6 Places to Eat in New York: Definitive Guide (2021)

Doesn't it happen to you that you're going on a trip, it's time for lunch or dinner and you don't know where to go? This article on places to eat in New York tries to be the solution to that common dilemma.
Places to Eat in New York

Doesn’t it happen to you that you’re going on a trip, it’s time for lunch or dinner and you don’t know where to go? This article on places to eat in New York tries to be the solution to that common dilemma. 

In New York there are thousands of places to go to eat, restaurants for all tastes and pockets, so you will have no problem finding one that is ideal for you. We are going to tell you some of our favorites, that in fact going to them is one of the things we miss the most from the US, with that we say it all. 

Best places to eat in New York at a good price

The Big Apple is full of great restaurants, in fact, it has 57 Michelin star restaurants; But if what you are looking for is a more informal place or a restaurant but with more affordable prices, we recommend you opt for one of the ones we mentioned. Most of them are well-known places in the US and they have numerous venues in New York so that you are in the neighborhood you are sure you have one nearby.

  • Chick Fil A
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Shake shack
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • olive Garden
  • Panera Bread

Eating in New York: 6 essential places

1. Chick Fil A , if you like chicken this is your place to eat in New York

It is a national chain of chicken that offers it in all its forms , whether as hamburgers, nuggets, mini sandwiches for breakfast, grilled or in wraps. 

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© Chick Fil A

You can order these products individually or for a few dollars more to turn them into a menu , this is the option that I recommend because if the nuggets are delicious, the waffle-shaped potatoes and the drinks they offer are not far behind. Regarding these, say that if you like lemonade you have to try the one on this site , you will drink glasses and glasses and the good thing is that you only pay the first one because it can be filled in an unlimited way! 

Where to eat cheaply in New York
© Chick Fil A

Their ice cream shakes are also one of my weaknesses and if you are lucky enough to go in a time when they have their peach ice cream shake, do not hesitate to ask for it, you will not be disappointed. 

But probably if there is something you will return for once you have tried it, it is for the Chick Fil A sauce, do not forget to ask for it when they give you the food, they give it to you for free and it is the perfect accompaniment to the potatoes or the main dish that you have asked.

Regarding the price it is quite cheap , the menu that includes the potatoes, the unlimited drink (except that it is a shake) and what you choose to eat costs about 7-8 euros depending on the number of nuggets chosen or the product so It is one of the best and cheap places to eat in New York, and there are also gluten-free options . 

2. Chipotle Mexican Grill

You will find it in most cities in the US and in some European ones. It is a Mexican-style food chain where you create your own burrito, taco or bowl by choosing between the options of meat, rice and sauces they offer and selecting everything you want to add (all for the same price, add more or less things ).

The drinks in this place are more normal, soft drinks that you fill in a machine, as a side you can order nachos but unless you are very hungry with the burrito or what you have ordered, it is more than enough because it is quite forceful . When talking about prices, say that for only about seven euros you have it with a drink. Also mention that there are vegan food options. 

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© Chipotle

3. Shake Shack , the best burger joint to eat in New York

You cannot leave the US without eating a good hamburger and this is one of the best places where you can do it. 

It has several hamburger options but what you cannot miss is that it accompany some of its famous wavy potatoes and an ice cream shake in which to dip them (it may sound pretty bad but there is nothing more American and it is very good). Another of their products is the Frozen Custard, a kind of ice cream but more dense and creamy than if you have not dared to try the frozen shake I advise you to order it for dessert. 

Where to eat cheaply in New York
© Shake Shack

It is more expensive than the previous recommendations but it is not an exorbitant price either, the hamburgers cost approximately 12 euros, the shakes 7, the normal drinks 4 (always unlimited) and the potatoes 4.5 but they are generally shared, so it is a place where to eat in New York for a price within the average . 

4. The Cheesecake Factory

Although by name it seems that it is a place to go for a snack, do not be fooled, it has one of the most extensive menus I have seen and offers all kinds of food, be it pasta, meat or fish and cooked in very different styles. Unlike the previous sites, this is a restaurant and therefore a place where you will spend more time eating and that will cost more money, but it is money very well invested

Where to eat well in New York
© The Cheesecake Factory

There are more than 250 options to order so to name them would be absurd, what I can tell you is that there are vegan options and a selection of healthier food in case you want to counteract with the fast-food of previous days. Personally, whenever I have been I have ordered a pasta dish and they were all delicious, it is one of the best places to eat pasta in New York.

And well, if before I spent some time talking about the drinks at Chick Fil, this place deserves no less, its selection of drinks is very wide there are shakes, smoothies, beers, wine, various soft drinks but my favorites are lemonades , they offer them classic, cucumber, raspberry or strawberry and they are a delight, the strawberry and the classic are the best I have tasted in my life and as you can guess after reading the article, I have tried many.

Although as I said at the beginning, this is not a place for sweets, its dessert menu could well be that of a great pastry shop, living up to its name, it offers more than 35 types of cheese cake, each one more good. So save a place in your stomach for dessert because ordering should be a must!

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© The Cheesecake Factory

🔆 If what you are looking for is something totally different and not just a meal but an experience, there are dinners on a cruise that may be of interest to you.

5. Olive Garden

High quality Italian restaurant whose only downside is that you won’t find many, there is only one in the city. It has meat and salads although its great specialty and what it offers the most is pasta of all kinds, including a gluten-free menu . Their appetizers are noteworthy, the Stuffed Ziti Fritta , lightly fried macaroni filled with cheese sauce accompanied with tomato sauce and Alfredo sauce for dipping, are very good. Prices range between 16 and 20 euros for a pasta dish and around 8 for appetizers, but if you fancy a good Italian meal, this is your place to eat in New York !

Where to eat in NY

6. Panera Bread

This chain is the ideal place for a more informal breakfast or lunch at a good price. As its name indicates, what you will find most is bread but also bagels that you can accompany with other items for a wonderful breakfast for a couple of dollars, it also offers sandwiches, soups and Mac & Cheese among other things, the latter being my great recommendation.

🔊 You can ask them to put the Mac & Cheese in a bread bowl that is undoubtedly very curious and economically profitable, and both these and the sandwiches cost about six dollars so it is not expensive at all. 

Eat well in New York

We hope that after reading the article you have found the place to eat in New York that best suits your needs and that you enjoy it as much as we do every time we eat in one of them.

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