New York City’s five boroughs offer ever-ascendant skyscrapers, unforgettable sights and endless markets – not to mention flavours of every imaginable nature. Immortalised in literature, photos and film, visitors often experience an overwhelming sense of familiarity. Having long enjoyed multiple homages to the metropolis, walking down the famed avenues and gazing up at the Empire State Building often prompts uncanny recognition. But despite familiarity at first, the unexpected tastes and eating experiences available are anything but familiar; with all the flavors of the world available in every conceivable incarnation.
New York’s culinary landscape is constantly changing, with chefs working tirelessly to reinvent and redefine, while others remain – joyfully and steadfastly – traditional. Whatever your culinary inclinations, put on your walking shoes, work up the healthiest of appetites, and get ready to stray through the streets of endlessly astounding New York.
You’ll find an city of a thousand food carts and five-star restaurants, dive-bars and delicatessens, eateries and takeaways. Visitors can encounter an endless array of world-famous restaurants and cocktail bars, inspired by guidebooks, online best-of lists and stars. Yet for those who are more audacious, Manhattan offers many more unexpected epicurean escapades as well as an enclave of equally unexpected restaurants and enviable eateries, far from clamorous Manhattan.
Also, New York City’s waves of immigration seasoned every conceivable corner of the metropolis with truly flavors and an abundance of tastes from all over the world.