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What dish/restaurants do you crave in NYC?

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What dish/restaurants do you crave in NYC?

My husband & I are coming to NYC for 5 days in July. We want to experience the city not so much thought Museums & shopping but more by walking through the neighborhoods, taking the subway & eating all sorts of fabulous food. We have in mind the kind of food that would make us crave it in the future so bad that we would come back to NYC just for it, LOL.

Anything that would be different & better than what we could get in Seattle. That probably doesn't help you much if you're not familiar with Seattle, LOL. No chain restaurants unless it's very unique to NYC.

Italian, fast food, chinese, steak, whatever "you" crave.

It doesn't have to be expensive or cheap. It doesn't have to be healthy or not. Just really good. I'll give you an example. Most Thai restaurants make red curry. Most of them are good but not memorable. A few here in Seattle are so good that you can still taste & enjoy it in your mind even a week after you ate it. Same with Penne alla vodka from our favorite restaurant in Seattle.

Also since we won't have a car, it should be fairly easy access either by public transit or walking. Keep in mind we don't mind places outside of Manhattan. We're not afraid of taking the subway & buses to get to a place to have a memorable meal even if that place is just a street cart. If it serves fabulous food, that's were we want to be.

So what food have you had in NYC that was so good that you crave it once in a while or all the time LOL?

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1. Re: What dish/restaurants do you crave in NYC?

Pastrami/corned beef combo on rye @ Katz's' or Sarge's or the Carnegie Deli..........

Edited: 09 April 2010, 03:56
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2. Re: What dish/restaurants do you crave in NYC?

cheesecake at Juniors! OMG

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3. Re: What dish/restaurants do you crave in NYC?

Pastrami at the Second Avenue Deli


Pizza from a coal-fired oven at John's on Bleecker Street


Puerto Rican food at La Fonda Boricua


A fresh made bagel from Ess-a-Bagel


Steak at Peter Luger's


dessert at Max Brenner's


My husband would say (and I like them, too) eggs benedict at Sarabeth's


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4. Re: What dish/restaurants do you crave in NYC?

When we go out of town we have discovered the pizza is never anywhere near as good. You can check this forum for pizza suggestions.

Everyone has their favorite but my point is even our mediocre pizza is better than anywhere else.

Also cheese cake, nothing like a NY cheese cake!

And bagels. My aunt lives in Seattle though I have not been in a while.

When we go out of town when we get back we have pizza cheese cake and crave it while we are gone. Also good Italian food.

Here is a list of the top bagels.


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5. Re: What dish/restaurants do you crave in NYC?

Doughnuts from the Donut Plant and french fries from Pommes Frites!

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6. Re: What dish/restaurants do you crave in NYC?

Have you seen the thread about one New York dish no visitor should miss?


Or this one about must-try foods?


This one deals with restaurants more specifically:


Edited: 09 April 2010, 13:11
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7. Re: What dish/restaurants do you crave in NYC?

The spaghetti with tomato sauce and wild mushrooms on creamy polenta at Scarpetta (if you watched the Bourdain techniques episode this week, it's that tomato sauce - Scott Conant)

The baigan bartha at Dhaba. Im addicted and have it at least once a week

everything bagels, or whole wheat everything bagels at Murray's

The banh mi at Baogette on Lex and 27th or the place on Broome near Mulberry - Saigon Banh Mi, I think.

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8. Re: What dish/restaurants do you crave in NYC?

Sorry Foodee--- but the pizza in Boston is far superior to that in New York.

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9. Re: What dish/restaurants do you crave in NYC?

I agree with Crans - check out those excellent previous threads.

Here are a couple more:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1083461… What_is_the_first_food_that_comes_to_mind_when_entering_NYC-

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k3210601… Must_eat_places

We also often reco taking a food tour. These get raves:



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10. Re: What dish/restaurants do you crave in NYC?

This thread is making me hungry! Pizza, cheesecake and Calzone sums it up in all its cheesy goodness :)