For a taste of classic New York and the dishes that shaped the current dining scene, here's a place to start. The 30 dishes on this map have all achieved varying degrees of legend status. Some originated long ago, while a few were created in the last few years. Some are expensive, while others can be obtained for a few dollars. All of them are worth trying once to see what makes this the most exciting dining city in the world.
For more information on NYC's essential and iconic establishments, check out the Eater 38, critic Robert Sietsema's list of 60 cheap eats destinations, and guides to iconic burgers, pizzerias, and meat dishes.
Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2013.Read More