Here are a few of my favorite New York City food:
Grilled corn - Cafe Habana, NoLita
|Cafe Habana's famed grilled corn|
This grilled corn smothered with cotija cheese, butter, spices, and fresh lime is the perfect way to start off your Cafe Habana meal. Although this tiny Cuban diner also makes a strong mojito and serves up an award-winning Cuban sandwich, it's the corn that has me returning again and again. If you're not one for waiting (expect at least an hour during busy dining hours), head around the corner to Habana To Go where you can grab a few select menu items, including (thank goodness!) the grilled corn, over the counter.
Slice of artichoke pizza - Artichoke Basille's Pizza, East Village
|Artichoke pizza, fresh out of the oven|
This ain't your average New York City pizza! There isn't one thing that sets Artichoke pizza apart from all the other pizza shops, but the gooey cheese, roasted artichokes, fresh herbs, and garlic cream sauce definitely have something to do with it. A slice of Artichoke pizza makes for an delicious and fast meal (trust me, the slices are HUGE). And for a mere $4.50 per slice, it's one of New York City's best food deals. Open until 4am during the week and 5:30am on weekends, you can often find it packed with locals on their way home after a night out in the East Village, which is a sight to see in itself as well!
Deli food - Carnegie Deli, Theatre District
|A classic Rueben sandwich at Carnegie Deli|
Choosing a favorite deli in New York City is like picking your favorite child; it's near impossible to
|I never end a meal at Carnegie Deli's without their cheese blintzes|
Oh dear. Now I've done it. I've made myself hungry and craving cheese blintzes. Alright, gotta go!
Watch out for my follow-up post: New Discoveries in New York City Food coming soon!
What is YOUR can't-miss New York City food?
© Connie Hum 2012