Hidden Gems in New York: Food Places to Try

In a place like New York, there are many restaurants that fly under the radar and can be easy to miss.

The Redhead is one such example, where you can head for a tasty take on Southern comfort food. Recommended mostly by word of mouth thanks to dishes like Buttermilk Fried Chicken or its Bacon Peanut Brittle, you’ll be passing this secret along to friends that travel to New York City in the future.

If you’re looking for a great restaurant on the Upper West Side, book a table at Dovetail. Using fresh, in-season produce, you can dine on delicious food for affordable prices. Look out for the great value four course special and the Sunday dinner.

Potlikker is a lovely restaurant in Williamsburg. Once you’ve been here you’ll be surprised to learn that it’s not been praised to the skies by food critics. Feast on their Strip Steak or a Dutch Baby Pancake, and enjoy this hidden gem that’s perfect if you’re travelling on a budget.

If you’re looking for a quiet place to go for a romantic meal, Sorella is a wonderful choice. The atmospheric restaurant’s on the Lower East Side, and specialises in Italian cuisine. If you don’t know what to order, the pici with spicy pork ragu is one of their signature dishes.

If you’re in Soho and need a place to go for lunch, try Jack’s Wife Freda. With mains for $20 and under, the prices are very wallet-friendly for this expensive part of town. You can choose from a varied menu that includes options such as cheeseburgers, bowls of matzo ball soup and vegetable curry, so it’s perfect if you’re traveling in a group.