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Podcast Episode 88: Where to Eat in New York City

Myra Alperson of Noshwalks talks to us about food tours in New York City. We discuss "the real New York,” Ghanaian food, and the secrets of an egg cream.

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In this episode of the Find Dining podcast, Myra Alperson of Noshwalks talks to us about food tours in New York City. We discuss "the real New York,” Ghanaian food, and the secrets of an egg cream.

  • Myra is the author of Offer: 031230417X Nosh New York: The Food Lover's Guide to New York City's Most Delicious Neighborhoods
  • First time food visitors to New York City should start by exploring easy-to-access neighborhoods, like Sunnyside, Queens or Washington Heights
  • Sample Ecuadorian food in Jackson Heights at El Pequeno Coffee Shop
  • To get great produce, head to the Caribbean and South American markets in Flatbush, Brooklyn or the Guyanese area of Richmond Hill, Queens
  • Compare the food of Manhattan's Chinatown to that of Flushing's Chinatown
  • Northern Manhattan offers foodies a better buy than mid-town or lower Manhattan
  • Try egg cream (similar to a milkshake) or get a bowl of authentic ramen in the East Village
Have a bite
  • Try the peogie and blintzes at the Ukranian National Home
  • Visit East Harlem for the of the Gilio, then grab a slice at Patsy's Pizzeria
  • In the Bronx, try the olive bread at Madonia Brother's Bakery or get some great Ghanaian food at Papaye
  • Get a taste of Greece, Brazil, Venezuela Albania, Egypt and more in Astoria, Queens
  • Watch shmura matzoh being made or discover the Trinidadian double in Brooklyn
  • Staten Island is best known for Little Sri Lanka, but also has some great Guatemalan and Mexican food

Food for Thought

Happy Noshwalkers
  • Q: What train line do New York foodies mean when they refer to "The International Express"?
  • A: The No. 7 Train on the MTA

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Published June 20th, 2014