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Where to Eat Before or After a Concert at Terminal 5

Ben Jay 20 comments

Terminal 5 has some great music, but its location on 11th Avenue and 56th Street, seemingly closer to New Jersey than the rest of Manhattan, means plenty of aggravation when looking for a decent bite nearby. But there are some good places to eat in the area; here's where you should go. More

16 Great Ways to Eat Squid and Octopus in NYC

Miki Kawasaki 12 comments

We've rounded up 16 of our favorite dishes in New York that feature squid, octopus, and cuttlefish. From zesty calamari in the Bensonhurst to live sannakji in Flushing, check them all out in our slideshow! More

The Best Affordable Lunches in Midtown East

Rabi Abonour 2 comments

If you're tired of the same sad delis and fast food chains in Midtown East, we have you covered with the neighborhood's best, most reliable fast and cheap lunches, from deli sandwiches to falafel to Indian street food. More

The Best Food to Eat Around Yankee Stadium in the Bronx

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 4 comments

You could stick to Yankee Stadium's improved but pricey concessions, or you could be bolder, save a few (read: a lot) of bucks, and venture out into the surrounding neighborhood. The Bronx is a wonderful place to eat if you know where to look, and we have you covered. More

Where to Eat a Pre- or Post-Theater Dinner in NYC (Our Updated Guide)

Miki Kawasaki 12 comments

Whether you're looking for a fancy pre-theater dinner or just want to grab a fast and inexpensive post-show bite, here's an updated list of our favorite Theater District eats that will help you select from the cream of the area's very crowded crop. More

NYC's Must-Eat Lamb Dishes

Marissa Sertich Velie 10 comments

Spring's starting to hit its stride. There are ramps on menus again, markets are getting their first spring veggies, and most meatily, lamb is on our minds. From tartare to salad to stir fries and kebabs, here are 17 of our favorite lamb dishes that the city has to offer, all available year-round. More

The Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in NYC

Rabi Abonour 15 comments

In addition to new waves of vegetarian-friendly ethnic restaurants across the city, more and more chefs are focusing on making vegetables just as delicious as their meaty main course alternatives. We've rounded up some of our favorite vegetarian-friendly restaurants in the city, from casual sandwich spots to fine dining palaces. More

The Best Lobster Rolls in NYC

J. Kenji López-Alt 28 comments

After having tasted rolls from nearly every shop that specializes in them, here are my three favorite. All of these guys to it right. Their rolls nail that simple balance between buttery bun (top-split New England-style, of course) and sweet, fresh lobster meat that tastes of lobster, not mayonnaise or dressing. Any of these rolls would be worth a detour in a drive along the New England coast. More

26 Must-Eat Dumplings in NYC

Miki Kawasaki 22 comments

Jiaozi, pierogi, ravioli. Nearly every culture offers up its own take on the dumpling. Luckily, here in New York City, it's possible to try as many globe-trotting variations as your heart desires. We've made a list 26 different dumplings worth seeking out. More

Roti, Shark, and Buss-Up Shot: Get to Know the Trinidadian Food of NYC

Ben Pomeroy 7 comments

New York's Trini diaspora has settled across a few enclaves in Queens and Brooklyn, with casual restaurants, steam tables, and roti shops to feed them. Follow along on our tour to see what they're cooking. More

6 NYC Flat Breads You Should Be Eating

Good Bread Andrew Coe 4 comments

The loaf bread, great as it is, does not fit all purposes. Sometimes you want something custom-made for wrapping, dipping, or chewing. Flat breads are the answer, and not just pocket-filled pita. So here I present my favorite flat breads, many from the city's ethnic bakeries, whose whose customers understand the value and flavor of the 2-D loaf. More

Your NYC St. Patrick's Day Irish Food Itinerary

Ashley Tam 4 comments

St. Patrick's Day is coming up on March 17th, which means that whether or not we actually have Irish ancestry, we get to pretend to be Irish anyway. One of the best parts? Planning where to eat. We've looked back at our favorite pot pies, fish and chips, and corned beef—traditional Irish and otherwise—to tell you where to get the best. More

Kenji's Top 10 Vegan Bites in Manhattan

J. Kenji López-Alt 11 comments

This year during The Vegan Experience, I focussed almost exclusively on recipes. I'm proud of them, but it did mean that I had very few opportunities to go out and eat. I tried to make the best of it when I did, and with that in mind, here are my ten favorite vegan bites and restaurants in Manhattan. More

The Best Food in Grand Central Terminal

Marissa Sertich Velie 4 comments

Nothing works up an appetite like traveling or long commutes, and Grand Central Terminal's cornucopia of quick-service eateries means you're never at a loss for choice. But where should you go for an actually good cup of coffee or a lunch more satisfying than a limp $12 sandwich? More

A Tour of the East Village's Borscht Belt Restaurants and Lunch Counters

Max Falkowitz 22 comments

The East Village's borscht belt takes all comers, old foreigners next to fresh new faces, forming one of the city's most democratic public spaces. And come icy winters, their bowls of chicken soup and plates of potato dumplings satisfy like nothing else. Here's a roster of the old timers that are still standing, with field notes on what to order. More

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Local Neighborhood Restaurants in NYC

The Serious Eats Team 8 comments

Team Serious Eats goes far and wide when we eat out for work, but when we're "off duty," you're more likely to find us closer to home at bars. Where do we eat when it's just for fun? Here are our favorite tried-and-true local restaurants. More

15 Salads We Love in NYC

Rabi Abonour 7 comments

There's no shortage of great salads in New York. Here are 15 that are so good, so memorable, they've become menu mainstays. More

An 11-Stop Tour of Chinatown and Little Italy for Under $15 a Head

J. Kenji López-Alt 20 comments

A couple weeks back, my wife gave me a challenge: entertain her two friends visiting from Colombia with a food tour of Little Italy and Chinatown that lived up to my own standards of good food, catered to their tourist desires for a bit of history and a unique-to-New York feel, and clocked in at under $20 per person. More

18 Winter-Proof Pastas in NYC

Rabi Abonour 10 comments

In frosty times like these, few things are as satisfying as digging into a hearty plate of pasta. This isn't the season for light olive oil and tomato dishes—we're craving cream and butter sauces, meaty ragus, and lots of lasagna. To that end, here are some of our favorite pastas for fighting back the cold. More

23 Asian Noodle Dishes We Love in NYC

Rabi Abonour 7 comments

From China to Japan, Korea to Tibet, you can cross most of Asia by hopping from one noodle restaurant in New York to another. But with Japanese ramen, Chinese chow fun, Tibetan boe thuk, and Uyghur lagman all at your disposal, where do you start looking for the best? Here are 23 of our favorite noodles to get you started. More

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