Slideshow: Summer in the City: Our Favorite Foods to Beat the Heat in NYC

Artichoke Croquette at Ginny's Supper Club
Artichoke Croquette at Ginny's Supper Club
The hot croquette is offset by a cool and crisp watercress soup.

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Moutabbal Almayass at Almayass
Moutabbal Almayass at Almayass
Puréed beets with tahini, garlic, and lemon.

[Photograph: Jessica Leibowitz]

Avocado Salad at Empellón Cocina
Avocado Salad at Empellón Cocina
Crunchy bulgur, barley, and buckwheat marry well with the creaminess of the avocado.

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Cucumber Salad at Grand Sichuan
Cucumber Salad at Grand Sichuan
An addictive scallion sauce is added to these crunchy cucumbers.

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Pea Soup at Junoon
Pea Soup at Junoon
Cold pea soup is incredibly refreshing and light.

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Carrot Salad at ABC Kitchen
Carrot Salad at ABC Kitchen
Carrots are roasted and tossed with avocado and a roasted-citrus dressing.

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Sushi at Neta
Sushi at Neta
Neta makes some of our favorite sushi in New York.

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Granitas at Amorino Gelato
Granitas at Amorino Gelato
Fresh granita made from strawberries and lemons.

[Photograph: Kath YL Chan]

Yoghurt Pana Cotta at Craft
Yoghurt Pana Cotta at Craft
The panna cotta is tangy, but it's the cucumber-watercress sorbet that really cools you down.

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Spicy Diced Rabbit at Cafe China
Spicy Diced Rabbit at Cafe China
Little bits of rabbit bones shouldn't deter you from this deliciously spicy dish.

[Photograph: Alice Gao]

Silky Tofu at Cocoron
Silky Tofu at Cocoron
Cold and refreshing, this is the tofu you've been waiting for.

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Ice Cream Sandwiches at Melt Bakery
Ice Cream Sandwiches at Melt Bakery
Don't miss the red velvet and curry coconut sandwiches.

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Smoked Turkey Sandwich at Olive's
Smoked Turkey Sandwich at Olive's
Avocado mayo is the star, but there's also turkey and bacon should you want them.

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Inaniwa Udon Noodles at Katsuno
Inaniwa Udon Noodles at Katsuno
Noodles with some bite in a cold broth, ready to be slurped.

[Photograph: Joe DiStefano]

Lobster Roll at Luke's Lobsters
Lobster Roll at Luke's Lobsters
A lobster roll from a real Maine-ah. The real deal.

[Photograph: Erin Zimmer]