100 "Classic Establishment" restaurants in New York.
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.
Ling’s is an iconic food cart on Canal Street in Chinatown that’s been making spherical dough puffs since 1982.
Don’t think of this as just another Greek gyro truck, King Souvlaki in Astoria is a serious institution.
Via Brasil is a classic Brazilian spot in Midtown where you should eat feijoada while listening to live jazz.
El Riconcito is a Dominican restaurant in the East Village that’s been around for over 20 years and makes some fantastic mofongo.
The Richmond Town location of this nearly century-old Staten Island ice cream chain has a bunch of picnic tables where you can eat a sundae.
Summit Diner is a classic rail car-style diner where you’ll find one of the best Taylor Ham and eggs in New Jersey, or anywhere.
Visiting the Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is an iconic ice cream experience that every New Yorker and tourist alike needs to have.
An exclusive, cash-only Italian spot with ten tables, lots of celebrity clientele, and regulars with standing reservations.
Arthur’s Tavern is a small live music bar in the West Village that’s been around since the ’30s.
Lucali is a walk-in-only spot in Carroll Gardens that serves the best pizza in New York City.