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Where to Eat Near Times Square (Our Updated Guide)

Lauren McInnes 12 comments

Two years ago we shared our picks for where to eat near Times Square, the focal point of New York's tourist economy and home to many a chain mega-restaurant. But amid the mammoth TGI Friday's and Guy Fieri's 500-seat restaurant, you'll find plenty of quality places for a quick bite, a casual lunch, or a full sit-down meal. This guide covers the picks from our original guide, plus our new favorite spots we've encountered since July 2011. More

14 Great Lunches in the Flatiron District

Amalia Safran 11 comments

The Flatiron District, named after its iconic wedge-shaped building, is always bustling, especially around lunch. But finding an especially good one in this busy office neighborhood can be more of a challenge than you'd think. With that in mind, we've compiled 14 of our favorite lunches in the area: budget-friendly sandwiches, filling noodle bowls, and some nicer sitdowns. More

Staff Picks: Our Best Cheap Eats in New York

The Serious Eats Team 9 comments

When it comes down to it, most of our favorite things to eat are pretty darn cheap. Sandwiches, burgers, pizza, ice cream...you have to work hard to get these over the $10 price point. But if we had to choose, what would be our absolute favorites? Here are nine ways we answer that question. More

15 Great Late Night Bites in Midtown

In the Midnight Hour The Serious Eats Team Post a comment

Eating well late at night in midtown isn't quite as easy as it is elsewhere in New York, but that doesn't mean you can't do well for yourself and your maybe-tipsy urges. So here's your guide: burgers, pizza, Korean Spam stews, street meat, and plenty more to eat in the business heart of Manhattan. More

10 Can't-Miss Autumn Sweets in NYC

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 4 comments

If I had it my way, pumpkin, apple, pecan, and all those warming, autumn-inspired treats would appear on the menu of bakeries and sweet shops all year long. But since that isn't happening anytime soon, I'll take what I can get for the next few months. That means caramel-laced pumpkin scones, pecan tarts with a spicy gingerbread crust, cranberry and apple cobblers topped with chantilly cream, and pumpkin custards. And that's just the beginning. More

Sugar Rush: Roasted Pineapple at Shake Shack UES

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

At the Upper East Side location of Shake Shack, the featured frozen custard topping this month is brown sugar-roasted pineapple. It's as good as it sounds, the sweet and deep flavor of brown sugar completely infused into chopped pineapple. More

Sugar Rush: September's Flavors of the Month

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

Most gelaterias and ice cream shops in town have "flavors of the month." September this year just happens to be a exceptionally great month flavor-wise. But you only have until this Friday to try them all. So get to it! More

5 Non-Traditional Soft-Serve Spots We Love

Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Here are five unique soft-serve spots we love; let us know if we've missed yours! More

Sugar Rush: Concrete Jungle at Shake Shack

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

How can you go wrong with familiar flavors—a whirl of vanilla custard blended with hot fudge, peanut butter and banana slices? More

12 Tourist Spots in New York That Are Actually Good

The Serious Eats Team 32 comments

Any number of guidebooks, newspaper articles, airline magazine roundups, or TV shows can give first-time New York visitors a lengthy eating itinerary. Unfortunately, their recommendations aren't always the best. The good news? Some oft-visited tourist destinations really do have great food. Here are our favorites. More

Ed's 10 Favorite Frozen Treats in New York City

Ed Levine 6 comments

After this long and arduous winter, we've finally had a few ice cream-worthy days. (Not that I have any problem eating ice cream in the cold. But you know what I'm saying, eaters.) In honor of the spring we have waited for so long, here are ten of my favorite frozen treats—from granitas and gelato to coffee malts and killer soft-serve. More

Top 10 Spots for Pumpkin Ice Cream in New York

Kathy YL Chan 8 comments

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, you may have buttery, flaky holiday pies on the brain. But don't forget about frozen pumpkin sweets, one of the real highlights of the season. We scouted the city for pumpkin goodness in all frozen forms—ice cream, custard, gelato and soft-serve—and here we present you our Top Ten. More

Shake Shack's Shacktoberfest Menu

Maggie Hoffman 2 comments

[Photographs: Robyn Lee] Since we like Oktoberfest, and we like Shake Shack, how could we not like Shacktoberfest? Until October 10th, all the Shake Shacks around town (except Citi Field and Saratoga Race Course) are offering special Oktoberfest menu... More

Tasting the New Concretes from Theater District Shake Shack

Leah Douglas 12 comments

[Photo: Robyn Lee] In another installment of the continued and delicious saga entitled "Shake Shack Takes New York," this week saw the opening of the new Theater District outpost of our favorite burgers-and-custard joint. We headed over to check... More

Photo(s) of the Day: Ravenous Squirrel at Shake Shack Wants to Eat Everything

Robyn Lee 29 comments

This squirrel is hungry for burgers. And beer. And hot chocolate. And french fries. More

Photo of the Day: French Fry-Loving Squirrel at Shake Shack

Robyn Lee 28 comments

[Photograph: Robyn Lee] If you want to see some fat, happy squirrels in New York City, go to Madison Square Park. This past Saturday while waiting for my order at Shake Shack, I noticed a plump squirrel perched on... More

What's Your Favorite Hot Chocolate In New York?

Carey Jones 16 comments

All the polls! Cold, rainy, windy, sleety, miserable—it's hot chocolate season in the city. And we're lucky to live in a place with dozens of throat-coating options. From the thick, festival-worthy hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows at City Bakery to... More

What's Your Favorite Burger In New York?

Carey Jones 54 comments

All the polls! Today in the Serious Eats New York People's Choice Awards, one we're sure will generate plenty of debate: the best burger in New York. Do you shell out $26 for a Black Label Burger, or wait an... More

Winter Warmers: Apple Cider and Doughnut Plant Munchkins at Shake Shack

Carey Jones 1 comment

Two of our favorites, together at last. The Feed tips us off to Shake Shack's newest winter treat: mulled cider with Doughnut Plant caramel apple doughnut holes for $3.75: "The doughnuts, came three to a wax-paper bag—the same type that... More

Sugar Rush: Pumpkin Pie Oh-My

Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

[Photo: Kathy Chan] What better way to end a stressful work week than with Shake Shack's Pumpkin Pie Oh-My? One big cup of custard with a whole slice of pumpkin homemade pumpkin pie whipped right in. And plenty of... More

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