We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

New York City

Free Newsletter

Interested in New York City?

We'll send you updates with the latest deals, reviews and articles for New York City each week.

More Lists
Other recent lists by Funky_travel_junky
Lists you may be interested in:
Trip List by Funky_travel_junky

NYC foodie top 5

Oct 26, 2008  a lifetime pursuing foodie pleasures
3.0 of 5 bubbles based on 4 votes

Pre our 4 day trip to NYC in September, I spent hours researching food blogs - whilst we didn't get everywhere we wanted to, the grub was great.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: New York City
  • Category: Best of
  • 1. Momofuku Noodle Bar
    Momofuku Noodle Bar, New York City, New York

    I tried and tried to get a booking at Momofuku Ko but no joy. However, as Tropical Storm Hanna lashed the city, we saw an opportunity to try and get a seat at the non bookable Noodle Bar. What a memorable meal - the cured hamachi was delicate and sublime, the ham was super intense and the steamed pork buns would have to go down on my list of favourite snacks ever. Slightly less successful but still supremely accomplished was the saam itself and the pig's head, which was slightly too gelatinous for my liking. If I lived in NYC, this would be my regular after drinks destination. Strawberry shortcake sounds like a retro dull dessert but this version was extremely moreish...the strawberries were perfectly marinated and the whole dish was dusted with a corn topping that was more addictive than crack. With Anchor Steam beers, our bill for 2 was approx $130. Just wonderful.

  • 2. Shake Shack
    Shake Shack, New York City, New York

    According to friends this is a NYC institution and its not hard to see why. We only had to wait 20 mins but would be prepared to wait much longer on a sunny day for what has to be one of NYC's best burgers. I ordered the Shake Shack burger - a lovely, slightly sweet bun with a large juicy, meaty burger and just the right amount of ganish for me. The crinkle cut fries were equally tasty but next time I'll forgo the cheese topping. My chocolate malt milkshake was a perfect consistency, not too cloyingly sweet and better than my husband's plain old vanilla. I loved sitting out at the tables in Madison Square Park, people and squirrel watching and taking in the US Open tennis on the big screens. Long live the Shake Shack, we'll definitely be back.

  • 3. The Grey Goose Honey Juice at the US Open

    More of a memory than a recommendation. Sitting in the baking heat at Flushing Meadows, we'd already consumed about 8 bottles of Vitamin Water and were in the mood to hydrate ourselves with something a bit stronger. So, as we watched Roger Federer close out his semi final tie, we treated ourselves to one of these cocktails, perfectly garnished with ice cold vodka infused melon balls.

  • 4. Magnolia Bakery
    Magnolia Bakery, New York City, New York

    I know, I know...what a SITC cliche but no apologies, this place was going like a train at midnight on the Friday night when we passed it by accident. Natch, I had to have one of the frosted cupcakes but the star of the evening was the cold banana pudding. Still regret not buying a slice of the red velvet cake. Next time.

  • 5. Staten Island Ferry
    Staten Island Ferry, New York City, New York

    A cold bottle of Bud on the ferry as we sailed away from Manhattan. New York has lots of movie and culturally iconic big ticks but I couldn't have felt more American if Bruce Springsteen had been on the upper deck belting out 'Born in the USA'.

  • 6. Gramercy Tavern
    Gramercy Tavern, New York City, New York

    This was our spurgle meal of the trip for my husband's birthday as we had found it impossible to get into Per Se and Momofuku Ko. GT was a sophisticated, grown up affair with rich, accomplished if not absolutely knock out food - I enjoyed beautiful lamb risotto as a starter and tender beef for my main course. I was slightly disappointed with my peach cobbler dessert but I think my expectations had been slight too high as I'd been slavering over the online menus for weeks. The complimentary cinnamon muffins to take home were a nice touch and made a great breakfast the next morning.