New York is home to some of the finest restaurants and the widest culinary variety in the world. With such a wonderful array of food available, why should New York eaters limit their choices to the at-best-stodgy-at-worst-pretentious Zagats Guide listings? Chowhound Guides are the anti-Zagat for true food lovers. They’re fresh, fun, and detailed, compiled by passionate, unpretentious people who are obsessed with finding the real deal on the full spectrum of food—conventional wisdom and outward trappings be damned. It’s all about finding the best meal for the occasion, whether that means knowing the perfect brunch to take out-of-town relatives to (that you will enjoy too!), the off-menu dish that only the insiders know to order, or how to find the Arepas Lady and her mouthwatering offerings under the #7-train tracks in Queens on a late Saturday night adventure.
New York Chowhounds are constantly scouring the boroughs, on the hunt for the tastiest meal, the most expertly or authentically prepared dish, or an overlooked “hidden gem” of a restaurant. Chowhound’s Guide to New York is the richest treasure trove of New York restaurant tips and food information compiled in any book, covering over 1000 restaurants, cafes, take-out counters, delis, farmer’s markets, and food carts—many of which are not listed in any other guide. Unlock the best and myriad aspects of eating around town at all price ranges, settings, and cuisines. Chowhound’s fresh approach and focus on food, not flash, unearths the obscure, and the truly delicious.