Skyscrapers dwarf the avenues below, and the sidewalks thrum with life day and night.
The clichés about New York are true – but that's just the surface. Alongside the iconic buildings, the city’s neighbourhoods are home to people and influences from around the globe; it's the diversity in everything that makes the Big Apple so uniquely exciting.
Food and Drink
New York is home to over 10,000 restaurants, including everything from tiny, family-run eateries to swanky establishments with celebrity chefs at the helm. Eating out plays an important role in any trip to the Big Apple; choosing what and where is the hard part.
Top food neighbourhoods
It’s probably easy to guess what to expect in the authentic eateries in Chinatown and Little Italy. But each of New York’s neighbourhoods has its own culinary identity. Head to Greenwich Village for trendy bistros and taverns, and to the Meatpacking District for one of the city’s newest foodie destinations. Harlem specialises in southern comfort foods like fried chicken, as well as a mix of up-and-coming restaurants, while the Upper East Side and Upper West Side are home to upmarket fine dining establishments.
Finding a quick bite is a simple task in New York City. Settling on just one of the eye-popping range of on-the-go options, however, is more difficult. Fill up on vast deli sandwiches, grab some sushi or noodles to go, or try out the famous food trucks. You can find food trucks serving everything from jerk chicken to waffles to tamales.