Top New York Eats 2012

The Winners

Find my favs on the food map below (designated by the SUN SYMBOL)

Best American

The Meatball Shop
84 Stanton St (lower east side)

and Williamsburg location (Bedford Ave btw N 7th and 8th)

Best Handmade Ice Cream

The Meatball Shop
REAL MINT ice cream is to DIE FOR!

Best Dessert – Almond Chocolate Croissant

Almondine Bakery
85 Water St
(between Main St & Washington St)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Best Italian Pizzeria

485 Lorimer Street Brooklyn New York, 11211
(718) 388-8820

manhattan location: 334 Bowery btw 2nd and 3rd St

Best Italian Handmade Pasta

Il Passatore (Romagna Cuisine in Brooklyn)
14 Bushwick ave Brooklyn NY 11211.
(718) 963-3100

Best Italian Panini Sandwich

SOHO – West Broadway between Grand and Canal

Best Authentic Shanghai Chinese Fast Food

Vanessa’s Dumplings
Eldridge St btw Grand & Broome (lower east side)

Best Cantonese Fast Food

Cha Chan Tang
45 Mott St (South Chinatown)

Chili Fried Fish Filet with Vegetables $6

Garlic Pepper Double Fried Korean Chicken DELICIOUS ALWAYS! @ Cha Chan Tang, New York
Garlic Pepper Double Fried Korean Chicken

Curry Triangle Beef Pastry

Best Shanghai Chinese Sit Down

Shanghai Asian Manor
21 Mott St (on the southwest corner)

Best Thai Street Food Style

Pure Thai
9th Ave btw 51st & 52nd St

Best Vietnamese Sit Down

Pho Viet Huong
Mulberry St Btw Canal and Bayard

For a quick sit down – try Nha Trang One on Baxter btw Canal and Bayard

Best CaliMex

Taqueria Lower East Side
Orchard St btw Houston and Stanton

Best Mediterranean

Hummus Kitchen
Various locations


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About Steven Chu

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