New York City

Welcome to the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps.  New York City is a paradise for food lovers.  From Italian pizza to Mexican tacos, and everything in between, New York City’s multi-cultural food scene offers a wide range of different cuisines from around the world.

Whether you are looking for a Michelin star restaurant on the Upper East Side, a food truck in Greenwich Village or a pizza joint in Brooklyn, New York City has something to satisfy every foodie looking for a good meal.

Russ and Daughters in Brooklyn

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Eating and Drinking in New York City

The choices are endless when it comes to looking for something to eat and drink in New York City.  Just some of our suggestions are:

  • Start the day with a good coffee (the standard of coffee shops in New York City has improved greatly over the last few years, it is even possible to get a great flat white now!).  One of our favourites is StumpTown Coffee Roasters, who specialise in house-roasted, direct-trade, coffee (locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn).
  • Take an organised food tour to Brooklyn, where you can experience everything from Polish perogies, Jewish rugelach, Italian pizza, and more.  A licensed New York City tour guide can give you a detailed insight into the history, architecture, music and theatre scene of the Big Apple, all whilst you are feasting on some fantastic food.
  • Stop for a bagel with cream cheese and lox at one of New York City’s many delis.  Russ and Daughters is a New York cultural icon, having been operating since 1914 and is now run by the 4th generation of the Russ family.  The original store is on Houston Street on the Lower East Side, with additional stores on 34th Street and the Brooklyn Navy Yards.
  • Work up an appetite whilst walking The High Line, where you can stop off for lunch at one of the many eateries at the Chelsea Markets (we recommend the BBQ Brisket Sandwich at Dicksons Farmstand Meats)
  • Visit a craft brewery for a cold one after a hard day of seeing the sights.  A couple of our favourites are Other Half Brewing (venues in Brooklyn and the Rockefeller Center), and Kills Boro Brewing (out on Staten Island), although you can find their brews at a variety of pubs and taverns serving quality craft beer in Manhattan (one of our top picks is Local on Sullivan St in SoHo).
  • Make the most of happy hour and enjoy a tipple at a basement wine bar, such as 8th Street WineCellar or Bobo (both in Greenwich Village).
  • Join in every New Yorker’s favourite weekend sport – Brunch.  Although be warned, be prepared for long queues at some of the more popular brunch joints (Two Hands in Tribeca make some mean waffles!)

Top Food and Drink Experiences in New York City