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Nov 13, 2009 12:39 PM
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Coming from Toronto to visit NY for the first time....

This is my first time coming to NY and want to have the quintessential NY dining experience without falling for tourists traps.

Staying at the Red Roof Inn Manhattan
6 West 32nd Street
New York, NY 10001

Where and what should I do??
Open to all kinds of food.

I am assuming I shouldn't leave without having a slice of pizza...
A NY hot dog
And Deli

So what are your suggestions and what else should be considering for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Thanks from Toronto!

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  1. Jinx!
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/665966

    Don't Leave NY Without Eating... (most of these are budget friendly BTW
    )http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/610739

    Best pizza in NY -- NYC has Neopolitan style and coal oven NY-Neopolitan style and gas overn NY style
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6484...

    Best street food -- assuming you're OK with street food -- after all, it will be pretty fast and allow you to maximize sightseeing and shopping:
    http://nymag.com/restaurants/features...
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/653353
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/636263

    NYC for visitors:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/597021
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/610107
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/604369
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/605545
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/603298
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/589834

    I highly recommend RGR's self guided Lower East Side Gustatory tour:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/493333

    Best brunch:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/598414

    Best of the Union Square Greenmarket
    M, W, F, S, 8am-6pm, but earlier is better, Saturdays are biggest
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/549751

    Best foodie shopping:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/585538
    http://www.chow.com/lists/edit/33
    http://www.chow.com/lists/edit/924

    Best chocolate:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/645011

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    Union Square Greenmarket
    Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

    Union Square Cafe
    21 East 16th St., New York, NY 10003

    1 Reply
    1. Walk down W32nd and eat as much Korean as you can.

      1 Reply
      1. re: GoodGravy

        Toronto has a ton of Korean restaurants, and not particularly a New York experience.