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The Best Traditional Restaurants and Eateries in New York

These iconic New York institutions should be on every food lovers radar.

Updated on Jan 26, 2024 | World of Mouth team

New York City offers a diverse selection of cuisines from every corner of the world. Still, there are some classics one should not miss eating at when in NYC. In this guide to the best traditional eateries and restaurants in New York, we have listed places that have stood the test of time and remained relevant. Such experiences include eating the iconic Reuben sandwich at Katz's Delicatessen, the classic thin and flavorful slices at Bellucci Pizza, and eating some of the best lox bagels in town at Russ & Daughters.

All picks for this article are based on personal recommendations from World of Mouth experts like Joshua David Stein, Wylie Dufresne and Gaggan Anand. So read on and discover the quintessential New York classics.

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