112 "Classic Establishment" restaurants in New York.
Phil-Am Food Mart is a Filipino grocery store and bakery in Woodside. Make sure to stock up on sapin-sapin while you're there.
Buenos Aires is an Argentinian spot in the East Village with great empanadas, mollejas, and provoleta.
Claudy’s Kitchen is a Peruvian spot near Van Cortlandt Park with excellent empanadas.
El Gauchito is a classic Argentinian spot in Elmhurst with great empanadas and more meat than we could ever imagine.
Utopia Bagels in Whitestone is a classic bagel establishment that serves excellent breakfast sandwiches as well.
H&H Bagels is a classic NYC bagel spot with locations on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side.
Deluxe Green Bo is a cash-only spot in Chinatown that makes great xiao long bao.
Al Aqsa is a fantastic Bangladeshi spot in Parkchester with a seemingly endless display window of things to eat.
Sami’s Kebab House in Astoria makes lots of delicious things, but the Afghan kebabs are (unsurprisingly) the first thing you should order.
Taci’s Beyti in Midwood is one of the best Turkish restaurants in the city. Make sure to order as many kebabs as you can.
Enjoy some beef wieners or a pastrami sandwich at Schaller & Weber at The Market Line on the Lower East Side.
Shopsin’s is a classic establishment in Essex Market for breakfast and brunch where you should order the mac and cheese pancakes and the Ebelskivers.
Ray’s is a classic, cash-only spot in the East Village that serves soft serve, fried Oreos, and milkshakes all year round.
Sunrise Mart is a Japanese grocery store in the East Village where you can buy snacks, reheatable shumai, and more.
This East Village institution is one of the few tourist traps actually worth a visit in the neighborhood. Get a cannoli and a box of rainbow cookies.