Select Page

New York City is arguably the most foodie-friendly city in the world. If you visit NYC soon, you’ll likely get a culinary experience you won’t soon forget. After all, there are some foods you can only find in New York City. Here are a few examples.

Dirt Candy

If you want to try new foods while sticking to your health goals, Dirt Candy is the place to go. This restaurant is on the Lower East Side and uses vegetables to create healthy takes on classic dishes, including dessert. Popular Dirt Candy dishes include the carrot sliders, broccoli hot dogs, and chocolate onion tart. A trip to this small restaurant will likely stay etched in your memory due to the ambiance and menu offerings.

DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections

If you enjoy eating cookie dough before you place it in the oven, you’ll want to check out DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections. When you visit this Greenwich Village eatery, you can choose from cookie dough flavors scooped into a cone made of cookies. All the dough is egg-free, so it’s safe to eat raw. Foodies love the popular flavors like Classic Sugar and Chocolate Chip. Or, you can try Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle or Gimme S’More. If you’re into “unicorn” food, DŌ has a seasonal unicorn cookie dough full of color and flavor.

The Black Ant

If you’re a risk-taker when it comes to your culinary adventures, The Black Ant offers an unforgettable experience. This Lower East Side restaurant uses real insects to prepare authentic Mexican dishes. The signature dish is the Black Ant Guacamole, which contains wake-black ant salt and chapulines (grasshoppers), pureed avocado, shishito peppers, and a topping of roasted grasshoppers.


Lavo is a lavish night club in the heart of New York City that offers Sunday brunch. If you’re looking for a unique brunch experience while you’re in the city, you can visit Lavo’s Champagne Party Brunch from 2 pm to 6 pm every Sunday. You can enjoy the ambiance of a night club since the music is loud and the lights are dim, and eat your favorite brunch foods before heading to the dance floor.

These are just a few of the rare food gems you’ll find in NYC. No matter what type of food you’re looking for, the city has something delicious to offer.