A Taste of Local Flavor in NYC

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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 www.zagat.com/cheffilm.

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Russ & Daughters

Gourmet Grocery Store • Lower East Side

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Quality29 Appeal24 Service25 CostM
 
Lucali

Pizza • Carroll Gardens

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Food27 Decor20 Service21 Cost$29
 
Zabar's

Grocery Store • West 80s

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Quality27 Appeal21 Service21 CostM
 
Food25 Decor17 Service17 Cost$20
 
Katz's Delicatessen

Jewish • Lower East Side

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Food25 Decor11 Service14 Cost$26
 
Minetta Tavern

French • Greenwich Village

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Food24 Decor21 Service22 Cost$68
 
Food24 Decor24 Service21 Cost$61
 
Food23 Decor17 Service20 Cost$39
 
Papaya King

Hot Dog • East 80s

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Food22 Decor6 Service16 Cost$9
 
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