We’re often asked, “Where can I find the best…?” Every New Yorker has a differing opinion on food, but frankly, some opinions are better than others. That’s why we asked Arielle Mark of the excellent NYC Food Days blog for her opinion. She’ has lived–and eaten–in New York City for years, so if anyone knows the top picks, it’s probably her. Without further ado, here is an exclusive guest post from Arielle Mark:
“Where can I find the best…?” can be a very tough question indeed!
From pizza and hot dogs to award-winning wines and celebrity chefs, New York City has got everything a food-loving visitor could desire. The Big Apple is a big star when it comes to fine dining, and has a rich history of food innovation, from a pioneer of molecular gastronomy to the birthplace of Animal Crackers. But the sheer number of restaurants in Manhattan alone–and more pop up every day!–can be overwhelming for tourists with time constraints, visitors on a budget, or anyone who wants to taste the best New York has to offer.
If you ask a million New Yorkers–or eight million, for that matter–their opinion on “the best,” and you’ll get eight million different answers. Everyone has their favorite spots for brunch, or a secret bakery tucked away that bakes the tastiest pastries they’ve ever had. Even recommendations can be overwhelming! But fear not, and worry even less: you may not hit every James Beard Award-winning bistro, or the most celebrated dive bars in town, but you can enjoy a meal at some of the most unique and interesting restaurants in New York–all within a few blocks of every Gray Line New York bus tour route!
The Gray Line Bus routes have been designed to show you the best attractions in Downtown Manhattan, Uptown, and Brooklyn, with frequent stops to let you visit each attraction and see the city at your own pace. So not only can you hop off the busses at any time to take in the Manhattan sights, but the tastes as well! Some of the most notable restaurants in Manhattan are only a few blocks from the Gray Line hop-on, hop-off points along their bus routes, so while you’re scoping out Central Park or snapping pictures of the skyline, heat out and chow down on some of the best and most interesting foods of New York!