New York, although not very old, is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. New York’s Queens District is the most multicultural place in the world, with over 170 different languages spoken across the community. This relative lack of heritage, combined with a fast explosion of growth through millions of immigrant communities from all around the world, has created an incredible and totally unique palate of flavours for New York’s food scene.Each different community to call New York their home has introduced some of their own traditions and dishes to the city’s cuisine to create a remarkably rich and varied range of foods, restaurants and cafes. Visitors to New York can’t consider themselves to have had the full experience until they’ve sampled this wide range of foods created in countries around the world and re-imagined in America’s Big Apple.
Brought over by early Italian immigrants, Americans supersized traditional Italian thin crust pizzas to create the unique New York deep pan pizza. New Yorkers take particular joy in ordering pizza in giant individual slices with incredible ranges of toppings.
An old Jewish tradition, bagels soon caught on in New York during the twentieth century, as their quick portable nature was perfect to New York’s fast paced lifestyle. Bagel delis now line the streets of New York, ready for busy Wall Street types to hop in, grab a bagel and eat it on the go.
New York cheesecake is one example of a food that actually originated in New York. New York chefs were in fact trying to replicate France’s Neufchatel Cheese and accidentally stumbled across the softest, creamiest cheese that was perfect to be made into rich, sweet and delicious cheesecakes that have since caught on around the world.
- Eggs Benedict
For breakfast in New York, you can wake up to traditional eggs benedict. Poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and bacon on an English muffin make traditional Eggs Benedict, however across New York, you’ll find many variations to try.
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