Cuisine of New York City

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The cuisine of New York City comprises many cuisines belonging to various ethnic groups that have entered the United States through the city. Almost all ethnic cuisines are well represented in New York City, both within and outside the various ethnic neighborhoods. [1] New York City was also the founding city of New York Restaurant Week which has spread around the world due to the discounted prices that such a deal offers. [2] In New York City there are over 12,000 bodegas, delis, and groceries, and many among them are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Enclaves reflecting national cuisines

The Bronx

Queens

An Indian restaurant in Jackson Heights

Brooklyn

  • Bay Ridge – Irish, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Lebanese, Palestinian, Yemeni and other Arabic
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant – African-American, Jamaican, Trinidadian, Puerto Rican and West Indian
  • Bensonhurst; – Italian, Chinese, Turkish, Russian, Mexican, Uzbek
  • Borough Park – Jewish, Italian, Mexican, Chinese
  • Brighton Beach – Russian, Georgian, Turkish, Pakistani and Ukrainian
  • Bushwick – Puerto Rican, Mexican, Dominican, and Ecuadorian
  • Canarsie – Jamaican, West Indian, African-American
  • Carroll Gardens – Italian
  • Crown Heights – Jamaican, West Indian, and Jewish
  • East New York – African-American, Dominican, and Puerto Rican
  • Flatbush – Jamaican, Haitian, and Creole
  • Greenpoint – Polish and Ukrainian
  • Kensington – Bengali, Pakistani, Mexican, Uzbek, and Polish
  • Midwood – Jewish, Italian, Russian, and Pakistani
  • Park Slope – Italian, Irish, French, and Puerto Rican (formerly)
  • Red Hook – Puerto Rican, African-American, and Italian
  • Sheepshead Bay – Seafood, Chinese, Russian, and Italian
  • Sunset Park – Puerto Rican, Chinese, Arab, Mexican and Italian
  • Williamsburg – Italian, Jewish, Dominican and Puerto Rican

Staten Island

Manhattan

Food identified with New York City

Food associated with or popularized in New York City

  • Hot dogs – Served with sauerkraut, sweet relish, onion sauce, or mustard. [3]

Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine

Bagel and lox

Much of the cuisine usually associated with New York City stems in part from its large community of Ashkenazi Jews and their descendants. The world famous New York institution of the " Delicatessen," commonly referred to as a "Deli," was originally an institution of the city's Jewry.[ citation needed] Much of New York City's Jewish fare has become popular around the globe, especially bagels. (New York City's Jewish community is also famously fond of Chinese food, and many members of this community think of it as their second ethnic cuisine. [5])

Italian-American cuisine

Like the Askenazi-Jewish community, much of the cuisine usually associated with New York City stems in part from its large community of Italian-Americans and their descendants. Much of New York City's Italian fare has become popular around the globe, especially New York-style pizza.

Chino-Latino cuisine

Chino-Latino cuisine in New York City is primarily associated with the immigration of Chinese Cubans following the Cuban Revolution. [6] Chino Latino dishes include:

Dishes invented or claimed in New York City

Street food

Pizza truck in Midtown
Vendor in New York City

Notable food and beverage companies

Serendipity 3 is a popular restaurant in the Upper East Side of Manhattan founded by Stephen Bruce in 1954. [10]

See also

References

  1. ^ Zelinsky, W. (1985). "The roving palate: North America's ethnic restaurant cuisines". Geoforum. 16: 51–72. doi: 10.1016/0016-7185(85)90006-5.
  2. ^ Gergely Baics, Feeding Gotham: The Political Economy and Geography of Food in New York, 1790–1860 (Princeton UP, 2016)
  3. ^ a b c Let's Go New York City. Let's Go. 2008-11-25. ISBN  9780312385804. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Gilbert, Jonathan (2010). Michelin Green Guide New York City. Portugal: Michelin España. ISBN  9781906261863.
  5. ^ Tuchman, Gary; Harry Gene Levine (October 1993). "New York Jews and Chinese Food: The social construction of an ethnic pattern". Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. 22 (3): 1. doi: 10.1177/089124193022003005. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  6. ^ Siu, Lok (Spring 2008). "Chino Latino Restaurants: Converging Communities, Identities, and Cultures". Afro-Hispanic Review. 27 (1): 161–171. JSTOR  23055229.
  7. ^ Editorial (5 March 1915). Chicken a la King Inventor Dies. New York Tribune, pg. 9, col. 5
  8. ^ Barron, James (December 8, 2005). "The Cookie That Comes Out in the Cold". New York Times.
  9. ^ Knafo, Saki. "Decline of the Dog". New York Times. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Serendipity 3". Archived from the original on March 19, 2009. Retrieved March 10, 2009.

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