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Old Xi'an Delicacy
Old Xi'an Delicacy serves Northwestern Chinese food in FiDi. Prioritize the cold noodles with tofu skin or anything with cumin lamb.
Lil Chef Mama
Lil Chef Mama should be your first choice for a Thai meal in FiDi. Be sure to focus on their house specials.
THEP is a Thai restaurant on the Upper East Side with an attractive space but uneven food.
If you’re in the mood for Mexican food, you'll find something you like on the massive menu at this casual Sunset Park spot.
Bring a group to this crowd-pleasing Midtown restaurant and share a bunch of dim sum and Szechuan dishes.
Lady's Seafood & Soulfood
This East Harlem soul food spot serves superior BBQ shrimp and stuffed salmon. Get here early, before they run out for the day.
Omar's Fine Cuisine
This nondescript Prospect Heights restaurant serves incredible Indian food, tasty fusion pizza, and, yes, even good bagels.
Instead of taking a 20-hour flight, come to Chard in Union Square for tasty Southeast Asian hawker center food.
In a neighborhood full of high-end restaurants, Takahachi in Tribeca stands out as a casual spot with relatively affordable and good quality sushi.
Indika House is an Indian take-out spot in Bushwick with Indo-Chinese and chaat options that make it worth a name drop.
Express Eatz is a takeout and delivery-only Nepali snack spot in Woodside with momos, chaats, and fried meat sticks that are all worth ordering.
Shalom Japan is what happens when two chefs from different backgrounds (Japanese & Jewish) fall in love and start making food instead of babies.
Root & Bone
Root & Bone in the East Village is Southern food done right. Hit it for dinner, hit it for brunch, hit it for takeout. Whatever you do, just hit it.
The Meatball Shop Chelsea
Reliable, delicious, and full of balls. If there’s not at Meatball Shop near you already, there will be soon. This thing is about to go full Shake Shack.
Bowery Meat Company
An East Village steakhouse that doesn’t really feel like a steakhouse. And that’s a good thing.
Le Fanfare is not a burlesque show in Paris, it’s a restaurant in Greenpoint from the folks behind Epistrophe Cafe. Go discover it sometime.
Playa Betty’s is a fun place to drink margaritas with a big group on the Upper West Side.