5 Years, 3,000+ Subway Rides, Here Are Some Keepers (In No Specific Order) ...

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100. Oyster Pan Roast at Grand Central Oyster Bar

99. Anything With The Red Sauce at Randazzo’s Clam Bar

98. Chopped Liver & A Cel-Ray Soda at Jay and Lloyd’s Kosher Deli

Photo: @1977mph

97. Cemitas at Café Ollin

Photo: @jameschung_

96. Fried Chicken at Charles Pan Fried Chicken Restaurant

Photo: @dirtyboogie

94. White Clam Linguine at Don Peppe

Photo: @general_lee

93. Any Curry Dish at SriPraPhai

Photo: @itsmadisonleigh

92. Al Pastor Tacos from Taco Mix

Photo: @relevantrachel

91. Short Rib Borscht at Veselka

Photo: @hiizane

90. Cheese Pie at Di Fara Pizza

Photo: @noleftovers

89. Masala Dosa at Ganesh Temple Canteen

Photo: @adriggallo

88. Fried Seafood at Johnny’s Reef Restaurant

Photo: @chriscelann

87. Ham & Cheese Croissant at Ceci-Cela

86. Squash On Toast at ABC Kitchen

Photo: @goodlifereport

85. Crab Fried Rice at Uncle Boon’s

Photo: Uncle Boon’s

84. Cacio e Pepe at Via Carota

Photo: @viacarota

83. Bangladeshi Food at Packsun (Formerly Neerob)

Photo: @careypolis

82. Liverwurst at Schaller & Weber

81. Roll-n-Roaster Beef at Roll-n-Roaster

Photo: @motzburger

80. Sri Lankan Beef Kotthu Roti at Sigiri

Photo: Yelp

79. Bon Bons at Stick With Me


78. Beef Dip at Dirty French

77. Beef Rendang at Nyonya Malaysian

76. Mole Negro at Bella Puebla

75. Beef Steak Tartare at Buvette

Photo: Buvette

74. Pistachio Brittle Ice Cream at Ample Hills Creamery

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73. West African Peanut Soup at Papaye Restaurant

72. Ramen at Totto Ramen

71. White Clam Pizza at Franny’s

70. Espresso at Café Integral

69. Peking Duck Dinner at Peking Duck House

68. Dominican Roast Pork, Rice & Beans at Westside Coffee Shop

67. Beef Thentuk (Hand Torn Noodles With Broth) at Phayul

66. Carbonara at Piccolo Angolo

65. Al La Carte Pasta (At The Bar) at Del Posto

64. Cuban Sandwich at Cafe Habana

63. Pierogies at Streecha

Photo: @cannonball13

62. Oyster Happy Hour at Maison Premiere

61. Mushroom Barley Soup & Challah at B&H Diary

Photo: @hellerted

60. Spicy & Sour Lamb Dumplings the Xi’an Famous Foods

59. Taro Fries An Choi

58. Lobster Roll at Red Hook Lobster Pound

57. Crab Roll at Luke’s Lobster

Photo: Taylor’s Ham

56. Fresh Pita Bread at Dizengoff

Photo: @dizengoff_nyc

55. Ssäm at Momofuku Ssäm Bar

Photo: Momofuku Ssam

54. Bialy at Kossar’s

53. Bacon Kimchi Steamed Bun at Mama

52. Dungeness Crab Spaghetti at Del Posto

51. Lamb Shawarma at Mamoun’s

Photo: @the.delicious.life
Photo: @jess__living

50. Smoked Meat Poutine at Mile End Delicatessen

49. Table Side Foe Gras Flambé at Daniel

Photo: @FoodSpotting

48. Mortadella Salad at Motorino

47. Razor Clams at Casa Mono

Photo: @Tasty Eating

46. Morcilla (Blood Sausage) at Despaña

Photo: Ahoy New York Food Tours

45. Elote at Cafe Habana

44. Prime Rib at Mr Donahue’s

Photo: @mrdonahues

43. Fusilli with Octopus and Bone Marrow at Marea

Photo: @Eating With Ziggy

42. Bone Marrow at Blue Ribbon

Photo: @eatblueribbon

41. Pretzel Dog at Rusty Knot

Photo: New York Kitchen

40. Haribo Gummies at Economy Candy Market

39. Italian Hero at Alleva

Photo: @mangianyc

38. Stewed Oxtail at Flavas International Grill

Photo: @Laydee G.

37. Pork Belly at Hakata Tonton

Photo: Open Table

36. Red Velvet Cake at Little Cupcake Bake Shop

35. Muslim Lamb at Fu Run

Photo: @thedailymeal

34. Muhammara (Dip with charred red bell peppers, walnuts and pomegranate molasses) at Balade

Photo: @Valentina M.

33. Dumplings at Vanessa’s Dumplings

Photo: @infatuation

32. Curbside Clams at Randazzo’s Seafood

Photo: @djhall11

31. Piri-Piri Young Chicken at Lupulo

Photo @eater

30. Roti & Caribbean Eats at Gloria’s Caribbean Cuisine

Photo: @migrationology

29. Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil at Scarpetta

Photo: @scarpettarestaurants

28. Chicken Pot Pie at Molly’s Shebeen Pub

Photo: @mollysshebeennyc

27. Canelé at Dominique Ansel Bakery

Photo: @KirstenAlana

26. Cheeseburger at PJ Clark’s

25. Funghi Pizza at Marta

Photo: @designspone

24. Viagra (Seafood Stew) Empanada at Empanada Mama

Photo: @unlokt_nyc

23. Chicken Tagine With Prunes & Apricots at Cafe Mogador

Photo: @sosatisfying

22. Smoked Sturgeon at Barney Greengrass

Photo: @roadfood

21. Chocolate Chip Cookie at Maman

20. Baked Clams at Don Peppe’s

19. Saganaki at Gregory’s 26 Corner Taverna


18. Soul Food at Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too


17. Mussels Escabeche on Toast at Estela

Photo: @foodmento

16. East Coast Oysters at Grand Central Oyster Bar

Photo: @jem119

15. Scones With Clotted Cream & Jam at Harney & Sons

14. Corned Beef at David’s Brisket House

Photo: @m_son

13. Peruvian Roast Chicken at Riko Peruvian

Photo: @rikorestaurants

12. Hot Dog at Gray’s Papaya

Photo: @djccny

11. Steak at M Wells Steakhouse

Photo: @ChubbyChineseGirlsEats

10. Khao Soi at Pig & Khao

Photo: @eatthisny

9. Pozole at Mary’s Fish Camp

Photo: @BiteoftheBest

8. Lamb Soup at Xi’an Famous Foods

Photo: @xianfoods

7. Black & White Cookie at Glaser’s

Photo: @new_fork_city

6. Romaine Salad with Candied Walnuts & Pecorino at Roberta’s

Photo: @thecrepesofwrath

5. Square Pie at Prince Street Pizza

Photo: @psp_nyc

4. Shack Burger at Shake Shack

Photo: @shakeshack

3. Mole at El Atoradero

Photo: @elatoraderobk

2. Oysters & Pearls at Per Se

Photo: @HappyNoms

1. Pastrami at Katz’s Delicatessen

Photo: @thepicklebuzz

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