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New York Traditions and Customs

January 28, 2015

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Anyone that has ever dined in New York will understand how diverse the selection of food is there. New York is known and loved for its cuisine because dishes from all around the world can be easily found. Many of the most famous New York eateries offer a variety of different foods from around the world, often with the chef’s own personal twist for a truly unique eating experience. Italian food, Mexican food, Dominican food, and Puerto Rican food are just a few of the types of food that can be discovered. However, New York is also known for being the origin for many popular foods that we enjoy all throughout the country.

One of the most well-known foods found throughout the city is New York-style pizza. This pizza features a delicious thin crust and large slices that can be easily folded and enjoyed. New York-style pizza is loaded with fresh tomato sauce and mozzarella and can be topped with a variety of meats and veggies. Authentic New York-style pizza is often replicated in other parts of the country, although many agree that there is nothing better than the real thing found in the city.

Waldorf salad is another food that debuted in New York. This salad is a mixture of apples, celery, and walnuts mixed with mayo and served on top of lettuce. Waldorf salad is offered in many restaurants around New York as a starter for a meal. It is also frequently seen at parties.

Although hot dogs are originally from Germany, their first appearance in the United States took place in New York. Hot dogs in New York can be purchased at a variety of eateries or food stands. They are best when loaded with mustard, relish, and sauerkraut.

What’s a meal without dessert? When dining in the city, indulge in New York-style cheesecake. This type of cheesecake is smooth, creamy, and denser than other versions of cheesecake. Although it can be served plain, it is also appetizing when topped with cherries, strawberries, or other ingredients that enhance the flavor. Most New York-style cheesecakes are baked twice to give them their delicious texture and flavor.

When dining in New York, there are a variety of different traditional foods from which to choose. You can easily sample tastes from all over the world in every meal, as well as the classic dishes that New York has become known for. New York is truly a dream for any foodie that loves having something completely different for each day. Whether you’re a resident or just a visitor, make sure to experience all of the different foods that New York has to offer.