Looking for suggestions on local food in NYC
Hello all !
I am trying to compile a list of what is local food in NYC. What I mean is what is considered truly local.
Can anyone help with some suggestions ?
NYC Pizza, Really good kosher style deli,Bagels & Bialys, Potato & Egg sandwich,Seltzer, Roast Beef Mozz.& Grave (John Deli, DeFontes) There is so much more.. New Yourican Food, Dirty Water Hot Dogs.. I will think of more While I take some Tums...
I'm sure Defonte's makes a great roast beef sandwich, but I'm not sure how intrinsically "New York" that is. Same for the potato & egg sandwich. I'm sure they're just as good as the kati rolls everyone seems to love, but I don't think they're quite ingrained into the city's culture. Not like foods such as:
black and white cookies
Manhattan clam chowder
New York strip steak
NY chow mein
Don't forget the mustard with the pretzels.
Has anyone mentioned pastrami?
Dirty-water dogs, definitely, with onions or sauerkraut.
Used to be bagels, till they went national, but still ... the smear is probably still NY.
Turkey sandwich with swiss and cole slaw? (even the Upper East Side is New York!)
Greenberg's brownies (or am I showing my age?)
OP should consult Arthur Schwartz's book on New York cooking.
"regular" coffee (milk and 2 sugars, usually served in a blue paper cup with a Greek key design)
Bagels.... they may exist elsewhere but they taste the best here
Streit's Matzoh... made on Rivington St.
Sweet and Low... from Brooklyn
Thin crust NY style pizza
Black and white cookies
There is also the local "dining experience" found in places like Katz's, Eisenberg's, hot dogs from a street cart, coffee from the Mud Truck... I could go on.