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It is often said that European food is the best in the entire world… Personally, I think that every country has its own food specialities and (sometimes) they can be really good! So, if you are planning to go to New York City, get prepared to taste some of these typical American dishes, which will make your mouth water just thinking about them.
Cheesecakes, Pancakes, Cupcakes… it seems that American people are in love with the cakes! From Pancakes, which are usually eaten at breakfast with Maple Syrup, to cupcakes, which is difficult to say if they are more cute or good, an American meal could not be real if it is without a cake. Have you ever tried the most typical Red Velvet Cake? You definitely should! This is one of the most famous American dishes, it is good and amazing. If you are in New York City, you can eat it at Billy’s Bakery, Georgetown Cupcake and Two Little Red Hens.
Let’s imagine: you are in New York, it is noon, you are very very hungry and you’re looking for something to eat…Your research won’t last a lot of time, trust me! You can easily find in every corner a hotdog cart thanks to which you can have a hotdog for few dollars at every time of the day… This is New York’s most iconic food and is famous for being a typical street food: you can have it wherever you want and it is easy to eat (a wurstel inside a panino, plus sauces!).
Loved by Homer Simpson and any other gluttonous people on the planet, Doughnuts are a typical American sweet. Round-shaped, with a hole in the middle and a lot of sugar all over them, the Doughnuts are something that you have to try for sure, but you don’t have to exaggerate because they aren’t the healthiest kind of food. However, as I said before, you should try to eat a real American doughnut in New York and I can advise you places like Dominique Ansel Bakery, The Donut Pub and Doughnut Plant.
In the main part of American movies, there is always a scene in which the characters are at a BBQ. This is because barbeque tradition is very popular in USA and many Americans love to eat meat, especially the one that comes from their country, during special occasions like Independence Day: don’t miss the opportunity to taste an American BBQ in New York. Here are some very famous places in the city to try absolutely: Hill Country, Arrogant Swine, Fette Sau and Mighty Quinn’s.
New York-Style Pizza
Okay, the real pizza is Italian of course, but New Yorkers invented the “New York-Style Pizza”. Well, if we have to say the truth is an Italian immigrant (Antonio Totonno) who invented this kind of pizza, which consists of a very big slice instead of a full round original pizza. In New York City is full of pizzerias selling this, is cheaper and faster to eat (a must for the always-busy New Yorkers!) and that’s why it became so incredibly popular in New York and then all over the world. Are you curious to try one? Go to Roberta’s, Joe’s Pizza or Kestè.
Now, are you ready to taste the Big Apple?