New York is the mecca for foodies and the most innovative dishes on the planet. You definitely shouldn't miss the following delicacies when you're in New York:
1. Shake Shack
One of the most popular burger fast food chains in New York: Take a little time as the queues are sometimes really long. But the wait will be worth it for you :) . There are a few branches in Manhattan located on 44th St. and 8th Ave. is closest to Times Square.
2. Bagel Ess-a-Bagel
New Yorkers don't miss their morning bagel for breakfast. You can order particularly delicious bagels from "Ess-a-Bagel. In addition to the ready-made bagel, you can also have one filled according to your taste.
The bagel shop is located in the "Business District" of Manhattan, which is home to countless office buildings. The UN building can also be reached on foot from here in about 7 minutes
Address: 831 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
The famous Hollywood classic Harry and Sally took place here. Katz's is one of the most famous restaurants in New York and offers the best pastrami sandwich (spiced, smoked and boiled beef) in the city.
Address: 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
4. Five Guys with a hidden prohibition bar
A very popular burger chain across America: However, there is a very special location in Manhattan. In the West Village there is a Five Guys store, which has a secret bar from the Prohibition era. If you go through the shop to the end, there will be a door on the right that will take you to the "secret bar" "The Garret". Every Monday and Wednesday we visit the most famous secret Prohibition bars on our tour ( CLICK HERE )
Attention please!!! Under no circumstances should you enter if you have an allergy to peanuts.
Address: 296 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
5. Hamburgers at Brooklyn Surf Bar
A little insider tip for anyone who might want to escape busy Manhattan for a few hours: The restaurant is located in cool Brooklyn and can be easily reached with the L Subway. Just get off at the first stop "Bedford Avenue" and then it's about a 5 minute walk until you come across this cozy beach house. The hamburgers and fries are very tasty and are served on a small surfboard. And you can also look at the interesting street art in the heart of Williamsburg on the way to this location.
Address: 139 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11222
6. Hot dog at one of the many mobile “food trucks”
New York City is the most expensive city in the world. And Manhattan is the most expensive district in New York. So you get rid of your dollars pretty quickly here. It's good that there are also a few cheaper offers . If you feel hungry every now and then, you can simply take a short break at one of the many food trucks. Don't be afraid to buy something there (don't forget to ask about the price beforehand), because these trucks are also very popular with New Yorkers themselves. :)
For the sweet tooth:
7. Magnolia Bakery:
This pastry shop became famous through the television series “Sex and the City” . It has several branches such as those near Rockefeller Center and in the West Village. Since there is no seating, I recommend the store near Rockefeller Center. Bryant Park is just a stone's throw away from there, which is a great place where you can enjoy your delicacies. Try the real New York Cheesecake , the Red Velvet Cheesecake and the Banana Pudding that originally made Magnolia Bakery so popular! :)
Address: 1240 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10020, United States
8. Levain Bakery:
If you don't want to miss the best chocolate chip (i.e. chocolate cookie), you should visit the Levain Bakery. Since the store is located right next to Central Park, you can ideally combine this visit with a walk in what is probably the most famous city park in the world.
Address: W 74th St, New York, NY, USA
This is a chain known throughout America. You can get creative here and put together your own ice cream! Vanilla ice cream with caramel, almonds and Oreos? Or with Twix or Kitkat? Whatever you like best, you can easily put together there. You pay based on the size and number of ingredients you choose. And don't worry if you're missing some English words. The ingredients are all draped in such a way that you can express your wishes to the employees simply by pointing to them. :)
One of the stores is located directly between Times Square and our travel center. Please don't forget to bring us some ice cream if you want to pay us a visit with your Cold Stone ice cream. ;)
10. Dominique Ansel Bakery
An absolute must for every New York fan: the Cronut, which is only available in New York. However, getting to one requires some preparation time. The bakery opens at 8 a.m. So you should be there by 7:20 at the latest to make sure you get a Cronut. New Yorkers line up in the morning for this treat. Each visitor is allowed to order a maximum of 2 Cronuts. If getting up early isn't your thing, you can also pre-order your Cronuts. However, this must be done at least 2 weeks in advance.
Address: 189 Spring Street (between Sullivan and Thompson) New York, NY 10012