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5 foodie things to do in New York

Fancy dinner and a movie in one, or some karaoke to help your kimchi go down? New York has plenty of fun foodie activities the whole family can enjoy.

If you’re visiting this iconic American city, Good Food has got you covered for eating out. Check out our 10 foods to try in New York for the definitive list of local dishes and, with these suggestions for eating on the go with the family in tow, you can combine great taste sensations with sightseeing wonders. Discover the best family-friendly eating experiences and activities while you explore the Big Apple.

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Pizza in the park

Ham & ricotta pizza

If you find yourself spending a day in Brooklyn’s gorgeous Prospect Park this summer, enjoy lunch and a glass of wine at Franny’s, a local favourite thanks to mouthwatering pizza and pastas made with locally sourced ingredients. But hurry. Sadly Franny’s will be closing down on 20 August after 14 years.

Try making your own doughy creation with our ultimate pizza Margherita.

French fare

Eataly

For fabulous international cuisine, we sate ourselves at Eataly and Le District. The former is a great place to stop for a meal or snack while exploring the Flatiron District; the latter is the perfect spot to recharge with French fare after visiting downtown Manhattan and One World Trade Center.

Kid-friendly nibbles

Brooklyn waterfront - Credit: Getty images

The Brooklyn waterfront is home to leafy parks, brand-new walkways, bike paths and playgrounds, and even a ferry to the car-less Governors Island. But the best part is that it’s close to Thai restaurant Pok Pok, the NYC outpost of renowned chef Andy Ricker. The no-frills eatery has a kid-friendly backyard.

Karaoke and kimchi

Issa - Credit: Robert Petrie

There are many good restaurants in Koreatown, but you can get food and karaoke in the same spot at Insa in Brooklyn. With table grills, spicy kimchi and a willingness to serve kids plain white rice, this spot is a fun place to explore traditional Korean food.

Try making our quick kimchi at home.

Dinner and a movie

Alamo draft house - credit Cory Ryan

Restaurant/cinema hybrids like iPic and Alamo Drafthouse offer lunch and dinner in luxurious seats for summer blockbuster screenings. Or grab breakfast and watch cartoons at the art-house Nitehawk Cinema.

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What’s your favourite foodie hotspot in NYC? Let us know in the comments below…

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