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 food.no 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....
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
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: