The crowds flock here for the humanely raised meats smoked over a wood-fired pit. Order the Presidential Plate for a mind-blowing BBQ experience: It comes with every meat, every side and every fixin’ here. Chow down on enticing eats like beef brisket and Frankaroni (mac and cheese meets a hot dog).
The must-try item here isn’t listed on the menu. But those in the know order this top-secret burger featuring a delectable patty made of ground brisket and short ribs. Nestled on a housemade bun, it’s topped with pickles, cheese crisps and a special sauce, resulting in one irresistible creation.
Build a tasty burger at Roam with turkey, beef or veggies. Ask for French and Fries and you’ll get a patty topped with gooey Gruyère cheese, creamy avocado, peppery watercress and Parmesan fries. Or follow Rahm Fama’s lead and try the Tejano, a bison burger smothered with pepper Jack cheese.
If you order the Office Burger here, don't ask for ketchup or mustard — they're considered contraband. As Adam Gertler says, this decadent burger featuring a dry-aged beef patty, bacon marmalade, Gruyère and blue cheese on French bread comes only one way, and that's "supremely delicious."
The name may be Supper, but this spot is known for its brunch dishes. Waffles, for instance, are turned into a sweet sandwich with praline ice cream and bruleed bananas, or transformed into red velvet decadence. And then there is the Bacon Babka, which features homemade dough, bacon and brown sugar.
With three wood-burning stoves at the ready, Antico serves up a delectable selection of pizza. Customers cozy up to communal tables to dig into the mouthwatering pies, such as the popular San Gennaro, which is dressed up with sweet Italian sausages, peppers, onions and three cheeses.
Italian fare gets a fresh, flavorful spin at franny’s, where the focus is on sustainable ingredients that are locally sourced. For an extraordinary pizza experience, order the clam pie with its beautifully blistered crust, briny-sweet littlenecks and special sauce made from hundreds of clams.
Bufalina incorporates age-old Italian traditions into their pizza-making process (think house-made mozzarella), and the resulting pies are simply irresistible. Treat your taste buds to a mouthwatering margherita, complete with homegrown basil, tasty Italian tomatoes and mozzarella melted just right.
At Dusek’s, a traditional American breakfast dish takes an international turn — and the result is absolutely superb. Order the Dutch Baby and you’ll get a delicate souffle pancake with a decadent peach filling nestled in its center. The late-night fare is equally impressive. The Juicy Lucy features an impeccable beef patty stuffed with cheese and topped with red onion bacon marmalade, an heirloom tomato and butter lettuce, all served on a challah bun.
Traditional breakfast staples are given a gourmet makeover at this food stall in the midst of Grand Central Market. Try the sausage, egg and cheese sandwich. It features housemade turkey sausage that is dressed up with egg, cheddar cheese and honey mustard aioli, then served on a warm brioche bun.
This spot brings together two iconic dishes – one from the United States and the other from Japan – to make an enticing fusion known as the Ramen Burger. Try the original version, which pairs a juicy beef patty with a crispy ramen noodle bun. Scallion and a secret shoyu sauce kick up the flavor.
Holeman and Finch draws the crowds with its burger, available on the nightly menu. Two cheese-smothered chuck-and-brisket patties are topped with slivered red onions and bread-and-butter pickles. They’re served on a brioche bun, alongside hand-cut fries and housemade ketchup and mustard.
Satisfy the craving for a truly delectable doughnut at a Blue Star locale. Here, fresh, local ingredients are used to create unique flavors that change daily. Grab a Blueberry Crunch if you can. This brioche delight is glazed in blueberry yogurt and coated with a coconut-almond granola.
Smoque is all about barbecue tradition; even the baked beans are infused with smoky flavor. The ribs are simply irresistible, as they’re coated in a Memphis-style dry rub and glazed with a sweet, tangy barbecue sauce. Guy can’t get enough of the brisket, which he declares “capital T, tender.”
Chefs Taylor Cody and Jiyeon Lee offer an eclectic, enticing take on traditional Southern barbecue that draws the crowds to this unassuming eatery. Korean spices and sauces give the mouthwatering meats (and some of the scrumptious sides) a distinctive flavor that adds to the deliciousness factor.