New York’s Finest: The Best Restaurants that Should be on a Foodie’s Bucket List
Dining in New York can be exciting, especially for first-time visitors. With so many options to choose from, deciding where to eat can be overwhelming. Thankfully, tour guide Nick Herle knows the best spots in the city. Check out this list for his recommendations.
The Halal Guys
What started as a food cart in Manhattan became a franchise consisting of restaurants and carts not just in New York but even in other countries. For those who enjoy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine will surely love the menu here. Even if the lines could be long, a taste of its combo chicken, gyro, and falafel will truly be worth all the waiting, Nick Herle says. Of course, tourists shouldn’t miss out on the savory white sauce.
This restaurant has been delighting New Yorkers for over 50 years. Nick Herle suggests this place to families because of its cozy atmosphere and fantastic food. Known for its take on Italian American comfort food, it’s a must-visit place for foodies who are visiting NYC for the first time. Its whisper-thin pie crust has been a favorite of many patrons as well as its large but delicious servings of pasta. Though the wait could be long, diners will leave the place feeling happy and full.
Head to the Lower East Side to experience the iconic Katz’s, also known as the oldest deli in New York. According to Nick Herle, the diner is a must-visit place for those who learned a lot about the city from pop culture references such as in the movie “When Harry Met Sally.” But for foodies, it’s also known for serving the best pastrami sandwich in the city. Some of their best-sellers are the legendary pastrami hot sandwich, corned beef hot sandwich, and the turkey hot sandwich. Dining at Katz’s can be a little bit pricey, but it’s all worth it.
As a tour guide, Nick Herle is familiar with all the things that tourists can see and do in New York. He has even come up with a touring system for people with different interests, such as sports, theater, food, history, and more. Click here to learn more.