There is no shortage of old-school smoked fish delis on the Upper West Side, but Murray’s has been around since 1946, and it’s one of the best in its category. Hit it up on Sunday mornings, and try the tuna salad, lox, and homemade bialys.
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Hummus Place has does casual Middle-Eastern food on the Upper West Side, and it's both kosher and vegetarian.
If you’re looking to have a fun group dinner by 96th Street on the UWS, Moonrise Izakaya is the best choice.
Saiguette is a little Vietnamese place that makes the best (and largest) banh mi on the Upper West Side.
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2nd Ave Deli
When the original 2nd Ave Deli closed, lots of New Yorkers channeled some nostalgic rage. At the new Murray Hill location, the old school charm may be gone, but the matzoh ball soup and pastrami sandwich have remained pretty much untouched.
Royal Crown Bakery
Royal Crown Bakery on Staten Island sells Italian cookies, cakes, and pastries, as well as to-go lunch stuff like sandwiches with sweet soppressata.
Citizens of Gramercy
If you want to eat some avocado toast or a grain bowl in Gramercy, go to Citizens of Gramercy. It’s an Australian café, and it’s full of plants.
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