New York City and food are basically synonymous (uh hello, “Big Apple”), so it’s no surprise we have some pretty storied dishes. Pizza, bagels, cheesecake…mmm.
While certain culinary trends come and go (looking at you, bone-marrow everything), the mainstays are nothing less than a rite of passage, loved by natives and tourists alike. But how many iconic New York City foods have you actually tasted?
These are the 11 quintessential dishes you have to eat at least once in your life.