For variety, join the 20,000 to 30,000 people in Brooklyn every weekend to sample food from more than 100 vendors at Smorgasburg
, the largest outdoor food market in the United States. The market was only started in 2011 and has been christened "The Woodstock of Eating" by The New York Times
. Visitors can try Indian flatbread tacos, Italian street snacks, passion fruit doughnuts, craft beer, homemade ice-cream, Ethiopian dishes, roasted portabello burgers and more. The market moves indoors during the winter though, so be sure to check the website before going.
Coffee is a must in the city that never sleeps, with local coffee roasters on almost every corner. Abraço
in the East Village is a local favorite and serves what many describe as New York's best latte. Happy Bones
in Little Italy has local art on the whitewashed exposed brick walls to compliment their signature Flat White, and Birch is another local favorite, with locations throughout the city. These coffeehouses have cozy furniture and tons of space so people can sit and work while they sip their coffee.
For dessert, it's hard to go wrong with the city's classic New York cheesecake. Junior's
is the best place to grab a slice. They've been serving this rich desert with fresh fruit, fruit purees and other sweet toppings for more than 65 years and are still hard to beat if you're looking for an unforgettable sweet treat.
Whether you want casual street food, a deli pastrami and rye sandwich, Michelin starred food or a cup of joe, New York is the ultimate foodie destination.