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39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype
Cachapas y Mas is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

1. Cachapas y Mas

4195 Broadway (at 178th St.), Nueva York, NY
Restaurante de arepa · Hudson Heights · 15 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Try the catapones — it's a sandwich, but instead of bread, the insides (the best ones are filled with cheese, shredded chicken, or pork) are held together by two giant smashed, fried plantains.

Vanessa's Dumpling House is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

2. Vanessa's Dumpling House

8.5
118 Eldridge St (btwn Broome & Grand St), Nueva York, NY
Restaurante de dumplings · Lower East Side · 415 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Vanessa’s is best known for its cheap eponymous dumplings, but the sesame pancakes — warm bread stuffed with pickled vegetables and either duck, beef, chicken, or egg — are the real stars.

Eggs Travaganza is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

3. Eggs Travaganza

7.9
E 52nd St (at Park Ave), Nueva York, NY
Carrito de comida · Midtown East · 29 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: This truck, silly name aside, parked daily on 52nd and Park, is an oasis in midtown. An oasis in the form of fresh chorizo and hot carbohydrates with egg and cheese in the middle.

Corner 28 旺角 is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

4. Corner 28 旺角

7.4
135-24 40th Rd (at Main St), Flushing, NY
Restaurante chino · Downtown Flushing · 57 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Corner 28 in Flushing is a whole restaurant, but what you want is the $1 Peking Duck bun from the stall outside.

Royale is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

5. Royale

8.5
157 Avenue C (btwn E 9th & 10th St), Nueva York, NY
Bar · Alphabet City · 139 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Debate all you want about the best burger in town — this one is at the top of the list. Plus, it’s called the Royale With Cheese! Also on site: “bacon picklebacks” and a nice garden in the back.

6. A & A Bake & Doubles

8.9
1337 Fulton St (Macon St.), Brooklyn, NY
Restaurante caribeño · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 60 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: The Trinidadian speciality — a chickpea-based filling with crusty bread around it — makes for a really good breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner.

Dominique Ansel Bakery is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

7. Dominique Ansel Bakery

8.8
189 Spring St (btwn Sullivan & Thompson St), Nueva York, NY
Panadería · SoHo · 741 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: The cronut turned Dominique Ansel into an international celebrity, but did you know he also makes a great little egg sandwich? And you don’t have to wait in the stupid cronut line for it.

Alidoro is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

8. Alidoro

8.6
105 Sullivan St (btwn Spring & Prince St), Nueva York, NY
Local de sándwiches · SoHo · 232 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Alidoro’s sandwiches — which get stuffed with prosciutto, chicken, mozzarrella, eggplants, and so on — are huge without being sloppy. They’re like a refined version of an Italian deli sub.

White Bear 白熊 is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

9. White Bear 白熊

8.8
135-02 Roosevelt Ave (at Prince St), Flushing, NY
Restaurante de dumplings · Downtown Flushing · 163 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Go for the dumplings in chili oil.

Cocoron is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

10. Cocoron

9.2
37 Kenmare St (btwn Elizabeth & Mott St), Nueva York, NY
Casa de fideos · NoLita · 237 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Cocoron offers “dipping soba,” where you dip cold noodles into a hot, concentrated broth. When you’re done, you get a pot of the water used for cooking, which, combined with the broth, makes a soup.

Sheng Wang is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

11. Sheng Wang

5.5
27 Eldridge St (btwn Canal & Division St), Nueva York, NY
Casa de fideos · Chinatown · 24 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: The deliciously chewy, slippery peel noodles at Sheng Wang, a mostly tourist-free noodle shop on Eldridge, are hand-cut with a knife so that they end up in jagged uneven strips.

Lomzynianka is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

12. Lomzynianka

646 Manhattan Ave (btwn Norman & Bedford), Brooklyn, NY
Restaurante polaco · Greenpoint · 85 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: A big plate of excellent pierogies (potato and cheese recommended, but take your pick) topped with onions and sour cream costs just $5.50.

Xi'an Famous Foods 西安名吃 is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

13. Xi'an Famous Foods 西安名吃

67 Bayard St (at Mott St), Nueva York, NY
Restaurante chino · Chinatown · 181 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Xi’An Famous Foods indeed has a bunch of famous foods — their noodles, soups and lamb burgers are beloved by everyone with a brain who likes cheap spicy food. Now they make dumplings too.

Benkei Ramen is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

14. Benkei Ramen

115 Allen St (btwn Rivington & Delancey St), Nueva York, NY
Restaurante de ramen · Lower East Side · 24 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: If you’re looking for ramen on a Tuesday night at 3 a.m., meet Benkei, a late-night ramen pop-up that opens in the space of Lower East Side restaurant Hill & Dale after they close up for the night.

Golden Steamer is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

15. Golden Steamer

7.9
143 Mott St (at Grand St), Nueva York, NY
Panadería · Chinatown · 68 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: It’s a Chinese steamed bun, but instead of a roast pork filling, you get gooey pumpkin paste. For less than a dollar. All year round. Stand down, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice lattes

Taïm is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

16. Taïm

9.2
222 Waverly Pl (btwn Perry & W 11th St), Nueva York, NY
Restaurante de falafel · West Village · 292 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Taim is famous for its excellent falafel, but the real star is a drink made from dates and bananas blended with…soy milk and…lime.

Otafuku x Medetai is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

17. Otafuku x Medetai

7.8
220 E 9th St (btwn Stuyvesant St & 2nd Ave), Nueva York, NY
Restaurante japonés · East Village · 144 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Takoyaki are Japanese fried balls of savory pancake-like patter, with octopus in the middle. They’re served piping hot with gooey insides, and covered in a bunch of sauces and bonito flakes

Peacefood Cafe is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

18. Peacefood Cafe

8.6
460 Amsterdam Ave (82nd St), Nueva York, NY
Restaurante vegetariano/vegano · Upper West Side · 218 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Unlikely as it may seem, fries made out of chickpeas can taste better than fries made out of potatoes.

The Arepa Lady is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

19. The Arepa Lady

7.9
7811 Roosevelt Ave (btwn 78th & 79th St), Jackson Heights, NY
Carrito de comida · Jackson Heights · 21 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Since 1990, Maria Cano has sold highly satisfying cheese-filled arepas at her Arepa Lady cart on Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights. She’s opening a restaurant nearby soon, which is great news.

Breads Bakery is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

20. Breads Bakery

9.3
18 E 16th St (btwn Union Sq W & 5th Ave), Nueva York, NY
Panadería · Union Square · 325 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Not your grandmother’s babka. Breads’ version tastes less like dried-out coffee cake and more like challah French Toast, delicately striped with super-high quality chocolate.

Macaron Parlour is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

21. Macaron Parlour

111 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st Ave & Avenue A), Nueva York, NY
Panadería · East Village · 74 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Macarons are everywhere. Cheetos macarons are not everywhere.

Almondine Bakery is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

22. Almondine Bakery

8.5
85 Water St (btwn Dock & Main St), Brooklyn, NY
Panadería · DUMBO · 148 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: This DUMBO bakery sustained serious damage after Hurricane Sandy, and was forced to close for almost a year. They’re back up and running now, and their almond croissant makes New York a better place.

A.B. Biagi is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

23. A.B. Biagi

235 Elizabeth St (btwn Prince & E Houston St), Nueva York, NY
Heladería · NoLita · 67 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Come once for the rotating selection of esoteric gelato flavors, like gorgonzola, or the pesto-like basil and pine nut. Come back for the hazelnut, which tastes like a cold jar of Nutella.

John Dory Oyster Bar is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

24. John Dory Oyster Bar

1196 Broadway (at W 29th St), Nueva York, NY
Marisquería · NoMad · 274 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Slices of bottarga (pressed mullet roe) & little chiles are placed between two Italian crackers spread with butter, which are called carte de musica because they’re so thin they look like sheet music.

The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

25. The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

9.0
65 Bayard St (btwn Elizabeth & Mott St), Nueva York, NY
Heladería · Chinatown · 443 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Sesame Seed is the ice cream flavor you never knew you needed. Soy Sauce flavor is sometimes available here, too — it tastes surprisingly like salted caramel.

Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

26. Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies

9.0
185 Van Dyke St (at Ferris St), Brooklyn, NY
Tienda de pasteles · Red Hook · 112 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: swin·gle [swin-guhl] (n.): A frozen key lime pie dipped in chocolate, on a stick. Best enjoyed with a view of the Statue of Liberty from a pier in Red Hook.

Caprices by Sophie is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

27. Caprices by Sophie

138 N 6th St (btwn Bedford Ave & Berry St), Brooklyn, NY
Panadería · Williamsburg · 59 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: French sources confirm the cream puff might be the best French pastry in the five boroughs.

Lloyd's Carrot Cake is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

28. Lloyd's Carrot Cake

8.8
6087 Broadway (Manhattan College Parkway), Bronx, NY
Panadería · Fieldston · 28 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: A few blocks past the very last stop on the 1 train lies the best cream cheese frosting in these five boroughs. Or anywhere, maybe.

Dani's House of Pizza is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

29. Dani's House of Pizza

8.5
81-28 Lefferts Blvd, Kew Gardens, NY
Pizzería · Kew Gardens · 117 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: The best pizza place in Queens has been around since 1959. And their best slice of pizza is the pesto slice.

Denino's Pizzeria Tavern is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

30. Denino's Pizzeria Tavern

9.0
524 Port Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY
Pizzería · Port Richmond · 110 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: A perfect iteration of Staten Island thin crust pizza. Try the, M.O.R., which stands for meatball onion ricotta.

L&B Spumoni Gardens is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

31. L&B Spumoni Gardens

9.1
2725 86th St (at W 10th St), Brooklyn, NY
Pizzería · Gravesend · 428 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Instead of waiting in an hour-long line for grumpy service at Di Fara, enjoy Brooklyn’s actual best pizza (maybe) with a square slice here.

Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

32. Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos

8.5
271 Starr St (btwn Wyckoff & St Nicholas Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Local de tacos · Bushwick · 204 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: A taco place that also happens to be a tortilla factory.

Stan's Cafecito is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

33. Stan's Cafecito

Havemeyer (South 3rd), Brooklyn, NY
Café · Williamsburg · 43 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Those who swear no good breakfast burritos exist on the East Coast have not been to Stan’s.

Acme Smoked Fish is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

34. Acme Smoked Fish

8.6
30 Gem St, Brooklyn, NY
Puesto de pescado · Greenpoint · 32 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays, the Greenpoint warehouse that supplies Russ & Daughters is open to the public. Pro-tip: There are no bagels, so BYOB.

Bún-Ker is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

35. Bún-Ker

8.8
99 Scott Ave (btwn Randolph and Meserole St), Brooklyn, NY
Restaurante vietnamita · East Williamsburg · 145 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Try the Banh Xeo, a crepe with bacon, shrimp, and bean sprouts.

Casa Della Mozzarella is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

36. Casa Della Mozzarella

9.1
604 E 187th St (Arthur Ave), Bronx, NY
Delicatessen/Tienda de comestibles · Belmont · 23 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: The freshly-made, still warm mozzarella makes this place worthy of the name “House of Mozzarella."

Bugs is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

37. Bugs

504 E 12th St, Nueva York, NY
Restaurante de sushi · Alphabet City · 25 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: There are dozens of places to eat creative sushi in New York, but nowhere will it be as much fun as at the homey Bugs in the East Village, run by Sho Boo, one of the city’s few female sushi chefs.

Ghenet Brooklyn is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

38. Ghenet Brooklyn

8.9
348 Douglass St (at 4th Ave.), Brooklyn, NY
Restaurante etíope · North Slope · 66 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Here’s what you do: go with four people, order the $60 combination, which gets you basically all of the restaurant’s best dishes for $15 a person.

SCRATCHbread is one of 39 Delicious NYC Foods That Deserve More Hype.

39. SCRATCHbread

1069 Bedford Ave (at Lexington Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Panadería · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 100 tips y reseñas

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Top your grits with pesto and bacon. And bring those people who say good grits are only in the South.