Sometimes you just need your carbs or your sweets to make everything better. We put together a list of the best comfort foods in NYC. Because you can’t really rank whether pizza is objectively better than bagels, these are listed in no particular order. Choose the restaurant that serves your favorite dish!
1. Pizza from Roberta’s
Pizza is one of the best comfort foods, but you can’t get just any pie. Pizza experts continuously agree that Roberta’s in Brooklyn makes the best pizza in the city.
2. Bagel from Absolute Bagel
Keep the carbs coming! A hot New York bagel is the ultimate comfort. And Absolute Bagel comes in as the number one bagel shop in the city.
3. Mac and Cheese from Queens Comfort
The word “comfort” is right in the restaurant name, so naturally this joint came in at number one when we ranked the best makers of everyone’s favorite comfort food.
4. Fettuccine Alfredo from Tony’s Di Napoli
If you want something a little more sophisticated than mac and cheese, go for the fettuccine alfredo at Tony’s in the theater district. According to Foursquare, they make the best in the city.
5. Grilled Cheese from The Morris Truck
If you like your cheese grilled, definitely get it from the Morris Truck. They were our favorite in our list of the best grilled cheese sandwich makers in the city.
6. Ramen from Ivan Ramen
Maybe you like your noodles Asian, and in a warm broth. If so, Ivan Ramen’s world famous bowls of comfort are a must-try.
7. Pastry from Two Little Red Hens
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, head over to Two Little Red Hens bakery. They rank number one on our list of the best cupcakes in the city, but any of their pastries is sure to leave you with that warm and happy feeling inside.
8. French Toast from Jane
A French toast brunch is the ultimate comfort, and according to Foursquare, Jane makes the best plate in the city. It’s thick and eggy, flavored with vanilla bean and dipped in creme brûlée batter. Yum.
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