Summer means it’s finally time to travel and explore a new place. If you decide to take a trip to the city that never sleeps I highly, highly, highly recommend stopping at some of these restaurants for a quick bite or a sit down meal! From my experience, here are what I’ve found to be the best food places in NYC.
Best Pizza: Artichoke Bastille’s
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza is hands down the best pizza you can find in the city. If you couldn’t already tell by the name of the spot, their most popular pizza is the artichoke pizza. The giant slices and fresh cheeses is sure to make you believe New York has the best pizza in the country. The pizza is so good, it’s been nationally recognized. Owners were on The Chew and The Tonight show with Jay Leno.
Best Family Restaurant: Carmine’s
If you’re traveling with a big group of people stopping for a meal at Carmine’s is a must. The Italian restaurant is served family style and they aren’t joking about the portion sizes. When the waiter says a dish will feed four, the dish WILL feed four. Unlike Olive Garden, Carmine’s food is authentic Italian-American cuisine. Located in the heart of the city, you can either talk a stroll through Times Square or through the theatre district to work off the heavy meal you are bound to have.
Best After Bar Eats: Wo Hop
For the college student who’s traveling on a budget Wo Hop is the place to go for late night eats. Open 10am-7am this Cantonese restaurant is perfect for post-bar food. In business for 72 years the low-key spot has barely changed, it’s still inexpensive and old fashioned. Be sure to have cash on you as they do not accept cards. Wo Hop is popular among locals and is not widely known to out-of-towners, so eating here is sure to make you feel like a true New Yorker.
Best Date Night Spot: Victor’s Cafe
Next date night be sure to take your special someone to Victor’s Cafe for an intimate meal of New York’s finest Cuban cuisine. The restaurant, over a 50 year period, has been passed down through three generations but maintained the quality of the food. Favorited by celebs like Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz, Mike Tyson and Bryan Cranston this place is sure to impress your date. After dinner definitely order the flan, but be sure to each get one as you will probably not want to share.
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