New York Food

Whether you’re looking for a quick yet satisfying bite from a food truck, seeking that sexy new bistro, have a hankering for pizza, or just want to say you ate at one of the most popular places in New York City, there’s something for every palette in the Big Apple.

The list could potentially be huge and endless, but here are a few ideas to get those juices flowing, mouths watering and taste buds tempting.

Gramercy Tavern

Find: 42 E 20th Street, Flatiron Neighborhood,

Flavor: Consistently named one of NYC’s best restaurants, Gramercy is known for its seasonal tasting menu by chef Michael Anthony and exceptional farm-to-fork New American cuisine. Coupled with an elegantly rustic setting and superior service that runs like a “well-oiled machine,” Gramercy is top notch. Also popular, the smoked trout, roast rack of pork and braised belly, braised lamb shoulder and warm chocolate bread pudding. In 2012, Anthony received the James Beard Award for “Best Chef: NYC”.



Find: 261 Moore St, Brooklyn,

Flavor: Pizza! Airy, chewy crust….need we say more? The Good Girl pizza sounds pretty naughty actually with taleggio, pork sausage, kale, garlic and chili. Be prepared to wait, but a nice wood-burning stove will keep you warm and cozy. Roberta’s recently made Bon Appetit’s list of “The 20 Most Important Restaurants in America.” Roberta’s pizza also just made a cameo on the HBO show “Girls.” The brunch is the bomb as well if you like sticky buns, duck hash with sweet potatoes, slow-cooked eggs and Bloody Mary’s.



The NoMad

Find: 1170 Broadway (between 27th St & 28th St), Flatiron Neighborhood,

Flavor: The NoMad is famous for its chicken. It was designated the #1 dish of 2012 according to TimeOut New York. For $78, two people can dine on this famous chicken dish. The bird comes from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania, the skin is carefully separated by hand and foie gras is stuffed underneath the skin. The chicken goes into a 450-degree oven which makes for some crispy skin while the foie gras prevents the meat underneath from drying out.



The Wright

Find: 1071 Fifth Avenue at 88th Street, Upper East Side,

Flavor: The Guggenheim Museum’s The Wright, named for Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed the Guggenheim, comprises only 58 seats. The Wright received the 2010 James Beard Award for Best Restaurant Design as well as received a 20+ rating in the 2011 Zagat Survey. The next time you’re visiting the Guggenheim, try the steamed halibut, tuna sashimi or lobster salad. The prix fixe lunch also makes The Wright an attractive option.



Milk Truck

Find: Milk Truck is mobile so the location varies. Be sure to check their website,

Flavor: Around 8 varieties of deliciously oozing grilled cheese sandwiches made on hand-cut bread that’s slathered with butter then flattened to perfection on a Panini press. There are shakes and soups too. Traditionalists should go for the Milk Truck Classic ($5.75) with aged Wisconsin Gruyere on Levain Pullman Bread, a country-style white from New York’s famous Balthazar bakery. Want more of a New Yawk deli-style flavor? Try the Classic With a Twist ($6.75): Gruyere on Jewish Rye with mustard and pickled onions.

When one cheese just isn’t enough, triple up with the Three Cheese Grilled Cheese ($7.25): Gruyere, New York State Cheddar and Wisconsin Blue on Blue Ribbon Bakery’s Rosemary Pullman bread, topped with caramelized Granny Smith apples.



By Melissa Davidson

Melissa Davidson is the Manager of Social Media at CityPASS. While you’re in New York enjoying the food, see the best attractions for less with the New York CityPASS. You’ll get discounted admission to the Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, and more!

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