Shelsky's Brooklyn Bagels, from the same people behind Shelsky's deli/appetizing store on Court Street, is a little counter-service spot in Park Slope where you can get some very good bagel and bialy sandwiches. While there’s nowhere to sit down, you won't mind eating yours standing up - or bringing it wherever you’re headed, if you can wait that long. Get one with gravlax, pastrami-smoked salmon, or pork roll.
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Giuseppina’s is a wood-fired pizza spot in South Slope from some of the people behind Lucali.
Rose's serves elevated pub grub and an excellent cheeseburger in the original Franny's space, a couple blocks from the Barclays Center.
Haenyeo is a walk-in-only spot in Park Slope with a fun atmosphere and some very good Korean food.
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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.
Katz’s Deli isn’t just a Classic NYC Establishment, it’s a landmark that deserves government funding at this point.
Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop
A classic lunch counter that’s been around since 1929 in the heart of Flatiron.
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Russ & Daughters Cafe
Russ & Daughters has finally expanded, after 100 years in business. Now you can sit down in a comfy booth while you enjoy your lox, and it’s glorious.
Barney Greengrass is the definition of a Classic NYC Establishment. What’s not to love about a 100-year-old tradition of sturgeon scrambled eggs and a H&H bagel with lox, cream cheese and tomato?
Black Seed Bagels
Are Black Seed Bagels the best bagels in New York City? Is there even such a thing? Can’t we just eat them?
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