Four Food That New York Does Best

New York Cheesecake, Bagels, Pizza and Cupcakes

New York is rarely known for the invention of its own foods, it has had a powerful impact on influencing some of the most popular recipes, perfecting the taste with a unique New York twist. No trip to New York is complete without tasting four of the foods which New York has made famous around the world.


New York CheesecakeCheesecake dates back to the Greeks over the past century New York has become famous for its variation on this popular desert, a creamy texture that New York has become known for dates back to the early 1920s. The recipe was an instant success with locals and keen to promote it as their own it was soon dubbed as “New York Cheesecake“.



New York BagelThe bagel grew popular with Jews in Poland, before crossing the water. Since arriving in New York, the bagel quickly grew in popularity. Whilst in Poland bagels were created to provide a quick meal, after the Sabbath in New York they quickly become a fashionable breakfast snack. Often served with cream cheese and smoked salmon, New Yorkers have been quick to add their own special touch to the popular Polish bread.


New York CupcakesCupcakes have their origins in the United Kingdom and are presumed to be an adoption of a British recipe brought over by early puritans. In fact, New York has always been famous for its unique take on cupcakes; becoming so popular that many bakeries will have queues from early morning until midnight with New Yorkers and tourists looking for an authentic taste of the Big Apple.



No visit to New York City would be complete without tasting some great pizza.

New York PizzaNew York has also made itself famous as one of the world’s best destinations for quality pizza. Thanks to a large Italian-American population – particularly in Little Italy – New York pizza has a very strong resemblance to that found in Naples. The first pizzeria (lombardi’s) opened in the United States in 1905 – in Little Italy, Manhattan – and thanks to its success has seen the popular adoption of pizza all across the United States. Although it is possible to find pizza anywhere in New York City, it is recommended to visit Little Italy to see where this famous style of Pizza originated from.

Recomendations | best places to try it out


Eileen’s Special Cheesecake

17 Cleveland Place
New York, NY 10012
(212) 966-5585


Absolute Bagels

17 2788 Broadway (W 108th St)
New York, NY 10025
(212) 932-2052


Sugar Sweet Sunshine

126 Rivington St (btw Essex & Norfolk)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 995-1960


Artichoke Basille’s Pizza

328 E 14th St (btw 1st & 2nd)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 228-2004

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