A pastrami sandwich at 2nd Ave Deli… pizza from Patsy’s Pizzeria… hot dogs by the Coney Island boardwalk at Nathan’s… cheesecake from Junior’s of Brooklyn… these are four of what Jon Langford calls the 10 signature New York City dishes in his BBCAmerica story. Jon writes a column called Mind the Gap: A Brit’s Guide to Surviving America. We’d say he’s surviving quite well; it’s a very reasonable list. We have a few disagreements but nothing on his list is out-and-out wrongheaded (like, he didn’t recommend getting pizza at Sbarro). See the whole story here

2nd Ave Deli
162 East 33rd Street
New York NY 10016
2nd Ave Deli’s Website
Patsy’s Pizzeria
2287 First Avenue
New York NY 10035
Patsy’s Pizzeria’s Website
Patsy’s Pizzeria on Facebook
Nathan’s Famous
1310 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11224
Nathan’s Famous’ Website
Nathan’s Famous on Facebook
386 Flatbush Avenue Extension
Brooklyn NY 11201
Junior’s Website
Junior’s on Facebook