thai with good-time vibes and Asian-inspired cocktails.
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- Chelsea Market Foods from around the world served up in a sprawling converted factory.
- Burger Joint Scruffy graffiti-scrawled bar with juicy patties in a hidden Midtown locale.
- Berg’n Foodie market with craft brews in Crown Heights.
- Mamoun's Famous, spicy shawarma sandwiches at rock-bottom prices.
- Nom Wah Tea Parlor Authentic 1920s dim sum joint with the look of an old-school American diner.
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- Eleven Madison Park Arresting, cutting-edge cuisine laced with unexpected whimsy.
- Blue Hill A West Village classic using ingredients sourced straight from the upstate farm.
- Jeffrey’s Grocery Much-loved West Village neighborhood spot.
- Agern Surprising Michelin-starred New Nordic food inside Grand Central Terminal.
- Uncle Boons Zesty, Michelin-starred Thai with a generous serve of fun in Nolita.
- Zenkichi Candlelit culinary temple of exquisite sushi in Williamsburg.
- Drunken Munkey Well spiced Indian curries in a lively neighborhood bistro setting.
- Totto Ramen Hotly touted as the best ramen in NYC; sit at the bar and watch roast pork get blow-torched.
- Nom Wah Tea Parlor Dim sum and heaped plates of greasy noodles in a 1920s American diner.
- Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria Be transported to the old country in this Nolita standout.
- Rosemary’s A beautifully designed West Village spot with memorable cooking.
- Roman’s Changing seasonal menu of Italian invention in Fort Greene.
- Barbuto Serves creative modern Italian fare in a buzzing space in the Meatpacking District.
- Tra Di Noi Red-checkered tables fill this New York Italian trattoria in the Arthur Ave area, the Bronx's Little Italy.
- Nix Michelin-starred veg dishes in a modest West Village setting.
- Butcher’s Daughter Inventive vegetarian menu in Nolita.
- Hangawi Meat-free (and shoe-free) Korean restaurant in Koreatown.
- Modern Love Comfort-food classics in East Williamsburg with outstanding vegan plates.
- Two Boots Pizza Get your pizza fix with vegan and gluten-free options.
- Estela Brilliant seasonal plates in a buzzing Nolita wine bar.
- Rabbithole Excellent brunch plates served daily till 5pm at this Williamsburg gem.
- Cookshop Great indoor-outdoor dining spot in west Chelsea.
- Cafe Mogador An icon of the East Village brunch scene.
- Big Daddy's Satisfying American diner food near Union Sq with breakfast burritos and, of course, fluffy pancakes.
- Dutch Wholesome, New Yorker–sized plates with global influences and standout lox and scrambled-egg bagels.
Upscale Market Groceries
- Sahadi’s Assemble a picnic of Middle Eastern temptations.
- Eataly A mecca for lovers of Italian food.
- Whole Foods, Brooklyn Ecofriendly shopping in the reinvented Gowanus neighborhood.
- Union Square Greenmarket Delicious veggies and bakery items from upstate producers.
- Le District A sprawling food emporium on the Hudson packed with Gallic larder essentials.
- Dough Probably NYC’s best doughnut, in Brooklyn.
- Four & Twenty Blackbirds Heavenly slices of homemade pies in Gowanus.
- Dominique Ansel Kitchen Sweet magnificence from NYC’s most famous pastry chef in the West Village.
- Arcade Bakery One of the city’s finest almond croissants in an unexpected Tribeca setting.
- Barney Greengrass Perfect plates of smoked salmon and sturgeon for over 100 years in the Upper West Side.
- Russ & Daughters A celebrated Jewish deli in the Lower East Side.
- Zabar’s Upper West Side store selling gourmet, kosher foods since the 1930s.
- Margon Unfussy, unchanged Cuban lunch counter in Midtown.
- Di Fara Pizza First-rate pies served in a well-loved joint that's been around since the 1960s.
Best in Brooklyn
- Roberta’s Modern pizzeria with trademark Williamsburg hipster flair.
- Olmsted Seasonal food is inspired by goodies from the back garden at this Prospect Heights restaurant.
- Zenkichi Private booths behind an unmarked door create a peaceful setting for Japanese delights.
- Smorgasburg Gourmet food market with more than 100 vendors and no fixed abode.
- Ample Hills Creamery Organic ice cream with unusual flavors like oatmeal and pretzel.