With your first visit to the Big Apple, you might have seen one too many bakeries, cafes and restaurants all in just one block. The astonishing number of different genres of food and dishes that you can find in Manhattan is an incredible feat on its own.
There’s a reason why the Upper West Side restaurants have more than one type of food in store, and that’s because they cater to a diverse demographic of residents, workers, and tourists from all around the globe.If you’re a tourist, or soon to be a local, here are a few reasons why New York has a diverse following on its food culture.
It’s always there
If you’ve ever gone from your place to where you want to go, it’s difficult not to find at least one place to eat. Bakeries and cafes are on every corner, food trucks and stands move from place to place making them both nowhere and everywhere at once, and branded franchises like Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s are always a sight for sore eyes. Eating has almost become synonymous with taking a walk since you’ll never be too far from finding some place to eat.
Cooking at home is also an option
With various establishments that serve food from across the globe, you’re sure to find grocery stores that offer raw ingredients and goods. If you’re looking to eat at home, the nearest grocer can provide you with the right things to make a dish at home.
It’s for every occasion
The accessibility of food is one of the main reasons why you’re always compelled to eat. If you want a light snack, you can opt to take a short stroll from where you are to grab a bite to eat. If you’re feeling too ill to move out of the house, you can always order online through apps or doing it the usual way by phone. Dining outside can be a call for a celebration or just a way for people to talk and interact in person. With the numerous ways you can eat, it’s as if the food you eat can be an indicator of what your plans are for the day.
There’s something for everyone’s palate
The main reason why dining in Manhattan is as big as it is now is the diverse set of dishes that it offers. Similar to the mixed bag of culture which New York is, the food that it provides seems to represent it which shows from the wide variety of dishes that are in store on every corner. Restaurants are selling not just their special dishes but are also offering international dishes such as their take on sushi, ramen, pizza and more. This cross-cultural diversity enables restaurant owners to experiment with their recipes to find different styles and flavors to mix while customers can have a taste of something familiar mixed in with something bold to add to their ever-growing palate.