thin crust pizza - Taconelli's, in Port Richmond. Nothing else comes close - not even in other cities. Get the white pizza with chopped tomatoes, spinach & garlic - that's their original.
Heard recently that there's terrific pastrami in the new deli in Reading Terminal Market.
shore dinner - go to the shore
bagels - decent ones, but none like NY. We get ours in Montclair.
Here are my humble opinions:
thin crust pizza - still looking
scungili and calamari - calamari salad at Matyson is my favorite
pastrami - nothing to match NYC. And Smoked Joint's smoked pastrami is, sadly, history.
raw bar - Sansom St. Oyster House
bagels - Rollings - Bigley, do you know which deli near RS is getting them?
challah - Rollings for kosher, Metropolitan for non-kosher