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This counter-service spot in Murray Hill serves inventive Korean-Cajun dishes like gochujang-marinated fried chicken and gumbo with a side of okra kimchi.
Some of the best pizza in Brooklyn is currently being made in an “off-brand home oven” in Bushwick. To get it, you’ll need to DM Chrissy's Pizza on Instagram.
At this counter-service Caribbean spot in Harlem, something with jerk sauce on it should be your go-to order.
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.
Royal Rib House
Royal Rib House has been a Bed-Stuy BBQ hot spot for more than 30 years. The lines are long, but the food is good enough to make you forget about the wait time.
The Original Soup Kitchen
This place isn't just a destination for George Constanza photos and “No Soup For You” merch. The soup is worth returning for.
Dave's Hot Chicken
Dave’s Hot Chicken, which started in LA, is a fast food joint with juicy fried chicken that comes in seven spice levels ranging from No Spice to Reaper.
There are things you need to experience before you die. One of them is Detroit-style pizza, and Ace's Pizza at Rockefeller Center has some of the city's best.
The problem with this location of Pick-A-Bagel on 77th and Lex is that you’re just not sure what you’re going to get.
The Italian sandwiches from this Florence import are huge, and you'll want to try every single one.
Chicken & The Egg
This mostly-takeout East Village spot has some of the better fried chicken sandwiches in the city.
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.
Make no mistake, this Syrian and Korean spot in Windsor Terrace does not serve fusion food. Order from both sides of the menu, because both are excellent.
Charles Pan-Fried Chicken
This Upper West Side outpost of the popular spot that started in Harlem will satisfy your soul food craving whenever it hits.
Antojitos Mexicanos in Sunset Park has great tacos, and judging by the constant flow of traffic here, people are aware of this.
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.
Stop by this Astoria pizza shop for their pillowy crust, silky vodka sauce, and legendary clam pies.
The Best New Pizza In NYC
NYC has a lot of good pizza. These new spots are its rising stars.