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Five NYC Neighborhoods Guaranteed to Give You a Unique Culinary Experience

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Local Movers of New York

Posted On : Nov 24, 2014

      Where is the best place to eat in New York City? That’s a question that’s always been impossible to answer. New York is one of the most diverse cities in the world, with ethnic cuisines and cultures that are constantly shifting. With its tens of thousands of restaurants, there’s always a unique culinary experience waiting to be had, whether it’s the best dirty water hot dog or slice of pizza you’ve ever had, or a spicy Sri Lankan curry that’s unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before. If you’ve looking for ideas to try something new, here are five great neighborhoods to check out, one from each borough.



  1. The Bronx: Puerto Rican food in Bedford Park. While there are many other cultures in this diverse neighborhood in The Bronx, you’re sure to find a wonderful Puerto Rican restaurant that historically combines the cuisines of Spain, the native people of Puerto Rico, and Africa. Fried meat dishes known as cuchifritos and plantain sandwiches called jibaritos are New York Puerto Rican specialties.
  2. Queens: Indian Food in Jackson Heights.Columbian, Peruvian, and Jewish people all call Jackson Heights home. In fact, Jackson Heights is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in not just NYC, but the entire country. But for authentic Indian food, look for a restaurant near 74th street. This area is home to stores selling saris and South Asian jewelry as well as many Indian and South Asian restaurants.
  3. Brooklyn: Jewish cuisine in Borough Park.This neighborhood is one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities outside of Israel, and is the biggest concentration of Jews in the U.S.  While there are plenty of places to find Jewish cuisine in New York, the area around 13th Avenue in Borough Park is sure to have a great authentic Jewish restaurant that you can enjoy. Choose anything from a traditional deli to a kosher pizza place.
  4. Manhattan: Chinese food in Chinatown. Some of the best restaurants in the world are found on the island of Manhattan, including trendy avant-garde spots downtown as well as soul food restaurants uptown in Harlem. For a trulyimmersive culture experience, though, you can’t beat Chinatown. To enter Chinatown is to be completely enveloped in another culture. With a population of 100,000, Chinatown in New York City is one of the oldest Chinese enclaves outside China. Chinatown has many different Chinese cultures within itself, guaranteeing that you can find a unique dining experience here again and again.
  5. Staten Island: Sri Lankan food in Tompkinsville.The demographic in Tompkinsville is racially diverse, including African-Americans, Hispanics, and whites. The neighborhood also features Little Sri Lanka, which is largest Sri Lankan population outside of the country itself. Sri Lankan food usually features rice along with a variety of proteins, such as fish, chicken, beef, pork, and even mutton or goat. Beginners looking for a bit of a kick can try the kottu, a spicy stir-fry with vegetables and shredded bread.
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