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Cuisine of New York City

A slice of New York-style plain pizza

The cuisine of New York City comprises many cuisines belonging to various ethnic groups that have entered the United States through the city. Almost all ethnic cuisines are well represented in New York City, both within and outside of the various ethnic neighborhoods.[1] New York City was also the founding city of New York Restaurant Week which has spread around the world due to the discounted prices that such a deal offers.


  • Enclaves reflecting national cuisines 1
    • The Bronx 1.1
    • Queens 1.2
    • Brooklyn 1.3
    • Staten Island 1.4
    • Manhattan 1.5
  • Food identified with New York City 2
    • Food associated with or popularized in New York City 2.1
      • Eastern European Jewish cuisine 2.1.1
    • Dishes invented or allegedly invented in New York City 2.2
  • Street food 3
  • Notable food and beverage companies 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • Further reading 7
  • External links 8

Enclaves reflecting national cuisines

The Bronx


An Indian restaurant in Jackson Heights


Staten Island


Food identified with New York City

Food associated with or popularized in New York City

  • Hot dogs – Served with sauerkraut, sweet relish, onion sauce, or mustard.[2]

Eastern European Jewish cuisine

Bagel and lox

Much of the cuisine usually associated with New York City stems in part from its large community of Eastern European Jews and their descendants. The world famous New York institution of the "Delicatessen," commonly referred to as a "Deli," was originally an institution of the city's Jewry. Much of New York City's Jewish fare has become popular around the globe, especially bagels. (New York City's Jewish community is also famously fond of Chinese food, and many members of this community think of it as their second ethnic cuisine.)[4]

Dishes invented or allegedly invented in New York City

Street food

Pizza truck in Midtown
Vendor in New York City

Notable food and beverage companies

Serendipity 3 is a popular restaurant in the Upper East Side of Manhattan founded by Stephen Bruce in 1954.[8]

See also


  1. ^ Zelinsky, W. (1985). "The roving palate: North America's ethnic restaurant cuisines". Geoforum 16: 51–72.  
  2. ^ a b c Let's Go New York City. Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Gilbert, Jonathan (2010). Michelin Green Guide New York City. Portugal: Michelin España.  
  4. ^ Tuchman, Gary; Harry Gene Levine (October 1993). "New York Jews and Chinese Food: The social construction of an ethnic pattern" (PDF). Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 22 (3): 1.  
  5. ^ Editorial (5 March 1915). Chicken a la King Inventor Dies. New York Tribune, pg. 9, col. 5
  6. ^ Barron, James (December 8, 2005). "The Cookie That Comes Out in the Cold". New York Times. 
  7. ^ Knafo, Saki. "Decline of the Dog". New York Times. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Serendipity 3". Retrieved March 10, 2009. 

Further reading

  • Hauck-Lawson, Annie; Deutsch, Jonathan, eds. (2010). Gastropolis: Food & New York City. New York: Columbia University Press.  
  • Sietsema, Robert. "10 Iconic Foods of New York City, and Where To Find Them." Village Voice. Friday February 17, 2012.

External links

  • New York Food Anywhere
  • Who Cooked That Up?
  • New York Gastronomic & Cultural Food Tours
  • Explore Manhattan's Unique Neighborhoods and Foods
  • The Best Of Brooklyn Multicultural Ethnic Neighborhood Food Tasting and Culture Tour
  • Find NYC street food vendors
  • Great Eating In Flushing
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