10 Delicious Must Eat Foods in NYC August 01 2014

New York City is one of the culinary capitals of the world. The Big Apple's history and identity is best explored through its food - dishes given a new home by waves of immigrant communities and turned into New York City icons. Whether you’re a food lover visiting the city for the first time or a native New Yorker here is a list of classic New York City foods and experiences!


1. Bagels

Bagels are one of New York's most iconic foods—and for good reason. There must be something magical in the water here in New York that gets the perfect amount of chewiness outside and softness inside.

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2. Burger

Choosing the best burger in New York City is almost as difficult as choosing shoes that match your dress. Both takes days even weeks.

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3. Pizza

New York style pizza just might be the most classic NYC food. There are books dedicated to the best Pizza in New York City and wars have been fought over who serves up the best slice. Here are some of the best $1 places link

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4. Steak

New York City's steak houses are the gold standard. A great steak should be crusty and tender, flavorful and pliant, and, at the very least, send juice down your chin and all of it you can expect in Big Apple.

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5. Hot Dog

Does any part of the country — the world — have a greater concentration of hot dog joints? Probably not! Hot dogs are one of the best food inventions of all time, and this city's got a million of them.

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6. Pastrami

Deli meat is something you must get when you’re in NYC. Pastrami sandwiches are a staple in New York City and have a rich NY history dating back to the people of Eastern Europe and Russia who settled lower Manhattan.

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7. Dim Sum

New York’s Chinatown is a great place to sample Dim Sum. It is served most often from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., as it is the Asian combination of breakfast, brunch and lunch in one delicious meal.

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8. Tacos

It no longer takes an infuriating expedition to find a good taco in New York City. The list of excellent taco shops, both high and low, continues to grow. 

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9. Chicken Tikka Masala

New York has always been marked by its love affair with spicy fare. CTM, a rich, creamy, tomato-based curry with tender, flavorful chunks of marinated and broiled chicken is no exception. 

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10. Kimchi

Koreans eat so much of this super-spicy condiment (40 pounds of it per person each year) that natives say “kimchi” instead of “cheese” when getting their pictures taken. A walk trough New York's Koreatown might change you forever.

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