If you’re researching where to eat on your next trip to New York, you are probably in the midst of information overload. Maybe you’ve got a crazy-filled Google map of restaurants to hit, or a zillion saved links to articles touting this bagel shop or that new food hall. It’s extremely time-consuming, head-spinning research to pare down and fit into your limited time in the city. And there’s always the risk of winding up at an overpriced mediocre tourist trap. (We know, because we have been in this boat countless times whenever we plan our own food trips!)
Wouldn’t it be better if a knowledgeable, trusted local friend just sent you a detailed email telling you where you need to eat so you don’t have to think about it? Or if you had a detailed guide in your hand (or on your phone) telling you where to go next?
That can be us! We at EYW have called various parts of New York City home for more than 20 years, and we’ve made it our business to eat and explore our way through it—high end to low end, traditional to trendy. (We even offer in-person group food tours in our own delicious Queens ‘hood.) When I first moved here in 2000, I obsessively pored over restaurant guides and checked off the ones I went to. Before writing for The New York Times, Budget Travel, Men’s Journal and other national pubs, I contributed to some of those NYC food guides, like Zagat and Shecky’s.
We can save you from those countless hours of dining research. We’re here to help you get the most out of NYC’s eats, so you can walk around this city like a local. Here’s how.