Top 8 Spots Where Every True New Yorker Has Dined

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New Yorkers have immense pride in where they’re from and where they live, gaining a greater sense of self and accomplishment when declaring oneself as a true New Yorker.

Many New Yorkers will notably avoid the typical tourist traps (like the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building) and avoid certain neighborhoods entirely (Times Square is undoubtedly high on that list).

At any rate, there are certain culinary institutions that simply ooze New York City attitude and charm, and every true New Yorker should have dined at them by now. To flex your NYC know-how and situate yourself as an in-the-know resident of the Empire State, be sure to visit the following eateries if you haven’t yet already:

Katz’s Delicatessen


Los Tacos No. 1

Dos tacos carne asada, un taco adobada 👌 #🌮

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Golden Mall

Just a little afternoon snack in Flushing

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Pasty’s Pizza

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Jongro BBQ


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Superiority Burger

The Halal Guys