Food Lover’s Guide to NYC

There are few places on the face of the earth that feature as many iconic sites, bustling streets, and brim with a culture so vivid that it dazzles. Well, NYC is the place that never sleeps, but as you are about to discover, also an urban hub that always eats.

The Holidays always include a lot of prepping and cooking for guests: That is all nice and jolly, but sometimes you just want to sit back and let others do the heavy lifting. So, it’s time to relax and enjoy the best that New York City has to offer.

We’ll present some unique food experiences that go beyond regular chain restaurants, as well as places that are sure to satisfy even the biggest and most sophisticated foodies out there.

Different strokes for different folks

Let’s start the list off with a bang, the Food and Culture walking tours. They give you a chance to spend hours eating a handful of incredible dishes. It’s also a great way to learn more about the history and culture of the booming metropolis. One of my personal favorites is the tour that involves sacred places for New York food aficionados, the Nolita and Noho.

While you’re at it, you’ll walk the streets and visit locations made famous by criminal overlords, like John Gotti, and cult filmmakers in the league of Martin Scorsese. There are some hidden gems along the way as well, where you can dive into the traditional recipes and centuries-old secrets. I would surely not miss Emporio Ristorante, which specializes in brick-oven pizzas.

Furthermore, a great restaurant isn’t hard to come by in New York, even when wandering around on your own. For instance, the Mediterranean cuisine has reached the level of art in places like Fig & Olive. On the other hand, Parm stands out in the domain of Italian-American comfort food. The buzz-worthy, yo! certainly sparks interest as a master of Asian fusion and sushi-grade fish preparation.

An open secret

Moving on, Brooklyn Kitchen is something really special, a place where one can gain deeper insights into cooking science. Namely, people come here to get armed to the teeth with aprons, knives, and culinary knowledge. You can count on an amazing instructor who will guide you through all the ins and outs of preparing a brunch to remember.

The class lasts two hours and is broken down into phases that cover every aspect of meal preparation, including knife skills, egg poaching, and dough kneading. So, ready to learn amazing cooking techniques and steal the show the next chance you get? If the answer is no, and you just want to taste something delicious without lifting a finger, we still got you covered.

At your service

The good news is that the catering options across the city are fantastic. There’s a variety of full-service caterers like Chef Army Averca that can go toe to toe with the finest food establishments in New York.  The opportunities when it comes to boutique and drop-off catering abound as well. Everyone can discover a new exciting taste, such as a pomegranate-glazed shrimp kebab. 

Likewise, one of the most exciting trends you might want to check out is the mixology NYC style. Riding on the waves of creativity, daring practitioners bring craft cocktails to life and pair them with remarkable gourmet food. Believe me, the two are a match made in heaven and drive the real renaissance in cocktail drinking and invention.

Last but not the least we have the beloved food trucks. The Halal Guys are perhaps the most well-known example of local business (started in Manhattan in 1990) that has attained global fame. There’s hardly a better way to taste the gyro platter or a falafel sandwich. If the Korean barbeque is more up your alley, make sure to find a Korean BBQ truck and have your insides screaming in joy.

Heaven in your mouth

Take the party out of your apartment and hit some of the hottest places in the Big Apple. Let the pros work their culinary magic and you handle the rest. Or if you want, you can familiarize yourself with cooking craft and purchase some groceries to go down the DIY road.

In any event, there’s a slew of trends you can choose to get on board with. Dining is possible on all budgets and for all tastes. So, find your food sanctuary and taste something mouth-watering and soul-warming. After that, you can take a stroll and walk off the calories, at least until you stumble upon the next eatery that’s a foodie’s dream come true.

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