Restaurants

Deli in SoHo & Chinatown

Dean & DeLuca

NYC loves its luxe grocers and Dean & DeLuca is one of the biggest names around town. It's a well-earned reputation given the joint's seemingly infinite assortment of edibles from around the globe. If you're fee…
Cafe in SoHo & Chinatown

Two Hands

Named after the crime-com film starring Heath Ledger, Two Hands encapsulates Australia's relaxed, sophisticated cafe culture. Dream of Byron Bay over small-batch specialty coffee and out-of-the-box grub, such as swe…
Deli in Midtown

Ess-a-Bagel

Fresh, toothsome bagels have made this kosher deli a veritable institution. Tell the bagel monger your preference of bagel, then choose from a sprawling counter of cream cheeses and other sandwich fillings. For a cl…
Cafe in SoHo & Chinatown

Siggi's

Organic deliciousness awaits at this casual, art-slung cafe (bonus points for the wintertime fireplace). All bases are covered, from soups and salads, to made-from-scratch burgers, sandwiches, even vegetarian lasagn…
Cafe in SoHo & Chinatown

Ruby's

Almost always packed, this minute, cash-only cafe has all the bases covered: 'brekkie' friendly avo toast (mashed avocado on ciabatta or eight-grain toast), buttermilk pancakes, competent pastas and salads, and (abo…
Cafe in Midtown

Terrace Five

Chic meets cafeteria at this MOMA standard, a nice choice for table service, à la carte options and Danish design; it also features an outdoor terrace overlooking the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.
Deli in SoHo & Chinatown

Di Palo

The porchetta sandwich from this fifth-generation family-run business is the only sandwich option; a crusty baguette stuffed with melt-in-your-mouth roast pork seasoned with garlic, fennel and herbs. Not only is it …
Deli in East Village & Lower East Side

Katz’s Delicatessen

Though visitors won’t find many remnants of the classic, old-world ­Jewish LES dining scene, there are a few stellar holdouts, among them Katz’s Delicatessen, where Meg Ryan faked her famous orgasm in the 1989 movie…
Cafe in Brooklyn: Prospect Heights, Crown Heights & Flatbush

Milk & Honey

Floor-to-ceiling windows open to the street give this popular corner oasis a bright, airy feel. The menu features numerous egg dishes, salads, sandwiches and grain bowls; some Middle Eastern influence is seen in dis…
Deli in Upper West Side & Central Park

Barney Greengrass

The self-proclaimed ‘King of Sturgeon’, Barney Greengrass serves up the same heaping dishes of eggs and salty lox, luxuriant caviar and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate babkas that first made it famous when it opened ov…