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10 Most Wanted NYC Foods

10 Most Wanted NYC Foods must be tried before you leave the city. As a native New Yorker and founder of Walking Tours Manhattan, I have always been in search of New York’s most iconic foods. This gastronomic endeavor has brought me to all neighborhoods in this great city, and here are my favorite foods in Manhattan. The order is random but all are #1 specific winners in each category.

Murry’s Bagels
Crunchy top with soft chewy center, and a lovely brown color.
500 6th Ave, and 242 8th Ave.

Joe’s Pizza
If the long lines didn’t impress you, then the thin-crust with fresh home-made tomato sauce and mozzarella will.
7 Carmine St

Magnolia Bakery
OK so there’re famous from Sex and the City, and responsible for long lines, but you won’t find a fresher or tastier cupcake.
401 Bleecker St

Yohah Schimmel’s Knish
This 100-year old institution is the last knish baker standing on the Lower East Side, have the potato, its soft in the center with a light pastry shell baked to perfection.
137 East Houston St.

Jacques Torres Chocolates
Parisian born chocolate master known for his tasty chocolates and beautiful design.
His chocolate cookie is a must taste, plus you’ll love his bonbons.
350 Hudson Street.

Katz’s Deli
Hot dogs from a grey water food vendor, fuhgetabouit! This is the real deal, all beef, secret spices, juicy, with that unforgettably snap. Don’t forget to buy a pastrami sandwich before you leave.
205 East Houston St.

Prosperity Dumplings
This restaurant is the size of an elevator, but the pork dumplings are huge. A delicious bargain at 5 for 1 dollar.
46 Eldridge St.

Junior’s Cheesecake
They’ve been baking this winner for over 60 years, and have it down pat. Best to let it sit 1 hour before eating.
1515 Broadway

Rocco’s Cannoli
Have the mini, a little taste of heaven in your mouth, piped fresh when you order.
243 Bleecker St.

L’Arte del Gelato
Made in small batches, incredibly fresh with an excellent assortment of flavors, including sorbets.
75 9th Ave. (Chelsea Market)

10 Most Wanted NYC Foods allows you to travel to different neighborhoods in the city. You’ll visit the Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, SoHo, and Chelsea, great residential areas to see where real New Yorkers live and see the uniqueness in each place.

New York City food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

Written up in the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.
Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

Article written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2007.

If you’re interested in New York walking tours;
Please visit our website: http://walkingtoursmanhattan.com

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