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May 5, 2009 08:08 AM

Family here from the U.K.

I have family here from the U.K. and they are staying in the city. What are some of the best eating spots i can take them to for lunch and dinner or inbtween meals.

I'm not looking for upscale.

Cheaper end is better. Street food. quick waiter service. However i am open to some restauarants

So far i was thinking, shake shack, grimaldi's, maybe some hole in the wall chinese food. Some FroYo if its nice out, etc....

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  1. Where are you going to be between meals? A neighborhood or two would help us tailor suggestions.

    I'd suggest you do RGR's Gustatory Tour: Katz's Deli, Russ & Daughters, Yonah Schimmel's, Ray's, Kossar's, The Donut Plant, Gus' Pickles, Il Laboratorio de Gelato, and Economy Candy.

    Searches for cheap eats:

    Don't Leave NY Without Eating

    Favorite items under $10

    Time Out NY's Cheap Eats 2008 List

    The complete road map to New York City street food.

    3 week chowfest:

    1. In addition to the threads kathryn links above, you'll probably want to read up on Chinatown. Here's a great place to start:

      "Chinatown recs for Chinese parents?"

      1. In addition to the recommendations above, you might want to focus on options that are harder to find in the UK:

        Mexican: Tulcingo del Valle, Tehuitzingo, Taqueria y la Fonda Mexicana, La Esquina (upstairs), Taco El Angelo
        Chinese: Grand Sichuan - 7th Avenue, Red Egg, Mei Li Wah, Wah Fung (char siu on rice), Prosperity Dumplings
        Banh Mi: Banh Mi Saigon, Baoguette
        Hot Dogs: Shake Shack, Crif Dogs
        Korean: Woorijip, Seoul Station, E-Mo