20 Food Places You Must Try if You Visit New York


20 Food Places You Must Try if You Visit New York

Cities are not only great because of their artistic or architectural tourist attractions, but they are also great because of their food. Our Team at Influence Digest has ventured on a quest to select 20 food places you must try if you visit New York, so if this is your next destination, take paper and pencil and get ready to delight your palate.

Without further ado, here are 20 food places you must try if you visit New York:

Junior’s Restaurant&Cheesecake

Cheesecake is one of the most recognized desserts for its versatility. It can have infinite combinations as long as its most crucial ingredient is preserved: cheese. Junior’s Cheesecake & Restaurant has one of the best in NY.

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Le Relais de Venise

This restaurant serves only one dish: delicious grilled meat bathed in its emblematic secret sauce accompanied by crispy, golden brown potatoes. It is only one dish, but its flavour is worth a thousand.

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Emporio NYC

Emporio offers dishes for all times of the day and with a wide variety of flavours. It looks like a small restaurant, but its dishes make it huge.

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Magnolia Bakery

Everything in this bakery is so delicious that we can’t choose just one recommendation to make. Let their cakes and puddings take hold of you; their sweetness is inexplicable.Do you think you need it? Here we leave you their Instagram profile.


Levain Bakery

Continuing with the sweet recommendations, Levain Bakery has been baking beloved cookies since 1995 (yes, more than two decades ago). The more time passes, the more delicious they taste; they are a must in NY.

Their profile is spectacular – why aren’t you following them yet?!


Gray’s Papaya

Their hot dogs are the perfect materialization of the word DELICIOUS. We don’t understand how they do it, but their food seems to be almost addictive.

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The Halal Guys

These guys seem to know everything about gyros, falafel and chicken. Their food is famous all over NY and even all over the USA.

Check out their profile and feel free to feel hungry!



Eataly NYC Downtown

At Eataly you will find dishes and wines for a perfect pairing. Cheeses, hams, meats… What more can you ask from life?

Their  Instagram profile will catch your eye as it did with ours.




City Kitchen NYC

The good thing (perfect, in fact) about a place like City Kitchen is that it is not a restaurant, but a place where you can find several restaurants. In other words, it is a gastronomic corridor that you must visit in New York.

Head over to their profile for some photos of their restaurants.


Eileen’s Special Cheesecake

Let’s go back to the cheesecakes for a moment. Can you take a closer look at the picture we posted for a second? Your cheesecake looks so perfect, so creamy, so on point…. I wish we could take a bite to the photos.

Their Instagram profile has all de details!


Pommes Frites

At Pommes Frites, they serve Belgian potatoes: somewhat thick, golden, crispy, fluffy inside. And to accompany them, they offer delicious sauces.

In their profile you will find photos of the best potatoes, which by the way, you won’t find anywhere else.


Katz’s Delicatessen

Their beef and pastrami cannot be compared to any other. You’ll never guess how long the curing method can take…. Yeah, you weren’t even close. Their process can take up to 30 days and has no chemicals, making for an unparalleled taste.

We know you’ve been looking for a food like this, follow them on Instagram! 






Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken

Everywhere you look at this restaurant, you’re going to find one thing: crispy chicken. With mac and cheese, with fries, or on a burger. No matter what you combine it with, the crunch sound will always be there when you bite into it.

Take a look at their Instagram profile.



Zucker’s Bagels & Smoked Fish

Bagels are a very versatile base, and at Zucker’s, they serve them with many different things. You can check out their menu and see which one you’re craving for when you visit NY.

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Five Guys

At five guys, you can find hamburgers, fries and hot dogs, the quintessential American food. Their food is perfect for any day and any time.

Their Instagram profile looks delicious!



It’s the turn of the famous shake shack burger. Did you think it wasn’t going to be on this list? Well, you’re mistaken; their burger is a milestone.

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Ellens Stardust Diner

At Ellens Stardust Diner, you won’t just find food; you’ll find tons of fun. Music, music and more music, accompanied by delicious food. A show you can’t miss.

Become a part of their satisfied customers and follow them through their profile.


Ice & Vice

We only put one ice cream place on our list, and that is Ice & Vice because their product is amazing. With lots of flavours, creamy and in different presentations, you have to try it yourself.

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JG Melon – 74th & 3rd

This restaurant doesn’t sell just another hamburger. It’s the burger, with the golden brown bun, the meat in the perfect point… A must in the city. The restaurant also serves desserts in case you want to eat something sweet afterwards.

Their Instagram profile is amazing, check it out!

Max Brenner

The chocolate in this place is crazy, and when we say chocolate, we mean in any of its presentations. Desserts, drinks, cocktails, snacks and much more will be what you will find in Max Brenner, all with chocolate.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed the 20 food places you must try if You Visit New York!

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