20 of the Best Restaurants in New York City, According to Foodies

NYC is paradise for food lovers. Any kind of food at any price, they have it.

Heck, even the street food is amazing.

Buzzfeed asked their community to share their favorite restaurants in New York City – the one’s that everyone absolutely should go visit – and here are 20 that people feel very strongly you should add to your list next time you’re in the Big Apple.

1. Emily Pizza (Clinton Hill & West Village)

2. Via Carota (Greenwich Village)

3. Grimaldi’s (DUMBO)

4. Wo Hop (Chinatown)

5. Hagi Sake Bar (Midtown)

6. Xochimilco Family Restaurant (South Bronx)

7. Momofuku Noodle Bar (East Village & Midtown West)

8. Joe’s Pizza (Greenwich Village)

9. Zero Otto Nove (Multiple Locations)

10. Roberta’s (Bushwick)

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Pre pizza party pizza with Joj

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11. International Wings Factory (Upper East Side)

12. Alice’s Tea Cup (Upper East Side)

13. Levain Bakery (Upper West Side)

14. Ess-a-Bagel (Gramercy and Midtown)

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📍Ess-a-Bagel – New York I got the signature favorite on everything bagel! It was absolutely delicious – one of the best bagels I’ve ever had🙌🏻 There was more than plenty of cream cheese and fillings (onion, tomato & salmon) which made the whole bagel more flavorful. 🌟TIP: Order online on their website and skip the line! It was fresh when I picked it up and I enjoyed my bagel at the store without a single wait☺ 먹어본 베이글중에 제일 맛있었어요! 줄이 어마무지했지만 온라인으로 주문하고 픽업하니까 너무 간편하더라고요. 크림치즈랑 안에 들어있는 재료 모두 듬뿍 아낌없이 주셨어용ㅎㅎㅎ😍 . . . #food #foodporn #foodie #yum #delicious #foodstagram #foodlover #likeforlikes #buzzfeast #dailyfoodfeed #tryitordiet #eeeeeats #jmt #맞팔 #좋아요 #좋아요반사 #일상 #데일리 #먹스타그램 #먹방 #맛집 #소통 #먹스타맞팔 #bagel #breakfast #베이글 #아침 #nycfood #nyceats #뉴욕

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15. Queens Comfort (Astoria)

16. Blanca (Bushwick)

17. Dirt Candy (Lower East Side)

18. Blue Smoke (Flatiron)

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19. Sweet Chick (Williamsburg and Lower East Side)

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Cinnabun waffles 🤤

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20. Coppelia (Chelsea)

Hmmmm, nobody said White Castle…

Got any of your own suggestions? Share them in the comments!

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20 of the Best Restaurants in New York City, According to Foodies

NYC is paradise for food lovers. Any kind of food at any price, they have it.

Heck, even the street food is amazing.

Buzzfeed asked their community to share their favorite restaurants in New York City – the one’s that everyone absolutely should go visit – and here are 20 that people feel very strongly you should add to your list next time you’re in the Big Apple.

1. Emily Pizza (Clinton Hill & West Village)

2. Via Carota (Greenwich Village)

3. Grimaldi’s (DUMBO)

4. Wo Hop (Chinatown)

5. Hagi Sake Bar (Midtown)

6. Xochimilco Family Restaurant (South Bronx)

7. Momofuku Noodle Bar (East Village & Midtown West)

8. Joe’s Pizza (Greenwich Village)

9. Zero Otto Nove (Multiple Locations)

10. Roberta’s (Bushwick)

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Pre pizza party pizza with Joj

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11. International Wings Factory (Upper East Side)

12. Alice’s Tea Cup (Upper East Side)

13. Levain Bakery (Upper West Side)

14. Ess-a-Bagel (Gramercy and Midtown)

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📍Ess-a-Bagel – New York I got the signature favorite on everything bagel! It was absolutely delicious – one of the best bagels I’ve ever had🙌🏻 There was more than plenty of cream cheese and fillings (onion, tomato & salmon) which made the whole bagel more flavorful. 🌟TIP: Order online on their website and skip the line! It was fresh when I picked it up and I enjoyed my bagel at the store without a single wait☺ 먹어본 베이글중에 제일 맛있었어요! 줄이 어마무지했지만 온라인으로 주문하고 픽업하니까 너무 간편하더라고요. 크림치즈랑 안에 들어있는 재료 모두 듬뿍 아낌없이 주셨어용ㅎㅎㅎ😍 . . . #food #foodporn #foodie #yum #delicious #foodstagram #foodlover #likeforlikes #buzzfeast #dailyfoodfeed #tryitordiet #eeeeeats #jmt #맞팔 #좋아요 #좋아요반사 #일상 #데일리 #먹스타그램 #먹방 #맛집 #소통 #먹스타맞팔 #bagel #breakfast #베이글 #아침 #nycfood #nyceats #뉴욕

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15. Queens Comfort (Astoria)

16. Blanca (Bushwick)

17. Dirt Candy (Lower East Side)

18. Blue Smoke (Flatiron)

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Ain't no thing, but a… 📸: @stuffbeneats

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19. Sweet Chick (Williamsburg and Lower East Side)

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Cinnabun waffles 🤤

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20. Coppelia (Chelsea)

Hmmmm, nobody said White Castle…

Got any of your own suggestions? Share them in the comments!

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This Is How to Crack an Egg Perfectly Every Time

If you’re someone who panics when it comes time to crack that egg into a skillet or a pancake batter or a batch of cookies, afraid of getting shell into food that you or someone else is about to dig into, well, keep reading!

It turns out that it all comes down to the method of cracking, and that only about a quarter of American cooks are doing it the right way – on a flat countertop instead of the edge of a bowl or pan.

So, the flat countertop method is the way to go if you want to avoid bits of shell, according to America’s Test Kitchen, Real Simple, and Reader’s Digest…but why?

Three reasons:

  1. The sharp edge of the bowl or pan actually pushes the shell inside the egg, increasing the risk that small pieces of shell will get inside the egg’s liquid.
  2. Cracking the egg directly on or over the bowl or pan increases the chance that broken shell will fall directly into your mixing bowl/pan.
  3. Cracking the shell on a sharp edge actually breaks through the shell’s thin inner membrane, destroying the safety net that catches broken pieces of shell. Cracking on a flat surface keeps the membrane intact, adhering to the loose pieces of shell.

Which is not to say that plenty of people – even professional chefs – have long gotten along cracking on the edge of a bowl.

But if you’re not confident, or if you find yourself or your guests frequently picking shell out of your food, well, you might want to switch it up.

Give it a try!

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15+ Things Europeans Think They Do Better Than Americans (And They’re Not Wrong)

There are many reasons why you should be proud of being an American, but there comes a time when you just have to admit that other countries do it better.

What, exactly, is it? Well, these 17 things are an awfully good start.

17. Seriously this should be a thing everywhere.

16. No elaboration needed.

15. We are a nation of prudes.

14. Who has time for lifestyle changes?

13. Having fun.

12. Building restroom doors.

11. Cheese and bread.

10. This actually makes me want to cry.

9. You mean there’s more than one?

8. I’ll need to taste test to confirm.

7. Change starts at home and all that.

6. Drinking in public.

5. I was repeatedly advised I was ordering too much food when in Europe.

4. I mean they’re not wrong.

3. Being less annoying.

2. Taking holidays seriously.

1. Baby stuff.

 

Time to do some more traveling!

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Here’s What It Costs to Open a Franchise of 10 Popular Fast Food Restaurants

Have you ever wanted to run your own fast food restaurant? It can be a good business idea – there’s a McDonald’s on every corner for a reason.

But how much does it cost to get that franchise off the ground and running?

If you’ve ever kicked around the idea of opening one of these joints, here’s what you need to know.

1. McDonald’s

You need to have a net worth of at least $500,000, and you’ll need to put down 40% of the total cost of a new Mickey D’s or 25% of an existing restaurant.

The corporate folks at McDonald’s also add, “There are limited opportunities to enter the program with less cash available (primarily in rural or urban areas), and, in some situations, the financial requirements may be substantially higher depending on the specifics of the transaction.”

2. Chick-fil-A

The popular chicken joint requires a down payment of $10,000 and there’s no net worth requirement specified. You have to be free of other active business ventures and assure the higher-ups that you’re going to run the restaurant full time with a hands-on approach. And here’s a heads-up: they’re pretty selective.

3. Starbucks

This seems like it would be a good investment even if you put it on the moon. But…I have some bad news: Starbucks doesn’t franchise in the U.S. or Canada.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz explained: “The culture and values of how we related to our customers, which is reflected in how the company relates to our [employees], would determine our success. And we thought the best way to have those kinds of universal values was to build around company-owned stores and then to provide stock options to every employee, to give them a financial and psychological stake in the company.”

4. Taco Bell

Oh yeah! I’d be down for owning one of these babies! You need an initial down payment of $45,000 and a net worth of $1.5 million with $750,000 personal liquidity. Okay, I’m out. But maybe you aren’t!

Also, franchisees need to operate the business day-to-day.

5. In-N-Out

If you’ve never had the pleasure of having an In-N-Out burger, you’re missing out. I just hope they keep spreading to the east coast, because once every couple years isn’t good enough for this guy.

Anyway, the company said they will “never” franchise their restaurants, so I might be screwed.

6. KFC

Ahhhh, good old KFC. A staple of every town and city across the land. To get in on the Colonel’s action, you need a $20,000 down payment, a net worth requirement of $1.5 million, with $750,000 in liquid assets. Pretty steep, friends.

7. Burger King

BK ain’t playing around. To get going, you need a $15,000 to $50,000 down payment and a net worth requirement: $3 million, with $1 million in liquid assets. And the interview process is pretty strict as well…

8. Sonic

As far as I’m concerned, we need more Sonic restaurants across our great nation. To become a Sonic franchisee, you need a down payment of $45,00 and a net worth requirement of $1 million. The restaurant claims you might end up with a total investment of anywhere from $1.22 to $3.53 million, and that doesn’t include the cost of the land.

9. Subway

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Hi, I’m Clare and I’ll be your sandwich artist today 💁🏼‍♀️🥖 ⁣ ⁣ You may have heard the exciting news that @subway_ukireland has launched a new vegan sub and a vegan salad! Well, a few weeks ago I was invited to whip on some @subway_ukireland gear and try to make it as fast as I possibly could (Don’t mean to brag but 52 seconds for anyone who’s wondering 😜😜) ⏰⁣ ⁣ ⁣ So, what’s it like?⁣ 🌱Vegan sub w/ a sweet pepper, red onion, spinach, garlic & chilli patty, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber & vegan garlic aioli. Both the Italian and hearty Italian breads are vegan. ⁣ 💰£3.80 (6 inch – prices may vary) ✏ I wasn’t sure what to expect from the patty but I really enjoyed it! Whilst it’s made of veggies, it has quite a meaty sausage-like texture to it which gives the sandwich substance. I also really love the garlic aioli and they’re generous with the serving of it! It didn’t feel dry at any point, the fresh lettuce and red onion added a nice crunch. There’s a lot of red onion so you’ll taste like it for a while but I made my peace with that 😂 To be honest, this exceeded my expectations! Not bad at all 👏🏼 The salad is also delicious but perhaps not quite substantial enough for this little hungry vegan.⁣ ❓Order again? Yes⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 📍Location: Various⁣ 🌾GF Options: No⁣ 🌱100% Vegan? Omni⁣ 🏠Eatery: Takeaway⁣ 💰Affordability: £⁣ 👩‍🍳Service: Fast (trust me!)⁣ 🎶Atmosphere: Casual⁣ 📸 @thebigjolleyvegan & me⁣ 📦Leftovers: Nope⁣, ate the lot 🗺Website & Map: Link in bio⁣ ⁣🐶Dog friendly? Depends on store ⁣ Has anyone else tried it yet? What did you think? 🥖

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Calling all sandwich artists! You’ll need a down payment of $139,500 to $341,000, but there is no net worth requirement.

10. Arby’s

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#arbys #beefandcheddar #curlyfries #cherryturnover

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An Arby’s franchisee needs a down payment of $314,550 to $1.8 million and a net worth requirement of $1 million, with at least $500,000 in liquid assets. There’s a lot of horsey sauce to be purchased, folks.

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28 Percent of Delivery Drivers Admit to Eating Food from Deliveries

It’s tempting to order in after a long day of work/kids/etc. It was less tempting when the only thing you could get delivered was pizza, but with UberEats, GrubHub and all the other delivery apps, the cuisine of your choice is now only a few clicks away.

You might start thinking twice about that delivery order, though, after seeing the results of this survey from US Foods. According to their survey of almost 500 delivery drivers for various services, 28% admit to taking food from an order.

That’s almost one-third!

There are so many issues with this, not the least of which is sanitation.

To be fair, being a delivery driver is a bit of a thankless job. The pay isn’t great, customers may not tip, and they may be expected to hike up several flights of stairs. That isn’t an excuse, but it is context. More than half of the drivers admitted to being tempted by the smell of food as they deliver.

Some restaurants are using tamper-proof packaging to prevent sampling by delivery drivers. It would be helpful to know which restaurants do this so we have a better chance of getting untouched food.

No, I don’t like the idea of someone eating my fries. But delivery drivers have it tough. The survey also mentions that customers and drivers think a $4 tip is fair, so maybe that’s a good place to start – ensuring drivers are fairly compensated with money, not french fries.

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If Your Wife Is Obsessed with Amazon, You Buy Her an Amazon Birthday Cake

Photographer Emily McGuire has been married for 12 years to her husband Mac. And even though she’ll be the first one to tell you that he’s not usually one for creative presents or surprises, this birthday cake idea is definitely one for the books.

See, like many of us these days, Emily loves shopping online. If she’s anything like me, a day without an Amazon box on the porch is a sad and lonely one indeed – a fact that did not, apparently, slip her husband’s notice.

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So, her birthday cake was made to look like an Amazon box, complete with packing tape and shipping label frosting. The design, carried off by Sweet Dreams Bakery of Dunn, cost $50, and I’d say was worth every penny.

It looks quite delicious, too!

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Emily loved the cake, and said that at first she thought a real Amazon package was lying on the table.

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It’s a wonderful thing when you end up with deliciously edible proof that your husband actually pays attention to what you love (even if it is online shopping!), right?

If you want to check out Emily, the photographer, or the bakery: Instagram | Facebook | Facebook.

May all of your birthday cakes be so sweet and delicious, my friends. And happy ordering!

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People Are Sharing Videos of Their Dogs Reacting to the Sound of a Bag of Chips

The time has come for us to be honest with ourselves and just admit that when we heard the sounds of food… we turn into curious doggos.

But let’s back up…

The Twitter account @aussiesdointhgs shared this and got the tweetstorm started…

350K+ likes and 85K+ retweets?!? Wow.

Naturally, doggo owners everywhere related in a BIG way.

And the videos started coming in like crazy…

Because dogs can hear EVERYTHING you’re doing…

And it’s usually adorable. Usually.

Especially when it’s about the chips.

Because what’s better than chips?

Or ANY food, for that matter?

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again… we don’t deserve dogs.

But they do deserve our chips.

The end.

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10 Ways to Improve Your Grilling, According to BBQ Experts

Okay, it’s confession time: I’m not very good at grilling. In fact, I suck. Am I less of a man? The answer is yes. But, hey, it is what it is.

That’s why all of us need to study this list of tips from legitimate BBQ experts.

We’ll all have a better summer because of it.

1. Invest!

““Invest in quality meat. They say you can’t polish a… well, you know the rest. But it rings true. The quality of your meat is relative to the success of your cook. Higher grade meat with more marbling means the cut is going to be more tender and flavorsome, and the presence of more intramuscular fat makes it more forgiving during the cook. Meaning, it’s going to be harder to dry out a Prime brisket than it is a Select.” — Jess Pryles, Hardcore Carnivore founder, cook, and author (Austin, Texas)

2. Herbs are important

“Incorporate a basting brush made of herbs by attaching whole stems of thyme, rosemary, and sage onto a wooden spoon with butcher twine. Use it to baste meats throughout the cook with butter, a good oil, or sauce.” — Billy Durney, pitmaster at Hometown Bar-B-Que (Brooklyn, New York)

3. Wrap it up

“The most common technique to smoke meat faster is wrapping it in foil. This is done after the protein has absorbed adequate smoke and caramelization has taken place on the outside. Generally a liquid such as water or apple juice is placed in the foil with the meat and wrapped tightly. The steaming effect from the liquid speeds up the cooking process.

“Panning is another variation of foiling: use a pan covered tightly with the meat and liquid inside to shorten the cooking time.” — Myron Mixon, four-time World Barbeque Champion, television host, and operator of Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque (Old Town Alexandria, Virginia)

4. Keep an eye on it

5. Always watch the temp.

“Temperature control is the number one key to everything. You’ll always be managing fire throughout the cook, and there will always be variables that affect your ability to hold a steady temperature, such as the cooker itself, weather, air quality, brand of charcoal, wood, and how many times you open the cooker. Once you learn the principles of fire — how to build it slowly, what feeds it, and how to increase and decrease it when necessary — you will be able to turn out quality barbecue.” — Mike Mills, four-time World Champion and three-time Grand World Champion at Memphis in May, pitmaster at 17th Street Barbecue (Murphysboro and Marion, Illinois)

6. Fire it up early

“Most backyard grillers don’t start their fire early enough to let it mature. Always start your fire an hour before you think you should, giving plenty of time for your coals to get nice and hot.” — Scott Roberts, pitmaster at The Salt Lick BBQ (Driftwood, Texas)

7. Let the meat rest

“If I’ve learned anything, it’s that resting your meat in a hot box after it comes out of the smoker makes for better barbecue. Modify a cooler to suit your purpose at home and give yourself a few extra hours on the back end to rest the meat. You won’t regret it. — Wyatt Dickson, pitmaster at Picnic (Durham, North Carolina)

8. Skip the sauce

9. Brine!

“Brining helps make sure typical “dry cuts” won’t dry out, and it will ensure juiciness, especially in chicken wings, pork loin, chicken breast, or whole chickens.” — Adrian Davila, Davila’s BBQ (Seguin, Texas)

10. Use good charcoal

“Use a quality charcoal for your heat source when cooking and remember that lump charcoal burns hotter than briquettes. Make sure that your grill or pit is clean before cooking, clean it with a wire brush and empty out ash from the bottom. When you start the charcoal, use a chimney and newspaper instead of lighter fluid. And make sure your grate is very hot before placing meat on the grill, which will help prevent the meat from sticking.” — Tuffy “The Professor” Stone, Grand Champion at Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational, American Royal, and Kingsford Invitational, pitmaster at Q Barbeque (Richmond and Rancho T, Virginia)

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15 Food Photos That Are Aesthetically Pleasing

Bon appétit.

These food photos are so aesthetically pleasing that I don’t think I’d even be able to lay my dirty paws on them. Like, I just want to sit back and admire them from afar.

Take a look at these perfect food pics and you’ll know exactly what I mean. Look, but don’t touch!

1. Cheeeeeeese

The way the cheese perfectly engulfed my hamburger patty. from mildlyinteresting

2. Marshmallow goodness

This perfect marshmallow from oddlysatisfying

3. I need that in my life

Does this belong here? I made grilled cheese sandwiches for the kids today. Look at that perfect toast! from oddlysatisfying

4. WOW

A perfectly shaped orange from our orange tree from mildlyinteresting

5. A work of art

The perfect pancake from oddlysatisfying

6. The emoji!

We found a perfect eggplant it almost looks fake from mildlyinteresting

7. Doesn’t look real

The perfect scoop of ice cream from oddlysatisfying

8. That’s incredible

This perfect serving of rice from oddlysatisfying

9. Wowzers

I dispensed the perfect Soft-Serve cone from mildlyinteresting

10. First time!

My 12 year old sister made this perfect cake on her first ever try making one. from mildlyinteresting

11. Heart-shaped

Perfect heart shaped strawberry from mildlyinteresting

12. Mouthwatering

Perfect watermelon from oddlysatisfying

13. Never happen again

My friend found the perfect Tic Tacs. from mildlyinteresting

14. One in a million

My filet-O-Fish bun is perfect from mildlyinteresting

15. Chili’s needs this at their HQ

I grew a perfect “Chili’s” pepper [OC] from mildlyinteresting

Who am I kidding, I’d eat all of it in one sitting #IHaveNoSelfControl.

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