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CUISINE OF NEW YORK CITY

   

 

 

 

 

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 NYC.

Some neighborhoods with prominent ethnic food

  • Arthur Avenue , Bronx; Bensonhurst, Brooklyn - Italian Food
  • Astoria , Queens - Greek Food
  • Brighton Beach , Brooklyn - Russian food
  • Chinatown, Manhattan ; Flushing, Queens - Chinese food
  • Corona , Queens - Colombian, Dominican, and Ecuadorean food
  • East Village , Manhattan - Indian and Japanese food
  • Greenpoint, Brooklyn; East Village , Manhattan - Polish food
  • Harlem, Manhattan - Soul food
  • Jackson Heights , Queens; Murray Hill, Manhattan - Indian food
  • Jackson Heights , Queens - Food from various parts of Latin America
  • Koreatown, Manhattan ; Flushing, Queens - Korean food
  • Washington Heights , Manhattan ; West Harlem, Manhattan - Dominican food

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Dishes attributed to NYC

  • Manhattan clam chowder
  • New York style cheesecake
  • New York-style pizza
  • New York Strip steak

Dishes alleged to have been invented in NYC

  • Waldorf salad
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Steak Diane
  • Egg cream
  • General Tso's Chicken among many other "chinese food" dishes
  • Vichyssoise
  • Mallomars
  • Chop suey
  • Ice cream cone
  • Bloody Mary
  • Pasta primavera
  • after breakfast consumption of Cappuccino

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NYC Street food

  • pizza, especially New York-style pizza
  • Nathan's Hot Dog
  • hamburgers
  • souvlaki
  • gyro/shawarma
  • empanadas
  • shish kebab
  • grilled chestnuts
  • soft pretzels
  • take-out soup, as per Soup Nazi
  • Italian sausage
  • knishes
  • bratwurst
  • falafel
  • honey-roasted peanuts, almonds, cashews, and coconut
  • arepas
  • eggrolls
  • fried chicken
  • dumplings
  • fried noodles
  • Mister Softee ice cream
  • Italian ices, Latin-American helado
  • Hong Kong egg cakes
  • muffins

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NYC Eastern European Jewish cuisine

Background - Cuisine usually associated with New York City stems from its large and influential 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.

  • cream soda, celery soda
  • pastrami
  • brisket
  • corned beef
  • tongue
  • knish
  • bagels and lox (see also: appetizing)
  • cream cheese
  • whitefish with and without pike
  • Gefilte fish
  • blintzes
  • potato pancakes
  • bialy
  • challah bread
  • matzo
  • egg cream
  • pickled cucumbers (especially dill pickles)
  • kishka
  • potato kugel
  • chopped chicken liver
  • matzo ball soup
  • lokshen (noodle pudding)

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Food and beverage companies of the NYC area

  • Arizona Beverages
  • Blimpie
  • Dean & Deluca
  • Dr. Brown's sodas
  • Food Network - the cable TV channel
  • Häagen-Dazs
  • Hebrew National
  • Nathan's
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Sbarro
  • Snapple
  • T.G.I. Friday's - originally a NYC bar
  • Yoo-Hoo

New Jersey Dishes

  • stuffed bread
  • Texas Wiener

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