100 best

...things we ate and drank this year. Indian sweets in Floral Park. Vegetarian patties in Crown Heights. Chinese in Chelsea. We dare you to taste 'em all.

New York's tastiest ten (10): We've stuffed ourselves all year to be able to judge the most delicious mouthfuls in the city. Here they are.
Jew vs. pig (5): A kosher critic pokes, prods and sniffs our top pork picks—without tasting, rabbi!—and rates the dishes on a scale of one star (not tempted) to six (I give in!).
The art of the sandwich (1): We take apart a masterpiece of meatless-meal construction.
Worker’s chomp (3): Do our highfalutin faves pass muster with a Brooklyn ironworker?
Mouths from the South (7): We love our Latin-American picks, but what do the natives think? Includes review of Mama’s Empanadas.
The ultimate bread basket (7): We mixed and matched our favorite carbs. Bring on the butter, fat boy!
Showdown (4): Face-offs over the most delicious duck and the richest hot cocoa.
You want fries with that? (3): Spuds so succulent, you won’t care about the carbs.
One for the road (11): A great drink may not be enough to lure you away from your usual haunts, but how ’bout a drink and an activity? Now you have no excuse.
Best of the rest (49): Sinful cakes, mouth-watering burgers and more.
Indulge without guilt: Our list of New York City's best dishes is packed, by necessity, with rich, fatty treats. We called in a nutritionist to assess what's good for you as well.

Bonus recipes

   • Red-velvet cake from Cake Man Raven
   • Lobster roll from Pearl Oyster Bar
   • The Picante Sandwich from Despaña
   • Lasagna Fatta in Casa from Max
   • Mini coffee and chocolate sandwich cookies from Baked
   • Cherry Lime Rickey from Tom's
   • Caraway-infused aquavit from Aquavit

Download a printable checklist of all 100 selections.