Gallery: Announcing the Winners of the Serious Eats People's Choice Awards

Best Old-School Pizza
Best Old-School Pizza

Surprising no one at Serious Eats, Di Fara won for the best old-school pizza in the five boroughs.

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Best New School Pizza
Best New School Pizza

For the second year running, Motorino won your vote for the best new-school pizza.

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[Photograph: Adam Kuban]

Best Bagel
Best Bagel

While we can't quite say we agree, your votes are the ones that count—Ess-A-Bagel wins the Serious Eats People's Choice Award as the best bagel in New York.

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Best Croissant
Best Croissant

Balthazar, the iconic Soho bistro and bakery, wins your vote for the best croissant.

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Best Falafel
Best Falafel

Joining just about everyone in the Serious Eats office, you overwhelmingly declared the West Village's Taim the best falafel in New York.

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Best Burger
Best Burger

Another nonsurprise: The Shake Shack dominated the Best Burger category, winning almost half the vote.

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Best Food Neighborhood
Best Food Neighborhood

Whether for ice cream at Sundaes and Cones (pictured, left), Momofuku anything, closet-sized restaurants or Japanese bakeries, the East Village is your food neighborhood of choice.

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Best Cheesecake
Best Cheesecake

Our readers know good cheesecake, as made clear when Two Little Red Hens won handily.

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Best Hot Dog
Best Hot Dog

Gray's Papaya wasn't far behind, but the fancy pups at Crif Dogs won your vote for New York's best hot dog.

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Best Fried Chicken, A Three-Way Tie
Best Fried Chicken, A Three-Way Tie

Perhaps the three least similar entrants—Popeye's, The Redhead, and Momofuku Noodle Bar—all tied for first place. Lesson learned? One can love all sorts of fried chicken.

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Best New Food Truck
Best New Food Truck

The winner by a landslide was your friend and ours, The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. We're looking forward to their truck back on the street this spring!

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Best Hot Chocolate
Best Hot Chocolate

Jacques Torres calls his hot chocolate "famous"; you call it New York's best.

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Best Deli
Best Deli

Again, just as we expected—Katz's wins your vote for New York's best deli.

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Best Ice Cream
Best Ice Cream

When it comes to frozen treats, our readers go for the custard —the Shake Shack's frozen custard, that is.

Best Coffee
Best Coffee

While our readers reached no true coffee consensus, Cafe Grumpy had the most loyal fans, winning the title of New York's best coffee.

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[Photo: Gary Soup on Flickr]

Best Cupcake
Best Cupcake

Naming the city's best cupcake appeared to be a matter of grave importance; in the end, it was Sugar Sweet Sunshine that won out.

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