• Dominique Ansel Bakery is known for her ‘cronuts’
  • The Peter Luger Steakhouse was founded in 1887.
  • Rays Candy Store is a 24-hour joint known for all the junk

New York has always been known to be a popular place for travelers. Food and travel go hand in hand. When you travel somewhere, try the food there. It not only gives you the knowledge about a particular kitchen, but it also says a lot about the place, its people and its culture. New York, on that note, is known for its foods like hot dogs, potato chips, milkshakes, and more. Here is a list of restaurants you must visit on your trip to New York.

See the list of 10 iconic restaurants in New York:

one) Katz’s Deli It has been a New York institution for around 130 years. Not only is it claimed to be one of the oldest Jewish delicatessen shops, but it is the only one of its kind still operating.

Where: 205 E Houston St, New York, NY

two) Ray’s Candy Store– This 24-hour joint is touted as one of the hot spots for anything trash, from fries to ice cream to smoothies. It has been there for decades.

Where: 113 Avenue A, New York, NY

3) Dominique Ansel Bakery- This restaurant is known for its ‘Cronuts’, which is a hybrid of donut and croissant. It is claimed to be one of New York City’s legendary desserts. It was made by world renowned pastry chef Dominique Ansel in 2013.

Where: 189 Sprig St, New York, NY

4) Mamoun Falafel Today, there are several falafel sandwich carts in New York, but Mamoun’s falafel is considered the oldest falafel restaurant in the city. Since 1971, it has been a staple for Middle Eastern food in the city, especially for falafel and pita sandwiches.

Where: 119 MacDougal St, New York, NY

5) Keens Steakhouse- This place is considered one of the oldest steak houses in the city and is best known for its most famous dish: the lamb chop. It was established in 1885. This century-old restaurant is said to have served people like Teddy Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, and George Herman “Babe” Ruth.

Where: 72 W 36th St, New York, NY

6) Papaya king New York is known for its street food and hot dogs are one of the most popular. Papaya King is said to be the first to bring tropical juice and a combination of sausages to Manhattan. It was established in 1932.

Where: 179 East 86th St, New York, NY

7) Sylvia’s- It is touted as New Yorkers’ favorite spot for some of the best fried chicken and waffles.

Where: 179 East 86th St, New York, NY

8) Peter Luger- This steakhouse was established in 1887. This is the place for the ultimate steak experience in New York.

Where: 178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY

9) Lucali- This restaurant was opened in 2006. Since then, pizza fans around the world, including various celebrities, are said to have flocked to this restaurant to enjoy themselves.

Where: 575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY

10) Nathan’s famous He is an icon both in New York and around the world. Established in 1916, Nathan’s is said to serve New York’s most legendary hot dogs.

Where: 1310 Surd Ave, Brooklyn, NY

So get ready and prepare the checklist for your trip to New York!

About Somdatta SahaExplorer: This is how Somdatta likes to call herself. Whether it’s in terms of food, people, or places, all you long for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio or daal-chawal paste and a good film can brighten up your day.