And if you want to sample a little bit of everything, check out Dhaba's lunch and brunch buffet. Where it is: Multiple locations in Brooklyn, and a few outposts in Manhattan and Queens.I live a few blocks away from the original Ample Hills on Vanderbilt Ave., in Prospect Heights, and I consider it to be one of the main attractions of my neighborhood.Finding excellent sushi at reasonable prices isn't easy. This place has everything from hard-to-get spices to world-class cheeses. And don't miss the prepared food counter — the hummus, labne, and baba ganoush are incredible. Where it is: Cobble Hill, Brooklyn I'm a bagels and lox snob, and I consider Shelsky's the real deal.The only downside is it isn't open on Sundays, when I often do my grocery shopping. The bagels are great (small with a crispy exterior, as bagels should be) and the smoked fish options are fantastic.
It has dozens of wacky flavors like The Munchies ("p) and my personal favorite, Goey Gooey Butter Cake ("vanilla ice cream with hunks of St. I'm always struck by how genuinely friendly that staff is — they are always eager to let you taste as many flavors as you'd like, so don't be shy!What it is: Classic New York dim sum, with no carts.Where it is: Chinatown, Manhattan Nom Wah dates back to 1920, and its interior looks like it hasn't been updated since.A sandwich with lox, herring, What it is: Pizza by the slice Where it is: Upper West Side, Manhattan This is obviously a very controversial area to wade into it, but I'm just going to come out and say it: Sal & Carmine's has one of the best slices of pizza in New York.