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A Taste of Local Flavor in NYC


Every city has its own distinct vibe and flavor. If we were going on a road trip to find the best local specialties around the country, these are the New York City spots we'd make sure to check out. For more celebration of hometown cuisine, check out the new movie Chef, starring Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson and more, in theaters May 9. And for more stories, check out

Russ & Daughters

Gourmet Grocery Store • Lower East Side

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Quality29 Appeal24 Service25 CostM

Pizza • Carroll Gardens

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Food27 Decor19 Service19 Cost$27
Food27 Decor15 Service17 Cost$22

Grocery Store • West 80s

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Quality27 Appeal21 Service21 CostM
Katz's Delicatessen

Jewish • Lower East Side

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Food25 Decor11 Service14 Cost$25
Minetta Tavern

French • Greenwich Village

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Food24 Decor21 Service21 Cost$67
Food24 Decor23 Service21 Cost$57
Food24 Decor16 Service18 Cost$35
Papaya King

Hot Dog • East 80s

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Food21 Decor6 Service14 Cost$9
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