The city that never sleeps requires a lot of good eating. With so many restaurants, New York City's food scene is sometimes daunting. So where to begin? Right here on the Menuism blog. Check out Chinatown Cheap Eats for $5 or Less, New York City's Best Steakhouses, and NYC's 10 Most Notable Burgers.
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Photo by Filip Wolak

Featuring fresh ingredients and creative interpretations from the skilled hands of sushi masters, today’s post features five of the best sushi spots in New York City. With recommendations from popular food bloggers Malini Horiuchi of The Restaurant Fairy, Yvo of Feisty Foodie, Jean-Philippe of I Just Want to Eat, and Michael of New York Food Journal, you won’t have any doubts about how delicious the food will be. From Sasabune to Sushi Yasuda, here are the top five picks:

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Posted by on October 8th, 2013

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Photo by Garrett Ziegler

Need to add a little sweetness into your day? Here are five New York City eateries with desserts worth dying for! With recommendations from Jean-Philippe of I Just Want To Eat, Phil of The Regular Guy, and Rose of Tuesday Special, you’ll find yourself in dessert heaven at any one of these spots. From French pastries to banana cream pie, indulge yourself at New York City’s best dessert spots:

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Posted by on September 26th, 2013

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In my previous series on finding Chinese food, I named Flushing as one of several sources of Chinese food in New York City. However, Flushing deserves a separate write-up of its own, as it may well be the most vibrant urban Chinatown in North America today. Yes, the Stockton Avenue shopping district in San Francisco is almost impassable during the day, but the sidewalks roll up around 6 or 7 pm. And East Broadway in Manhattan Chinatown is a madhouse on Fujianese Mondays when restaurant workers from all over the country arrive to spend their Mondays off. But for sheer continuous activity, Flushing has them both beat. Even as the 10 P.M. closing time approaches, the New World Mall Food Court on Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing is as packed as at lunch time. And even as midnight approaches, there is still a lot of activity on the streets of Flushing’s Chinatown. (more…)

Posted by on September 19th, 2013

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Photo by goodiesfirst

New York City’s Thai food offerings are a true testament to the city’s diversity. From curry to chocolate ribs, you’ll find all of your favorite Thai dishes and more! In our search to find the city’s best Thai restaurants, we utilized the expertise of popular New York City food bloggers: Jean-Philippe of I Just Want to Eat, Yvo of Feisty Foodie, Malini Sood Horiuchi of The Restaurant Fairy, and The Right Pick. Ranging from authentic fare to fusion dishes, here are New York City’s best Thai restaurants:

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Posted by on July 30th, 2013

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Photo by Matthew Mendoza

You’ve just spent a night on the town, when the hunger cravings hit. It’s already late, so where do you go for midnight munchies? Luckily for New Yorkers, The Big Apple has an impressive selection of late night options. Recently, we consulted top New York City food bloggers in order to find the best eateries open late. Today’s post features Jean-Philippe of I Just Want to Eat, Yvo of Feisty Foodie, and Mike of NY Food Journal. From crêpes to grilled cheese sandwiches, these New York City spots are the perfect way to end a long night!

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Posted by on June 25th, 2013

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Whether you’re trying to impress your in-laws or nursing a hangover, the New York City brunch scene has something for everyone. Menuism recently embarked on a mission to find the best brunch spots — a tricky task for a city overflowing with outstanding restaurants. We enlisted the help of popular New York food bloggers who helped us compile the ultimate New Yorker’s brunch guide. Today’s post features Yvo of The Feisty Foodie, Jean-Philippe of I Just Want To Eat, and Sarah Spigelman of Fritos and Foie Gras. (more…)

Posted by on May 20th, 2013

Buttered Bolo Bao at Cha Chan Tang. Photo by Robyn Lee.

Buttered Bolo Bao at Cha Chan Tang. Photo by Robyn Lee.

Most observers of Chinese food in New York have dismissed the quality of Chinese food in Manhattan Chinatown when compared to the Chinatowns in Flushing or Brooklyn, or even to some of the Chinese restaurants in Manhattan outside of Chinatown. And while there are no longer any real destination Chinese restaurants in Manhattan Chinatown, the past couple years have shown signs that things may be turning around. (more…)

Posted by on May 7th, 2013

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Photo by Desmond T. H. Lim

New York City is home to the Yankees, Wall Street, the Empire State Building, and of course, a plethora of world-class dining options. In a recent effort to find the best steak in New York City, we asked popular food bloggers in the Big Apple to give us their top steakhouse recommendations. Today’s article features Yvo of Feisty Foodie, Jean-Philippe Gerbi of I Just Want to Eat, C.S. Hsia of Eat Big Apple, and Restaurant Girl.

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Posted by on March 12th, 2013

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Photo by Irene Khin

One Monday a few winters ago I was in New York for a meeting. After the day’s events, I headed down to Manhattan Chinatown for dinner. Walking into a Chinese restaurant on East Broadway, I was surprised to see that much of the restaurant had been taken up by a wedding banquet. “How odd,” I said to myself. “A Monday night Chinese wedding banquet.” Beyond that, however, I didn’t give it much thought.

A year later I was back in Manhattan on a Monday, and once again at the end of the day I headed to Chinatown for dinner, this time on Division St. And once again I found myself in the middle of a Chinese wedding banquet. Later I walked by another restaurant on the same block, and there was a wedding banquet there, too. Now this couldn’t be a coincidence. But what would explain these Monday night banquets? I have attended dozens of Chinese wedding banquets over the years, and they were always on weekends. Straining for an explanation, I concluded that there must be a shortage of wedding banquet venues in New York City, such that there wasn’t enough room for everybody to have their wedding banquet on a weekend, and Monday must be the overflow day. At that point, I patted myself on the back for being so clever. (more…)

Posted by on March 7th, 2013

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Photo by Adminstrador Galeria Uninter

In part 1 and part 2 of the series, top food bloggers in Chicago and Los Angeles gave us a tour through the most romantic restaurants in their hometowns. In this third installment, we’ve asked popular bloggers in New York City to guide us through the most romantic restaurants in their local area. Peruse these exquisite dining options of Andrea Strong, of The Strong Buzz, and Yvo, of The Feisty Foodie.

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Posted by on February 8th, 2013

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