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  1. Lucali


    575 Henry St., Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Yes, it can be annoying to deal with an unpredictable situation, but for a pizza this good, we’re willing to deal with it. Lucali is incredible.

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  2. Tanoshi

    Tanoshi Sushi

    1372 York Ave., Upper East Side, NY 10021

    What’s that? You’ve never heard of Tanoshi? No sh*t. It’s on 73rd and York. I had no idea that there were people on this part of the island, let alone noteworthy restaurants. In my mind, this neighborhood is basically a hospital and a bunch of empty apartments that you see on Craigslist for $1400 a […]

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    Bun-Ker Vietnamese

    46-63 Metropolitan Ave., Queens, NY 11378

    Generally speaking, food labeled as “hipster [insert ethnic food genre]” scares me. A lot. For the most part, we here at Immaculate Infatuation feel that ethnic meals are best when cooked by people who learned the craft from grandparents native to the food’s place of origin. A fusion-based, “new spin” on an old favorite can […]

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  4. Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos

    Tortilleria Los Hermanos

    271 Starr St., Brooklyn, NY 11237

    As a city kid, I don’t know much about garages. In my head, they consist of soggy boxes filled with old clothing and middle school volleyball trophies. Maybe some flat seltzer. Oh, and unopened cans of tennis balls. But down the street from the L train Jefferson stop, in the garage of an unassuming red […]

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  5. Wondee Siam

    Wondee Siam

    792 9th Ave., Hell's Kitchen, NY 10019

    Before Kin Shop, Pok Pok, and Uncle Boons, our Thai restaurants in NYC weren’t so cool. In those days the best of the cuisine was (and still is) in Queens, with a few papaya salad hot zones as an exception to the rule. Hell’s Kitchen has always been home to a ton of Thai food […]

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    Bark Hot Dogs

    474 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

    A high end, high quality hot dog operation in Park Slope. A genius concept really. Kids freak out over hot dogs, so why not set up shop in the most fertile section of Brooklyn?

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  7. La Isla Restaurant, Hoboken, NJ

    La Isla

    104 Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

    Jersey: Better known to outsiders as the barren wasteland of filth that sits across the river from the greatest city on earth. When it comes to food, there are few (or zero) landmarks within The Garden State that would quickly come to mind for non-residents. People generally just don’t know what really exists in this […]

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    Peking Duck House

    28 Mott St., Chinatown, NY 10013

    Just like everyone else, we’re guilty of getting caught up in the hype over many of the “hipsterized” versions of ethnic food that have popped up in this city lately. I think at least 20 different people in my Instagram feed posted from Mission Cantina this weekend, which is silly and also not really ethnic, […]

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  9. Tartine


    253 W. 11th St., West Village, NY 10014

    Talk about an idyllic West Village restaurant. Tartine is a quaint little French café that’s so female friendly they might as well have a puppy named Gosling out in front that fetches gossip magazines. This is what little girls in the Midwest picture in their mind when they dream about moving to the big city […]

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  10. BrisketTown


    359 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg, NY

    There’s this thing about New York City where, after you’ve lived here for a while, you get very used to having the best of everything at your disposal. Especially when it comes to food. We have the greatest restaurants in the world here, in damn near every category and type of cuisine imaginable. But there […]

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