Top 10 Foods To Eat In NY For Foodie Dads

Jul 21, 2020
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Are you the baby of a foodie dad? If yes, then you are most likely to bump into him in the kitchen for a midnight snack. While passing by the kitchen, you find your adorable father fearlessly interrupting mom’s cooking, insisting on adding his chosen flavors and secret ingredients. Your dad automatically announces himself to the king in the kitchen on Sundays to prepare a grand feast on the breakfast table. If he may not be a cook, then he most definitely is a connoisseur of food, which implies that the cards are still in your favor, since, he frequently takes you out to the different restaurants he has explored earlier to make you try unique dishes.

So, this Father’s Day, there’s no better way to strengthen the bond with your father, so do take him to an off the wall culinary journey, where you both can sail in the savor of good food. Find out –



In the early 1900s, Italian immigrants brought pizza to NYC and it has become a New York specialty ever since. It’s all about a thin and floppy base, fresh with light mozzarella and a classic marinara sauce. Connoisseurs of Pizzas says there is something different about NY’s water that makes the pizza dough so soft and good. At New York, size of the pizza matters as 14-inches of pizza is often classed as ‘small’!



There is an art involved in creating the perfect bagel which is chewy from the inside and shiny and crispy from the outside. It was brought down to New York by the Eastern Europeans Jews in the 1880s. The New York City boasts some of the best bagels which you can find anywhere at affordable prices to fill your appetite. Are you craving for Bagels? Satisfy your bagel hankering with sixteen different types of bagels available in the city.



There is a history behind Hotdogs! It was first started by the German butcher Charles Feltman who sold hot dogs in Coney Island in 1871. Since then, hot dogs have been the traditional New York food, with no sign of waning ever. The flavors available there will blow your mind! From sweet and salty to the spicy one wrapped with chili, coleslaw, and jalapeños. Serve your palate with these appetizing hotdogs on-the-go!

Doughnuts and Cronuts


Doughnuts, anyone?! New Yorkers are crazy for doughnuts. So, City Reliquary Museum once held an exhibition in honor of love of doughnuts. Some claim that the first New York doughnuts came to New York from Dutch settlers in the seventeenth century and the latest development in the sugary love affair is the croissant hybrid that became a dessert with the name as – The Cronut. Try these once!

New York Cheesecake


Cheesecake fandom? Drop off your fetish with New York Cheesecake. Arnold Reuben, a restaurant owner, claimed that cheesecakes were first introduced by his family in 1929. Soon the flavor of cheesecake spread out and this cream cheese concoction began appearing on dessert menus all over the New York town and everywhere as well. The fluffy consistency keeps the fans coming back. You can also find gluten-free or dairy-free flavors.

Pastrami on Rye


The first pastrami sandwich was invented by Kosher butcher Sussman Volk in 1887 and since then it been an iconic New York dish. The pastrami sandwich is usually made from beef and to prepare it; the meat is pickled with dry herbs and spices then pressed, smoked and steamed to get the right flavors. Hunger for these delicious sandwiches? Keep it until you visit New York along with your dad.



In 1796, the earliest mention of cupcakes was in an American cookbook with instructions on how to bake cakes in small cups. And in recent years, bakery shops are emerging with new flavors of cupcakes. Competition is fierce among the shops who made the best cupcakes with exciting flavors. While you are on a trip to New York, you will find there’s plenty of temptation for cake fanciers who always look forward to lessening up your craving for cupcakes.



In 1800, legends say that the first hamburgers were served to homesick German sailors to remind them of their hometown, Hamburg. Quite lovely history attached to the name! Isn’t it? So, if you’re after a juicy patty that completes the taste of hamburger, the New York’s restaurants serve some of the finest in the world. These are perfectly grilled with a thick slab of melted cheese and are served with a side of crunchy fries. Your father definitely deserves a bite!



It’s Sunday! You are probably looking forward to having brunch with your father. As a matter of fact, New Yorkers are crazy about brunch so if you’re in New York along with your father, you might find good deals there. It is said to be a sin, if you are in New York, and not sampling their great pancakes, French toast and other lazy breakfast delights. Brunch is usually served from around 11.30 or 12 pm and can run up until 3 or 4 pm, so book your seats accordingly.

Wildcard Options…


With so many dishes to eat, to taste in New York, it’s tough to narrow it down to just ten choices. If your father is after something unusual (of course, he is!), why not try one of the lesser known dishes at NYC restaurants? You can try the Pierogi (stuffed dumplings), organic plant-based cuisine, and great Japanese food.

Head to New York to pamper your darling daddy’s appetite on Father’s Day. Book Sydney to New York flights from Book A Fly today and go on a delicious food safari!